The Three Wheat Heads

“Cosy country inn with family-friendly food” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

THROPTON, NORTHUMBERLAND

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On the fringes of the Northumberland National Park, just a few miles from Rothbury, this 300-year-old stone pub serves good food in a choice of areas or the beer garden when the weather allows. The menu appeals to visitors of all ages and pockets, whether it’s steak, mushroom and ale pie; Cumberland sausage with mash, vegetables and onion gravy or Barbary duck with plum and spring onion sauce.

The Three Wheat Heads
THROPTON,NE65 7LR
Phone : 01669 620262

Features

Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Northumberland

If it’s history you’re after, there’s heaps of it in Northumberland. On Hadrian’s Wall you can imagine scarlet-cloaked Roman legionaries keeping watch for painted Pictish warriors while cursing the English weather and dreaming of home. Desolate battlefield sites and hulking fortresses such as Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Warkworth are reminders that this, until not so very long ago, was a contested border region. The ruins of Lindisfarne bear witness to the region’s early Christian history.

Northumberland also has some of Britain’s best beaches. On summer days, and even in winter, you’ll see surfers and other brave souls making the most of the coast. Inland, there are some great walks and bike rides in the dales of the Cheviot Hills and the Simonsides – just hilly enough to be interesting, without being brutally steep. There's dramatic scenery in the High Pennines, where waterfalls plunge into deep valleys, and there are swathes of heather-scented moorland. Northumberland National Park covers over 400 square miles of moorland and valleys with clear streams and pretty, stone-built villages. It’s just the place for wildlife watching too. You’ll find flocks of puffins, guillemots and other seabirds around the Farne Islands, and seals and dolphins offshore.

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