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The Samson Inn

Gilsland, Brampton CA8 7DR England
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We are a small, friendly village pub serving fine food, real ales and offering comfortable and modern bed and breakfast accommodation. We are just 50m from the Hadrian's Wall National Trail in the village of Gilsland.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Wine / champagne
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Italian
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Chris I wrote a review Jan 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom980 contributions257 helpful votes
Atmospheric pub in Gilsland just off the A69 between Carlisle and Hexham, perfect for exploring Hadrian’s Wall. Vicky and her team made us feel very welcome, bedrooms 2 and 3 at the front were a decent size, bathroom was tiny (only room for one person at a time) though good shower, bar and lounge area were cosy with wood burner and an endless supply of logs. Good bar supper with big portions so you might want to consider two starters (we are not huge eaters). Cheese soufflé recommended. We had a look at the much trendier Twice Brewed pub a few miles up the road towards the Vindolanda Roman Fort and were pleased we had chosen the Samson. One of the delights of the Samson Inn is that you have some lovely walks on your doorstep. We enjoyed the 3 and half mile circular walk to Birdoswald Roman Fort in the morning, the highlight of which was the return loop back along a very attractive section of Hadrian’s Wall; and another 3 and half mile loop in the afternoon, this time along the River Irthing to the Popping Stone (where a famous person once popped the question) and back again. We took our own picnic but doing these two walks with a stop for a bar lunch at the Samson would be nice too. You can pick up an excellent walking map for both walks from the English Heritage ticket office at Birdoswald Fort (somewhat to our surprise the Samson Inn didn’t carry these maps).
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Date of stay: January 2020
Tony C wrote a review Nov 2019
Carlisle, United Kingdom21 contributions12 helpful votes
Excellent place for a stopover on the Hadrian's Wall walk, convenient location just off the path. Staff were very helpful, rooms were comfortable and clean. The bar serves great food and a good selection of beers. Really enjoyed the stopover for the night and would recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Mike B wrote a review Sep 2019
Liss, United Kingdom32 contributions8 helpful votes
Called in for a light lunch on the way to Newcastle. Prompted to make entry by the excellent cheese soufflé and chips. Friendly staff and nice real ale. Convenient for Hadrian's wall sites and walking
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Date of stay: September 2019
Amanda P wrote a review Sep 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia75 contributions39 helpful votes
My family spent one night in this inn. It is extremely conveniently located for Hadrian's Wall walkers (barely a 2-minute deviation from the trail on foot). The bedrooms are directly above the pub, but are well-insulated from downstairs noise. The rooms were well-decorated and fairly spacious. Everything was clean. It would be nice if there were some shelves or hooks at all in the bathroom to hang towels and leave toiletry kits. We had an excellent dinner at the pub below (though wine was not great). The next morning's breakfast left something to be desired. Packed lunches left for us were good. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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ElaineJH wrote a review Aug 2019
Wakefield, United Kingdom22 contributions4 helpful votes
We’re staying in Gilsland and decided to have a meal at The Samson Inn, having read the previous reviews and thought it was a good bet. We were not wrong! The meal was great, excellent choice to suit various tastes. I can honestly say it was the best pub meal we’ve had in a long, long time. My husband had the double baked cheese soufflé, followed by the steak and ale pie and I had butter beans in a tomato and black olive sauce, followed by the lamb tagine. Excellent! Staff great and locals, very friendly. Thank you for a truly lovely evening. Just a shame it’s so far from Wakefield.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$92 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaBramptonGilsland
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Samson Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Samson Inn?
Nearby attractions include Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall (3.7 km), Roman Army Museum (3.0 km), and Hadrian's Wall (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Samson Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Samson Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Samson Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Samson Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Samson Inn, The Black Bull Haltwhistle Ltd, and Milecastle Inn.
Is The Samson Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Gilsland.
Are pets allowed at The Samson Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Samson Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Samson Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hadrian's Wall (2.0 km), Birdoswald Roman Fort (2.0 km), and Willowford Wall, Turrets and Bridge (1.4 km).