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Top Choice French in Hexham

Bouchon Bistrot

Hexham may be an unlikely setting for some true fine dining, but this Gallic affair has an enviable reputation. Classically inspired dishes range from proper French onion soup with gruyère or garlic snails to pan-fr…
Church in Hexham

Hexham Abbey

Dominating tiny Market Pl, Hexham's stately abbey is a marvellous example of Early English architecture. It cleverly escaped the Dissolution of 1537 by rebranding as Hexham's parish church, a role it still has today…
Deli in Hexham

Deli at Number 4

Opposite Hexham's abbey, colourful window displays of artisan breads, local cheeses, olives, jams, homemade cakes and more entice you into this deli, and the aromas from the kitchen lure you upstairs to dine on soup…
Historic Building in Hexham

Old Gaol

Completed in 1333 as England's first purpose-built prison, today this strapping stone structure's four floors tell the history of the jail in all its gruesome glory. The history of the Border Reivers – a group of cl…