PIZZA and pints are on the menu at a popular Hadrian’s Wall pub after launching a partnership with Tynedale-based wood-fired pizza experts, Fire & Dough.

The new venture at the Twice Brewed Inn, near Bardon Mill, follows a successful series of weekend pop-up events at the pub during the Covid-19 lockdown, which saw customers from all over the county travelling to pick up a pizza and some takeaway beer.

The pub’s new extended beer garden, which includes a pizza kitchen, will serve as a permanent home for Fire & Dough, which is known for serving up Neopolitan pizzas from its two distinctive vans all over Northumberland.

Steve Blair, manager at the Twice Brewed, said: “The plans for the outdoor pizza kitchen have been in the making for a while and during lockdown, we were able to realise them, along with the bar extension and refurbishment.

“The weekend pizza and beer pop up with Fire & Dough was really popular and it didn’t take us long to start talking about how we could make it more of a fixture up here.

“Having the guys serving up their amazing pizzas will be a great addition to the Twice Brewed’s food offering.”

Launched by friends Ross Keady and John Nicholson in 2018, Fire & Dough has quickly gained a reputation for serving pizzas to rural communities across Northumberland.

Ross said: “We’re chuffed that we’re going to have a permanent home where we can serve our wood fired pizzas from, especially as we’ve been a fan of the Brew House for quite some time.

“It’s great to collaborate with another local business and hopefully it’s going to be a big success.

“We’re going to have the chance to experiment a little more with our pizza toppings and we will be making them bigger than we do on the vans.”

Fire & Dough will be serving pizzas Monday-Wednesday (12-8pm) throughout August as well as weekends.