House of Meg Tea Room
Telephone: 016977 47777
Facilities and additional information
House Of Meg Tea Room is situated in the village of Gilsland. There is a wide range of food and refreshments for all the walkers and people passing through. From Jacket Potatoes to Homemade soup and cakes. Internet access is available.
2008 Opening times
- Early 2008 9.30am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on a Sunday
- Spring 2008 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on a Sunday
So the story goes ...
In the 17th century, the building used to be an inn run by a landlady who would steal from her customers and sometimes she murdered them. There was a tunnel under the building which connected to her house and this is where she used to store the bodies !
The landlady was called Meg Merilees and her story was written in a book by sir Walter Scott. The poem is painted on the wall inside the House of Meg.
[Information provided by Andrew Keen, House Of Meg, January 2008]