The forts are thought to date from around 70 AD, about 50 years before Hadrian’s Wall was built.
The University of Liverpool team found the wine bar in a “vicus”, or small civilian settlement, using a variety of techniques, including metal detecting.
They say the Roman watering hole had a large square room, the equivalent of a public bar, and fronted on to a paved area, not unlike a modern beer garden. The team also found the spout of a wine jug.
Story: David Scott, Express.co.uk | Photo: Express.co.uk