Berwick-upon-Tweed is now England’s most northerly town, but over the centuries it has been changed hands between Scotland and England at least 13 times.
Today’s peaceful, unspoiled landscapes and heritage coastline produce a wide variety of food and drink ranging from crabs, lobsters and oysters to artisan breads baked in a wood-fired oven, farmhouse cheeses and ice-cream to honey from hives set in the fields and hills on either side of the English-Scottish Border.
The town itself is full of reminders of its food-producing heritage - old salmon fishing shiels and ice-houses, herring yards and smokehouses, breweries, granaries and maltings.
Within a 30 minute drive you will find picturesque fishing harbours, a traditional smokehouse and Northumberland’s only working water-powered corn-mill.
Explore these pages and find out about the food and drink produced within 25 km (approximately 15.5 miles) radius of the mouth of the River Tweed, today and in the past.
Discover the Taste of Berwick-upon-Tweed
Upper West Street Restaurant in West Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed is hosting the next in our programme of specially created “pop-up” dinners on Friday 24th March.
This another opportunity to taste some of the best locally-sourced produce.
The dinner is part of a series of local food “pop-up” experiences being promoted by the Mouth of the Tweed in association with the Berwick Slow Food Group
Telephone 01289 331711 to book or to find out more information about this event.
NEWS … Mouth of the Tweed “Pop-up” dinners -
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