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
Gasparro’s Restaurant at 52 Bridge Street is hosting two specially created “pop-up” dinners on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February, providing an opportunity to taste some of the best locally-sourced produce.
The dinners are the first in 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 309533 to book for Saturday 25th Feb. (Friday’s dinner is fully booked)
The next “po-up” dinner is a tapas-style menu hosted at Upper West Street on Friday 24th March.
NEWS … Mouth of the Tweed “Pop-up” dinners -
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