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Shops in Berwick and the surrounding area where you will find a wide variety of locally-sourced produce.

Unlike many towns, Berwick-upon-Tweed still has a variety of independent food retailers.

W. R. Skelly & Son, Family Butchers at 114 Marygate, was established in the town in 1760.

IThe Green Shop, 30 Bridge Street, specialises in local, organic and ethical produce, while the Cookcraft Kitchen Shop at 16 Bridge Street offers a wide variety of cookware and utensils for the adventurous cook.

The twice-weekly street market was established by Royal Charter in the Middle Ages.

Within 25 km (15.5 miles) of Berwick there are farm shops and other outlets where you will find a wide range of locally-sourced produce. These include Berwick Garden Centre Farm Shop in East Ord, Oxford Farm Shop near Ancroft, R. G. Foreman & Son Butchers and Delicatessen at  8 Castle Street, Norham, Sunnyhills Farm Shop at Belford and The Barn at Beal, at the mainland end of the Holy Island causeway.

If you are visiting Holy Island, look out for seasonal fruit and vegetables, freshly-picked at St Coombs Farm and sold from a stall at the roadside close to the main public car park. 1st Class Food @ Holy Island in the Post office shop in Green Lane sells Doddington Dairy  ice-cream and fresh, local crab sandwiches can be found at the Island Store near the Market Place.  The Lindisfarne Mead Visitor Centre offers a wide range of mead-based products, together with a range of locally-sourced produce.

Local Food Events

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, on the Ford and Etal Estate, holds a regular farmers market on the third Sunday of each month, from March.

The Mouth of the Tweed Festival of Local Food and Drink s staged on Berwick’s historic Quayside on the third Thursday in July each year.  The event features a variety of stalls from producers located on both sides of the Border within a 25 km (15.5 mile) radius of Berwick-upon-Tweed. There is entertainment provided by local traditional musicians and the day ends with the annual Crowning of the Salmon Queen at 7.00pm in the Queen’s Gardens West End, Tweedmouth.

The Berwick Food& Beer Festival organised by Slow Food Berwick takes place in the superb setting of Berwick’s 18th century Barracks, on the second weekend in September each year. The event includes stalls selling locally-produced food and drink, a marquee selling a wide range of real-ale and ciders

Shopping for Food and Drink