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The Meadow House

North Road | Northumberland, Berwick upon Tweed, England
01289304173
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $36
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Meadow House is an unusual pub by today's standards. No chrome, tv's, leather, little lights in the floor or pictures that look like someone threw the paint at the canvas blindfolded!To sum it up, we are a family run, unpretentious rural country pub, that aims to provide great quality home cooked food and service at a fair price; that's it!Since the early days of the A1 highway we have regularly been known as 'The First and Last Pub in England' as the Scottish Border is only a mile away.Our main emphasis is our food. Over the last 30 years we have built up a great reputation for serving only the finest quality fresh local produce from all around the borders, and lots of it!We are lucky to have great team of staff that are as interested in the business as we are. Our enthusiastic head chef Adam Bettison is relentless in his quest for ever improving our food. With help from David Hearn, the owner and chef, who was trained at Michelin starred Winteringham Fields the service is well above average for a country pub. We are locally renowned for are homemade desserts made by Edith Hearn, the proprietor and chef. For 30 years her homemade ice creams, meringues and more have tantalized the taste buds of people all over the world!The restaurant & bar are stuck in the past, with their unique decor that is farming and game orientated, and some could argue the menu; with classics like prawn cocktail, whitebait, steak and kidney pie and fish and chips is also very traditional, but why should we change? After all its food like this that help build this country!We are wheelchair friendly being on one level, and due to be being able to seat 100 we can cater for large parties including weddings & funerals. Our large car park means parking is not a problem. We are very family orientated and we can adapt for any dietary needs, allergies or dislikes, just let us know!We look forward to seeing you,David, Edith & all the Team.
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English first
Wooler, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

went for a early evening meal today, staff where very friendly and could have not been more helpful. The food was poor - salad was browning and a nice layer of oil on my plate from the chips. the table we sat at would not accommodate all 4 chairs comfortably, toilets were dirty (why does no one clean behind radiators).... More

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Manchester
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We came because we wanted to say we ate in the first and last pub in England. It was one of the best meals we have had. Steak and ale pie, half a roast chicken and vegetable lasagne all went down without waste and these were generous platefuls. When it said "with potatoes" I did not expect both mash and... More

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After many years absence we called for lunch when passing through. What a disappointment! The quality of the food was only just OK, but the whole atmosphere was tired. Flies buzzing around, a dead withered rose on the table and cloudy glasses did not endear us to the place, especially when we could remember the place 20 years ago. The... More

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have been many times to this restaurant when holidaying in the area and since moving up to Tweedmouth two years ago still continue to take friends and family to enjoy the good food and friendly atmosphere. Whenever you visit the food is always consistently good and the staff are always as friendly - even when busy. I always say... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Back to a good value bar/restaurant on the A1 and by the Border. Great friendly atmosphere and food.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a pub by the side of the A1. Access is straight into the car park off a round about just north of Berwick on Tweed. They serve traditional pub food of very good quality and served in a very professional and friendly manner. It is about 8 mile south of the Scottish border and is the last pub... More

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Visited early in the year four of us had a fab night the staff are very nice and helpful the food is fantastic the desserts are amazing we struggled to walk after with us being stuffed full I recommend you book as it's popular will call back again

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Visited here 3 yrs ago was awful hoped maybe it had changed management and would try again it Was terrible, fish and chips cooked in old oil ,chips rock hard not edible at all very disappointed. I told the waitress but this went no further

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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I'm really surprised at some of the good reviews for this place. We popped in there yesterday and the food was terrible. I ordered ham salad with chips, the salad consisted of a plate of lettuce two tiny bits of ham and not much else. The chips were rock hard obviously heated up from dinner time they were in edible.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I again travelled down from Dunfermline for a meal at the Meadow House on Sunday and again we weren't disappointed. When we arrived we were told the restaurant was full but the waitress kindly moved a few tables and chairs and had us seated within fifteen minutes. The meal was good as was the service so compliments... More

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