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The Meadow House

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North Road | Northumberland, Berwick upon Tweed, England
01289304173
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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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 54
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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food

Good choice of pub grub and also a good specials board. Food tasted really fresh,could of done with more chips but all in all a nice meal. Service was good. Would recommend booking as it does get very busy which is obviously a good sign.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
lolapops1
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Northumberland,England
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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801 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Northumberland,England
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91 reviews 91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Good choice of pub grub and also a good specials board. Food tasted really fresh,could of done with more chips but all in all a nice meal. Service was good. Would recommend booking as it does get very busy which is obviously a good sign.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

What an amazing selection on spirits best selection of whiskey I have seen for a while. The menu catered for everyone and did not disappoint, good service nice atmosphere

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Took my family for a meal just for a nice change on a Saturday night and everyone was delighted with their meal. My veggie mushroom and Brie rissitto was tasty, portion sizes fitted everyone's taste and the sticky toffee pudding is top notch! 👍

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Gateshead
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went to this great pub last night with the kids. .best selection of spirits and liquors I've ever seen. Fantastic night thanks

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A good menu but it remains the same throughout the year but it is good value and very good service is always provided the food is standard pub fare

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

had a wonderful time, but check google maps as the map on trip advisor was a few miles out! Food was lovely and service friendly, we would come back again if we are in the area.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Working in Berwick for 3 weeks and staying in the Travelodge, McDonalds across the car park and a Morrison's café were the only close options...until Meadow House recommended by a colleague, and was pleasantly surprised. Good menu selections as well including wonderful seafood options. Ate there 3 nights out of 5 and on the last night had a very well... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Really enjoyed eating Sunday lunch here. Recommend for those travelling the A1 and in need of a decent stop. All the food coming out of the kitchen looked good, plenty of choice on the menu and staff very friendly.

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is the second time we have used this restaurant as a midway point on a drive up to Edinburgh. The first time it was a bit later in the evening so was very busy, this time it was only about 5.30 so was nice and quiet (but was filling up when we left). Food was excellent and good quality.... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A great wee place directly on the A1 so handy for a quick snack. Meals are hot and plentiful and the staff really friendly. Its decorated cosily and is spotless. Caters for all walks of life and is very popular child friendly. have been here a few times both as family and just a couple and it hits the spot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Road | Northumberland, Berwick upon Tweed, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Berwick upon Tweed
  • Phone Number: 01289304173

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 36
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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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