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The Meadow House

North Road | Northumberland, Berwick upon Tweed, England
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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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88% Recommend
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We found Meadow House by chance whilst we were visiting my wedding venue nearby in Duns and we were so pleased we did find it as the food was amazing - top restaurant quality! Staff were very friendly and helpful and the service was fantastic. I will be recommending our wedding guests pay a visit when staying in the area... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A nice clean friendly pub, the food was tasty and wholesome. Staff polite and couldn't be more helpful. Dogs welcome in the bar area. Only rated 4 star as the food was a bit on the pricey side. Would recommend.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Came here the last 2 nights of our holiday and wish we had discovered this place sooner!! All 6 of us had different things and we all swore it was one of the best meals we had ever had! The steak and ale pie is a must have as are the homemade chips!! The staff were all very friendly and... More

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped here on the way home to Dunbar as we had planned to try this place since there is nothing special locally and we weren't disappointed. Warm welcome from staff and a large and varied menu with local produce. My wife would have liked her ribs hotter and I really didn't need the side salad with my surf and... More

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Chester le Street
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Met with friends who had travelled down from North Berwick. Had booked as per previous reviews. Meal not outstanding. One member of the party had fish and was not impressed. Service good and friendly.

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Berwick upon tweed
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Went for a meal with family tonight and I will defiantly be going back. Brilliant service, Brilliant Food and Brilliant value for money. Had a really good night! :)

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Moorpark, California
Top Contributor
277 reviews 277 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

They advertise this as the first and last pub in England since they're so near the border to Scotland. (1 mile, I think.) We stopped for dinner, thanks to the great Trip Advisor rating. So glad we did! They purchase most of their meat and produce locally and they sure know how to prepare it. The slow roasted beef with... More

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited Meadow house for lunch after an absence of approximately 8 years (Moved away from area) the food was great and exceptional value. One or two of the 'old' waitresses missing, but the staff were still very friendly and welcoming. Long may it continue, Good Luck and Thanks

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Every time me and my family go to the meadow house, we are met by kind friendly smiles welcoming us. The menus have lots of selection what suits everyone. The price is perfect compared to the size portions. Never had an bad experience here and go here about once every two months.

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Staying nearby we chose to try The Meadow House for an evening meal, the restaurant was full but they found us a table in the corner of the bar. Menu looked good but i chose off the Specials board, Steak and Black Pudding pie and it was delicious. Very helpful and friendly staff and certainly would return if in the... More

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