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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

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  • 33
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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
An excellent meal served bxy friendly staff

Went to the pub with my mum for my birthday. An extremely good meal and the staff were excellent. We both had the small portions, these were ample. The only gripe was that the real ale was off so I had to have fizz.

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4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came here as the tripadvisor reviews seemed good. Sadly we were very disappointed. We soon got the idea that maybe this place wasn't as great as it was made out to be so we went for safe options. Fish and chips and Scampi. The Scampi was ok but the Fish was obviously cooked from frozen as it had shrunk... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

we had been regular diners here for more than 20 years and always loved it, then left the area so haven't visited again until end of February,a Sunday evening about 7.30, greeted by a surly waiter who pointed in the direction of our table and then came and dropped menus in front of us no mention of the specials,we both... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went to the pub with my mum for my birthday. An extremely good meal and the staff were excellent. We both had the small portions, these were ample. The only gripe was that the real ale was off so I had to have fizz.

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I started with Duck Terrine which was lovely and a good portion served with caramelised onion marmalade and other garnish. My partner loved both her courses. The house wines have very much improved in the last few years and complimented the meal. My stake was nice but not the best I have had by far. However it was a fair... More 

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England
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My family was booked in here for a mother's day celebration (7 of us). As we arrived a little early we were asked to wait in the bar area. Shown to our table promptly which was set very nicely and clean. Ordered our meals and they came out of the kitchen at a super fast rate, piping hot and delicious... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This place is well worth a visit. We were welcomed in with a very friendly member of staff who was more than happy to get us a table and take our drinks order. The menu had a great selection but we chose the fresh haddock and we were not disappointed every mouthful was as good as the first. The deserts... More 

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Hull
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed nearby at the Travelodge & the lady there recommended the Meadow house. I know it was a Sunday night & they might have been busy but there wasn't many in when we visited. Shown a table & given the menu & told there was also the specials board My wife ordered the roast vegetable bake with cheese which... More 

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Colstream
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A friend said she had a very nice panni so we decided to give The Meadow House a try. I ordered a rib-eye steak and asked for it to be medium rare. My meal - the steak was not tender and was cooked to somewhere between medium and well done. The chips were soggy, the mushrooms were sliced so thin... More 

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Greenock, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Disappointing.One lady that served us was lovely but another made a disgruntled face when asked for extra coleslaw which I feel we should have been told was going to cost an extra £2 My husbands Eyemouth battered fish was delicious but my daughter and I had 2 different chicken dishes and they were both overcooked.We did mention this but were... More 

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Northumberland,England
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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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