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The Meadow House

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North Road | Northumberland, Berwick upon Tweed, England
01289304173
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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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Was open when Berwick wasn't...

Staying in Berwick overnight, we found nothing open in town at 6pm where we didn't fear for our health or lives so we ate here. The place was heaving but was being well managed by the cheery, friendly waitresses. Lots of choice on the menu and a board full of specials. Husband had the smaller... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Staying in Berwick overnight, we found nothing open in town at 6pm where we didn't fear for our health or lives so we ate here. The place was heaving but was being well managed by the cheery, friendly waitresses. Lots of choice on the menu and a board full of specials. Husband had the smaller fish & chips which looked... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Ate here on our return from holiday to have some good home cooking. Never disappointed. The Roast dinners are pretty big portions and arrive hot to the table. Range of ales and lagers and the staff are always friendly and give a swift service. Relaxed atmosphere although regularly busy for Sunday lunches Booking essential

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful meal with family, excellent food with a good variety to choose from and very helpful, polite staff.

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Clitheroe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Working and staying nearby so called here for a meal. Really friendly service, quick and quality home cooked food. Beautiful local haddock. Wide ranging menu. You won't be disappointed. Drive past Morrisons and McDonalds to find it!

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

we arrived in a big group of 24 people which was pre booked, our organiser said he has been told they are doing a cavery, which was fine by us, only when we got there and sat down we all got handed the a la carte menu which made us wonder and a lady of the group ask one of... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Just had a lovely lunch here with my wife and two children. We last visited 5 years ago when Staying in the Borders and it was as good as we remembered! Staff friendly and food lovely. My wife had chicken in leek and Stilton sauce (light bite) which was Really nice. My daughter said the macaroni cheese was the best... More 

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Essex uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Was busy when we arrived , waited a few mins for a member of staff to appear. However, the service was good and food arrived quickly. Plenty on the plate but chips a bit crispy. Ordered dessert which was nice and a good size portion. Tables laid well with sauces etc on table. Staff were polite . Plenty of parking... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Called in a few days ago for lunch - the owner and staff could not have been more polite, friendly and welcoming. Food ordered was served promptly and was both hot and tasty - we had food from the specials board and also the normal menu. We have visited on many occasions (as local) and we have never experienced any... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited The Meadow House for a family meal with members of the family we don't see very much. Our party was large (20) and we turned up with a few extras hoping they could be fitted in. We were told we would struggle to get everyone in but the waitress would check with the manager. The message returned is... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Arranged to meet friend here for lunch after reading other reviews. Not disappointed food was lovely and staff very friendly. No pressure to eat food quickly so enjoyed a lovely catch up over a perfectly made sandwich meal. Only downside is poor signage on road leading to roundabout. Used sat nav but it still took me away from restaurant. Luckily... 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: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business

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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