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Our favourite pub in Berwick.

The Free Trade is a lovely, traditional pub with lots of old wood panelling and screens. The... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Proper Pub

This is a proper, old fashioned, interesting pub, serving perfectly kept beer. The landlady was... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Bluesprout61
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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75 Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF, England
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

The Free Trade is a lovely, traditional pub with lots of old wood panelling and screens. The landlady was absolutely charming and she made us feel most welcome. The beer was top class and there was a really nice atmosphere. All in all, this is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband,brother in law and myself popped in for refreshment and where refused a drink,so dissappointed if brenda was there she would have given us a drink been going to berwick for 22 years for holidays and have never been so embarassesed

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank AnnemarieR392
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a proper, old fashioned, interesting pub, serving perfectly kept beer. The landlady was friendly and informative. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

13 of us rocked up at 12 o’clock on a Saturday and had a brilliant time. The landlady was amazing, chatted away to us, offered us free crisps and entertainment. Cheap, cheerful and chilled. Loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Katie G
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

What a find! The lady behind the bar is amazingly friendly. A large group of us arrived and she kept us all entertained, lots of drinks and free crisis. Excellent!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Staff were great but I have to give it one star simply because the real ale had me on the toilet all day the next day! Pity.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Was in saturday tea time. Lovely pub. Nice wine. Down to earth people. Enjoy coming to berwick. Cheap drinks. Will be back.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Having visited this fine pub many times over the last 3 years on my trips to Berwick i felt that i should say a word of praise for the place. This is indeed a proper pub where drinkers enjoy good beer and plenty of banter...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Patrick D
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

You just have to visit the Free Trade is just fantastic as it's never changed inside, it's a proper pub with great atmosphere and fantastic banter. There is a good choice of drinks and it's cheap as well 🍺🍷🥃

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Maysiekipps
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Brenda, in her 80s, about to retire, so be quick! Daughter is following on so fear not. Fantastic atmospheric wooden interior, with beautiful, beautiful stained glass. Brenda told about the friendly ghost which haunts the place (I'm not suprised, the pub was built in 1700s)...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Skylarkpete
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