We were doing the Coast and Castles cycle route and very nearly didn't end up staying in Berwick at all. Most places wanted us to stay two nights, which is difficult when cycling from place to place. However, after visiting TripAdvisor, we tried The Walls, which were happy to offer us a nights stay, and better still could lock our bikes away in their basement.
We had a great welcome from Suzanne and were taken to our room, Swan, which was huge with great views over the Tweed. The room was immaculately decorated with a huge sleigh bed, LCD TV with all the channels you could wish for (not a great pull for me but I'm sure there are people out there who would love that), bathrobes, a very clean and spacious bathroom all in a beautifully appointed grade II listed house.
Breakfast was cooked by Suzanne and served by Eric, and there is plenty of it - cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts, juice and a cooked breakfast. We don't eat meat or fish, but this didn't stop Suzanne who cooked us potato pancakes - excellent food.
In terms of eating out all I would like to say is don't eat at the Magna Tandoori on Bridge Street - get recommendations from Suzanne and Eric, which unfortunately we didn't do until the morning we were leaving!!! The Barrels pub round the corner from The Walls is great though. Alternatively you could sit in the front room and help yourself to drinks / snacks from the honesty bar (not something you find in England very often, but a great touch).
Hopefully soon Suzanne will open out her front room as a little tea / coffee shop, which she was telling us about. I think this would be an excellent idea and be a great addition to the town of Berwick... the location for this would be ideal as The Walls sits right on Quay Walls, part of the Rampart Walk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Walls is a beautiful and elegant period townhouse overlooking the Tweed Estuary, right on the Elizabethan Walls and in the tranquil heart of the old town of Berwick. Recently restored to its former Georgian splendour. The Walls offers luxurious comfort but with modern conveniences such as free Wi-Fi internet access and full Sky TV on large flat-screen TVs. We also have secure storage for bicycles. ... more less
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