Mouth of the Tweed Celebrating and Promoting our Local Food Heritage - Today and in the Past
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It’s time to discover our rich food heritage.

Berwick-upon-Tweed is now England’s most northerly town, but over the centuries it has been changed hands between Scotland and England at least 13 times.

Today’s peaceful, unspoiled landscapes and heritage coastline produce a wide variety of food and drink ranging from crabs, lobsters and oysters to artisan breads baked in a wood-fired oven, farmhouse cheeses and ice-cream to honey from hives set in the fields and hills on either side of the English-Scottish Border.

The town itself is full of reminders of its food-producing heritage - old salmon fishing shiels and ice-houses, herring yards and smokehouses, breweries, granaries and maltings.

Within a 30 minute drive you will find picturesque fishing harbours, a traditional smokehouse and Northumberland’s only working water-powered corn-mill.

Explore these pages and find out about the food and drink produced within 25 km (approximately 15.5 miles) radius of the mouth of the River Tweed, today and in the past.

Discover the Taste of Berwick-upon-Tweed


3rd & 4th September

at Berwick Barracks


At Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, Ford & Etal Estate

8th & 9th October

A weekend looking back at old farming practices with horse-drawn ploughing, demonstrations of traditional rural skills and a farmers market