Plenty of tasty treats at festival
Berwick Quayside provides the historic setting for the eighth Mouth of the Tweed Festival of local food and drink.
The free admission event, which this year will take place on Thursday, July 18, is an ideal opportunity for residents and visitors alike to discover the variety and quality of produce that comes from the farms, fields, rivers and coastal waters on both sides of the Border, within a 16-mile radius of Berwick.
More than a dozen stalls will be selling a wide range of high-quality food and drink - from organic meat and charcuterie to flours and grains from Northumberland’s only water-powered corn mill.
There will be cheeses made on local farms from cows’ and goats’ milk, luxury marshmallows in a wide variety of tempting flavours, as well as locally-produced honeys, jams and preserves.
Visitors to the festival can also enjoy burgers freshly made from prime Aberdeen Angus beef raised on a Berwick farm, relax on the riverside with a cup of locally-roasted coffee and sample a range of real ales on tap from Spittal’s own micro-brewery.
A new stall this year is The Hare in Winter, a recently-established business selling traditionally-designed contemporary homeware and kitchenware.
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A popular regular feature of the Mouth of the Tweed Festival is the group of talented young musicians from the Small Hall Band, who will be performing tunes on traditional acoustic instruments on the quayside throughout the day.
The organisers wish to thank individuals and organisations, such as Cittaslow Berwick and the Berwick Slow Food Group, whose active support has ensured the success of the event over recent years and is vital to its continuation into the future.
The festival is open to the public from 11am to 4pm and is held on the same day as the crowning of the Tweedmouth Salmon Queen, which takes place at 7pm in Queen’s Garden, West End.
For more information more about the Mouth of the Tweed initiative and the festival participants, go to www.mouthofthetweed.co.uk