A very tasty weekend in town

The 2019 Berwick Food and Beer Festival begins its celebration of high-quality food and drink with the Meet the Brewers evening in the Simpsons Malt beer marquee today (Friday) at 5pm.

Thursday, 22nd August 2019, 09:48 am
Updated Friday, 6th September 2019, 10:48 am
The festival will take place between September 6 and September 8.

To mark the third stage of this year’s Tour of Britain setting off from Berwick, this event sees the launch of a special new brew, Tandem.

The Belgian blonde, made using Simpsons Malt, has been brewed exclusively in a joint venture by Bear Claw Brewery and Cheviot Brewery.

When the festival opens its gates for the weekend on Saturday morning, visitors will find a huge range of food, drink and culinary related goodies to browse.

There are 99 stalls this year – including a host of local charities such as Berwick Cancer Support Group, HospiceCare North Northumberland, Berwick Mental Health, Northern Soul Kitchen, Border’s Organic Gardeners and Berwick Autumn Festivals.

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The food trucks will be lined up to delight visitors with their street food and sweet treats and the usual eye-catching food demos and entertainment will be running on Saturday and Sunday.

New for this year is the festival’s Chill Out area in The Straw Yard, a corner of the Barracks not usually open to the public.

Once a store house for feed for military horses, it will be a temporary home to Jemima from Radio Rooms for the weekend.

As well as being an area to relax in, it is also the place where you can watch one of the fascinating foodie films that will run throughout the weekend.

The Slow Food Stall can be found at the entrance to the Barracks. You can ask for directions to the Straw Yard here, as well as timings for the Demo Kitchen and Kids’ Kitchen.

This is where you can sign up to become a memb-er of Berwick Slow Food, the group behind the festival.

There is a reduction in membership if you join on either day.

The Barracks’ permanent attractions are free to festival goers throughout the weekend.

For more information, including ticket details, go to www.berwickfoodandbeer festival.co.uk