What to Expect: Berwick Food & Beer Festival 2019

The Berwick Food & Beer Festival is back for 2019 and once again we’re proud to get behind this local festival to help bring local produce to attendees.

Happening on Friday 6th September – Sunday 8th September, the 3-day event will take place in the town’s 18th century barracks.

So, what can you expect at this year’s event?


With over 80 food stalls to choose from there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy at the Berwick Food & Beer Festival.

The event plays host to local producers of a wide variety of delicious foods, including cake, kippers, bread, cheese and much more. All of the stall holders are based in nearby regions from Tyneside to Edinburgh, showcasing all that is good about the area and its rich culinary heritage.

At these stands you can buy some great fresh produce to take home. But while you’re at the festival you can also tuck in to some delicious grub served up by the street food stalls such as wood fired pizzas from Earth & Fire and delicious ice creams from Giacopazzi’s. Take a look at who’ll be appearing this year!


At Simpsons Malt, we’re proud to be the headline sponsor at the festival’s beer tent.

As with the food, the beer at the Berwick Food & Beer Festival is all locally sourced and a real celebration of what the region has to offer.

Visitors will get the chance to sample some of the best with Bear Claw Brewery, Tempest Brewing and Cheviot Brewing among this year’s beers on tap.

For a full list of all the beers you can enjoy in 2019, visit the website.

If beer’s not your thing (if that’s even possible?) then you can also enjoy wines and cocktails from Pier Red or sample some gin from local distiller Kelso Gin.


It’s not just about the food and beer – musical entertainment is on offer over the three days too.

Relax with a beer or two on the Friday night with Driftin’ Back, a Shadows tribute band, taking to the stage. Saturday kicks off with swing band The Mike Davids Band before taking us through the genres – including blues and funk.

A great mix of musicians, with something to suit all tastes!

For the full line-up, check out the entertainment on the Berwick Food & Beer Festival website.

The kids aren’t left out either, with free of charge activities in the Kid’s Fun Kitchen where they can whip up sweet and savoury mug cakes or delicious wraps to put into Peter Rabbit’s picnic box. If you’re a bit of a foodie, you should check out the cookery demonstrations and foodie films on offer.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate, with a weekend pass costing £10. Other ticket options can be found here.


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