Helping local businesses during COVID-19

In the wake of Friday’s announcement by the Government enforcing the closure of all pubs, cafes and restaurants due to the impact of COVID-19, many businesses in this sector in the Berwick area have been focusing on offering a takeaway service to maintain a flow of income in these difficult times.

It has been fantastic to see such a positive response from the Berwick population towards these businesses so far and, given the Football Club’s large following on both Facebook and Twitter, we decided – as a small gesture – that we’d like to do our bit by promoting some of the businesses who have altered their services.

If you feel like we’ve missed out your business and would like to be featured, we apologise and please get in touch with us by direct messaging either our Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Here they are:

The Curfew Micropub

Address: 46A Bridge St, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1AQ

After shutting up the pub on Friday night, the award-winning micropub on Bridge Street – who have a pitchside advertising board at Shielfield Park – started its takeaway service allowing punters to be served through the side window of its premises.

  • Bring your own bottle/container to be filled with cask ale
  • Bottles available to takeaway with 10% off listed price

The Black Bull

Address: Etal, Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4TL

Owned by our friends at Cheviot Brewery, who were Man of the Match sponsors at our recent home fixture against East Kilbride, the Black Bull at Etal has launched its takeaway menu.

  • Take out menu covering light bites to full meals
  • Homemade pies with Cheviot Brewery ale!
  • Take-out Cheviot Brewery beers – 4 for £10

Over the coming days, Cheviot Brewery also hope to have a home delivery service up and running for their beers, which we’d thoroughly recommend to get you through this period of self-isolation.

For more information, head to the Cheviot Brewery website.

The Mule On Rouge

Address: 17 Bridge St, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1ES

Marshall’s Cafe

Address: Unit 1, Scremerston, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2QT

Following a bumper weekend of their takeaway service, which saw them sell out of Sunday lunches and cakes, Marshall’s Cafe will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for a re-stock and for baking – but will reopen their takeaway service again afterwards should the Government not impose any further restrictions on people’s movements.

During these unprecedented and difficult times for small, local businesses such as the ones listed above, we’d like to wish them all well and hope it’s not too long before they’re bustling with activity again.