We’re open in the northernmost town in England, Berwick-upon-Tweed. It’s a fantastic new store, bright and air-conditioned, with over 800 wines from around the world to choose from. This is the third new store to open this year for us, so a big Hello to the new team: Clare, Michael and Alastair.
What’s what in Berwick? via wikipedia
Berwick is in Northumberland at the mouth of the River Tweed
Berwick was a hotspot for centuries for border wars between England and Scotland
The last time it changed hands England reconquered it in 1482
There is much polemic surrounding Berwick’s history and reunification with Scotland. Find out more via wikipedia
Despite being in England, Berwick Rangers FC play in the Scottish Football League
The Royal Border Bridge was opened by Queen Victoria in 1850. It has 28 arches
Berwick is twinned with Berwick, Pennsylvania, United States
The new store is located on North Road coming into Berwick from Scotland off the A1, near a supermarket and shell petrol station. The nearest Majestic stores to Berwick at the moment are in Edinburgh, so now everybody nearby doesn’t have to travel to the Scottish capital for all the services a Majestic store has to offer: daily instore tastings, staff with expert wine knowledge, fine wine, free delivery, free parking… and all our free Wine events: Wine Walks, Wine Courses and Wine Evenings.
Spring in Berwick
With spring already upon us and Easter weekend just around the corner the whole team are looking forward to meeting lots of new people in Berwick, recommending some great wines and getting to know the town. Clare’s wine of choice is the Vina Ardanza Rioja, the perfect fine wine to go with lamb on Easter Sunday. It’s open to try on the tasting counter this week too!
To celebrate the opening, join us in-store between Friday 30 March and Sunday 1 April for a free glass of fizz and a selection of delicious charcuterie and cheeses, plus receive a FREE bottle of Prosecco di Conegliano when you buy your first mixed case of 6 bottles of wine. Visit the lovely new store to redeem it!