Bed and Breakfast

on the banks of the river Tweed


Chain Bridge House

Just in England............... almost in Scotland

Livvy is an award-winning professional caterer who has devoted her working life to cooking. A farmer’s daughter from Wiltshire, she moved to Northumberland in 1983 to take up a post as cook in a country house. She started an outside catering business some 23 years ago and for six years ran a popular and successful bistro restaurant in The Maltings Arts Centre in Berwick. For several years she travelled regularly to Books for Cooks in London’s Notting Hill where she worked as guest cook and demonstrator. She is well-known throughout north Northumberland and the Borders for her consistent delight in, and support for, local produce.

Slow Food is served at Chain Bridge House wherever possible and Livvy is only too happy to discuss the provenance of her ingredients. We source dairy produce from Doddington Dairy near Wooler; artisan breads from The Great Northumberland Bread Company at Etal; flours and oats from Heatherslaw Mill at Etal; fine meats from Peelham Farm at Foulden, Well Hung and Tender of Berwick and T & R Johnson of Wooler; fish from Swallow Fish of Seahouses, Collin’s, Dougal’s and Waddell’s of Eyemouth and Robson’s of Craster – justly famous for their kippers ; and honeys from our neighbours at Chain Bridge Honey Farm.

Our extensive breakfast menu is almost exclusively composed of foods from these specialist local suppliers, not to mention eggs from our own free-range hens!

Vegetarians and vegans are happily catered for.

Expect to be introduced to a wide variety of dishes – and the tales behind them! - from the North East of England and the Border Country. Pan Haggerty, Stovies and Barley Bannock, for example, are often on the supper menu.

In the evening Livvy offers a three course dinner or a lighter two course supper and is very pleased to discuss other requirements. Enjoy complimentary drinks before and after the meal and, perhaps, take a break before coffee to do a little “otter-spotting” at the Bridge!