Welcome to the Brown Bear! 

The Brown Bear Inn is Berwick-upon-Tweed’s most iconic pub;  Berwick’s coat of arms IS the Brown Bear.

Like so many pubs in recent years the Brown Bear pub suffered a lack of investment and closed, potentially forever in 2016 and the owner, Enterprise Inns, sold it at auction in July 2016.

Concerned about the future of this important Berwick landmark business local businessman Frank Flannigan bought the property to save it from possible permanent loss…

Community Business Weekend at the Brown Bear

Come down to the Brown Bear in Berwick this weekend and discover our big plans for the future! We’re developing... read more

New management team at the Brown Bear

We are very pleased to announce that the Brown Bear has a new management team in place. As of... read more

Roger Protz on the Brown Bear Inn

Roger Protz visits the Brown Bear

The night after the Brown Bear opened we were incredibly blessed to receive a visit from Roger Protz. You can... read more

More Than A Pub

“More Than A Pub”; good Pubs are all about the people, and the places they serve. The Brown Bear... read more

Day XV – Delay to Brown Bear Relaunch

Dear Berwick-upon-Tweed We must announce a delay to the re-opening of the Brown Bear Inn, to Thursday 8 December 2016. ALL... read more


Guest Post: ‘Why the Brown Bear WILL work’

“Thursday 8th December – there must be something in the air! I would have jumped on a train and been... read more

Day IX – Progress Report: Late November

Quick Sunday update for those who are reading. Back bar mirrors are now in place, booth seating is coming along.   read more

Day VIII – Explore the History of the Brown Bear

We’ve been busy! While the on the ground team are beavering away repairing the Bear, behind the scenes others... read more

Day VI – Progress Report: Working late into the Night

The office at the Brown Bear Inn. Working late into the night, with lists as long as many arms together. read more

The Brown Bear opens from Midday Daily!

Mondays till Saturdays from Midday till 11pm, and late on Friday Saturdays
Our most excellent great value award winning Pies, Peas, Mash and Gravy  for £7.95.
Delicious vegetarian options are
Monday till Friday from Midday – 3pm, and 6pm – 9pm
Saturday from Midday till 9pm Sunday from Midday till 6pm

Please note that the Brown Bear kitchen operates on a restricted timetable during the winter months. Closed on Sunday & Monday, open lunchtime (12:00- 15:00) only on Tuesday & Wednesday, open 12:00-15:00 & 18:00-21:00 on Thursday & Friday, and 12:00-18:00 on a Saturday.

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The Story: Continued 

A group of locals approached him with the proposition to invest in the Brown Bear to bring it back to life.

It was to be done as a vibrant social business showcasing everything good about Berwick, the England/Scotland Borders and beyond… now the Berwick Brown Bear project has begun!

A team of locals are now doing a comprehensive Changing Rooms, DIY SOS kind of way to turn the pub around. It successfully reopened in early December 2016.

We will now provide a foretaste of what will come when major works can be put into action next year which will extend the kitchen, accommodation and much more.

We’re working with local and regional brewers, cider makers, and food, produce and drink suppliers to develop the pub in the centre of Berwick-upon-Tweed as a showcase for what the future holds for the business!

Click here to explore the various stages of the project.