THE BARN AT BEAL The Barn at Beal, as the name suggests, was formerly a cart shed/barn built in the early 19th Century. Disused, redundant and in need of repair, the Smith family who have been farming 1000 acres of arable land at Beal since 1972, saw the potential of the attractive building in its unique location.
In 2008 they diversified and converted the shed into a Coffee Shop & Restaurant.
The Barn at Beal stands in a National Nature Reserve (NNR). These are nationally important sites that are carefully managed on behalf of the Nation by either Natural England or other approved trusts such as Wildlife trusts.
The site is also in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). These sites are protected by law for the benefit of those who live and work within them, and for the enjoyment of their many visitors. The primary purpose of the AONB is to enhance and conserve the natural beauty of the landscape. There are only two AONB’s in the North East; the Northumberland coast and North Pennines and Beal Farm lies within the Northumberland coast AONB.
The panoramic view from the terrace at the Barn is second to none! On a clear day you can see from Goswick Sands to the North, to the East – Holy Island & Lindisfarne Castle with the Farne Islands behind, Ross sands and Bamburgh Castle to the South East, it is a breathtaking view. The Barn at Beal, Beal Farm, Berwick upon Tweed. TD15 2PB above information supplied by the Barn at Beal