North Berwick is one of my absolute favourite little towns in Scotland. It’s a place I visit several times each year when we go on long weekends to Archerfield Estate, which is just a few miles away from the town.

As it’s somewhere I’ve been so often for the last 7-8 years, I’ve gotten to know North Berwick very well. I decided to put together this guide to North Berwick, so if you’re heading there for the first time soon read on to find out all the best places to eat, drink and relax…

Where to eat in North Berwick… 

Herringbone is my favourite place for lunch in North Berwick. The Scandi-style interior is stylish and comfortable and there’s a great choice of food and drinks. The staff are also super friendly and the whole place is dog-friendly too. My dog Ben loves a visit to Herringbone!

Zittos is an Italian restaurant and wine bar that does all of the Italian favourites. It’s a great place for an evening meal.

Osteria is the ideal place to go if you’re going for a special dinner, as it’s a little fancier than the rest. The menu is fantastic, the service is great and its perfect for a romantic meal for 2 or a celebratory meal with family or friends.

The Puffin is also a new(ish) place to eat in North Berwick. I have to admit that I haven’t tried it out myself yet, but have heard good reports. It’s dog-friendly too, so I think me and little Ben will have to try it out soon!

Near to North Berwick there are also plenty of other eateries to choose from. Within a few miles of North Berwick you’ll find Greywalls, The Main Course, Archerfield Clubhouse, The Old Clubhouse and many more.

Where to drink in North Berwick… 

Admittedly, there aren’t that many watering holes in North Berwick, but there are a few good ones.
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My absolute favourite place to go for stylish drinks just happens to be one of my favourite eateries too – Herringbone. The wine list is extensive and there are also plenty of fantastic cocktails to choose from too.

If a casual pub is more your kind of thing then head to The Golfer’s Rest. It’s a casual, cosy pub that screens lots of sports if that’s your kind of thing.

Where to shop in North Berwick… 

Pretty much all of the shops in North Berwick are on or centered around the High Street. There are quite a few independent boutique style shops with things that are a little different to what you find in the usual high street stores. There are always my favourite type of shops to browse in, as they’re way more interesting than seeing the same type of things in every shop elsewhere. They’re the perfect little shops if you’re looking for gifts (for someone or just yourself!) or cards.

A lot of the shops are also dog-friendly too, so you don’t need to leave your pooch at home if you want to browse around. Perfect!

Other things to do in North Berwick… 

If you’re visiting North Berwick you absolutely can’t forgoe a walk on the gorgeous sandy beach. There are actually two beaches in North Berwick – the beach at West Bay and Milsey Bay Beach. Both are absolutely gorgeous and incredible on a sunny day.

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The sunsets over West Bay are also absolutely gorgeous, especially in spring or autumn. If you get the chance, don’t hesitate to take a walk on the beach at sunset, or just sit on the sand and enjoy the view. 

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There’s also the Scottish Seabird Centre, the option to go on boat tours out to sea and much more. 

Nearby North Berwick there’s also the stunning Yellowcraigs beach, my absolute favourite in the area. Don’t miss it on a trip to this part of Scotland. It’s always much quieter than the beaches in North Berwick itself, so great if you want something a little more chilled out. 
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Have you got anything to add to my guide to North Berwick?