Paxton House is fully accessible to disabled people and, in partnership with the House, we are committed to doing everything possible to enable disabled visitors to enjoy our events. There is lift access to the first floor of the House where the Picture Gallery is situated. There is also a separate lift up to the Hayloft Gallery where we host our pre-concert suppers. The Courtyard, Tearoom and Gift Shop are all accessible by wheelchair and there is a wheelchair available to use for a tour of the house or in the grounds.
Please contact us to arrange use of the lift or for further information.
Location & Directions
Paxton House is located in the Scottish Borders, inland/west of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The entrance to the estate is on the B6461, opposite the junction with the B6460 and adjacent to the village of Paxton. The house is signposted from the A1 Berwick-upon-Tweed bypass, and the entrance is 3 miles along the B6461 on the left hand side.
Refreshments & Supper Menus
Friday evening pre-concert suppers
19 and 26 July, 5.45pm at The Cross Inn, Paxton
For the first time, this year’s pre-concert suppers will be held in the picturesque village of Paxton, less than a mile away from Paxton House. The Cross Inn is located in the heart of the village; traditional country pub and kitchen, visitors can expect a warm welcome in relaxed surroundings. The bar is stocked with fine wines, regional ales and soft drinks, and menus are prepared using locally sourced produce where possible.
2 courses plus tea or coffee: £24.00
Friday 19 July - Friday 26 July ROAST CHICKEN SUPREME with puy lentil stew | rosemary & garlic potatoes | summer green vegetables or ROASTED SALMON FILLET with salad niçoise or SPINACH, SWEET POTATO & RED PEPPER LASAGNE with house salad ῀῀῀ LEMON MERINGUE ROULADE or PANNA COTTA & SUMMER FRUITS ῀῀῀ TEA & COFFEE
Friday 26 July at 5.45pm DAUBE OF BEEF with creamed potatoes | summer green vegetables | red wine jus or SMOKED HADDOCK & PEA RISOTTO with parmesan or GRILLED HALLOUMI & PUY LENTILS with chickpeas | beets ῀῀῀ FRESH FRUIT PAVLOVA or LEMON POSSET
NOTE: Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Deadlines for booking and menu selections: Friday 12 July (for Friday 19 July) and Friday 19 July (for Friday 26 July)
Bring your own picnic
You are welcome to bring your own picnic. Grab a picnic table, bring a rug and relax on the lawns, or head to the riverbank.
This year, for the first time, The Festival Hub in the Marquee will be open from 5pm Monday to Friday, and all weekend from noon for you to enjoy your picnic under cover, come rain or shine. Chairs and tables are available for use in the Marque on a first come, first served basis.
The Stables Tearoom at Paxton House will be open throughout the Festival, serving hot and cold drinks, light snacks and pastries. Relax in the stables or dine al fresco in the courtyard.
Why not make a weekend of Music at Paxton?
Enjoy the best of Scottish Borders hospitality from our partner hotel, The Wheatsheaf Hotel & Restaurant overlooking the green of the pretty Berwickshire village of Swinton.
Here are some which have been recommended to us:
Allanton (6 miles from Paxton House)
The Allanton Inn
Ayton (10 miles from Paxton House)
Please let us know if you have any other recommendations.
The Scottish Borders is a fascinating area. Bustling market towns, magnificent abbeys and rolling hills to the west; picturesque coves and fishing villages along the Berwickshire coastline; and the Tweed Valley with its castles and stately homes. The village of Paxton is a short walk from the Paxton Estate, and the historic Union Chain Bridge – celebrating its 200th birthday in 2020 – can be seen in all its splendour from the grounds of Paxton.
South of the Border, England’s most northerly town of Berwick-upon-Tweed – with its Elizabethan walls and iconic Royal Border Bridge – is just 5 miles from Paxton. The unique island of Lindisfarne lies a mile off the mainland south of Berwick, and the Northumberland National Park is a short drive away.
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