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10 Burns Night Suppers & Whisky tastings in Warks & beyond

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What better way to celebrate Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns who famously wrote Auld Land Syne than with a wee dram and a Scottish feast! His life and work is celebrated all over the world on Jan 25.

WARWICKSHIRE/SOLIHULL:

Burns Nights Tasting Menu, The Cross, Kenilworth, Jan 25

The menu at Warwickshire’s Michelin starred restaurant includes Cock-a-Leekie Soup; -Haggis, Neeps & Tatties; Roast Fillet of Beef Savoy cabbage, onion & mushroom tart, bone marrow & Heather Ale sauce and Whisky Baba Cranachan cream with raspberry.

££: £45 per person, for bookings Tel: l 01926 853 840 (Reservations office is open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri), thecrosskenilworth

Burns Night, The Fuzzy Duck, Armscote, nr Stratford-upon-Avon, Thurs Jan 25

Pic credit: Anthony Cullen

Head Chef Ben at his stylish revamped village pub has created a specials menu filled with traditional Scottish flavours but with a Fuzzy Duck twist and sample a selection of Scottish whisky’s.

Book your table on Tel: (0)1608 681 030 / (0)1608 682 635, fuzzyduckarmscote

Robert Burns Night Supper 2018, Nuthurtst Grange Country House Hotel, Hockley Heath, Warks, Thurs Jan 25

Nuthurst Grange marks the day with fine Scottish whiskies, bagpipes and traditional Scottish foods. Canapés on arrival, bagpiper and toast to haggis at 8pm. The menu includes Amuse Bouche Haggis, Neeps & Tatties; Three Smoked Fish Terrine, Toasted Almond Brioche, Dill Crème Fraiche; Chargrilled Fillet of Beef, Garlic & Onion Crushed Potato, Roasted Root Vegetables and Raspberry Crème Brûlèe, Whiskey Cream, Scottish Oak Cake Coffee & Petit Fours.

££: £39.95, nuthurst-grange

Burns Night Whisky Tasting, The Fat Pug Neighbourhood Pub & Kitchen, Leamington Spa, Fri Jan 25

Join Matt on Malt for an exclusive tasting of 5 single malt Scotch whisky’s, alongside a traditionally Scottish two-course dinner in their Private Dining Room above the pub

££: £30 all in – two-course dinner & 6 drams of Whisky! thefatpug

The Rose & Crown, Warwick, Thurs Jan 25

Rose & Crown Warwick / refurb

This characterful town centre celebrates all things Scottish, with traditional dishes and a blind whisky tasting session from the experts at Glenfiddich to start the night! Specials on the menu include Arbroath Haddock Smokey, Brown Bread & Butter; Veggie Haggis Scotch Egg, Drambuie & Dill Hollandaise; Macsween Haggis or (Veggie), Neaps & Tatties, Wholegrain Mustard Whisky Cream and Pan-roasted Balmoral Estate Venison, plus Raspberry & Whisky fool, Toasted Oats or Bramble Eton Mess.

Book a table and quote ‘Burns Night’

Burns Night Whisky Tasting, Slurp, 121 Regent Street, Leamington Spa, Fri Jan 25

night traditionally celebrated with haggis, poetry, dancing and most importantly – whisky!  So join in the celebration, and try a variety of whiskies from different regions of Scotland.

££: £40. Book here

Burns Night Dinner and Dance, Hogarths, Solihull, Sat Jan 27

Enjoy the best of Scottish food – and a wee dram or two – as Hogarths celebrates Burns Night with Bagpipes, a Ceilidh band and dancing into the small hours. The Menu includes traditional Scottish smoked haddock soup, Cullen Skink; Haggis neeps and tatties; A dram of whisky; Roast sirloin of beef roasted potatoes, red wine sauce and Vanilla panna cotta raspberry compote, Scottish shortbread. Timings: 7pm for 7.30pm sit down. Black Tie or Lounge Suits.
 
££: £39.95 per person, hogarths, Tel 01564 779988 or email reception.solihull@hogarths.co.uk

BIRMINGHAM:

Burns Night Glenfiddich Whisky Supper, The Plough, Harborne, Thurs Jan 25
Head to The Plough in Harborne for a night with the Whisky Club who will be selecting five delicious drams, all to be paired with four courses of Scottish fare including Marmalade & Whisky Bread and Butter pudding (veggie options available), 7.30pm-9.30pm.

££: £40, https://spitwineschool

Burns Night Menu, Nicholson’s pubs including Bacchus Bar The Old Contemptibles, Mon Jan 22 – Sun Jan 28

 This January at Bacchus Bar Nicholson’s pubs are celebrating the life of the Scottish poet Robert Burns in a truly traditional fashion. They’ll be running a two and three course Burns Night menu accompanied with a complimentary dram of Glenfiddich IPA whisky throughout the week. The pub has more than 40 UK and global drams on offer – highlights for this 2018’s Showcase include Bruichladdich’s Classic Laddie, Hibiki Harmony, Glenfiddich IPA and Penderyn Madei.
££: £13.95 for 2 courses and £16.95 for three courses,  https://www.nicholsonspubs

Invite-only Burns Bar Pop-up, The Birmingham Whisky Club, The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Thurs Jan 25

Started by Amy and Craig in December 2011 with a mission to bring whisky and whiskey to Birmingham. The Club has grown over the years and now hosts over 50 tastings a year, a sell-out, world-recognised festival, many private events and a growing membership base. This year the club is opening a new bar and has an invite only ‘Burns Bar Pop-Up’ ahead of their whisky bar and tasting room opening next month.

A Single Malt club membership starts at £50 a year, thebirminghamwhiskyclub

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