Burns Night Celebrations
Join us on Saturday 18th & Saturday 25th January 2020 as we celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s best loved bard.
Arrival time: 7.00pm for sit down at 7.30pm
Who was Robert Burns?
Born on 25 January 1759, Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns is the best loved Scottish poet, admired not only for his verse and great love-songs, but also for his character, high spirits, ‘kirk-defying’, hard drinking and womanising! Burns contributed over 300 songs, many of his own composition, and others based on older verses for the Scots Musical Museum. Burns died aged 37 of rheumatic fever which he contracted after falling asleep at the roadside (after a particularly vigorous dinking session) in pouring rain. The last of Burns’ children was actually born during his funeral service. Burns will never be forgotten as his poems and songs are still as popular in Scotland as they were when first written.
About Burns Night
Burns Night is a great occasion when many dinners dedicated to his memory are held all over the world. The ritual of the Burns Supper was started by close friends of Robert Burns a few years after his death and the format remains largely unchanged today, beginning with the chairman of the Supper inviting the assembled company to welcome the haggis. The poem ‘To a Haggis’ is recited and the haggis is then toasted with a glass of whisky.
Celebrate Burns Night at Moor Hall
Moor Hall has hosted a Burns Night celebration for over 10 years and it is always a very popular event. The evenings include all that is best from the north of the border: a traditional piper to escort the haggis, a delicious four course dinner with a Scottish flavour and dancing to an authentic ceilidh band.
£41.50 per person, includes a four course dinner and entertainment or £154 for two people to include Burns Night celebration and an overnight stay with full English breakfast. (Please note that full pre-payment of the tickets is required at the time of booking).
Smoked salmon, salmon pressed terrine, pickled cucumber, micro salad, herb dressing
Haggis, neeps and tatties, whisky reduction
(vegetarian haggis also available)
Roasted sirloin of Scottish beef, braised beef croquette, roasted roots, Chateau potatoes, red wine sauce
Goat's cheese and red onion tartlet, roasted pumpkin, butternut squash (V)
Classic Scottish tipsy laird trifle
Freshly brewed coffee with Scottish tablet