1) The Perch, Binsey, BURNS NIGHT SUPPER – Saturday 25th January
Sample the creations of Scottish Executive Chef, Craig Thomson. Raised in Inverness, Craig promises a Burns Night Supper to remember complete with a Highland influence (#whisky).

You can expect:
Potted Arbroath smokies
Leek and potato broth
Warm salad of red cabbage
‘MacSweens’ haggis,
‘MacSweens’ vegetarian haggis,
Roasted free range chicken supreme,
Grilled Shetland scallops in a 1/2 shell,
Marmalade crème brulee, 
Spiced plum and almond crumble

 Oh and did I mention the whisky?

01865 728891

2) WORTON ORGANIC – Burns Night Supper, whisky tasting and poetry – Saturday January 25

This should be a great start to the year and a great excuse for some delicious food washed down with a certain amber liquid…  As well as a handsome haggis being made by the world famous Montrose butchers Bels.

Barry Smith, professor of philosophy at The Institute of Philosophy in London (an expert on neuroscience and the senses and a regular on Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet) will be reading a few verses in honour of the haggis and conducting a guided whisky tasting.

Worton will be running a full traditional Scottish menu on the evening, including various delicious vegetarian options. Tickets for the evening include dinner, the talk and tastings at £45 per head.  Email info@wortonkitchengarden.com 

3) Burns Night at The Mole Inn on Saturday January 26 

Help rid the January blues by enjoying food from the new a la carte January menu and the traditional Scottish specials from our board

Plus enjoy Scottish folk band trio The Moonrakers – including a harpist, fiddle and guitar vocalist to entertain you during the course of the evening from around 7.30pm – 9.30pm. http://www.themoleinn.com/special-events

4) BURNS BABY BURNS – on Saturday 25th Jan, at The Oxford Artisan Distillery (aka TOAD)

Come and blow away your January blues with Native Feast’s alternative Burns Night party of cocktails & disco dance. If you fancy complimentary haggis, neeps & tatties and deep fried Mars Bar snacks, bagpipes and poems, Irn-bru TOAD Rye Whisky Sours, bangers from DJ Ben Narbutas, SureThirsty for Rabbie Burns inspired punch, Tickand G&Ts galore? Tickets are £5, booking online is essential and include deep fried snacks. 8pm – 1am. http://www.nativefeasts.co.uk/feasts/


Celebrate the life and work of the great Scottish poet Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns and visit The Eagle and Child from January between 20 – 25 to celebrate Burns Night for a traditional Scottish 2 or 3-course set menu.

For starters enjoy smoked Scottish salmon served with oatcakes and chive sour cream. Then for the main event, what else but haggis, neeps & tatties served with mashed swede, potatoes and gravy. Or, try our root vegetable hot pot, a perfect vegan alternative. End Burns Night supper with a bowl of Cranachan made with whipped cream, honey, a dash of whisky, raspberries and toasted oats.

A whisky flight is also available to complement the meal for £22.95. Enjoy Laphroaig 10 Year Old, Highland Park 12 Year Old and Auchentoshan American Oak when you order 2 or 3-courses from the set menu. Or try an Orcadian Cooler whisky highball?


6) And last but not least Burns Night at Oxford Arms in Kirtlington is the place to be on Friday Jan 24 and Saturday Jan 25 lunch and dinner (DINNER SOLD OUT).

Boasting a real ‘earthy’ Burns dinner complete with traditional Cock-a-Leekie Soup, Haggis, Neeps, Tatties and Cranachan, and don’t forget the whisky.

But here is a better look at the menu:

Cock-a-leeky Soup or Salad of Game and Ramsey Black Pudding

Haggis, Neeps & Tatties or Scottish Natural Smocked Haddock and Leek Tart with Mixed Leaves and Parsnips Crisps

Cranachan with Raspberries or Whisky and Walnut Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream

Two courses for £24 or any three courses for £27.

Booking is essential. 01869 350208 or www.oxford-arms.co.uk

7) The HollyBush Osney, Burns Night 2020 – whisky tasting and classic Scottish food tasting evening. Sat 25 Jan

Enjoy a cosy evening of favourite whiskies and a traditional Scottish menu of three courses for £25 boasting whisky pairings with each course, or £16.50 without. Enjoy Scotch broth, followed by haggis, needs and tattoos with whisky cream sauce and then Cranach with homemade shortbread.

Book at 01865 664488 or http://www.hollybushoxford.co.uk


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