With Burns Night fast approaching we have concocted our own little Scottish round-up to make sure you don’t miss out, complete with pipers, Scottish folk music, haggis and whisky chasers.

  1. The Old Crown Coaching Inn, Faringdon, Saturday January 28. Check out the superb four course Scottish themed menu created by head chef Samuel Squires accompanied by a lively piper and the famous Robert Burns poem. £55 a head. Book at
Samuel Squires at The Old Crown in Faringdon

2) Back Lane Tavern, Woodstock is going all out to bring you a luxurious night of haddock and leek croquettes with an Isle of Mull truffled custard, confit Loch Duart salmon with Hulse hollandaise, picked keeps and crackling, the 30 day Aberdeen Angus beef and a Cranachan mille-feuille. Wednesday January 25.

Johnny Parke is head chef at The Back Lane Tavern

3) Greyhound, Letcombe Regis – Wednesday 25 January – 6-9pm. Sample this special menu of Scottish inspired dishes cooked by head chef Martin Sherriff and his team. Try the pan-seared Loch Duart salmon, pearl barley risotto, chanterelle mushrooms, Cullen skink sauce, or the Haggis, neeps & tatties, crispy kale, red wine & rosemary jus and don’t miss the marmalade hot pudding with Drambuie custard, crispy orange peel.

The Greyhound

4) The Duke, Woodstock, Wednesday 25 Jan. Enjoy a host of Scottish delicacies from a Highland broth with lamb and pearl barley to Cullen skink creamy chowder with final haddock or wee chieftain individual haggis stories with bashed neaps and whisky sauce, followed by a strawberry cream with a Cranachan topping, raspberries and tablet topping.

The Duke in Woodstock

5) Perch, Oxford. Head Chef Craig Thomson has put together a stunning menu on Wednesday January 25 including scallops,, venison, salmon, and Cranachan. Book on

The Perch

6) Black Horse, Standlake, Friday 27, 6pm onwards – Five courses £40. Try the whisky dram with Scottish salmon mousse, vol-au-vent with goars cheese canapés, the Scotch egg of Cullen Skink soup followed by haggis, needs and tatties or venison stew or peppered Loch Duart salmon and a typsy laird to finish off.

The dining room at The Black Horse Standlake

7) The Crown, Oxford, Friday 20-Wednesday 25 January, celebrate the life and work of the great Scottish poet Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns and enjoy a traditionally Scottish 2 course set menu with a curated Whisky Flight for £33.50 per head.

Try the whisky flight at The Crown

8) The Mole Inn, Toot Bladon. Wednesday Jan 25. Join them for a night of Scottish fayre and fun with a 3 course set menu for £45 and local folk band The Moonrakers to help get the party started. From pan seared pigeon breast, parsnips & truffle with redcurrant to haggis bubble & squeak, fried duck egg, wild mushroom fricassee or pan seared cod, cullen & skink, creamed mash potato, mussels and for dessert a chocolate cream, raspberry gel, raspberry sorbet, it’s a mouth-watering menu!

The Mole

9) Browns, OxfordWednesday 25 Jan. Enjoy a hearty Burns Night supper with Scottish Mussels, Haggis, Neeps & Tatties and an irresistible Cranachan, each paired with a wonderful Glenfiddich whisky.


10) The Tite Inn, Chadlington, 25th January. With the pub currently closed for refurbishment, the reopening falls on Jan 25th, just in time for Burns Night. Full menu to follow.