Where to celebrate Burns’ Night


We’ve made it through another year, hit mid-January and all suffering from the depressing realisation that Christmas is yet again an entire year away. What we need now is a big ‘pick-me-up’ in the form of a birthday party that you are all invited to…

January 25th marks the birth of one of Scotland’s great literary genius’ Robert Burns. Robbie was the creator of an inspiring number of letters, poems and songs which are still celebrated worldwide and he himself is still highly regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic Movement. What better way to celebrate the bonnie lad than a traditional Scottish feast in his honour.

Across Hertfordshire and the Home Counties the celebrations will be plentiful – here are a few of our top picks and places for you to raise a wee dram to the Bard.

The Salisbury Arms, Hertford

Voted in the Top 10 Christmas Day Lunches in Hertfordshire 2016, The Salisbury definitely knows how to host an event. Celebrating across two days this year, 26th-27th, The Salisbury will be providing a traditional culinary feast perfectly paired with unmissable entertainment in the form of Pipers, Drummers and Dancers from the Harpenden Dance Group as well as an Address to the Haggis from Dennis Ruttledge. View their menu here. Book a table, call 01992 583091.

Cock o’The North, Hatfield

With much history behind the pub but little known, all that remains is a deed stating that the Cock O’ the North ‘be not built as an asylum’. You’ll be glad to hear that this covenant was kept to and now the beautiful pub stands proud in the Bel Bar region of Hatfield. On Wednesday 25th this will be home to a delicious menu and traditional live entertainment in the form of the Epping Forest Pipe and Drummer. Tartain and brogues optional. View their menu here. Book a table, call 01707 653263.

The Jolly Farmers, Enfield

The Farmers has been a McMullen pub since 1910 and is the largest of the locally famous Chicken & Grill pubs. Celebrating Robbie all week long the Chicken & Grill pubs have put together a fantastic menu of treats to get your kilt flying. Book a table, call 020 8363 1917.

Three Horseshoes, Hooks Cross

Possibly the only pub in Britain with resident Terrapins, the Three Horseshoes at Watton at Stone hosts a seriously relaxed dining experience on its acres of land. Predicted to be a very popular evening the special set menu priced at only £22.50 hits all the right notes with classic dishes for the modern palette. View their menu here. Book a table, call 01920 830391.

Mops & Brooms, Borehamwood

One of Macs recently refurbished and much loved locals, the Mops & Brooms rightfully boasts about its magnificent views across Hertfordshire which give the perfect backdrop to any dining experience. This Burns’ Night the Chef at the Mops will be filling the specials repertoire with all the classic Celtic dishes you would wish to see. A great atmosphere for the whole family. Book a table, call 020 8953 1291.

Plough, Enfield

Another fantastic family pub in the heart of the beautiful Crews Hill gardening district. The team at The Plough are always ready and waiting with a smile to give the greatest Mac’s experience to all that join them. This year the specials board will be full to the brim with Scottish Specials and the whiskey will be flowing all week long, booking is definitely advisable to avoid disappointment. Book a table, call 020 8363 4386.

The Vine, Waltham Cross

On stepping through the door at The Vine you are instantly filled with the sense of comfort and retreat as the team cater to your every need. A true family pub, even the wee ones will enjoy this week long celebration to Robbie. With specials available every day you’ve no excuse to miss out in raising a dram to the Bard. Book a table, call 01992 622851.

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