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Burns Night at River Cottage

Anyone who can write a love poem about haggis is worth commemorating in our book, which is why we’re delighted to announce a special evening of Scottish revelry to celebrate Burns night.

The evening of festivities, hosted by the River Cottage team, when you are welcomed with a warming drink, scrumptious canapés and the evocative tones of bagpipes as they imbue the beautiful Axe Valley.

The haggis will be piped in and the traditional address to the haggis will be read, followed by a delicious feast which will, naturally, include haggis, neeps and tatties as well as many other Scottish inspired delicacies.

Your event

18.30 - 23.00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You’ll be met at the top of the hill at 6.30pm and transported to River Cottage HQ by tractor and trailer.

  • Welcome and canapés

    We’ll greet you in the yurt with a welcome drink and canapés.

  • Chef’s introduction

    As you settle in for the evening, your chef will introduce the menu and tell you more about our philosophy, the food’s provenance and how the dishes have been prepared. We happily cater for any dietary requirements, which you’ll be asked to provide when booking.

  • The main event

    You’ll be treated to a celebratory four-course menu of fantastic local and seasonal produce, and the haggis will be piped in and the traditional address to the haggis will be read.

  • Petits fours and coffee

    After dinner you’ll unwind with coffee and petits fours (if you still have room), before being driven back up the hill by our tractor and trailer.

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

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Further information...

This dining event is run from River Cottage HQ on the Dorset/Devon borders. Full address details of HQ will be provided once you have booked.

We are a licensed venue. We have a wide selection of the finest organic wines available to purchase.

If you need local accommodation we have a full list available.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

We cater for all but the most severe allergies and intolerances, however, as ingredients that include allergens are used in other recipes in our kitchens, we cannot guarantee against contamination. Please call the team during office hours if you would like to find out about the steps we take to minimise cross-contamination in our kitchens and we will be happy to assist.