The best pubs to toast Burns Night
Each year on 25 January, people around the world unite for an evening of Scottish revelry and debauchery all in the name of the great radical poet, Robert Burns.
With several Fuller’s pubs hosting their own Scottish supper, expect traditional culinary delights and a whirlwind of swirling kilts, jigging gents and dancing lassies all celebrating in true Glaswegian style.
Here are some of the best pubs to toast to Robert Burns and his contribution to Scottish culture in 2020.
Alternatively, you can use our Burns Night Pub Finder to find pubs hosting Burns Night events near you.
Pubs hosting great Burns Night Events
The White Swan Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon
Dating back to 1450, the historic hotel is the perfect spot to raise a glass to Burns. Tantalise your taste buds with an authentic three-course menu that honours traditional Scottish cuisine where the legendary haggis will be celebrated, and you'll be feasting like a king.
The Turk’s Head, Twickenham
The Turk’s Head is providing all the elements of Scottish culture with their very own bagpiper, who will start at the top of the road and pipe in the haggis. This will be followed by a recite of the traditional Burns poem, all while indulging on a Scottish spread.
The White Hart Hotel, Kingston
Head over to The White Hart in Kingston where you’ll be treated with a night of traditional Scottish specialities, accompanied by whiskey tasting, Burns-inspired cocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails for those powering through dry January.
The Ship Inn, Langstone
The Ship Inn will be putting on a as close to a full Burns Night as possible, including all major parts and speeches. This year, the pub is adding a twist called ‘The Lost works of Robert Burns’ – a tradition where you write a comical literary piece about a modern event as seen through Burns’ eyes. With the last two years being a huge success, bookings are advised.
The Plough Inn, Ealing
Enjoy a traditional three-course set menu along with live music from The Captain’s Beard – a group of travelling troubadours on a quest to bring the finest sea shanties and dancing folk music to everyone who lives the pirate’s life. Also, during Burns’ week, ask a member of the team for a stamp card, cross off four whiskeys from different regions and get a fifth free!
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The Lamb & Flag, Covent Garden
Experience a lively evening filled with Scottish tradition in another historic London pub. The Lamb & Flag will be serving a Scottish set menu from 6pm to 10pm, along with a free dram of single malt whiskey. The haggis will be formally addressed with Robert Burns’ famous poem ‘Ode to a Haggis’ to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Tables are bookable via the website.
The Victoria, Paddington
The Victoria will host a fun and traditional evening, complete with an address to the haggis and an indulgent two or three course feast, accompanied by novelty Burns inspired cocktails.
The two-course meal is £19 per person, and three courses for £25.50 per person. Click here to view The Victoria's food menus. The pub asks that you pre-order and book through their website.
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The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham
Take a seat on the pub’s beautiful mezzanine balcony for traditional Scottish fare, accompanied by a Grand Piano performance from the resident musician. While this is a relatively informal event, guests are more than welcome to deliver their own 'Address to a Haggis'!
Celebrate Burns Night at the pub
Whether you’re a Scot or Scot-at-heart, find pubs hosting Burns Night near you and join the fun.
Use our Event Finder to discover events happening on Burns Night near you. It’s going to be a busy night, so book a table in advance to secure your spot if you plan on dining.
With Burns Night falling on a Saturday, it’s also the perfect opportunity to celebrate then stay the night in one of our Beautiful Bedrooms.