Now the New Year is well and truly in fully swing, we look forward to hosting guests for our Burns Week Specials. We’re looking forward to inviting guests to join in this Scottish tradition with a festive week dedicated to the revered Scottish poet Robert Burns. So, what’s Burns week all about, why do we celebrate it, and what can guests expect?

The tradition of Burns Week

Burns Night is celebrated annually on January 25th, marking the birth of Robert Burns in 1759. However, the event can be observed on other dates in January, and this year, our Burns Week event takes place from 24th – 27th January – to kick off the last weekend of the month. The occasion pays homage to the life and literary contributions of the national poet of Scotland.

Food that sets poetry in motion

Guests attending The Bell during this week can expect an absolute feast.

Begin your journey with the Haggis, Black Pudding, and Venison Croquette accompanied by Piccalilli, then enjoy the rich tapestry of Scottish heritage with the Chicken Balmoral, a dish named after Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire. Appreciate the delicious combination of chicken stuffed with haggis, wrapped in bacon, and served with a whisky sauce.

Finish your meal with a taste of Scottish tradition through the Cranachan Cheesecake—a delightful fusion of cream and fresh seasonal raspberries, complemented by Scottish oats and a touch of whisky.

Why celebrate Burns Night?

Robert Burns, also known as the Bard of Ayrshire, is celebrated for his poetic brilliance and contribution to Scottish literature. His works, including “Auld Lang Syne” and “To a Mouse,” continue to resonate across generations. Burns Week is a celebration of togetherness, bringing together family and friends to share a hearty meal, and revel in the warmth of each other’s company. It’s a wonderful opportunity to reignite the festivities in an otherwise quiet month, celebrating history, heritage, and community.

Booking Information

To secure your place at our Burns Night event, book with us.

If you’re travelling from further afield, why not make a night of it, and stay in one of our luxurious rooms, avoiding the need to book a taxi home and enjoying a delicious breakfast the next morning.