Burns Night


Burns Night is a celebration of Scotland and the widely recognised National Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns.
Held on the birth date of Robert Burns, celebrations traditionally include Scottish delicacies, beverages, music and the Address of the Haggis. 

The 18th-century poet, born on 25th January 1759, also known as Rabbie Burns and the Bard of Ayrshire, is the most famous poet to write in the Scottish language.
One of his most enduring legacies is the lyrics to the infamous, Auld Lang Syne, which is sung to this day around the world on New Year’s Eve. 

Robert Burns was first published in 1786 after he approached a publisher with his first collection of poems. 612 copies were printed and he enjoyed almost instant success; even being dubbed the ‘Heaven-taught ploughman’ (Burns’ father was a farmer as was he) by novelist Henry Mackenzie.

His amazing collection of works including poems and songs are said to be inspired by his passion for life, love and Scotland itself. 

After spending the wealth from his works he took a position as an Excise Officer in Dumfries, a job he continued to do until his death at age 37, on 21st July 1796. He was given full civil and military honours. A memorial edition of his poems was published to raise money for his wife and children.

Unusual Fact: His son Maxwell was born on the day of his funeral. 

Join us at Ashdown Park Hotel as we celebrate Burns Night at Ashdown Park on 25th January. We will be hosting an unmissable four-course gourmet experience.

Feast on traditional Scottish delights - with a slight Ashdown twist to mark the occasion, complete with a whisky cocktail on arrival and traditional Scottish piper.

Our Bar Manager Tamas Mehes has created 'Nessie' a delicious whisky cocktail using The Macallan Gold 10 Years old Highland whisky. This whisky has a orange and ginger aroma, the perfect choice, combined with Ginger Ale, orange liqueur, Rose Vermouth and orange twist. A refreshing creation Thamas named after the infamous mythical creature, The Loch Ness Monster which is said to reside in Loch Ness, located near to the distillery. 

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Cockaleekie Soup
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Neeps & Tatties, Haggis
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Sirloin of Beef with Fondant Potato, Wild Mushrooms & Spinach
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Whiskey Cranachan
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Coffee & Petit Fours.

£69.00 per person

If you would like to enjoy the Burns Night celebrations as part of a longer escape you can stay in one of our sumptuous bedrooms or suites, with breakfast included:

From £203.00 for two adults sharing a Deluxe Bedroom.

Book your ticket for Burns Night or for more information please call reservations on 01342 824988.