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10 places in Gloucestershire to spend Burns' Night

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: January 25, 2014

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Celebrating the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns gives us all the perfect excuse to drink lots of whisky and try our hand at some Ceilidh dance. Here are some of the best places in Gloucestershire to celebrate Burns Night like a true Scot.

1. John Gordon’s

11 Montpellier Arcarde


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This independently run bar has its walls aligned with rare whiskies. This, in addition to its lively and welcoming atmosphere makes it the perfect place to be on Burns Night.

2. Hallmark Hotel

Matson Lane

Robinswood Hill


A four star hotel and spa, the stylish Hallmark Hotel in Gloucester will be providing a three course Scottish supper including cock-a-leekie soup, haggis, neeps and tattties and cranachan.

3. Bowden Hall Hotel

Bondend Lane

Upton St Leonards


Providing a traditional meal, themed music and poems, this event is sure to be in true Scottish nature. Expect many a bagpipe player.

4. Forest Hills Golf club

Mile End Road,


This golf club in The Forest of Dean will be celebrating Burns Night a week early, hosting celebrations including a traditional menu and Ceilidh dancing. With proceeds going to a local hospice, £20 is well spent.

5. Earls & Co

19 Regent Street


Barbers shop and nail salon Earls & Co offers a luxurious experience to all its customers. A complimentary glass of whisky is offered to all barber shop customers on arrival in addition to a shoe shining service. Why not opt for a traditional glass of scotch to keep with the Burns Night festivities.

6. The Gloucester Old Spot

Tewkesbury Road


This country pub will be celebrating Burns Night in the only way possible – with lots of haggis, tatties and whisky. A sell out is expected so tickets to the event must be booked in advance.

7. The Hunters Inn



A 5 course meal will be served by this cosy, family ran pub in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside. The meal will be served alongside traditional Scottish entertainment including poetry and live music from bagpipe players.

8. The Farmers Boy Inn

Ross Road


Offering a free dram of whisky to all diners, this Forest of Dean B&B is hosting a four course traditional meal in a true tribute to the Scottish legend.

9. Gloucester District Scout Active Support

Murray Hall


The £5 ticket to this local event includes a disco, entertainment, a Scottish bagpiper and a traditional Burns Night supper. Tickets must be bought in advance.

10. Wheatstone Inn

Centre Seven



This contemporary pub has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Offering a four course meal consisting of Scottish salmon and venison, haggis and torte with whisky cream, it is a great place to celebrate the life of this influential poet.

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