Burns Night celebrations come to town

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Celebrations will be taking place to mark the life and poetry of the Scottish poet Robert Burns.

The Richard Oastler in Bethel Street, Brighouse, will be serving haggis, neeps and tatties from Monday, January 19, until Sunday, January 25 (Burns Night) inclusive.

The pub will also be serving two other meals to mark the occasion; Scottie Dog (pork hot dog, haggis, whisky sauce, chips and six beer-battered onion rings) and Highland Burger (6oz burger, haggis, whisky sauce, chips and six beer-battered onion rings).

Customers at the Wetherspoon pub will also be able to enjoy Caledonian Great Scot, a real ale not previously available in the pub.

Amanda McKenzie, The Richard Oastler manager, said: “Burns Week is always great fun and our customers enjoy the fact that we celebrate for a week rather than just one day.”

The Millers will be holding its own Burns Night celebrations on Saturday, January 24.

A traditional Scottish piper in full highland dress will be playing on arrival ahead of an evening of entertainment including dance, singing, poetry recital, light hearted memoirs from the great poet and an opportunity to have a picture taken with the piper.

The piper will also lead the chef carrying the “haggis” to the top table where the appointed chairperson will recite the famous Rabbie Burns poem “Address To A Haggis”.

For more information and to book a ticket, visit www.themillersbar.co.uk.

Booking forms can also be completed online.