The very first Burns supper was held in July 1801, when nine of Robert Burns’ friends gathered to mark the fifth anniversary of his death.
The night consisted of a hearty meal (including haggis), performances of his work and a speech in his honour. The event was such a success that they decided to do another on his birthday, 25th January, thus starting the tradition that is now an institution of Scottish life.
Join us in celebrating a man who still today inspires writers, musicians and artists around the world. In 2010, Astronaut Nick Patrick carried Burns’ poetry on his two-week mission to the International Space Station to accompany him on his 5.7 million-mile journey, and when Bob Dylan was asked for his greatest creative inspiration, he named Burns’ 1794 song, ‘A Red, Red Rose’ as the lyrics that have had the biggest effect on his life.
Drams of whisky, the pomp of the piper and an exquisitely paired menu will feature in our celebration of this brilliant writer.
Saturday 25th January
19:30 apéritif on arrival
St James’s Room
20:00 dinner to begin
£115.00 per ticket