Burns Night 2022 in Manchester: when is Burns Night, how to celebrate it and what to eat and drink

From Scottish suppers to whisky tastings, Manchester is ready to celebrate Burns Night - here are some ideas whether you love haggis
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Neeps and tatties, anyone, or a wee dram?

Burns Night, the annual tribute to Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, is being celebrated in Manchester this week.

We’ve taken a look at who Burns was and how you can celebrate without needing to take a trip north of the border.

Who was Robert Burns?

Burns was a humble ploughman’s son who ha ability to capture the spirit of 18th century Scotland through his poetry and song which remain distinctive and popular today.

Every year on 25 January, the day of his birth, Scots hold suppers complete with haggis, neeps and tatties, reciting the bard’s most famous poems.

Robert Burns is considered to be Scotland’s national poet (image: Getty Images)Robert Burns is considered to be Scotland’s national poet (image: Getty Images)
Robert Burns is considered to be Scotland’s national poet (image: Getty Images)

What’s on for Burns Night in Manchester?

A number of bars and restaurants have celebrations planned, some on Burns Night itself (Tuesday) and others later in the week.

Brown’s Brasserie and Bar on King Street is holding a hearty Burns Night supper menu from 22 to 25 January.

The menu features Scottish mussels, traditional haggis, neeps & tatties and cranachan (a dessert made with cream and raspberries), all washed down with a dram of Glenfiddich.

The Bank pub in Mosley Street also has Burns Night suppers til 25 January, featuring smoked Scottish salmon on oatcakes, haggis, neeps & tatties - with a version for vegans - followed by cranachan: you can book here.

And GRUB MCR at Redbank in Cheetham Hill has a Scotch whisky night on Thursday from 7pm where you can make your own cocktail and enjoy a talk from an expert: see here to book.

Castlefield Hotel on Liverpool Road has a Burns Night blind whisky tasting session with three-course Scottish supper on Friday evening: see here for more info.