Burns Night 2022 in Manchester: when is Burns Night, how to celebrate it and what to eat and drink
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Neeps and tatties, anyone, or a wee dram?
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.
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.
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.