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With Burns night fast approaching, Nottingham prepares to celebrate with a day of Scottish whiskey, haggis, and renowned poetry from the Scottish culture.

Although a predominantly Scottish tradition, Nottingham plans to pay homage to the work of poet Robert Burns on 25 January through events hosted by various restaurants, sports clubs, and bars.

With that being said, here is a round-up of the top places in Nottingham to visit to celebrate Burns’ night.

1. Castle Rock Brewery 

Credit, Louise Dovey, outside Lincolnshire Poacher pub which will be hosting Burns Night

You’ll be spoilt for choice on where to go for Burns night, as Castle Rock Brewery and their elective venues around Nottingham celebrate the Scottish tradition.

You will be able to enjoy a taste of Scotland, with a selection of traditional burns night suppers being served up, with Haggis, Neep, and Tattie dishes.

Of course, you can’t forget the range of Scottish Whiskey and beers available to pair with your haggis.

Lincolnshire Poacher is just one of the many pubs you can visit on Burns Night, where you can get a traditional dish for just £8.95.

2. Nottingham Rugby Club, West Bridgford 

Join Nottingham Rugby Club based in West Bridgford on February 2 at 7pm for a night of entertainment hosted by Simon Crozier, direct from Strath Spey.

With a lavish five-course meal, a live piper, and formal highland dress code, you’ll enjoy an authentic Scottish experience here in the heart of Nottingham.

Tickets are £55 based on tables of ten, with the money going towards the charity Wooden Spoon, which was set up to support children in rugby.

3. Burns Night celebration at Cliffe Hill Community Centre, Stapleford 

Cliffe Hill Community Centre in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, will be hosting an “anything Scottish” night on the 26 January at 7:15 pm.

There will be lots of tartan, whiskey, and poems to complete the good atmosphere.

  • Burns Night is celebrated annually on the January 25.
  • The night commemorates the life of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns.
  • The first Burns Night was held in 1802.
  • A traditional “Burns Supper” includes Scottish delicacies such as Haggis, Neeps, and Tatties.
  • Poems from Robert Burns are often recited on the night.