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Robert Burns Night

The Burns Night Supper is a national institution in Scotland and is celebrated around the world to acknowledge the birth, the life, and the works of the Scottish Bard.

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Robert Burns Night
Robert Burns Night

Time & Location

Jan 20, 2024, 7:00 PM

Chester, 129 Gadsden St, Chester, SC 29706, USA

About the event

The Burns Night Supper is a national institution in Scotland and is celebrated around the world to

acknowledge the birth, the life, and the works of the Scottish Bard. From his humble beginnings as the

son of a farmer, he became the National Poet of Scotland. Most people are familiar with at least one of

his works, although they may not know who wrote it. On New Year’s Eve many sing “Auld Lang Syne”

arguably Burns most famous work.

Burns was born in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland on Jan. 25, 1759 and died at the young age of 37 in July

1796. The Burns Supper has been a tradition since January 1801, just 5 short years after his death, when

his friends and colleagues decided to hold a memorial dinner and they gathered to mourn his passing

and celebrate his many poems and songs that primarily focused on Scotland and the Scots way of life.

Burns Night is filled with poetry, food, music, and of course scotch whiskey. (Wine and beer are also

thrown into the mix)

There are short speeches, humorous toasts, bag pipes, haggis and of course Burns poetry readings.

The evening begins with drinks and Scottish music followed by the piping in of the guests and a welcome

by the host. It is followed by “The Selkirk Grace” and then the focus turns to food featuring, of course,

the haggis, that favored Scottish dish, complete with all the pomp and theatrics from the piping in with

the bagpipes to the address using Burns famous poem “To A Haggis.” There is a four-course meal

followed by entertainments, poetry, speeches and toasts.

Just like everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day – everyone is Scottish on Robert Burns Day.

Hillside Restaurant and Bar will host Burns Night on Saturday, Jan. 20 beginning at 7 p.m. and we ask

that you join us for this fun celebration. 

Tickets are $35 and include a Scottish style dinner, a glass of wine, and a toast to Robert Burns. Additional beverages will be avaiable for purchase.

Wear a wee bit of the tartan or if you descend from one of the Scottish clans, wear your kilt and come in full regalia.

MENU

Cock-a-leekie Soup

Haggis

Neeps & Tatties

Scotch-braised beef

Roasted Veg

Cranachan

Oaten Bread

Scottish Cheddar

Tickets

  • Burns Night Ticket

    Tickets include a Scottish style dinner, a glass of wine, and a toast to Robert Burns. Additional beverages will be available for purchase.

    $35.00
    Tax: +$3.50 SC Sales
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