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Christmas at the Black Lion


if there’s one thing we know, it’s how to throw a party…

we are now taking bookings for the following:

20TH November - 31st January

Buffets for groups of 10 - 100

2 & 3 course menus for groups of 6 - 50


Top quality, freshly made food from our chefs at Space + Thyme, our menus can be tailored to suit any dietary requirements if requested in advance.

Black Lion Christmas Menu

For groups of 6 - 50

 2 course £24.50

3 course £29.50

Cherrywood-smoked duck liver parfait with pear & beetroot chutney and sourdough croutes
Roast pumpkin & tamarind soup with crusty bread and tarragon butter (vg)
Scotch & heritage carrot-cured trout with pickled carrots and horseradish panna cotta


 Pan-roasted goose breast with stuffing, pig in blanket, roast potatoes, honey parsnips, braised red cabbage, greens and gravy
Seared venison haunch with swede fondant, honey parsnips, seasonal greens and red currant jus (£4 supplement)
Butter-poached salmon with colcannon mash, pea velouté, salmon crackling, crispy kale and red pepper oil
Goats' cheese, walnut, lentil and cranberry loaf with boulangere potatoes, honey parsnips, seasonal greens and gravy (v)
(A vegan version of this is available - please request when making your reservation)


Warm cranberry & treacle tart served with a cranberry coulis and brie ice cream (v)
Christmas pudding and brandy sauce cheesecake, with clementine jelly and cointreau cream (v)
Salted dark chocolate torte, with passion fruit jelly and passionfruit ice cream (vg)
Selection of cheeses with biscuits, red onion jam, pear chutney and grapes (£3 supplement)


Black Lion Christmas Buffet Menu

For groups of 10 - 100


Wild mushroom arancini (vg)
Walnut, redcurrant & brie croquettes (v)
Smoked salmon blinis with dill crème fraîche
Mini Yorkshire pudding stuffed with chicken and mushroom
Red pepper, courgette and spinach frittata (v)
Roasted pumpkin and cous cous salad (vg)
Four-cheese straws (v)
Breads and dips (vg)
Brownie bites (v)
Mince pies (v)


£17.50 (includes all of the above and below)

Selection of cheese with biscuits (v)
Smoked mackerel pate with pickled cucumber and lemon gel
Goats' cheese, spinach, mushroom and pine nut pin wheel with red onion jam (v)
Goose leg rillette on toast with pear & beetroot chutney
All the above served with homemade dips, relishes, garnishes & artisan breads.


A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to your food bill.


 For enquiries please email with your preferred date and for details of how to secure a booking.