This November, the garden at The Black Friar will become the home of the new Winter Tavern – a must-visit destination for the festive season. The Salford public house and restaurant has transformed their garden bar into a wondrous medieval Winter Tavern where guests can escape the chill with fires, frolics and feasting.
The Winter Tavern aims to give guests a merry olde English knees up in unforgettable style. Taking cues from their ‘Black Friar’ mascot, Friar Benedictine, the tavern is a little slice of Middle England history with glittering candles, roaring fires, rugs and furs adorning the majestic space.
The Black Friar has partnered with Highland Park 12 Whisky to help bring the space to life. Distilled in the Scottish Orkney Islands, historically known as the ‘Viking Kingdom’, Highland Park brings Celtic charm and expertly crafted spirits to the tavern. Cosy up with new warming whisky cocktails, or try warm apple and cinnamon hot toddies on tap. Alongside a new winter drinks menu coming soon, guests will not be short of fantastic tipples to snuggle up with.
As one of Manchester and Salford’s top gastro pubs, guests can also expect a festive feast. The Winter Tavern will offer The Black Friar’s Christmas menu featuring Cheshire turkey ballotine and confit beetroot Wellington alongside an Autumn/Winter á la carte menu.
Enjoy a divine selection of starters, mains and desserts ranging from Winter classics to more adventurous dishes. The canapé menu is also available to all private hires in The Winter Tavern, or in any of The Black Friar’s impressive event spaces. Also available are a selection of grazing station dishes, designed to be shared.
The Winter Tavern at The Black Friar is taking bookings now for November 21st and beyond. Book online for groups of up to 8 people (4 people minimum booking), or make an enquiry for larger groups. Private hire is also available – the Tavern can accommodate up to 45 people seated and 55 standing. The Winter Tavern is equipped with everything you need to get the party going including its own bar, DJ station and bathrooms.
All Christmas bookings include crackers and freshly baked mince pies, with evening bookings also including a glass of prosecco for each guest. Lunch starts at just £27pp, and dinner £35. See the menus and book the Winter Tavern here or call 0161667955.