The garden at The Black Friar has become the home of the Winter Tavern once more – 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.
Now open, Winter Tavern aims to give guests a merry olde English knees up in unforgettable style. The fully covered outdoor Winter Tavern is the perfect setting to celebrate Christmas and more, with glittering candles, roaring fires, rugs and furs adorning the magical space.
The new Christmas menu, available from November 20, includes seasonal offerings like Cheshire Turkey Ballotine with pancetta stuffing, and options of festive sides such as truffle fries and pork chipolatas. Save room for the delightful festive desserts, such as a tiramisu yule log and a mouthwatering apple crumble.
New to the Black Friar’s festive offering this year are the Winter Cabins, which are beautifully decked out with murals from artist Melissa Hartley. Groups of up to eight people have the opportunity to reserve these outdoor, heated bespoke winter huts – handmade by Pod Folks and in partnership with Estrella Damm.
Each cabin creates the perfect setting to enjoy drinks and bar snacks. Customers can indulge in The Black Friar’s renowned signature cocktails including the Salford Dock (Salford rum, vanilla liqueur, caramel syrup and double espresso) and the For My Sins (bourbon, honey, cinnamon and lemon).
The best part? Revellers can enjoy up to an hour and a half in these festive cabins, and reservations are entirely free of charge, offering groups a private, pub-like experience. From November 11, the cabins can be booked from 12pm each day, with the last slot available at 9pm during the week and at 10pm on the weekends.
The Winter Tavern is so perfectly festive, that even The Big Man himself plans to visit. Father Christmas has caught wind of The Black Friar’s new Winter Tavern and will be making appearances throughout December (dates to be announced) and will be completely free to guests who book a table online.
The pub and restaurant’s Christmas diary is now open, offering parties of all sizes the opportunity to enjoy long nights and twinkling lights within the Winter Tavern, which can be booked via the Black Friar website here.