Aerial photograph from a plane of the Brook Street campus
28 January 2019

Mayor of Tonbridge Joins Guests for The Artisan Restaurant’s Burns Night Supper

Haggis address WEB

We welcomed over 50 guests to The Artisan restaurant on a cold January night for this year’s Burns Night Supper.

Our guest of honour, the Mayor of Tonbridge & Malling, Cllr Pam Bates, was present to toast the haggis. Student chef Ollie Funnell marched the haggis through the restaurant, accompanied by Hospitality student David Henderson with tots of whisky, to the sound of bagpipes and the ‘Address to a Haggis’.

Mayor of Tonbridge

Guests enjoyed warm buttered potato scones with sea salt and rosemary butter, starters of cullen skink and beetroot-cured salmon pate with oat biscuits and a main course of traditional haggis (with a vegetarian option), with neeps, tatties and a whisky cream sauce or smoked haddock chowder with poached egg.


Dessert was clootie pudding with whisky and clotted cream and cranachan, followed by coffee and shortbread.


Restaurant Manager Mark Hider said: “A big thank you to our lovely customers. It was a great night, with everyone well-fed and watered by the end.”

Potato Scone

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