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Raise a glass this Burns Night at the Bard’s favourite Dumfries howff

© Supplied by The Globe InnRobert Burns table at The Globe Inn set up for Burns Night in Dumfries
You can dine at Robert Burns' table at The Globe Inn, Dumfries.

If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate Burns Night in Dumfries, where better than the place where the Bard himself used to raise a glass?

The Globe Inn in Dumfries was Rabbie Burns’ favourite howff and where he was inspired to write many of his most famous works.

Burns spent most of his nights there after moving his family to Dumfries to work as an excise man. His table and chair from where he used to hold court are still there in the Burns Dining Room.

Book a one-of-a-kind Burns Night in Dumfries

With such a strong connection to the most famous Scot, it’s not surprising that The Globe Inn will be pulling out all the stops for a Burns Night to remember.

Fans of the Bard can book a special five-course dinner on January 25 in the same place where he once dined.

Guests will be greeted by a piper who will also be doing the welcome of the haggis.

Plate of food from The Globe Inn © Supplied by The Globe Inn
The Globe Inn is renowned for serving delicious, locally sourced food – Burns Night will be no exception!

Between their delicious courses there will be recitals of Burns’ most famous works. Throughout the night award-winning Scots singer Emily McLatchie will be performing.

The Michelin Guide restaurant’s delicious food will all be sourced from local produce. Treats will include a special whisky sauce made using the Annandale Distillery’s renowned Man O’Words single malt.

What is The Globe Inn in Dumfries’ connection to Robert Burns?

Of course, such an outstanding offering is only appropriate for a venue so intricately linked with the legend of Burns.

The famed poet spent many nights eating and drinking with friends there, often singing and reciting his verse. He was also known to fling open the windows by his table and read out the newspaper. Passers-by would stop to hear the latest from events of the time such as the French Revolution.

Of course, with it being Burns there were also a number of romantic liaisons. Most notably these included an affair with Anna Park, niece of Mrs Hyslop, the Globe’s owner at the time. One of the dining rooms at The Globe – Mrs Hyslop’s Kitchen – has been named after the former landlady.

Anna gave birth to a daughter, Elizabeth, who was born just weeks before Burns died and who was taken in and raised by Burns’ widow Jean Armour.

Verses scratched by Robert Burns on windowpane in The Globe Inn, Dumfries © Supplied by The Globe Inn
Robert Burns left his mark on The Globe Inn, where you can see verses he carved on to the windowpanes.

Burns also penned many of his most famous pieces while he lived in Dumfries and frequented The Globe Inn. He wrote his epic poem Tam o’Shanter on the banks of the River Nith! And he was known to etch verses onto windowpanes of pubs using a diamond stylus, some of which you can still see at The Globe Inn.

As Lee Medd, marketing manager at The Globe, says: “Pretty much anything of note that he did in Dumfries can be traced back to The Globe.”

Really, there’s nowhere more fitting to spend Burns Night! Don’t miss out on The Globe Inn 2023 Burns Night Supper. Call 013873 23010 or email to book your table.