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Celebrate with us

birthday candlesA great venue for christenings, birthdays, anniversaries or just a get together with family and friends.

If you have an event you want to celebrate, we can offer you everything from a private gourmet dinner for 10 to a full scale party with music and dancing for up to 120 people.

With 11 guest bedrooms and our proximity to Northampton and the A43 as well as junction 15a of the M1, the Walnut Tree Inn an ideal venue for any party or get together.

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The Ellington Suite
Our large function room can accommodate up to 85 people for a seated meal or up to 120 for a finger buffet. It has its own bar and toilets as well as a separate entrance ensuring you total privacy for your event.

We will tailor the event to your specific requirements and offer a variety of menus created and cooked on the premises with flair and care by our talented team of chefs using only fresh ingredients. Please see below for menu details.

wine bottlesAs well as stocking a wide variety of wines and spirits, the Ellington bar also stocks popular draught beers and lagers including Kronenbourg, Fosters, Guinness, Strongbow and John Smiths all at standard pub prices. If you require real ale, we serve four cask beers in our main bar or we can provide a polypin from any of our local breweries. Our license allows us to supply alcohol till 1am every day (except Sunday)

disco lightsWe have a full music license and can provide a variety of musical talent from classical guitarists to seven-piece jazz bands to suit your needs. We also have our own state-of-the-art PA, disco and lighting set-up and can provide our own dj to entertain your guests. Alternatively, you can provide your own entertainment.

As part of our service, our party co-ordinators will work with you closely to ensure your party gives your guests an unforgettable night and will arrange table and room decorations, cameras etc on your behalf or you can provide your own.

Our function room can be booked for £150 from 12.00-6.00pm or £200 from 6.00pm-1.00am or £300 for the whole day. Discounted rates are available Monday-Friday and Sundays.

Menus

High Tea Menu
£9.90 per person, minimum 10 guests, Mon-Sat afternoons only

Sandwiches:
   Honey roast ham and mustard mayo
   Mature cheddar cheese and pickle (v)
   Egg mayonnaise (v)
Kettle chips (v)
A selection of homemade cakes (v)
Our own scones with jam and fresh cream (v)

Tea and Coffee
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Finger Buffet Menu 1
£11.50 per person, minimum 20 guests

Sandwiches:
   Honey roast ham and mustard mayo
   Mature cheddar cheese and pickle (v)
   Egg mayonnaise (v)

Broccoli & stilton quiche with toasted almonds (v)
Chorizo sausage rolls
Coronation chicken bruschettas
Spicy potato wedges with sour cream and chive dip (v)
Kettle chips (vg) (gf)
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Finger Buffet Menu 2
£14.00 per person, minimum 20 guests

Sandwiches:
   Honey roast ham and mustard mayo
   Mature cheddar cheese and pickle (v)
   Egg mayonnaise (v)

Arbroath smoked haddock and Gruyère fishcakes with a herb butter sauce
Vine ripened cherry tomato, caramelised red onion and brie tartlets (v)
Mini Yorkshire pudding with beef and horseradish cream
Baby roast potatoes with sour cream dip (v) (gf)
Prawn and dill mayonnaise bruschettas
Chorizo sausage rolls
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Seated Three Course Meal
Suitable for 24-85 guests £28.00 per person
Choose ONE ITEM from each course and,
if needed, a vegetarian option

TO START
Served with a selection of bread rolls except chicken liver parfait
Roasted tomato and red pepper soup with basil oil (Vg) (gf)
Mozarella, vine ripened plum tomato and basil salad with aged balsamic dressing (v) (gf)
Pickled beetroot, candied walnut and feta cheese salad (v) (gf)
Chicken liver parfait, red onion marmalade and toasted sourdough bread
Cold water prawn cocktail, crispy leaf salad and thousand island dressing (gf)

MAIN COURSE
Served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and potatoes
Roast breast of corn-fed chicken with juniper and thyme gravy
Roast topside of beef with Yorkshire pudding and a red wine gravy
Pan roasted cod loin with a caper and parsley brown butter sauce (gf)
Mediterranean vegetable roulade with aged balsamic vinegar (vg) (gf)
Wild mushroom, spinach and cream cheese Wellington with a Madeira, truffle oil and tarragon cream (v)

TO FINISH
Fresh fruit salad (vg) (gf)
Lemon posset, raspberries and shortbread
Treacle tart with chantilly cream
Dark chocolate cake, crème fraîche and lime sorbet with a pistachio crumb (gf)
Apple crumble cheesecake, vanilla ice cream and a toffee sauce

Tea/Coffee
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For those long summer nights, why not offer your guests one of our al fresco options. Available for bookings in our function room, we serve the menus below in our garden. In poor weather the food would be served indoors.

Barbecue Menu
Minimum 40 guests, £12.50 per person

Per guest:
Butcher's sausage
Beefburger
Half chicken breast
Wholemeal and white rolls
Dips and Dressings

Choice of three salads from:
   Potato salad
   Coleslaw
   Mixed leaf salad
   Spicy rice salad
   Roasted vegetable pasta salad with basil pesto

Vegetarian options:
Mediterranean vegetable and Halloumi kebabs with lemon and mint glaze
Field mushrooms with stilton
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Hog Roast Menu
Minimum 70 guests, £12.50 per head

Generous portion of locally produced roast pork
Crackling
Apple sauce
Chef's own sage and onion stuffing
Wholemeal and white rolls
Dips and dressings

Choice of three salads from:
   Potato salad
   Coleslaw
   Mixed leaf salad
   Spicy rice salad
   Roasted vegetable pasta salad with basil pesto

Vegetarian options:
Mediterranean vegetable and Halloumi kebabs with lemon and mint glaze
Field mushrooms with stilton

*Gluten free and vegan plates available

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