Coming up at Creake Abbey Cafe & Food Hall
We’ve a packed events programme lined up in the run up to Christmas here at Creake Abbey Cafe & Food Hall. On top of our monthly quiz night, jazz and steak nights we’ll be welcoming local duo Ed and Laura singing old and new favourites on the second Friday of every month. They will also be entertaining us at our Christmas party nights, on 12th and 19th December.
Click here to visit our events pages for more information and how to book.
Cooking for Christmas with Mary Kemp
We’re delighted to be welcoming Mary for an evening of cookery demonstration on 26 November. Mary will be demonstrating her fabulous recipes for “fool proof” canapés, dips and nibbles ideal for stress free Christmas entertaining.
Following Mary’s demonstration Gabriel’s Garden will demonstrate how to make a traditional Christmas door wreath using the Gabriel/s Garden Wreath Making Kit which is available to purchase on the night at £14.95. Gabi will talk about the best foliage and seasonal greenery to cut from your garden, plus offer advice on berries that stay looking fresh and fabulous throughout the festive period.
Tickets cost £45 and include all canapés and drinks. Doors open 6.30pm.
Booking is essential. Click here for details of how to book.
May we present our programme of food workshops and demonstrations for the Festive Season.
All the sessions start at 6.30 pm and booking is essential. All are available as gift vouchers. Call us on 01328 730 399 (option 2) or drop into the Food Hall and ask for Tom or Lisa.
An enjoyable seriously light-hearted evening helping you to select your Christmas cheese board with our World Cheese Awards Judge Peter Bone, and to discover some wonderful wines to accompany the cheese with Amy Harrison from Le Marche du Quartier at London’s Borough Market. The evening starts at 6.30 pm, and costs £25 per person. There will be plenty to eat and drink.
Workshops with Head Butcher, Lisa Scothern
11 December – Curing and smoking bacon: £65 pp 6.30pm
Cure your own bacon and then take it home. The evening includes a tour of the Creake Abbey Smokehouse, and a 2 course dinner. Later you can have your bacon smoked and sliced. The cost includes your meal and drinks as well as 2kg of bacon to take home with you which can be vacuum packed in smaller amounts all with a shelf life to take you through the Christmas and New Year.
22 December – Prepare your own three bird roast. £10* 6.30pm
Lisa will show you how to bone and prepare the birds ready for the oven to take home for your Christmas meal. The evening starts at 6.30pm. £10 per person *plus the cost of your birds (which you can discuss with us when booking). Places limited so booking is essential. Refreshments included. Call us to talk to Lisa about ordering your birds.
Lisa will offer her top tips on how to use up Christmas leftovers and demonstrate how to make chicken liver parfait. Make your own ham hock terrine to take home. Ample refreshments served. Places limited so booking is essential.
30 December – Sausage and burger making £45 6.30pm.
Lisa will share the secrets of her award winning (and gluten free) sausages and burgers. Watch the demonstration and then make your own to take home. Plenty of festive refreshments. Places limited so booking is essential.
Private parties and functions
Did you know you can hire our Cafe exclusively for private functions, whether it’s a special birthday, anniversary, wedding or Christmas party large or small. Our Cafe can seat up to 60 people and our experienced front of house team and talented chefs will work with you to make your event really special. We’ll tailor the menu to suit your requirements from an afternoon tea or buffet to three course dinner.
Contact our events manager Victoria for more information on 01328730399 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas is coming to our Food Hall!
Look out for our Christmas butchery, smokehouse and deli order forms, available very soon, along with gifts for foodies, our range of hampers (from £25) and much more!
Go wild at Creake Abbey!
We are delighted to be working with The One Stop Nature Shop to supply binoculars and a telescope permanently to the Café for spotting the myriad birdlife over the meadows outside theCafe. All Cafe customers will have free access to two pairs of Viking Navilux binoculars and one telescope. Ask the Café staff for more details.
Any customer with a receipt from the Café and Food Hall will be entitled to a special discount on the Viking Navilux Binocular, at £99 saving £30. Come and visit their stand in front of the grain store on market days or take your receipt to The One Stop Nature Shop at Burnham Deepdale (just 5 miles away)
Here’s what The One Stop Nature Shop suggest you might spot here at Creake Abbey this season:
Look out for barn owls and little owls, red kites and merlins. Check hedgerows for bullfinches, redwing and fieldfare and of course listen out and keep and eye out for pink-footed geese.
From November to February wintering birds may include snipe, curlew, oystercatchers and the lesser redpoll.