Never a quiet weekend with Twelve!

Saturday 21st June

The team head down to The Great Hall at mains where we catered for the wedding of Mr & Mrs Sherman and their 100 guests.
On conclusion of the ceremony the team began to prepare the Great Hall for service of the newlyweds three course wedding breakfast:

Mixed Melon Cocktail
blackcurrent sorbet, mint sugar

selection of bread rolls


40 hour cooked Beef Brisket
parsnip puree, yorkshire pudding, gravy

Baby leek and Lancashire Cheese Tart
buttered spinach, baby vegetables

served with seasonable vegetables and roasted new potatoes


Rustic Strawberry Pavlova
chantilly cream

Lemon Cheesecake
vanilla ice cream

Once the chefs had finished at The Great Hall at Mains it was back to the restaurant and all hands on deck for a busy evening ahead.
We had a large party in celebrating a 90th birthday who all chose from our Ala-Carte menu enjoying some of the following delicious dishes:


Goats Cheese Pannacotta
candied hazelnuts, pickled beetroot

Blow-torched Mackerel
poached rhubarb, gingerbread

Home-cured Salmon
horseradish snow, lemon gel


Gressingham Duck Breast
almond granola, raisin puree, yolk


Amaretto Arctic Roll
hot cherries, cherry paper

Lemon Meringue Pie
blackcurrent sorbet, flowers

This is just a small selection of some of the dishes we have to offer on our Ala Carte menu.

Sunday 22nd June

The restaurant was privately hired throughout the daytime of Sunday for a christening party, which was decorated both by ourselves and Balloonatics (

As the party arrived they were welcomed by our staff for arrival drinks with a selection of bottled beers or a glass of prosecco in the bar area before they were seated and presented with their three course choice menu:

blackpool tomato soup
pesto ice cream

chicken liver parfait
red onion jam, toasted loaf


40 hour cooked beef brisket
parsnip puree, yorkshire pudding, gravy

organic chicken breast
wild mushrooms, tarragon mash

grilled hake
buttered spinach, chive veloute


chocolate bake
rocky road ice cream

banana butty
four sweets in one

selection of lancashire cheeses
biscuits, chutney

The party finished their afternoon with us by making a few speeches and cutting the christening cake.

A very busy and enjoyable weekend all round!