The Bushel has a beautifully refurbished function/dining room which is perfect for lunches/dinners, weddings, funerals and parties. We not only use this room for private events, but also for hosting our own event evenings and as an extension of our dining space on busy days. The room has direct access on to a decked area and the garden via French windows, where there are amazing views of Ashwell church which is directly opposite the pub.
All variety of events can be catered for, whether they are informal buffets, canapé parties or formal dinners. With their extensive background in events Lucy and Martin are happy to help you plan your event just as you want it to be.
Forthcoming Events
We host a number of events throughout the year, please also refer to our Facebook page  for notifications.
Martin's Supper Club - Friday 11th November (Sold out - now taking bookings for Fri 27th January)
We have been told these are a very well kept secret and so far they have sold out quicker than the preverbial hot cake!  So we have decided to let everyone in on the secret this time and have put it our website!  The Supper Club is an evening where Martin prepares a set 5 course menu of his choice for £35.00 per head.  Wine pairings are available although our full wine list and bar offer is also available as usual.  Always a wonderful evening of food, wine and friends.  Don't forget to book early to avoid disappointment. March 2017 date will be launched soon!!!
Christmas Day Lunch - Sunday 25th December (in case you had forgotten the date!)
One of the most magical days of the year and yes we are open....  We serve a wonderful 5 course Christmas lunch at 1.30pm, starting with canapes and finishing with a warm happy glow, a full tummy and alot of christmas cheer!  All for £75.00 per person.  Early booking essential.
New Years Eve - Saturday 31st December
The end has come (of the year anyway) and we are partying the new year in with a Desert Island Discs inspired dinner dance.  All the music will be selected by you (yes you will have to disclose you 3 favourite tunes) and dress code is to come AS your favourite song or the artist who sang it.  That just about covers everything...... Frank Sinatra wore a dinner suit, Chas and Dave wore jeans and Freddie Mercury.... well as we said, anything goes!  Start the evening with canapes, followed by a 3 course dinner and end the night dancing like "wild pelicans" (as a firend of mine used to say).  The event is ticketed, tickets are £65.00 per person and bookings are being taken now.
New Years Day - January 1st 2017
For those of you with children.... who don't really do the "New Year" thing or are just needing to recover from the night before we are holding a New Years Day BBQ.  We have a heated marquee (as well as the normal pub dining areas), with access for the little ones into the outdoor play area, so you can keep an eye on them without getting cold.  The BBQ and buffet will be available from 11.30am - 4.30pm (the pub is open until 10pm for drinks) for one day only it is all self service from the buffet and BBQ (our normal menu will not be available)
We will be launching our 2017 dates for Martin's Supper Clubs and our themed nights in the next couple of months, so watch this space.