DORSET Wetherspoons pubs are celebrating the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns with a special menu running until Sunday, January 26.

The Swan and The William Henry in Weymouth, the Royal Oak in Dorchester and the Greyhound in Bridport are offering a range of Scottish delights, including a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, as well as a Caledonian Burger, which comes with haggis, whisky sauce, and beer-battered onion rings.

Customers at both pubs will also be able to sample a guest ale, the Harviestoun Haggis Hunter (4.3% ABV) from Scotland’s Harviestoun Brewery in Clackmannanshire. The beer, which is made using Bobek, Cascade, Celeia, East Kent Goldings and Fuggles hops, has a fruity, hoppy flavour and is the ideal accompaniment to the haggis meal.

Other drinks on offer include two Scottish single malt whiskies - Glenmorangie and Glenfiddich - Scotland’s BrewDog Elvis Juice beer, and a variety of Scottish gins, such as Tanqueray No. 10, Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla, Hendrick’s and Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger.  Kim Newton, manager at The Swan, said: “Our Burns event is a great opportunity for our customers to sample some traditional Scottish food and drink and to celebrate for longer than just a day.”

Burns’ Night is celebrated annually on January 25, the date of Robert Burns’ birthday.