At the Shoulder of Mutton, we take pride in being the perfect venue for private dining and parties. Whether you prefer a sophisticated sit-down meal or a something a little wilder, we’re here to make your celebration memorable. Choose from our four styles of buffet to kickstart your party, and the rest – music, decorations, and ambience – is entirely in your hands. We love hosting a jolly celebration, and our space is yours (for 4 hours) to create the perfect atmosphere for your event.

Hot Fork Buffet


A great celebration alternative for when a set sit down meal seems a little too ‘stiff’. The Hot Fork Buffet is an easy option for you as the host, or hostess, because no-one has to pre-order- perfect! And for your guests, they can try as much or as little of any food they like. All the dishes are homemade and many are slow cooked- Alan’s speciality. This menu is truly a winter warmer and comes highly recommended. Again, what you see on the menu is just a starting point and we look forward to hearing your own ideas.

Quintessential Summer Fork Buffet


Heavily influenced by the ever popular traditional English Ploughman’s Lunch, our Summer Fork Buffet offer’s you the flexibility of either dining inside, or out– weather permitting! It has been designed specifically for the summer months as a light main meal. All the dishes are served either warm, or cold, for a casual dining experience. It has been mentioned, many times, that the quiche is “Amazing”, “The best I’ve ever eaten”. So we have added this to the menu, but it can also be found on our Finger Buffet, which is a lighter option.

The Fork Buffet is listed as a three course menu, but this is flexible. The menu you see is just a starting point and we really enjoy designing your menu to your vision. We advise booking in a chat with either Wendy or Alan to take your party further.

Summer BBQ Menu


Cooked on a real charcoal barbeque, we take simple ingredients and the finest cuts of meat, or the humble sausage, and transform them into a feast suitable for your most favoured guests. Armed with only tongs and a lifetime of culinary knowledge, Alan and his assistants will cook for you a feast to remember. In fact year-on-year we often see the same groups returning for their annual summer feast. Even the vegetarians and vegans find there is food to which they can delight in. Call now to ask about availability and to get your party started.

Finger Buffet


Linked below is our basic cold finger buffet menu, ideal for afternoon gatherings or as a light evening snack at parties. Here at the Shoulder of Mutton we pride ourselves on meeting the customer’s requirements.  If you wish to include a different dish, for example, garlic bread, chunky chips, olives, a cheese board, or a home-made dessert, this can be done.  However it may alter the price.

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Main Menu

Dessert Menu

Vegetarian Ideas