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Robert Burns Festival 2023 at The Haven

As the only Scottish restaurant in Boston, The Haven is honored to continue to bring you this very unique experience for our 13TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR and the first in our new space at the Haffenreffer Brewery Complex. This year, we welcome you to The Haven for a magical week filled with opportunities to imbibe and celebrate poetry, love, music and life itself. 

The Haven Burns Supper Experience: Wednesday, January 25th + Saturday, January 28th (SOLD OUT!)

  • 4 Course Meal (vegetarian option available) Including Traditional Haggis
  • The Piping in of the Haggis
  • The Address to the Haggis
  • The Toast to the Lassies 
  • Song
  • Poetry Recited (we encourage you to share, too!) 
  • Burns Whisky Pairing with Meal 
  • Live Entertainment 
  • An Immersive Burns Experience in The Assembly Room

Burns DRAMnight: Thursday, January 26th

Join Haven owner Jason Waddleton and special musical guest Elias Alexander for a journey through imaginative whiskies selected in the Burns spirit! This will be a full DRAMnight tasting experience. 

If you did not have a chance to get tickets to one of our Burns Supper events, we also recommend making a dinner reservation for 6:30 or 7 PM on the same evening as we’ll be offering a Burns dinner feature.


Burns Cabaret w/Bruichladdich: Friday, January 27th (SOLD OUT!)

Our friends from Bruichladdich return to The Haven as part of our Robert Burns Festival 2023 to deliver an unforgettable experience on Friday night: BURNS CABARET. 

  • Live music conveying the Burns canon with an eclectic approach 
  • Bobby Burns welcome cocktails 
  • A special tasting experience from our friend Jason Cousins, National Brand & Education Ambassador with Bruichladdich Distillery Co.
  • Poetry 
  • Bagpipes 
  • Some surprises, for sure

This is not an event to be missed, as we’ll experience the life, work and legacy of Robert Burns in a very different light! We expect this unique event to sell out fast, so grab your tickets now.

If you did not have a chance to get tickets to one of our Burns Supper events, we also recommend making a dinner reservation on the same evening as we’ll be offering a Burns dinner feature. This event will start promptly at 9 PM, so we do recommend a dinner reservation beginning no later than 7:30!


Lunch at The Haven

The Haven is open for lunch at noon every Monday through Friday offering up delicious Scottish fare from Scotch Eggs to Bridies to our lovely BLT and of course our award winning Burger.
It is the perfect place to grab a quick bite in a relaxed setting away from the hustle and bustle of Centre Street. Workers at non-profits also receive a 10% discount off food.
We have FREE WIFI, so you are welcome to work from home in the pub too. And remember, there is usually a football game on at 2.30pm LIVE so you can stay all afternoon! See you soon.


Boston Celebrates Three Scottish Holidays At The Hub’s only Scottish Restaurant

St. Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay, and Robert Burns Suppers takes New Englanders to Edinburgh

BOSTON, MA—The Haven, Boston’s only Scottish pub and restaurant, will celebrate three traditional
Scottish holidays now through late January.

“For me, celebrating Scottish holidays brings some of my homeland to Boston,” says Jason Waddleton, Owner of The Haven. “For Bostonians, I find people like celebrating new holidays and traditions, doing something different than what they do every year with Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve. It’s a fun way to spice up the season with some new traditions and different customs. I love being able to tie together Scottish culture, cuisine, and entertainment all in each of these nights.”
November: St. Andrew’s Day ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Andrew’s_Day ) is today, Wednesday, November 30, 2011, celebrating the patron saint of Scotland and an official bank holiday in Scotland. Chef Terri Montilio has put together a few of her magical new menu items: Mussels in Kelpie Seaweed Ale, Venison Sassitch and mash, a special/secret cask from the Williams brothers in Scotland. Plus, music from the highlands and lowlands with Big Country, Simple Minds, Billy Connolly, and Andy Stewart, with Teenage Fanclub thrown in for good measure. Reservations can be made at http://thehavenjp.com/reservations .

December: Hogmanay ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogmanay ) is the Scot’s word for last day of the year and so it will be celebrated on Saturday, December 31st, 2011. The New Year’s Eve event features a three-course prix fixe menu, champagne toast, and live music. The evening will end with a fireball ceremony, which traditionally takes place in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire on New Year’s Eve. You can view last New Year’s Haven fireballs ceremony at http://youtu.be/cHwZ_9l4CL8 .

The three-course prix fixe menu is $50 per person.

Reservations can be made here

January: The Burns Suppers

( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_supper) in late January, has celebrated Scotland’s national poet and lyricist Robert Burns for the last 200 years.

The Haven’s January 2011 Burns Suppers sold out and became a signature event for the restaurant.

In 2012, from Monday, January 23rd thru Wednesday, January 25th, The Haven’s guests will receive a full four-course dinner, a Scottish craft beer sampler, readings of Robert Burns’ poetry (http://www.robertburns.org ), live music with piper James Costello, songs from Burns by Scotland’s Kirstin Cairns, and Scottish country dancing from the Boston Highlanders dance troupe (http://www.highlanddanceboston.org ).

You can view last year’s fireballs ceremony at http://youtu.be/cHwZ_9l4CL8 .

The cost is $65 per person and tickets go on sale on Monday January 2nd at 10am

The Haven is located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood, four miles southwest of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is easy to reach from the MBTA’s Orange Line at Stony Brook station or by the 39 bus from Back Bay Station along Huntington Avenue. Depart the bus at South Huntington Avenue and Perkins Street.

Media Resources

To download a logo and 300 dpi images of Owner Jason Waddleton, interior and exterior photos, 9 photos of dishes at The Haven, and earlier press releases visit http://thehavenjp.com/media-resources .

About The Haven

The Haven opened in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood at 2 Perkins Street in the spring of 2010, featuring traditional Scottish cuisine and drink. The pub, located in Hyde Square, also features Scottish-themed events, trivia nights, music, and movies. Owner Jason Waddleton and Chef Terri Montilio have received positive reviews in Boston magazine, The Improper Bostonian, Stuff magazine, and Zagat. The Haven was also rated #1 Neighborhood Gem for 2011 by Open Table users and Best New Restaurant for 2011 in Citysearch. For more information, visit http://www.thehavenjp.com

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