Two rooms get a facelift

While we were closed earlier this month we spent a little time (when we weren’t catching up on our sleep) giving a couple of our en suite B&B rooms a facelift. Thanks to our Chief Decorator (Nick’s mum) for all her hard work, Lion Court (a twin or king size double room) now has a lovely deep red feature wall to match its new curtains and cushions, and new lampshades to emphasise the Moorish influences that define the ‘fountain of the Lion Court’ at Alhambra in Granada.

The Lion Court room now looks like this…

… which is not exactly like the original… 

… but it reflects the style somewhat.

Meanwhile, our Trevi room (a ground floor double room with easy access from the car park), now looks lovely with a lighter colour scheme and a new bed…

Both rooms are available to book direct on this website, from £60 per night (single occupancy).

Football Friday: Derby County v Leicester City LIVE on the BBC

We don’t often show football at the Geese and Fountain, but when we do…

Yes, Leicester City (or, as they’re known round here, “the mighty Foxes”) are in action this Friday night, January 27th, at Derby County in the fourth round of the FA Cup. And it’s being shown live on the BBC. Knew that license fee would come in handy eventually…

We’ll have the game LIVE on Friday, with all the build-up (which will presumably include extensive coverage of a certain Welshman scoring repeatedly…) from 7pm. Everyone welcome, even Derby fans.

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We love Valentine’s – and you’ll love our menu. And our B&B offer.

Looking for somewhere to celebrate Valentine’s this February?

Can we suggest the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the Geese and Fountain? Our Valentine’s Special Menu is designed to excite the senses, and we think you’ll love it. With lots of sharing choices, and fresh, local produce to the fore, the idea is to give you a meal to savour and an evening that is truly special – whether you’re walking home under the stars afterwards or staying in one of our very own B&B rooms.

Booking is now open for the Valentine’s Menu on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Tuesday 14th February, between 6pm and 9pm. Tables will be strictly limited.

Download the menu here. And call us on 01476 870350 to book a table (and a room for the night afterwards, if you wish).

We’re also offering a special deal on B&B bookings on all three nights of the Valentine’s Menu – book a Valentine’s Dinner for 2, and get a double room for £25 OFF the normal price, meaning dinner, bed and breakfast for the two of you is just £100 on the Tuesday night, or £105 on the Friday or the Saturday. Drinks are not included, but you can have a late breakfast and check-out any time up to 2pm without any extra charge. So book the next day off work and treat yourselves! 

Burns Night

Join us to celebrate the life and work of Robert Burns, and indulge in a special dinner menu to suit the occasion on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.

This year we have a Scottish Beer Festival in January, so it’s only fitting that we arrange a suitable centrepiece event: a traditional Burns Night supper, with haggis, cock-a-leekie soup, cranachan and a wee dram to finish the evening. There’ll be lots of quality Scottish beers and ciders available to enhance the experience. 

The Burns Night supper is at a very special price of just £20 per person, which includes three courses plus a coffee and whisky at the end of the night. Vegetarian options are available.

Sae let the Lord be thankit, as the Bard of Ayrshire would put it, and join us on the 25th.

Download our Burns Night menu and call us on 01476 870350 to reserve a table.

Scottish Beer Festival

From January 18th to the 28th, 2017, the Geese & Fountain at Croxton Kerrial will be featuring a host of Scottish ales, lagers and ciders in our third beer festival. The Scottish Beer Festival, which includes our Burns Night Supper on January 25th, will also include some Scottish bar snacks throughout the ten days of the festival, along with a selection of beers from some of the finest breweries currently operating in Scotland.

Scottish beer has come a long way in a very short space of time, and breweries like Fyne Ales and Harviestoun are now well known amongst beer lovers throughout the UK. But we also have some lesser travelled beers, like Drygate Brewery’s Pale Duke, Orkney’s Red MacGregor, and the current Champion Beer of Scotland, Tryst Brewery’s Raj.

Fifteen cask ales, seven on keg including some outstanding lagers, a cider and a perry mean there’ll be plenty to choose from throughout the festival.

Rooms for bed and breakfast can be booked at a special rate, with a £15 saving on every room for any night while the beer festival is underway – even for the Burns Night supper itself. Just call us on 01476 870350 and mention the ‘Scottish beer festival B&B offer’ to book a room at the special rate.*

Whether you join us for a swift half, or a whole evening, we hope you enjoy a taste of Scotland with us this month.

The full beer list is available here:

Note * : This offer is not available through any online booking agents.

Happy New Year – January at the Geese…

Well, we hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and New Year celebrations. We had a lovely time: a nice relaxed Christmas with lots of you popping in for drinks on Christmas Day, and a raucous New Year’s Eve thanks to a huge crowd of revellers and the fantastic Groove Merchants. A truly great night, to round off our first full calendar year as the Geese & Fountain.

We’re starting 2017 with our quiz tonight (Monday, Jan 2nd), and we’re open all this week as normal. Sunday (Jan 8th) sees the return of our regular monthly Acoustic Club, and we will also be having a JANUARY SALE ON BEER – all real ales this Sunday from 6pm will be just £2.00 per pint.

However, next week THE GEESE AND FOUNTAIN WILL BE CLOSED. The doors will be locked from the 9th to the 17th of January, as we (and the staff) will be getting some well-earned rest, and also doing a few jobs around the place to get us prepared for what we hope will be an even busier year than last year.

We will re-open on Wednesday, January 18th, with a bang! Well, with a beer festival. Yes, the third G&F Beer Festival, our Festival of Scottish Beers, will take place from the 18th to the 28th January, including a Burns Night Supper on Wednesday, January 25th. There’ll be a dozen ales, lagers and even a couple of ciders from some of our favourite Scottish breweries, and there’ll be some Scottish themed bar snacks available. No, not porridge.

We’ll also be promoting “Try-anuary” – spending January trying new beers, drinks you’ve never tasted or beer styles you thought you wouldn’t like. It’s much more fun than “Dry-anuary”!

Thanks for all your support during 2016, and we hope to see you at something this month.