We turned the ripe old age of ONE this October and decided to throw a birthday party for as many of our regular guests as we could squeeze in to our four walls!

We have had a wonderful first year and are so pleased with the way our business has been received and supported in the town and wanted to do some thing to say thank you in the only way we know how – great food and wine! We had a turn out of around 100 guests, made possible by removing all tables and chairs for a drinks and canapés evening.

At The Pantry we are incredibly fortunate to have many, many regular guests and could have invited  three times the number of guests that we did, however we only have a certain amount of space so please accept our apology if we didn’t get around to inviting you!

The party started with a bang as the party goers decided to waste no time and all arrived on time at 7pm, which kept Angel and Chloe very busy pouring Champagne and wine on arrival.

We also had The English Spirit Company on hand serving sample shots of their locally produced, high quality Gin, Rum and vodkas to really get everyone in the party spirit (pardon the pun)!

Vincent, Daryl and Kris worked incredibly hard all day preparing canapes and then ensuring they went out perfectly on the evening. Jessica and Maria were rushed off their feet keeping up with demand and the kitchen serving the food.  Here is a list of the canapes served, which by the way you can order for your own parties!

Menu for the evening

Black pudding crockets with an Apple cyder dipping sauce

Venison Kofte with Sumac Aioli

Pesto Arancini

Griddled king prawns with chilli and Harissa

Roast Pumpkin Arancini

Chicken liver pate and onion marmalade crostini

Roast pepper pate with pine nuts on toast

Lamb kofte with garlic aioli

Fritto Misto

Mini fish and chips with gurnard

Welsh rarebit

Mini burgers and Pantry Relish

Mini shepard’s pie with Ox Cheek

Smoked trout pate and dill crostini


Mini lemon meringue cupcakes filled with lemoncello


Mini scones with clotted cream and jam

Millionare shortbread

Coconut and ameretto bites

Here are a selection of photo’s from by our lovely waitress Hannah (Hannah Reynolds Photography.co.uk)


We would like to make a special thank you to all our regular guests that made the evening so special.