The Festive Season

Christmas Day

Christmas Day is all the more special with family and friends and a visit from you know who.

Dine with us to enjoy delicious food, fine wine and friendly service in a welcoming and warm atmosphere.



Scotch Braised Venison Bon Bon with  Winter berry gel


Lentil Soup served with Homemade warm bread & butter (vegetarian option available )

Chicken Liver Parfait with Cranberry compote and oatcakes

Prawn  & Crayfish Cocktail with homemade  brown bread 


Amuse Bouche 

Scotch Beetroot Smoked Salmon Crostini and Dill Creme Fraiche 


Roast Turkey with all the trimmings 

Slow Braised Shin of Scotch Beef creamed mash potato, roast root vegetables & jus

Sea Bass with fondant potato and tomato and bean cassoulet

Vegetarian Nut Roast with all the trimmings


Cock & Bull Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Bean ice-cream & toffee sauce 

Traditionsl Christmas Pudding with brandy butter 

Scottish Cheese Board biscuits and chutney 


Tea, coffee & mince pies 





All bookings can be made via the link below, please note there is a £10 deposit required per person.
There are two sittings to choose from, 12pm and 3.30pm 

Both sittings now almost sold out – please call 01358 743249 to check availability.

Due to social distancing, there are limited tables available so please book early to avoid disappointment. Should guidelines change, more tables will be released for reservation.

From the 1st to 24th December we shall be doing an afternonn tea with a festive twist (think turkey sandwiches, gingerbread and mulled wine) for both dine-in and takeaway. 

You can order a takeaway for collection here.

Dine-in can be booked here


Given the current situation regarding Covid-19 restrictions, we cannot predict which tier Aberdeenshire will be in on Hogmanay and what we will be permitted to offer. Rest assured we will still be celebrating New Year’s Eve and will have tables available to book for dinner but any extras (music, fireworks etc) has yet to be decided so if you’d like to provisionally book a table please call 01358 743249.


The Cock and Bull Ellon Rd Balmedie AB23 8XY Email:

Opening Hours

Mon to Sun:  9.30am - 9pm