Events & Activities at The Wild Boar

The Wild Boar provides a versatile venue for a broad mixture of events ranging from our popular Whisky Tasting evenings to bushcraft courses, making use of the Boar's extensive private woodland.

Upcoming Events

A glass of whisky

Whisky Tasting Evening with Highland Park

On Tuesday 9th February 2016, The Wild Boar welcomes Rob Kilgour from Highland Park to taste a selection of Whisky from their portfolio.

Highland Park is one of only a few distilleries that turns its own barley by hand during the drying process. Perhaps it is this care and attention which makes Highland Park is one of the Inns most popular malts. Thorough out the evening Rob will take us through Highland Park’s story while we sample a wee dram or two.

Dine in The Wild Boar restaurant on the same evening and join our Whisky tasting for free after dinner or book your place for £10 per person.

For table reservations and event booking, telephone: 015394 45225.

For enquiries please call:015394 45225

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Why not try your hand at clay pigeon shooting with our Instructor at the purpose built shooting range, situated within the hotel's very own private 72 acre wood. Take your chance to shoot at clays that simulate the flight of a number of different wild birds, including; the pheasant, crow, grouse and perhaps even a bolting rabbit!

Sessions are available to book at £45.00 per person per session, please contact Mike: 07814 030249 or for more information contact The Wild Boar direct.

For enquiries please call:015394 45225

A selection of smoked cheeses

Smoking Courses

Working with Smoky Jo’s to provide one day courses.

Those taking part in the courses will get the chance to smoke a range of different foods such as chicken, salmon, sausages and cheeses. As well as using the Inns own purpose built smokehouse the Smoky Jo’s team will show how tremendous results can be achieved at home – on a stove, converted bbq, wardrobe or filing cabinet!

2016 Course Dates and Prices

The courses will be at a set cost of £139.00 which also includes lunch and dinner. Add accommodation at a reduced rate too! For 2016 the course will run on the following dates:
11th May 2016
15th June 2016
14th September 2016
19 November 2016
7th December 2016 (Christmas Theme)
Arrival at 10.00am and finish time is approx. 3.30pm.

A full list of upcoming smoking dates is available on our Smoking Courses page.

For enquiries please call:015394 45225

Wild Boar Inn Wedding Showcase

Wedding Showcase

Come and visualise your wedding day at The Wild Boar on Sunday 21st February 12pm till 4pm.

The Wild Boar lies in the heart of the Gilpin Valley and boasts a fine reputation for its excellent cuisine and friendly service. Oak beams, log fires and a comfortable lounge enhance the olde world ambience.

Visit us for a chance to visualise what it would be like to get married at this unique venue, whilst also taking the opportunity to talk to a selection of our local suppliers, each of which has an aim to make your wedding day very special. It will also be the perfect opportunity unleash your wildest dreams and share them with our own innovative Wedding Co-ordinator, Emma who will be on hand to help you make those dreams into a reality.

Find out more on our Facebook Event.

For enquiries please call:015394 45225

Head of a Wild Boar mounted to the wall

BOARing weekend

A full weekend package where you can experience everything “Wild Boar” from Friday 4th March to Sunday 6th March 2016.

Here at The Boar we’re passionate (many may say verging on the BOARing) about classic British hearty dishes, seasonal, local ingredients and of course our extensive whisky menu, home-brewed ales and Smokehouse which provides many of our signature dishes.

In celebration of this, why not join us for a very special weekend celebration featuring some of our very favourite ‘Boars’ sharing their love and knowledge of all things ‘foodie’.

This year we have the pleasure of welcoming our friends from Smoky Jo’s back to the Inn who will be demonstrating just how we create such Inn favourites as our famous smoked fillet steak and even our smoked peanuts. Featured as one of the ‘Top 9 Courses to Do’ by the Lonely Planet Guide, these ladies certainly know their stuff and this mini-course will have you smoking at home in no time!

We are also delighted to welcome Glenfiddich Ambassador Mark Thompson back to The Wild Boar. Mark has a wealth of knowledge of all things whisky and will be hosting an exclusive tasting on the first night of your stay!

Last, and by no means least, we will also be hosting a ‘Tasting of Ale’ where our in-house brewing ‘Boars’ will share their expertise will guests and, of course, give everyone the opportunity to sample the range of ales made right here at The Wild Boar.

Prices start at just £245 per person for dinner, bed and breakfast, including all the above events and tastings.

To book this event, telephone: 015394 45225.

For enquiries please call:015394 45225

A glass of whisky

Whiskey Tasting Evening with Bushmill’s

On Thursday 17th March 2016, The Wild Boar welcomes Ros Duffy from Bushmill’s to taste a selection of Whiskey from their range.

Learn about the critical acclaimed Bushmill’s range which is produced at the Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The distillery date back to 1608 which makes it the oldest licensed distillery in the world.

Dine in The Wild Boar restaurant on the same evening and join our Whiskey tasting for free after dinner or book your place for £10 per person.

For table reservations and event booking, telephone: 015394 45225.

For enquiries please call:015394 45225

A glass of whisky

Whisky Tasting Evening with Bowmore

Tuesday 10th May 2016, we welcome David Mills from Bowmore to taste a selection of Whisky from their range.

A new edition to The Wild Boar’s Whisky collection, Bowmore's celebrated Single Malt has been distilled on Islay, ever since 1779. This makes it the first of Islay's eight distilleries. Now, as then, Bowmore is widely acknowledged to be among the finest and most perfectly balanced single malts in the world.

Dine in The Wild Boar restaurant on the same evening and join our Whisky tasting for free after dinner or book your place for £10 per person.

For table reservations and event booking, telephone: 015394 45225.

For enquiries please call:015394 45225

A glass of whisky

Whisky Tasting Evening with Diageo

On Monday 8th August 2016, The Wild Boar welcomes Ervin Trykowski from Diageo to taste a selection of Whisky from their portfolio.

Diageo is the world’s largest producer of spirits, a notable whisky brand in the Diageo collection include Jonnie Walker, the world’s bestselling blended Scotch whisky, Bell’s, bestselling whisky in the UK, Cardhu, Talisker, and Buchanan’s. Ervin will guides us through the best of Diageo’s range.

Dine in The Wild Boar restaurant on the same evening and join our Whisky tasting for free after dinner or book your place for £10 per person.

For table reservations and event booking, telephone: 015394 45225.

For enquiries please call:015394 45225