Your event?

We host all sorts of events in our backroom – mainly parties but also occasional meetings, workshops, film nights, hen do’s, baby showers, weddings and private meals. Our offer includes food, so as long as it is based around a meal or a buffet we can look at it! Our aim is to keep it as simple and as easy as possible for you, all you should have to do is to turn up!

What is a party at Ernest like?

You get our relaxed backroom exclusively to yourselves and a dedicated member of staff to take drinks orders from you and your guests, serve your food & generally look after you. It’s a relaxed, low key, shabby chic kind of a place, just like the rest of Ernest! We offer options for a large party menu (at the table) or a buffet option which allows space for standing and more guests if preferred. You can download a PDF of our food & drinks packages by clicking HERE. You can pop by and see our backroom anytime we are open but its much prettier at night-time with all of our lights switched on, we also have plenty of pictures of the backroom which can be sent by email on request.

When can I have my party?

Our main party times are Friday/Saturday 6.30pm – closing time OR Friday/Saturday 3pm – 6pm. Other times may also be available, please enquire for more specific dates/times and we may be able to accommodate!


For buffet based parties we can accommodate up to 50 people
For sit down meals we can accommodate up to 35 (N.B. these numbers are post covid quantities to allow plenty of room, they may increase again in the future).


Much of the furniture folds or moves around easily to accommodate the best layout for your function. We have invested in a great sound system and decks, making recorded and live music alike sound excellent. We also have a variety of lighting for different setups including ambient options and candlelight, and for dancing there is a smoke machine and laser light. We also have a large wall mounted screen if you would like to show images or film.


You can bring your own décor though we ask that no Sellotape is used. We also have a large screen that can be used to project your images onto. As part of the party set up we will provide candles and flowers and turn on the pretty evening lights in the room. You get our carefully chosen playlists or DJ music when we have them programmed or no music at if you prefer!


We don’t facilitate two sets of music in Ernest anymore because it creates a nasty sound clash and just doesn’t work well at all. We know music is important and we take a lot of care with our playlists and choosing great DJ’s to ensure that its always a good atmosphere and well suited to all age groups.

What does it cost? 

We charge a minimum of £300 on food to secure room hire. Drinks packages are at your own discretion, if preferred we can serve your guest drinks. The minimum might be hit in the following ways:

25 people on the £12 ph buffet £300
20 people on the £15 ph buffet £300
17 people on the £18 ph sit down meal £306 14 people on the £22 ph sit down meal £308


Please use the form below to enquire about booking our backroom. 


Drop us a line

If you’re interested in hosting a private event at Ernest please use this email form to provide us with some more information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Click HERE  to download our Buffet Menu PDF

Click HERE to download our Large Party Menu PDF

Click HERE to download our Private Events Information PDF

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