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 and 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. For more info drop us an email on – or 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 from 4pm onwards. 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 40 people


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, we have a variety of lighting for different setups including ambient options with candlelight and 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 make sure the lighting is as you would like it.


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 £350 on food to secure room hire. Drinks packages are at your own discretion, if preferred we can serve your guests drinks. The minimum might be hit in the following ways:

  • 28 people on the £12.5 ph buffet = £350
  • 22 people on the £16 ph ph buffet = £352
  • 18 people on the £20 ph seated menu = £360
  • 18 people on the £25 ph seated menu £450

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 private events information PDF

 Click here to download our Buffet Menu PDF

Click here to download our Large Party Menu PDF


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