The Gaskell Society

The Gaskell Society

Celebrating the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell

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New Year Lunch, 2022

Wednesday 19 January, 2022, 12:00 pm GMT

£26 – £28.20

We’re thrilled to welcome our members and friends back for our wonderful New Year lunch, now a firm favourite in our society’s calendar. Join us at the the Cottons Hotel, Knutsford for a three-course lunch, including coffee and after-lunch entertainment.  Bookings must made, along with menu choices, by 7 January, 2022.

Wednesday 19 January 2022, arrival 12.00 for 12.30.



Chicken liver parfait, brioche & pistachio butter

Roasted tomato & basil Soup (V)

Calamari, rocket salad, lemon & oregano mayonnaise

Main courses

Tuscan butterflied chicken breast, peppercorn sauce, confit tomato, portobello mushroom and new potatoes

Grilled fillet of sea bass, tenderstem broccoli, new potatoes & lemon hollandaise

Inka-fired cauliflower steak with oregano, lemon & chilli, confit tomato, portobello mushroom and twice-cooked chips (V)

Rigatoni pasta, slow cooked shin of beef, pork shoulder & Calabrian ‘Nduja ragu,
parmesan, spicy pangrattato, garlic ciabatta


Glazed lemon tart, clotted cream & raspberries

Fresh fruit salad, crème fraiche

Eton mess, seasonal berries

Two scoops of Yorvale ice cream, cookie crumb, fruit sauce

Cheshire white cheese, chutney, celery, grapes and cheese biscuits

Tickets are £26 per person (same as 2020).

To book

Download, print and fill in the booking form , send it to us, with your cheque, made payable to The Gaskell Society. Further details are on the booking form itself.

Please contact Jane Wilkshire, or call her on 01565 632179, on or before 7 January to confirm your place if not booking online. 


Book online, at a cost of £28.20. This carries a £2.20 booking fee (which goes to our box office provider), but saves you time and stamps!

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Wednesday 19 January, 2022
12:00 pm GMT
£26 – £28.20
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Cottons Hotel and Spa
Manchester Road
Knutsford, WA16 0SU United Kingdom
01565 650333