Wed 12 Oct 2022 09:44

Functions at Northern Football Club

The McCracken Suite offers a beautiful backdrop to any function with attractive views across the playing fields to a nature reserve. The can seat 120 with ample room for the dance floor. Minimum numbers of 60 are required to hire the room. For a wedding breakfast the room is suitable for up to 80 guests with a formal top table. The Bar is fully licensed until midnight and is stocked with a wide range of drinks including 16 draught beers, lagers, and ciders. If you have a favourite cask or craft beer, we will make sure it is on tap.

To hire the McCracken Suite please speak to the Manager who will be happy to discuss your requirements. The room hire is £250. We will set the room as you require using circular tables or if you prefer we can provide other tables by request. All our tables will be dressed with white linen cloths creating a blank canvas for you to decorate the room as you wish.

Our menus are included in this brochure so you can read them at your leisure, however if you would like to discuss your catering requirements we encourage people to arrange a meeting with the Manager. The catering possibilities are vast and we can offer bespoke menus from formal wedding breakfasts to BBQs. We can offer options for specialist dietary requirements so please inform the Manager of any guests with allergies and we will make sure they are well looked after.

Having booked your function, you can take advantage of our 85 inch tv screen to display your photographs - this works particularly well for birthday celebrations and wedding receptions. We can also offer the use of our PA system for speeches and background music free of charge.

For your evening entertainment you can hire our DJ for £190. Our DJ has many years’ experience and has developed a music video style which adds a visual element to your disco. This is often very popular at family events.

Drinks packages are available on request. If you would like to bring in your own choice of wine or sparkling wine our corkage charge is £8.00 per bottle. All glassware and service will be provided by our friendly staff.


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Finger Buffet Menu

Please feel free to mix and match items from all buffets or ask us to create a bespoke menu. If you would like to add refillable tea and filter coffee to the menu this will be charged £2.80 per person.

Option A

Selection of freshly cut sandwiches including Meat, Dairy and Vegetarian fillings (v)
Freshly made Tortilla Wraps to include Assorted Chicken fillings
Battered Chicken Goujons with Sweet Chilli Dip
Vegetable Spring Rolls (v)
Mini Tartlets including Broccoli and Stilton, Quiche Lorraine, and Cheese and Chive (v)
Hand Made Herby Sausage Rolls
Hand Cut Chunky Potato Wedges served with a Sour Cream Dip (v)
Margarita and Pepperoni Pizzas (v)


Option B

Breaded Chicken with Mozzarella, and Ham with Mature Cheddar Sliders
Hand Made Sausage and Black Pudding Scotch Eggs
Three Cheese and Broccoli Quiche (v)
Chef’s Recipe Chicken Tikka Pieces with Mint Raita
Hand Made Mini Cottage Pies
Freshly Made Yorkshire Puddings filled with Roast Beef or Pork and Rich Gravy
Warm Pesto and Parmesan Pinwheels (v)
Hand Made Herby Sausage Rolls


Option C

Hot Roast Topside of Beef or Lion of Pork served in Traditional Oven Bottom Stotties
Sage and Onion Stuffing Balls
Home Made Roast Potatoes
Freshly Made Yorkshire Puddings
Thick Northern Gravy made using the Pan Juices
Traditional Condiments


Fork Buffet

Please feel free to mix and match items from all buffets or ask us to create a bespoke menu

Option A

Poached Fillet of Salmon Dressed with King Prawns
Hand Carved Honey and Mustard Glazed Ham
Three Cheese and Broccoli Quiche (v)
Caprese Salad of Mozzarella, Beef Tomato and Basil Salad (v)
Chopped Mediterranean Salad of Feta, Cucumber, Baby Tomatoes, and Red Onion (v)
Crunchy Homemade Coleslaw (v)
Hot Buttered New Potatoes (v)
Fresh Crusty Bread and Butter (v)


BBQ Menu

Please note that BBQ menus can be adapted to suite your taste and budget

100% Beef Burger with Mature Cheddar Cheese Slices
Classic Pork Sausages
Assorted Tikka and Lemon and Herb Chicken Breast
Grilled Halloumi (v)
Chunky Potato Wedges (v)
Chopped Mediterranean Salad of Feta, Cucumber, Baby Tomatoes, and Red Onion (v)
Crunchy Homemade Coleslaw (v)

£10.95 per head

Afternoon Tea Menu

A selection of Sandwiches made using White and Granary Bread to include Honey Roast Ham, Salmon and Cucumber, Egg and Cress, Cheese Savoury, and Chicken and Bacon

Fruit and Plain Scones served with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream

Assorted Cakes

Tea and Coffee


Carvery Menu

Carvery Menu

Our carvery provides a popular dining experience for your guests, serving locally sourced traditional roasts. We highly recommend this style of service and know you will enjoy our friendly service and high quality food.
All our carvery options are served with plenty of Yorkshire Puddings, Roast Potatoes, Balsamic and Honey Glazed Roast Carrots, Broccoli and a Thick Northern Gravy made using all the roasting pan juices.
Roast Northumbrian Beef with Roast Parsnips and Mashed Swede

Roast Crown of Turkey with Sage and Onion Stuffing and Chipolata Sausages

Roast Rump of Lamb with Creamy Mash and Minted Jus

Roast Leg of Pork with Crackling, Sage and Onion Stuffing and Apple Sauce

Roast Supreme of Chicken cooked on the bone with Sage and Onion Stuffing and Chipolata Sausages

Roast Root Vegetable and Spinach Wellington with a Vegetarian Gravy (v)

Other vegetarian options available on request

Kids Options

Whole Fillet Chicken Nuggets and Chips
Margarita Pizza Slices with Chips


Themed Menus

As part of our programme of social events we offer a regular Friday Themed Food Night. These are always well attended and have expanded into a variety of themed menus which will work very well for any event. Choose from one of the menus below for only £11.95 per person.

Pie Night served with Creamy Mash, Chips and Seasonal Vegetables

Traditional Steak and Ale Pie

Steak and Black Pudding Pie

Mushroom, Lentil, Parsnip and Chestnut Cottage Pie(v)


French Night served with Creamy Mash, French Bread and Seasonal Vegetables

Boeuf Bourguignon


Traditional Layered Ratatouille (v)


Italian Night served Hand Cut Chunky Chips and Salads

Traditional Home-Made Lasagne

Assorted Pizza and Garlic Bread

Mushroom Arancini with Arabiata Sauce(v)


Curry Night served with Basmati and Pilau Rice, Poppadom and Naans

Beef Madras - a medium heat and finished with ground almonds

Chicken Jalfrezi - plenty of fresh chilli and garlic to make this a hot dish

Vegetable Dupiaza – a mild dish cooked with onions, peppers, cauliflower and potatoes.

Please note many more options are available


Mexican Night served with Nachos, Rice, and Salads

Chilli Con Carne

Beef Tacos

Chicken Burritos


Banqueting Menu


Lentil Soup (v)

served with fresh granary rolls


Breaded Brie Wedges (v)

served wholegrain mustard and apple chutney, toasts and rocket with a French dressing


Ham Hock Terrine

served with quail’s egg, pea puree, and toasts


Prawn Cocktail

served with sweet melon and smoked salmon


Main Courses

 All our main courses are served with roast carrots and parsnips, and broccoli


Grilled Supreme of Chicken with Mashed Potato and a Creamy Wholegrain Mustard Sauce


Roast Topside of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, Mashed Swede, Roast Potatoes and Rich Gravy


Roast Leg of Pork with Sage and Onion Stuffing, Yorkshire Pudding Roast Potatoes and Rich Gravy


Roast Rump of Lamb served with Creamy Mashed Potato Wilted Spinach, and a Minted Jus


Roast Root Vegetable and Spinach Wellington with Mashed Potato, Roasted Shallot and Gravy (v)


Steak and Kidney Pie with Mashed Potato and Cabbage


8oz Sirloin Steak served with Dauphinoise Potatoes, Green Beans and a Peppercorn Sauce


Baked Loin of Cod served with Sauteed New Potatoes, Green Beans and a Thai Sauce



Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream (v)


Sherry Raspberry Trifle (v)


Eton Mess (v)


Cheeseboard and Biscuits (v)Coffee and Chocolates are served at the end of all banqueting events


Choose your  three course menu for £29.95 per head

Northern Football Club Terms and Conditions


Having discussed your requirements and decided upon a date, all you have to do is place a provisional booking. Bookings are to be placed by the organising host responsible for the event. Hire charges paid by the organising host will be accepted by Northern Football Club (here after referred to as NFC) as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

To place a provisional booking NFC require a payment equal to all hire charges incurred. NFC will hold this provisional booking for 14 days within which time the organising host may cancel the booking and receive a full refund. After the 14-day period the booking will automatically become a confirmed booking.

In the event of a confirmed booking being cancelled by the organising host or representative thereof, NFC will retain all monies paid in lieu of lost revenue.

Confirmation of the number of guests attending including all catering requirements and outstanding payments must be received by NFC 14 days prior to the event. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking.

NFC reserves the right to cancel the booking at any time if it believes the event has been booked under false pretences, or any guests actions are deemed unacceptable or do not adhere to the licensing objects as set out by law.

NFC reserves the right to cancel the booking at any time if music and/or amplified entertainment volumes are deemed to be excessively loud. Acceptable levels will be expressed to the organising host and any performers prior to the booking.

NFC holds the organising host responsible for any damage that occurs through direct or indirect action, however caused and by any guest attending the event. Appropriate charges will be fully itemised and are payable by the organising host within 7 days.

NFC will not accept bookings for age specific parties under the age of 21.

Hire Charges

Hire of the McCracken Suite will be charged at £250 per event booking.

Where organising host choose to supply catering they must supply all cloths for the buffet table, crockery, cutlery, and serving equipment, and is responsible for the removal of all rubbish, food debris, crockery, cutlery and serving equipment from the premises.

NFC does not have a kitchen or any glassware, cups, crockery, cutlery or serving equipment available for hire.

To erect a marquee a further £150 is payable. The organising host must supply all equipment and labour necessary to erect, furnish and dismantle the marquee. The organising host must provide a schedule for all work to be agreed by NFC. NFC holds no responsibility for ensuring the safety or security of the marquee or of any items therein.

No vehicle access to the grassed areas is permitted.

NFC requires a bond of £250 payable in cash for all bookings made in relation to 21st birthday celebrations. The bond will be returned to the organising host subject to any additional costs incurred. If costs exceed the bond, the excess will be required to be paid within 7 days.


Corkage will be charged at £8.00 per 750ml bottle of wine. No beverages other than those agreed with NFC prior to the event are permitted.


A disco can be booked with our in-house DJ for £190. All music must cease at midnight at the latest and equipment cleared from the building by 12.30am.


NFC can provide catering for specific food allergies by request only. All advertised menus may contain food allergens. It is the sole responsibility of the organising host to inform NFC of any guest attending the event who has a food allergy. NFC holds no responsibility for any issues relating to food allergens that were not specifically expressed by the organising host when confirming the catering requirements.
All crockery, cutlery and serving equipment remains the property of NFC at all times.

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