Thu 12 Dec 2019 14:41

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 room holds up to 150 and 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 through until midnight and is stocked with a wide range of drinks, you may even wish to have your own cask ale pump clip designed for your special occasion.

To hire the McCracken Suite please speak to the Manager who will be happy to discuss your requirements. The room hire is £250 but will be reduced to £150 if you choose to have catering from the club. 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 light curtain will provide a beautiful backdrop for any band or disco and comes free when you hire the room. Chair covers and sashes are available to hire at £2.20 per chair. Please confirm your colour scheme at least 4 weeks in advance.

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 or Hog Roasts. We can offer options for any 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 built in projector and 8ft 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 only £180. 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 £6.50 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  


Option A


Selection of freshly cut sandwiches including Meat, Dairy and Vegetarian fillings (v)

Melton Mowbray Pork Pie

Chipolata Sausages served with Dijon Mustard

Yorkshire Puddings filled with Roast Beef

Battered Chicken Goujons with Sweet Chilli Dip

Hand Cut Chunky Potato Wedges served with a Sour Cream Dip (v)

Chicken Pieces cooked to your choice of Tandoori, Barbeque, Chinese or Tikka

Vegetable Spring Rolls (v)

Cheese and Onion Quiche (v)

Assorted Cheese Board with Biscuits (v)




Option B


Selection of freshly cut sandwiches including Meat, Dairy and Vegetarian fillings (v)

Freshly made Tortilla Wraps to include Assorted Chicken fillings

Handmade assorted Curried Vegetable and Lamb Samosas (v)

Hand Cut Chunky Potato Wedges served with a Sour Cream Dip (v)

Chunky Sweet and Sour Chicken Skewers with Peppers and Pineapple

Curried Chicken Breast Skewers spiced to suit your pallet, served with Riata

King Prawn, Chorizo and Red Pepper Skewers

Tartlets including Broccoli and Stilton, Quiche Lorraine, and Cheese and Chive (v)

Hand Made Herby Sausage Rolls

A selection of Crudités with assorted dips (v)

Traditional Fruit Platter to include Melon, Red and Green Grapes, Strawberries, and Blackberries




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 and Tomato, and Chicken and Bacon


Fruit and Plain Scones served with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream


Assorted Cakes to include Battenberg, Victoria Sponge, Coffee Cake, Lemon Drizzle, Caramel Shortbread, Flapjack, and Cherry Bakewell


Tea and Coffee



Fork Buffet


Option A

Roast Topside of Beef cooked to your liking served with Horseradish Cream

Poached Fillet of Salmon Dressed with King Prawns

Hand Carved Honey and Mustard  Glazed Ham

Sliced Mozzarella, Beef Tomato and Basil Salad (v)

Mixed Leaf Salad with Assorted Dressings (v)

Crunchy Homemade Coleslaw (v)

Hot Buttered New Potatoes (v)

Creamy Potato Salad (v)

Fresh Crusty Bread and Butter (v)



Option B

Hand Carved Honey and Mustard Glazed Ham

Delicately spiced Chunky Coronation Chicken

Creamy Chicken Caesar Salad with Crunchy Croutons (v)

Luxury Three Cheese and Broccoli Quiche (v)

Hot Buttered New Potatoes (v)

Basil Pesto, Black Olive and Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad (v)

Crunchy Homemade Coleslaw (v)

Savoury Rice Salad with Beans (v)

Mixed Leaf Salad with Assorted Dressings (v)

Fresh Crusty Bread and Butter (v)



Option C

Moroccan Lamb Skewers with a Mint, Parsley, and Yoghurt Dip

Lightly Spiced Couscous with Almonds, Apricots and Coriander

Jerk Chicken Breast cooked on the bone

Chilli and Coconut Spiced Rice with Mixed Beans (v)

Chinese Spiced Roast Beef served on Crunchy Bean Sprouts

Crunchy Homemade Coleslaw (v)

Hand Cut Paprika Seasoned Chunky Potato Wedges (v)

Mixed Leaf Salad with Assorted Dressings (v)

Greek Salad with Feta and Olives (v)


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, Seasonal Vegetables, and a Red Wine 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



Filo Roulade of Roast Root Vegetables with Spinach and a Creamy Wholegrain Mustard Sauce (v)



Salmon en Croute with New Potatoes and Parsley Sauce



Other vegetarian options available on request


Christmas Carvery


Hand Carved Roast Turkey Crown with Cranberry Sauce

Yorkshire Puddings

Home Roast Potatoes and Parsnips

Chipolata Sausages wrapped in Bacon

Sausage Meat Stuffing Balls

Broccoli, Carrots and Sprouts

Mashed Buttery Swede

Rich Red Wine Gravy made with all the Roasting Juices


Room Hire, Table Centrepieces, Crackers and DJ all included



Themed Menus


As part of our programme of social events we offer monthly Friday Night Food Nights in the Terrace Bar. 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 £8.50 per person.


Pie Night served with Creamy Mash, Chips and Seasonal Vegetables

Traditional Steak and Ale Pie

Steak and Black Pudding Pie

Chicken, Leek and Wholegrain Mustard Pie

Roast Root Vegetable Roulade (v)


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

Boeuf Bourguignon


Lapin a la Cocotte

Gratin de Aubergine Provencal (v)


Italian Night served with Garlic Bread and Salads

Traditional Lasagne

Assorted Pizza

Tagliatelle with Slow Cooked Beef and Pork Ragu

Chicken Caesar Salad

Roast Root Vegetable Cannelloni with a Red Pepper Sauce (v)


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

Chicken Madras

Chicken Korma

Chicken Dupiaza

Vegetable Balti (v)

Tarka Dahl (v)

Please note many more options are available


Mexican Night served with Nachos, Rice, and Salads

Chilli Con Carne

Beef Tacos

Chicken Burritos



Chinese Night served with Egg Fried Rice, Chips, Spring Rolls and Prawn Crackers

Sweet and Sour Pork

Chicken Chow Mein

Szechuan Beef

Chicken Satay

Chilli and Ginger Vegetables (v)

Canapé Menu

To add a touch of elegance to your event try our canapés made fresh in house. This is a set menu and works well with a drinks reception.


King Prawn, Chorizo and Red Pepper Skewers

Sweet and Sour Chicken, Peppers and Pineapple Skewers

Chicken in light Breadcrumb with Mayonnaise Dip (Served warm)

Stilton and Broccoli Tartlets (Served warm)

Cheese and Ham Tartlets (Served warm)

Cheese and Chives Tartlets (Served warm)

Smoked Salmon Blinis with Roe and Chive Garnish

Vegetable Spring Rolls (v)(Served warm)


All canapés are served by waiting staff.


£5.95 per person (minimum order 30 persons)

Hog Roast Menu

A special occasion is the perfect time for a Hog Roast. We cook the hog for 10 hours to ensure you experience tender melt in the mouth pork. Our hogs are locally sourced and guarantee and tasty option for your event.


Due to the size of the hog we charge a flat rate of £700 for the hog roast. This will cater for up to 120 guests.


Our Hog comes with a variety or side dishes. Please liaise with the Manager at least 4 weeks before your event if you would like to book the Hog Roast.

BBQ Menu

Please note that bbq menus can be adapted to suite your budget.

Choose from 3 of the following BBQ items:

Burger in Bun

Cumberland Sausage

Italian Marinade Chicken Breast

Chicken Tikka

Grilled Halloumi (v)

Pork Loin Steak 

Lamb Kofta Kebab

Stuffed Romano Pepper with Goat’s Cheese (v) 

Vegetarian Burgers, Sausages, etc are available (v)

Choose 4 of the following sides

Pesto, olive and sundried tomato pasta (v)

Garden Salad (v)

New Potato Salad (v)

Hot Buttered new Potatoes (v)

Jacket Potato (v)

Potato Wedges (v)

Homemade Coleslaw (v)

Rice and Bean salad (v)

Mozzarella, Beef Tomato and Basil Salad (v)

£8.95 per head

Banqueting Menu


Vegetable Broth (v)

served with fresh granary rolls


Roast Belly of Pork

served with Kale, Roast Shallots, Black Pudding, Bread Sauce and a Cranberry Jus


Baked Camembert (v)

served with warm French bread


Ham Hock, Apple and Mustard Terrine

with quail’s egg, pickle, and toasts


Prawn Cocktail

served with sweet melon and smoked salmon


Main Courses

All our main courses are served with roast Shallots and Seasonal Vegetables


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


Roast Northumbrian Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, Mashed Swede and Rich Gravy


Slow Cooked Leg of Pork with and Sage and Onion Stuffing, Yorkshire Pudding and Rich Gravy


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


Filo Roulade of Roast Root Vegetables and Spinach served with a Cream Sauce (v)


Steak and Kidney Pie with Mashed Potato and Cabbage


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




French Apple Tart with Blackberry Coulis and Cream (v)


Marbled Chocolate Truffle Torte with Bailey’s Cream (v)


Eton Mess (v)


Cheeseboard and Biscuits (v)


Coffee and Chocolates are served at the end of all banqueting events

Choose your 3 course menu for £23.95 per head