Fri 03 Jan 2020 15:13

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. If you would like to add refillable tea and filter coffee to the menu this will be charged £1.80 per person. 

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
  • BatteredChicken 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

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

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 £9.95

Roast Crown of Turkey with Sage and Onion Stuffing and Chipolata Sausages £9.95

Roast Rump of Lamb with Creamy Mash and Minted Jus £10.95

Roast Leg of Pork with Crackling, Sage and Onion Stuffing and Apple Sauce £9.95

Roast Supreme of Chicken cooked on the bone with Sage and Onion Stuffing and Chipolata Sausages £9.95

Filo Roulade of Roast Root Vegetables with Spinach and a Creamy Wholegrain Mustard Sauce (v) £8.95

Salmon en Croute with New Potatoes and Parsley Sauce £9.95

Other vegetarian options available on request 

Christmas Carvery (for work parties)

  • Hand Carved Roast Turkey Crown with Cranberry Sauce
  • Yorkshire Puddings
  • Home Roast Potatoes and Parsnips Chipolata
  • Sausages wrapped in Bacon
  • Sage and Onion Stuffing
  • 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 Food Nights in the McCracken Suite. 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 £9.95 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 Cassoulet 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 Enchiladas

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.

£7.95 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 £750 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)

£9.95 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 £24.95 per head

Terms & 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 that continue beyond 8pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Hire Charges

Hire of the McCracken Suite will be charged at £150 per event booking. To provide your own catering a further £100 will be payable. The organising host 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 before the end of the event.

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

To erect a marquee a further £100 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 cost exceeds the bond then the excess will be required to be paid within 7 days.

NFC do not accept bookings in relation to parties where the majority of guests are under the age of 21. Corkage

Corkage will be charged at £6.050 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 £180. 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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