There are some changes taking place here at Blackthorn and Willow. We have been open now for three years – our doors opened in July 2015 – and during this time we have continued to develop our range of locally produced crafts and foods (the most local of which are our ‘Blackthorn Breads’ which, as customers know, are actually baked on the premises). While nothing will change in this respect, we are adjusting our opening times in order to focus more on the weekend. We will now (from August) open on Sunday afternoons rather than midweek. So our new opening times are Fridays and Saturdays from 11.00 to 5.00 and Sundays from 2.00 to 5.00. We will, of course, continue to provide a range of artisan loaves here every Saturday.
We are pleased to be starting on a new venture, which is a further development of our commitment to locally produced quality foods. From September onwards we will be hosting a monthly supper club: ‘ The Dining Room Supper Club’ will take place on the first Wednesday of each month. Featuring vegetarian dishes made from local and seasonal vegetables as well as local seafood, the Dining Room will offer customers the opportunity to dine with friends – and make new friends at our large shared table – in a pleasant and comfortable setting.
The supper club will take place upstairs in the dining room above the shop. As we do not have a licence we will be unable to serve alcohol, however customers will be very welcome to bring their own alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.
Tickets for the supper club, which need to be purchased in advance, are available from Blackthorn and Willow and Glenarm Visitors’ Centre. For further details about The Dining Room Supper Club take a look at the ‘Dining Room Supper Club’ page on this website and keep an eye on our Facebook page nearer the time.