A Farnham tradition dating back more than 400 years will return on Friday, November 10 – and all are welcome.

The 220th Farnham Venison Dinner will take place at The Bush Hotel, with tickets now on sale, priced at £82 per head.

The black tie affair includes a six-course meal, plus a pre-dinner drink and wine with the meal.

Chancellor and South West Surrey MP Jeremy Hunt is one of four headline speakers, alongside the former Bishop of St Albans The Rt Revd Chris Herbert, the Bishop of Guildford, and one other who has yet to confirm.

The first Farnham Venison Dinner took place in 1605, and was held in an attempt by the Bailiffs and Burgesses to stop townsfolk from poaching deer from Farnham Park.

While poaching is no longer a problem, the customary dinner continues to be followed as a civic event.

The dinner is steeped in history and in keeping with tradition the chef, accompanied by a piper, will bring the venison into the dining room. The venison will be presented to the Mayor of Farnham, who will carve the first slice.

To apply for tickets, call Venison Dinner chairman Pat Frost on 07768 566919 or email [email protected]