Hog Roast Questions and Answers
Whats the lowest number of people you will provide a hog roast for?
We can now cater for smaller parties. Our prices start at £499 for 50 guests. Contact us for more information
Can you cook indoors?
Of course, we just need adequate ventilation as with any other gas appliance.
Dorset Hog Roast BBQ uses the very best machinery that allows us to cook in most indoor locations. Alternatively we can simply cook outside and bring the hog inside to present the spectacle of carving.
How is the hog cooked?
We start spit roasting the hog at our premises between five and eight hours before arriving at your event (depending on the size of the pig), then it gets transported in the hot oven & continues to roast for another two hours prior to serving. We can also cook on site depending on your location.
How much space do I require?
A surprisingly small area! We only require a space of 3 x 3 metres.
How many people will a hog roast feed?
It depends on the size of the pig. A hog weighing 45kg's will feed 100-120 people.
What happens if it rains?
Firstly it probably won't! If it does rain we are not affected as we cook in our marquee, the food can then be transferred and served indoors which makes sure you and your guests are not inconvenienced.
How long do you stay for?
Chef and server's usually serve for up to two hours then when all guests are fed they begin to clear the equipment.
Is food taken away?
Its up to you. All remaining meat, rolls, salads etc are usually left for the organiser to continue with their event or if requested we can take it away.
What will the organiser need?
Access to a domestic electricity supply is helpful but not essential and thats it!
How many people can you cater for?
We can cater for groups between 20 and 3000.
Can we choose different meats or vegetables?
Yes. We can provide lamb, beef or any other meat or vegetable combination you require - just ask us to quote a price.
Can we have crockery instead of disposables?
Yes. We can supply this - just ask us to quote a price.
Do you supply vegetarian food?
Yes. We provide a wide choice of vegetarian options. We can also cater for a range of dietary requirements, including gluten free at no extra cost - just ask us.
Where do you source your meat from?
All of our meat is sourced from a local trusted butcher. Free range pigs from Dorset and Hampshire. All of our other meat is English, free range and farm fresh.
We are holding a public event and would like catering on site, would you provide this?
Yes we would be able to cater for public events - contact us for more information
How much is a hog roast?
Our prices depend on your guest numbers. You can view our menu and prices here
What areas do you cover?
Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, London and beyond! - just ask us.
We wont have 80 guests but still want a hog roast.
Our hog roast event can now start with a minimum of 50 guests. Prices start at £499 or have a look at out 'take away' option which starts at £3.50 per person.
Do you leave the pig head on?
Only if you ask us to, we usually take it off prior to us cooking it
Do i have to be there when you arrive?
No, just let us know where you want us beforehand and we will set up and get everything ready.
Are you insured?
Yes, we hold public liability insurance and have our food hygiene certificates from Bournemouth's environmental health department
What if its adverse weather and we need to postpone?
Unfortunately that does happen sometimes (English weather!) we simply arrange your hog roast or BBQ for a different date that suits you. Although we will do our best to still cater for your event
My question isn't here?
No problem, feel free to use the enquiry form and ask us or give us a call on 01202421760.
We are proud supporters of the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance
We now support our local air ambulance. Any donations are welcome no matter how small we have an official collection pot at our marquee