Hog Roast and BBQ | Questions and Answers

Hog roast

Whats the lowest number of people you will provide a hog roast or BBQ for?
We can now cater for smaller parties. Our hog roast prices start at £499 for 50 guests. The minimum order for a BBQ is 40 guests. Contact us for more information

Can we have a hog roast in January, February or March?
Yes! We provide hog roasts and BBQ's throughout the year. If its cold or adverse weather we simply set up our serving table inside, its as easy as that!

When can we pay the balance?
We ask for the remaining balance to be paid no later than 7 days prior to the event date. If you want to pay it in advance its no problem.

Can you cook indoors?
No, we cannot take the hog roast machine or BBQ inside to cook. This is for health and safety reasons. We can however cook outside under our marquee and bring it in to serve if you wish.

How is the hog cooked?
We start spit roasting the hog at our premises between six and eight hours before arriving at your event (depending on the size of the pig), then it gets transported in the hog roast machine & continues to roast for up to another two hours prior to serving. We can also cook on site depending on your location.

How much space do you need?
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 50kgs will feed 100-120 people. Once we have your final numbers we can arrange a suitable sized hog.

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?
We usually serve for up to 1.5 hours (depending on guest numbers) Then when all guests are fed & those wanting 2nd's have done we begin to clear the equipment & leave any remaining meat for you. We find after this time no one else wants to eat but if you want us to stay longer then we can. Contact us for more information.

Is leftover food taken away?
It's 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 (let us know beforehand) and thats it!

We dont know our final numbers but want to book anyway.
We ask for the final numbers 1 week prior to the event date as we know things can change over a long period of time. The deposit secures the date.

How many people can you cater for?
We can cater for groups between 30 and 500+.

Can we choose different meats?
Yes. We can provide lamb, beef or any other meat combination you require - just ask us to quote a price.

How much BBQ meat do you provide per person?
We bring 1 of each item per person to ensure everyone gets fed and no one misses out.

Can we have crockery instead of disposables?
We dont offer this service directly but can put you in touch with a local crockery hire company

Do you supply vegetarian options?
Yes. We provide 5 veggie burgers at no extra cost. We can also cater for a range of dietary requirements, including gluten free and vegan at no extra cost.

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?
Contact us as we may be able to help.

What areas do you cover?
Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, London and beyond! - just ask us.

Do you leave the pig's 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. We have a 5* rating & hold level 2 food hygiene certificates

What if its adverse weather and we need to postpone?
Although we will still do our best to cater for your event on the day, unfortunately that does happen sometimes. (English weather!) We work with you to arrange your hog roast or BBQ for a different date that suits you. Additional charges may apply & we cannot guarantee availability.

Do you hire out sweet carts or signs?
We don't but if you want to hire a high quality 'LOVE' sign, sweet cart, magic mirror, disco or other items for your special day then speak to our friends at Bournemouth Party Events View their facebook page

My question isn't here?
No problem, feel free to use the enquiry form or give us a call on 01202421760.

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Testimonials
"The meat was lovely and tender the crackling lovely and crispy and the stuffing balls were delicious!
"They are still commentating on how moist the meat was and adored the crispy crackling."