Hog Roast Gargrave, near Skipton – Open gardens & birthday party

This weekend The Hog Roasting Company was at Gargrave near Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales where we provided outside catering in the form of a delicious free range hog roast for the close of the annual open gardens event and a fantastic birthday party.We set up in a secret garden which was down a string of little nooks and crannies so unfortunately we could not get our hog roasting machine to the event.  Luckily we arranged a site visit first so planned on cooking and carving the pig at our facility then taking the delicious meat to the event along with the pigs head which was displayed in the serving area and was really well received as a spectacle and talking point.  The sandwiches were served on palm leaf plates and bamboo cutlery was available for the sides & salads.

Gargrave is near Skipton where we also provide outside catering and event solutions including hog roasts and hog roast hire.  It is a lovely Yorkshire Dales village situated between the Leeds Liverpool canal and the River Wharfe.  If you are looking at having a party or event in Gargrave, Skipton or the surrounding area then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01274 396979 or email info@thehogroastingcompany.co.uk

5 Star Food Hygiene Rating

hog roast bradfordFollowing our commitment to quality in not just our delicious food and service level but processes and practices we have today received 5 stars from the Food Standards Agency. Ensuring that you can be confident when choosing The Hog Roasting Company for your party or event that we adhere to the highest possible food hygiene standards.

The Hog Roasting Company are based in Baildon near Bradford in West Yorkshire, they cover the surrounding area also offering outside catering in Ilkley, Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales.

Hog Roast & Big Pan Catering in Steeton, Skipton

Christmas is officially here and with it the start of it outside catering for Christmas parties, his weekend in Steeton, ear Keighley & Skipton serving up a free range hog roast with tasty veggie paella cooked in our (little) big pans.hog roast steeton skipton

We have a selection of big pans and also special Veggie ones too which provides an interesting alternative to a veggies sandwich served with the other meaty mains.  For this Christmas party at the event we cooked up a baby big pan which provides 20 portions of delicious fresh Paella as well as an interesting spectacle.baby-big-pan-paella-steeton-skipton

The Paella was a delicious mix of chick peas, and vegetables with citrus, spice and fresh parsley.  Cooked in one of our traditional Paella pans actually manufactured in Spain.hog roast crackling skipton keighley

This event was in Steeton which is in between Keighley and Skipton in Yorkshire, please so not hesitate to contact us around here or surrounding areas.

Baeutiful Wedding Hog Roast at the Devonshire Arms in Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales

The Devonshire Arms in Bolton Abbey made the perfect backdrop for the beautiful wedding where we provided outside catering in the form of a cooked and carved hog roast served in sandwiches with freshly pan fried chorizo & fresh garlic canapes in honey and soy.hog roast bolton abbey

We were again blessed with the rain leaving and the sun coming out for our outside catering hog roast event in Bolton Abbey between Addingham and Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales leaving a lovely little rainbow behind as a reminder that the showers had passed through before the evening party began.hog roast addinghamThe venue was perfect with a lovely outside bar for the guests to enjoy their drinks, canapes and hog roast sandwiches.hog roast devonshire arms

Before the darkness came in and the beautiful day came close to a lovely end.

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Introducing International flavours with our new BIG PANS!

Our increasing international food choice from the hog roasting company in Yorkshire provide outside catering options that give you something delicious, interesting and different for your event.

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  • Spain – Choice of traditional and modern Paella
  • Jamaican – Goat curry
  • French – Tartiflette
  • German – Bratkartoffel
  • British – Sausage caserole
  • Brazilian – Feijoida
  • Arabian – Spicy meatballs
  • Italian – Rissoto

Having invested in multiple pans and gas burners we are able to offer you numerous delicious dishes for your event as well as cater for large events, also having a large selection of bain marie’s to keep sides such as rice hot or salads cold.

There are multiple options for how we can provide this service.

  • Fully catered – Where we will supply, cook & serve your dishes and sides for you.
  • Equipment rental – Providing just the pan, burner and gas for the budding chef who would like to cook their own dish.
  • Semi catered – For the adventurous we can supply the equipment, but also all ingredients, utensils herbs & spices for the dish or your choice along with instructions to cook one of our dishes yourself

Based in Baildon, Bradford, West Yorkshire we provide outside catering around the whole of the local area such as Bradford, Leeds, Shipley, Otley, Ilkley, Skipton, Halifax, and the Yorkshire Dales.

Please do not hesitate to contact The Hog Roasting Company on 07974 448217 email garethtownend@yahoo.co.uk or use our contact form for which there is a link at the top of the page to discuss Big Pan or Hog Roast enquiries.

Hog Roast season starting to heat up!

The hog roasting season is officially heating up now spring has sprung in Yorkshire, with the lambs bouncing around until they’re tired out and the weather picking up nicely, it is time to think about your summer parties and events if you have not already done so, considering the hog roasting company for your delicious local free range hog roast hire and outside catering.

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We are already taking free range hog roast bookings in and around the Yorkshire Dales from Skipton the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and in the villages of Burnsall, Appletreewick, Grassington and Kettlewell as well as surrounding areas of Ilkley, Ben Rydding, Addingham and Burley in Wharfedale.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us for an informal chat to discuss your potential hog roast & outside catering events for this year and we could help you have a delicious, tasty and hassle free hog roast event with interesting canapes and sides to really make your event stand out as being something different with a delicious and interesting twist.

Call Gareth on 07974448217

Email garethtownend@yahoo.co.uk

Or use the contact form where there is a link at the top right of this page.

Hog Roast – Corporate Motorcycle Launch Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire

Battling storm Henry we thought we would be up against it for the bike launch for BMW in Baildon, near Shipley in West Yorkshire and were concerned about the success of the event where we provided hog roast hire with tasty free range hog roast sandwiches, although it turns out that the BMW launch beat the elements and Saturday had a great turnout with the weather improving for Sunday.

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We have a very expensive high quality gazebo to try and hold the weather off when it isn’t ideal.  This was strapped down to ensure we didn’t take off mid service but it fortunately it wasn’t anywhere near as bad as forecast.

Fresh crackling straight off the free range hog roast pig just waiting to be cut before the crackling fans arrive to treat themselves, served on our catering tables which are covered in crisp white linen.

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Lot of tasty free range to be prepared last weekend, our pork is cooked fresh then carved into bain maries so that we ensure you get a steaming hot sandwich every time.

Thanks to everyone at Allan Jefferies and their guests for all of their nice comments.

hog roast bradford Baildon and Shipley in Bradford, West Yorkshire is a very big biker area, not only do some leading manufacturers have outlets here but Baildon also hosts the annual Harley Davidson rally which is great fun.

The hog roasting company provides outside catering and hog roast hire around the whole of West and North Yorkshire, including Ilkley, Harrogate, Skipton, Bradford and Leeds where we cater for a variety of private and corporate events and our flexible menu and service is well received.


Christening Hog Roast Lothersdale, Skipton, Yorkshire Dales

It was a pleasure to provide a tasty free range hog roast for outside catering at the Christening in Lothersdale near Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales where between the autumn showers we were blessed with a nice break in the cloud for the service.

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Above, setting up the tasty free range hog roast prior to the Christening.

Tasty crispy crackling for all at the Hog Roast Christening near Skipton.

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If you are interested in a hog roast in and around the Skipton area then please do not hesitate to contact the Hog Roasting Company for a chat about hog roast hire or any of your requirements by calling Gareth on 07974 448217 – emailing garethtownend@yahoo.co.uk or using our contact form by clicking contact at the top right of this page

Roberts Park BBQ, between Saltaire & Baildon in Bradford

It was a super sunny hot day for the BBQ next to Roberts park between Saltaire and Baildon in Bradford where we provided catering in the form of tasty burgers with fresh side salad, onions, relish and gurkins on ice, sausages and marinated chicken wings.

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Chilled salad bar for the BBQ burgers including lettuce, onion, tomato, gurkins, salsa relish, sweetcorn relish and jalepenos.IMG_6277

It was a community & family event in order to attract local people and take their views on what should be done with the land just upriver from Roberts park and the surrounding area.IMG_6276


Our basic package of burgers, sausages and marinated chicken wings was really well received.  We also offer bespoke extra’s such as marinated kebabs, lamb chops and steak along with a selection of tasty side salads, hot roast baby potatoes in sea salt and rosemary plus canapes to nibble on before, during and after the BBQ or Hog Roast.

Saltaire is a historic village in Bradford on the river Aire which runs all the way from past Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales, through Silsden, Steeton, Keighley and Bingley then on to Shipley and eventually in to Leeds. We have an 18th birthday party in Leeds next month which we are all looking forwards to as it sounds like lots of fun.  Following investment and redevelopment it has become an interesting and quality place to live and visit based around the Saltaire Mill in the center of the village.

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Wild Wedding – Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

Last weekend we were lucky enough to be chosen to provide the full service catering including Hog Roast and Kebabs for a lovely wedding at Kettlewell Village Hall in the Yorkshire Dales, near Grassington up the road from Skipton.

As with these events we were eagerly awaiting the first guests back from the wedding to provide them with Prosecco and Canapes and had a surprise when they turned up on all 4’s in sheepskin jackets.

We thought they looked like they needed a drink so offered them some Prosecco anyway.

Above you can see cherries and dates wrapped in bacon which have been baked in the oven, to the left baby brushetta with cream cheese, caramised onion chutney and chives.

Below you will find award winning pork pies with picalilli, really tasty and well received by everyone at the wedding in Kettlewell.

Thanks again to the bride & groom plus all of their guests for the nice things that they had to say about our food and service.

There should be some more photo’s following of the above lovely venue which was Kettlewell Village Hall, near Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales where we hope to be visiting again soon to provide catering for another special occassion.