Hog Roast – What is it?

A hog roast is an event or gathering which involves the barbecuing of a whole hog

The tradition of the hog roast goes back centuries. There are many ways to roast pig, this includes open fire rotisserie, and “caja china” style box grilling. Many families traditionally have a hog roast for Thanksgiving or Christmas and is now popular for parties and weddings.

In the UK Hog Roast, is fundamental to many occasions, parties and celebrations. It is usually an outdoor event. The tradition is either to roast on a spit, turning the pig under a flame, or in a large oven in a roasting pan, roasting a hog over 200 lbs (90kg) in weight is common in the UK. The pig is roasted usually in cider and bay leaves, with salt rubbed in to the scored skin to make the ‘crackling’.

A hog/pig, often around 80-120 lbs (36 – 54 kg) dressed weight, is split in half and spread onto a large charcoal or propane grill.

Hog Roast

VIP Hog Roasts provide top quality HOG ROASTS and BBQ’s for all sorts of different occasions and events such as:- Weddings, Birthdays, Sporting Events, Corporate functions, Festivals and any other special milestones.   We provide our catering services all year round.

VIP Hog Roasts are located in Hertfordshire and provides services to the following counties:-  Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Greater London.

We source all our meat and hog roasts from our local butchers/farms. The salads and vegetables are purchased on a daily basis to ensure the freshest of foods and our rolls are baked fresh from our local bakers.

We understand that you and your guests are VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE and that not all events are the same, that is why we will work with you to create the perfect event.


Why not call VIP Hog Roasts today and we will help you create a food package with a Hog Roast

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