hog roast and lamb roastA Hog Roast, Spit Roast, Outside Catering and Wedding Catering Company, serving Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham and the North of England.


We are a Premium Outside Catering Company based in Yorkshire (Wensleydale, North Yorkshire). Abbotside Events offer a variety of event catering options from small informal gatherings to large wedding catering and corporate event catering. We are equally comfortable, equipped and experienced to provide you with a wide variety of options from Hog Roasts to large corperate Ox Roasts to silver served five course wedding meals.


Abbotside Events pride themselves on providing quality food with a friendly help full service. (Click here to read about our suppliers). We price each event on its own merit and will always endeavor to find a catering solution that fits your requirements. If you would like a quote on any form of catering be it a hog roast, lamb roast, silver service wedding or something else of your choosing, please email or call.







2017 Menu
Updated menu for the 2016 season
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lemon meringue pie

Abbotside Events Launch the 'Whole Roast Ox Company'
Having received our Whole Ox oven back from the graphic company (Dalesflex in Hawes) complete with branding we are now raring to go! As far as we know we are the only company providing a whole roasted beef carcase in the UK, so if you want something very different and have a lot of people to feed (500 to 2000) then get in touch and we can discuss providing a Whole Roast Ox.
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For more info visit www.wholeroastox.co.uk

Desserts in Jars
desserts in jars

A range of Desserts served in Jars, a fun and very trendy way of serving desserts for a wedding. Pictured here: (front left) Rich dark chocolate truffle flavoured with Amaretto liqueur and a layer of white chocolate truffle flavoured with Baileys. (front right)Rich chocolate truffle flavoured with Amaretto liqueur and topped with Amaretti biscuits. (back) Two Classic British Sherry Trifles

We have a 'Midge Magnet' available for hire this summer.
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If your planning an event and are worried about midges get in touch to see how we can help!


Hog roast machine hire Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland

If you would like to hire a Hog Roast machine and roast a pig or lamb yourself we can provide a CE tested machine, gas and tuition. Prices from just £180 (collected from us) for the full extended weekend, if required we can provide your pig or lamb.

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Hog Roast served by an Abbotside Events chef

Hog roasts & spit roast pigs

If you are wanting either a Hog Roast or Spit Roast pig in Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Durham, Northumberland or further a field then please browse the relative Hog Roast page on this site. We can provide a range of services from hire of our Hog Roast machine to fully catering for you with either a Hog Roast or Spit Roast Pig.

Most of our Hog Roasts are delivered ready roasted however if you prefer we can cook onsite or we can arrange for you to collect a cooked hog in a tray.


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Wedding Caterers

wedding catering We can offer wedding catering in Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Durham, Northumberland or further afield. Abbotside Events can help you reduce the stress of planning your wedding reception, not only can we provide a wedding catering option that fits your budget and type of wedding we can through our contacts arrange:-

wedding cake, fully licensed outside bar, marquee hire, crockery and cutlery hire, furniture and linen hire, lighting, disco/music , provide a wedding coordination service.


Hog roasts and spit roasts fit all occasions from an informal wedding to prestigious silver service wedding. If your budget is limited in these difficult times a hog roast buffet or spit roast chicken buffet can feed a lot of people in a very economical manner. Or we can offer a higher level of service starting with a Champagne and Canape reception followed by a four or five course waitress served wedding breakfast. Our menu's are not just limited to large center piece roasts, if you require a more conventional meal we can cater in an equally proficient manner.


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Lamb roasts & spit roast lamb

Spit Roast lamb from Gillgate farm in the heart of the Dales

If you prefer lamb and are wanting either a Lamb Roast or Spit Roast Lamb in Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Durham, Northumberland or further a field then please browse the relative Spit Roast Lamb page on this site. Our Lambs are all sourced directly off the farm where we are based in the heart of Wensleydale.


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Spit Roast Beef

spit roast beefOur large multi pronged Beef Spit Roast machine enables us to cook enough beef for up to 500 sandwiches on one machine or provide 250 plated beef servings. Spit Roast beef is an excellent alternative to a Hog Roast either as a snack serving or a wedding breakfast main course.


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ABBOTSIDE EVENTS are members of the Nationwide Caterers Association

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To experience a really good quality hog roast and bespoke outside catering at your event then use Abbotside Events in Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire. We know that we provide the best hog roasts around. Abbotside Events Yorkshire takes great pride in doing things properly. Since we started in 2006 we have put a lot of time and effort into perfecting our hog roasting. We've successfully dealt with many varied clients throughout Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire and provided hog roasts for lots of different events. Starting with high quality pigs selected for hog roasts and then using a marinade of cider, a blend of fine and coarse salt and the correct hog roast cooking temperatures, results in the prefect crispy crackling and beautifully succulent pork. Whether it is for a private party, wedding, or corporate event our Company sources only the best locally grown hogs specifically chosen for their roasting characteristics. To date we have provided thousands of generous portions of the most succulent spit roasted pig that you have ever tasted - not to mention the crackling! Based in the stunning Yorkshire Dales and catering all over Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire. Our clients are definitely the best in the country; from Kendal to Carlisle, Kirkby Stephen to Penrith, Ambleside to Millom, Catterick to Northallerton, Harrogate to Helmsley, Skipton to York and Leeds to Bradford, Preston to Blackpool, Lancaster to Clitheroe, Barnard Castle to Durham, Teeside to Darlignton. We are fully insured and members of the Nationwide Caterers Association. Abbotside Events owners, managers and staff are fully trained in food hygiene. We have never let anybody down, we have never cancelled, once your deposit is paid we will provide your catering! We have a long list of past clients who are happy to provide a testimony to or hog roasts and catering. Hog Roast Leeds - Hog Roast York Our Hog Roast Chefs (India, Rachael, Angela, Roy, Dave, Amanda, Andy, Stuart) and assistants are vastly experienced, friendly and adaptable if you looking for a Hog-Roast from a reliable outside catering company in Edinburgh? We can provide various hog roast options to fit your budget including diy hire full spit roast service including a chef to carve with his or her assistant to carve your hogroast meat and delicious crackling.A catering solution you want with as much input from us as you require. If you want just a hog roast we will provide just a hog roast however if you want all the trimmings we will provide it.. Further information regarding the various menus and catering options can be found on this website. With success after success and an organisation that boasts over 20 seasonal staff available, we pride ourselves as being the most reliable outside hogroast BBQ catering Company in this field in the Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire area since 2006, covering all Leeds hog roast party locations. The most delicious hog roast you have ever tasted will be cooked for you in York conforming to strict health and hygiene regulations and in total control of the cooking process. Choosing an established hog roast caterer is recommended for your event in York. We are more than happy to offer all our Food Hygiene, Food Handling Certificates, Public Liability insurance, and CE Approval Certificates. As a long term established outside hog roast caterer in York we don't take any chances with refrigeration of food, especially meat! All our details can be found on our web site along with information on other companies we work closely with, marquee hire companies, outside bar, tableware hire, wedding cake providers, mobile disco and hog roast in York. The history of eating and combining apple's and pork is ancient. "Apicius' [Roman, 1st century AD] recipe for 'minutal matianum', a ragout of pork, contains apples...this is a kind of dish still made and eaten, particularly in Northern and Central Europe. The acidity of apples helps the digestion of fat meat such as pork." ---History of Food, Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat [Barnes & Noble Books:New York] 1992 (p. 629) If you would like to learn more about apples in cookery we recommend Apples: History, Folklore, Horticultures, and Gastronomy by Peter Wynne. This book also contains historic recipes, some for applesauce. This tradition continues today and is a winning one! That's why we serve our roasted hog with a homemade Bramley apple sauce. The next time you are organising a celebration, event, party, wedding then why not take the stress out of your planning and go the whole hog?, From York to Skipton, many Yorkshire towns have a rich history much shaped by the Saxon and Normans to whom medieval feasts were a common place. You can also experience similar mouth-watering feasts as they no doubt enjoyed in their strongholds. We are only minutes away from Castle Bolton, which is available for function hire, with its turreted ramparts, spiral stone staircase and great hall it's an ideal venue for a spit roast hog. We at Abbottside Events offer outside catering a with variety of alternative meats in addition to traditional hog roast - you choose from beef, lamb, venison, turkey, and wild boar. If you wish to supply your own local meat from Leeds we can do that too. You can order a hog roast or barbecue in advance for between 100 - 3,000 guests - But please be aware that we are often very busy in the summer months, so book well ahead. Our website has a page dedicated to our suppliers of hog roast pigs, quality bread buns and the finest groceries. Many American families traditionally have a pig roast for Thanksgiving or Christmas, in Miami and Tampa pig roasts are often held on Christmas Eve by Cuban families whereas families from Hawaii often hold a roast on Memorial Day. Pig roast (lechon asado) is a part of Puerto Rico's national dish and is usually served with arroz con gandules. In Puerto Rico, pig roasts occur year round, but happen in greater frequency as part of New Year's Eve celebrations and especially Christmas. In the Philippines, the roasted pig is referred to as lechon baboy. It is traditionally prepared for Christmas celebrations, but is also commonplace at birthday parties, weddings, Debuts, and family reunions. In Indonesia pig roast is called babi guling, babi panggang or babi bakar and it is rarely found since Indonesia is a muslim majority country, except in non-muslim majority provinces, such as Hindu Bali and Christian Batak lands in North Sumatra, Minahasa people of North Sulawesi, Torajain South Sulawesi, Papua, and also among Chinese Indonesian. In Bali babi guling usually served with lawar and steamed rice, it is popular dish in Balinese restaurant and warungs. In Batak people tradition, babi guling is a prerequisite in wedding offering for the bride family. In Papua pigs and yams is roasted in heated stones filled in the hole dug on the ground and covered with leaves, this cooking method is called bakar batu(burning the stone), and it is an important cultural and social event among Papuan people. In various Chinese communities (especially in Southern China), a pig roast known as siu yuk is purchased for the sake of special family affairs, business openings, or as a ritualistic spiritual offering. For example, a tradition is to offer one or several whole roast pigs to the Jade Emperor to celebrate a Chinese film's opening with a roast pig; the pig is sacrificed to ward off evils in return to pray for the film's success. One garnish used to make the dish look more appealing is a circular slice of pineapple and cherry and is often placed in a red box for luck. In the UK, the tradition of pig roasting, which is more commonly known in the UK as a Hog Roast, is fundamental to many occasions, particularly parties and celebrations. It is usually an outdoor event, and a staple meal on many show events. 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 pigs over 200 lbs 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'. We are probably the largest and most experienced specialist firm in the UK for Spit Roast Hog and Lamb - or BBQ catering. Our staff and equipment are always the very best. Unlike so many other operators we are fully insured, registered and inspected - You are in safe hands when you book with us. For more than a decade we have sought to bring the customers the very finest Hog-Roast experience. Abbottside Events have been tireless supporters of English Pork and locally grown free-range meat. We have catered events in collaboration with some of the UK's favourite TV Celebrity Chefs and had numerous high-profile attendees among our satisfied customers. We can happily accommodate anywhere between 100 and 5,000 guests. We ensure that we arrive at all Hog Roast events anywhere in the UK, on time, every time. Britain's Hog Roast experts: Ten years in the business and still the best. The pioneers of DIY Hog-Roast. Unbeatable quality and value. Now Offering free range and locally bred pigs throughout Yorkshire Hog Roast North Yorkshire - (Click here for hog roast North Yorkshire locations) - Some areas around North Yorkshire we offer our hog roast caterer services too:Ampleforth, Buckden ,Bramhope, Burley in Wharfedale catteick, Catterick garrison, Bedale, Bishopdale, Driffield, Easingwold, Driffield,Grassington, Great Ayton, Filey, Hawes, Harrogate, Helmsley,y Ilkley, Ingleton, Hog Roast , Knaresborough, Leyburn, Leeming Bar, Market Weighton, , Middlesborough, Northallerton, Nidderdale, Pateley Bridge, Pickering, Pocklington, Poppleton, Redcar, Reeth, Richmond, Ripon, Swaledale, Scarborough, Selby, Settle, Skipton, Stamford Bridge, Tadcaster, Thirsk, Wetherby, Wensleydale, Wharfedale, Whitby, Haxby, York. Hog Roast West Yorkshire - (Click here for more hog roast West Yorkshire locations) - Some areas around South Yorkshire we offer our hog roast caterer services too -y, Batley,, Baildon Bingley, Bradford, Brighouse, Calderdale, Castleford, , Dewsbury,r, Elland, Featherstone, Garforth, Guiseley, Kirklees, Halifax, , Hebden Bridge, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Horsforth, Huddersfield, Keighley, Knottingley, Leeds,, Mirfield, , Normanton, Otley, Pontefract, Pudsey, , Hog Roast , Shipley,, , Todmorden, Wakefield. Hog Roast South Yorkshire - (Click here for more hog roast South Yorkshire locations) - Some areas around South Yorkshire we offer our hog roast caterer services too - Barnsley, Bawtry, Conisbrough, Cudworth, Cleckheaton, Doncaster, Darfield, Darton, Dearne, Mexborough, Rawmarsh, Rawdon, Hog Roast Rotherham, Sheffield, , Stocksbridge, Hog Roast East Yorkshire - (Click here for more hog roast East Yorkshire locations) - Some areas around East Yorkshire we offer our hog roast caterer services too - Beverely, Bridlington, Driffield, Goole, Howden, Hull, Hessle, Hornsea, Hedon, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Snaith, Withernsea yorkshire Puddings Outside

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