There’s something wonderfully primal about tucking into a whole roast beast. Last Tuesday, about 40 or so food bloggers and twitterers gathered in the back garden of The Red Lion and Sun in Highgate to do just that, partake in a big hog roast, put on by owner Heath and chef Vincent.

Scratchings with Applesauce

The Roast Hog

The Head

The Spread

My First Plate


Apart from the moist and tender pork, there were salads galore: green, potato, bean, tomato, and coleslaw, as well as baps and foccacia. It was pretty much all you can eat – a 75 kg Gloucestershire Old Spot pig does feed many!

Thanks again, Lizzie, for organising the meat-up! And you can organise one for you and your mates too – there’s some information and contact details on their website below. Do also check out Ibzo’s post on their spit-roast lamb.

All my photos from the night can be found in this Flickr photoset.

The Red Lion and Sun
25 North Road
London N6 4BE