Hog Roasts Cumbria, Lake District, Kendal, Carlisle, Penrith, Whitehaven, Workington, Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness, Cockermouth ~ From Abbotside Events


Cumbria Hog Roasts & Spit Roast Pigs


hog roast being served by abbotside events


Standard package for a Hog Roast in Cumbria:


  • Hog Roast or Spit Roast pig marinated in cider with crispy crackling;
  • Cider & apple sauce;
  • Sage & onion stuffing;
  • Served in 'Cocketts of Hawes' fresh baked bread buns;
  • Chef and assistant to carve and serve.




  • Salads & Side Dishes;
  • Puddings;
  • Disposable crockery / cutlery;
  • China / stainless steel crockery / cutlery;
  • Extra waiting staff .

hog roast spit roast pig

The essential difference between our Hog Roasts and Spit Roasts is that the former is cooked inside a large roasting tray (left hand side image) and the latter on a spit (right hand side image).

Using the roasting tray we believe produces a better quality product however some may prefer the more visual aspect of a Spit Roast.

Cooking times vary depending on the size of pig but typically 7 to 8 hours for a 50 to 60 kg hog roast. We can source either a Landrace cross breed of pig from our local village butcher or a Rare Breed Free Range pig (at an extra cost).

An approximate guide for catering numbers with an average size hog roast(50-75kg) :-

Formal dinner:- 100-150 servings per hog roast

Bread buns:- 150 - 225 servings per hog roast

For smaller numbers we can either use a side of pork / half hog roast or a small suckling pig. For larger numbers we simply use more machines.


hog roasts from Abbotside Events


Delivered ready roasted.

If you are within an 1 hour and 1 1/2 hours traveling time from our base at Askrigg, the map below shows a black line which is approximately the distance we can deliver a ready roasted hog roast within Cumbria (see our location to calculate exact times ) we can roast your pig to a safe fully cooked temperature (at least 75 degrees C probed core temperature) and with the cooked hog roast still in the machine and wrapped up in foil bring it along to your event ready to carve on arrival. This is in effect a 'resting period' for the meat and on arrival it will not only be juicy and succulent but also still piping hot and above the safe point of 63 degrees C. This is our cheapest option (Note: we can only deliver meat cooked in the roasting tray not on the spit)


map of hog roast delivery in Cumbria



Hog Roast cooked at your event your event in Cumbria

If we cook on site we can cater ANY WHERE within the UK.

We will arrive about 7-8 hours before service is due and set-up the hog roast or spit roast at your event to slowly cook. If we are providing side dishes, puddings etc we will use the time to prepare and cook these items using fresh ingredients. The machines have a glass viewing panel which enables your guests to build a an appetite as they see and smell the roasting pig.


DIY Hire

If you would rather just hire our machine and hog roast your own pig (or buy a pig from us) you can collect a fully serviced hog roaster alongwith gas and tuition on how to roast your pig (we can deliver but it signficantly raises the price unless you are close by). DIY hog roast hire information


Alternative meats


If you require an alternative to a hog roast or lamb then we can provide the following options:


  • Spit Roast Chicken
  • Spit Roast Whole Turkey
  • Spit Roast Duck
  • Roast Beef
  • Roast Venison
  • Iron Age pig