The Ravenswood on Cinder Hill in Sharpthorne is a gorgeous venue for private parties, corporate events and weddings. The 500-year-old property is located in the heart of the glorious West Sussex countryside, in East Grinstead, and is surrounded by manicured lawns, lovely gardens and even by their own lakes. Interestingly, the original part of the house was owned at one time by the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Beatrice, which the Princess Beatrice Suite is named after. With four charming function rooms and thirty-four bedrooms, as well as a brand new Honeymoon Suite with views over the grounds, The Ravenswood is ideal for a beautiful wedding, just like the one Hog Roast Sharpthorne catered recently.
Joanne from The Ravenswood booked us on behalf of the bride and groom-to-be, asking our Hog Roast Sharpthorne team to cook our Wedding Menu 1 of sumptuous pigs in buns for 100 guests on this particular day. This menu is great value as a hog goes a long way to feed your guests and it’s excellent for all kinds of celebrations. After preparing the meat on-site, we cook your pig slowly but surely for several hours at the venue, until the outside is golden-brown and full of delicious crackling and the meat inside is soft and tender and the carving knife slips right through. Once rested, we then fill trays with slices of the meat and bits of crackling, ready to cram into floury bread rolls, and to top off with our homemade due of apple sauce and sage and onion stuffing. We also bring along plenty of condiments for you to choose from and voila – pigs in buns, done Hog Roast Sharpthorne-style, and fit for a king (or even Princess Beatrice!)
By the serving time of 4.30pm, the hog itself had cooked perfectly. With there being some gluten-free guests, we had brought along some suitable bread rolls so that they could enjoy the pigs in buns too. We also cooked veggie skewers for some vegetarian guests, some with halloumi and some without. By the end of the meal, we had some very satisfied guests with very full tummies but they still needed to fit in a bit of wedding cake, too!