Wild Boar Week Medieval food in a Medieval town
Wild Boar Week is being hosted in Rye, East Sussex, the beautiful Medieval Cinque Port town being the perfect setting for this Medieval food festival.
Rye has many fabulous, ancient and atmospheric old buildings that have been serving the finest local foods since the 13th century, so they know a thing or two about producing delightful dishes from the dark ages.
Choose between oak beamed pubs with cosy open fire places or a variety of restaurants, all showcasing local produce. You can be sure that many culinary delights will be served – from Rye Bay Plaice to Wild Boar! (well you can’t call it Wild Boar Week without having these tasty piggies on the menu!)
Wild Boar Week Medieval Banquet
Join the George in Rye on Tuesday 29th October 2013 for a delicious Medieval Banquet as part of Rye’s Wild Boar Week.
The Head Chef has designed a three course banquet around the medieval theme, using local and seasonal produce. Indulge in the culinary delights of the dark ages, including wild boar, grouse, mulled wine, ale and mead!
‘Smugglers Tales’ will entertain the guests, re-living the story of the notorious Hawkhurst Gang of Smugglers, who during the mid 18th Century, ruled this area like the mafia! The infamous smuggler Gabriel Tomkins will also be on trial for theft and murder – and will include his dastardly exploits in Rye, with and without the Hawkhurst Gang.. and you, the audience, become the jury!
The evening starts at 7:30pm with a welcome drink, followed by a three course banquet and Smugglers’ Tales.
£35 per person to include welcome drink, three-course banquet and entertainment.
Go The Whole Hog at The Shipp Inn
A Beside The Sea favourite, The Shipp Inn will be going ‘The Whole Hog’. Each day this popular Inn will be cooking up dishes using a different part of a pig: you might find brawn from the head, maple braised belly, scratchings from the skin, and even crispy pigs’ ear salad! But don’t panic – for the more faint-hearted there will be a delicious wild boar stew, ‘boar in the hole’, and sausages for the kids too. As well as the usual yummy menu of seasonal fish, and wholesome pub food.
Of course, pigs & apples have long had a very special relationship. Wild boar are never happier than when they are foraging in the dappled sunlight of an orchard, so to accompany ‘The Whole Hog’, The Ship Inn will also be running a mini local cider festival featuring around 10 local ciders & perrys throughout the week – best served chilled with your pig!
Wild Boar Week Woodland Tour
Want to know more about about wild boar and where they live? Then join adventurer Dave Barrow on a tour of the boar’s habitat.
The woodland and marshland surrounding Rye are the perfect habitat for these hairy hogs. On your journey through the woods, Dave will point out evidence of the boars’ presence and will talk about how they came to live there and why it’s such a perfect home for hogs.
After you have explored the haunts of the hog it is time to settle that rumbling stomach and sample some of the finest medieval food on offer. Check out the menus from Rye’s finest foodie establishments…so get stuffed here!
Don’t forget, Wild Boar Week kicks off in Rye, East Sussex on Saturday 26th October 2012
So why not come and pig out at the Wild Boar Week Festival, book a holiday beside the sea and enjoy one of the best autumnal feasts in England…
“And you can pook, and you can shove,
but a Sussex pig he wun’t be druv!”