Fish Thursdays at Hog HQ!

23 Mar 2023

Olly has started a bit of a new tradition at Hog HQ... Fish Thursdays. Now you know bacon and sausages have our heart, but after reading about the brain benefits of seafood - and wanting to try out more BBQ recipes for a top secret future project 🤫 - Olly's…

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We went to PurposeFest last week!

22 Mar 2023

Hannah Parkes and Ben Massey had a lovely time last week at the Purpose Event arranged by Andy Hawkins. It was a morning full of dancing and doughnuts but more importantly full of conversations with other B Corp UK companies. We were super proud to be a company that's supporting…

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our Cheltenham Festival highlights

20 Mar 2023

Another epic Cheltenham Racecourse festival done! 🙌🏼 Highlights for us have to include: 🐽 Spotting our snout and ears in the background of a range of paparazzi shots - from Camilla Parker Bowles to Harry Redknapp. 🍻 Attending the event as punters. 🌭 Seeing constant queues and jolly people tucking…

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It’s B Corp month!

16 Mar 2023

Feels fitting that in B Corp UK month our Official B Corp plaque arrives 🙌🏻 We worked so hard to get this certification (Especially our amazing Head of People, Hannah Parkes) because we genuinely believe in the work B Corp is doing to encourage businesses to value purpose over profit.…

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We are back at Cheltenham!

14 Mar 2023

Chuffed to say we're back at Cheltenham Racecourse again this year! 🏇 We'll be serving up our great taste award winning sausages, hot dogs, bacon and pulled pork on our menu of loaded hot dogs, slow cooked pulled pork baps, proper bacon sarnies and loaded fries. Find us by the…

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We were on BBC Radio Bristol

10 Mar 2023

Did anyone catch Olly on BBC Radio Bristol yesterday?  👀 We were absolutley chuffed to have BBC & James Hanson invite us down to the studio yesterday to chat about our Bacon Pop Up! James and the team tucked into our Black Treacle Bacon Milkshake, Candied Bacon Cheesecake and our…

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We are celebrating International Womens Day!

08 Mar 2023

This International Women's Day we wanted to do something a bit more. ⁠ Missing Link is an amazing mental health and housing service for women in Bristol. They provide housing and support for women with acute or long term mental health issues that put their housing at risk or have…

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Thankyou Stu!

07 Mar 2023

This week we’re celebrating Stuart Andrews, our Finance Director, and seasoned member of The Jolly Hog family, after he’s been with us now for 5 years! 🙌🏼 Starting from the 5.30 am interview Stu agreed to - when we knew he was going to be the man for the job…

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Our weekly panel tests

28 Feb 2023

You know it's a serious panel test when Oliver Kohn gets out the chopsticks 😂 As part of our mission to make the best tasting food possible, we use weekly panel tests to try our existing products, as well as to try our NPD. This time Ben Massey cooked up…

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Our Black Treacle Bacon is now in Waitrose!

24 Feb 2023

In all the recent madness we don't think we've shouted enough about how excited we are that our Black Treacle Bacon is now in Waitrose & Partners 🙌🏼🥓⁠ ⁠ We always get excited when a product launches in a new store but we're especially excited to see our Black Treacle…

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Bacon Pop Up

23 Feb 2023

We’re hosting the UK’S FIRST BACON DEDICATED POP UP RESTAURANT! 🥓 ⁠ Consider us the Willy Wonka of bacon and step into our world of bacon imagination! Proving that bacon isn’t just for your brekkies and sarnies, we’re showing how bacon can make pretty much any dish better, and showing…

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We went to TikTok HQ!

22 Feb 2023

Yesterday we were lucky enough to be invited to TikTok HQ, in London, for a TikTok masterclass 🤟 Aside from checking out the ridiculously cool offices - with street food vendors, roof terrace and TikTok branded cupcakes and coffee - Abbie Sage and Francesca Fox attended a workshop, hosted by…

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we have donated over 1,500 packs to fareshare

16 Feb 2023

We're chuffed to say we donated over 1,500 packs of ribs to FareShare over the last couple of months 🙌🏼⁠ ⁠ We've worked closely with FareShare UK over the last couple of years, donating food to the charity to help them on their mission to reduce food waste and re-distribute…

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We were in the guardian!

13 Feb 2023

Some absolute gold in The Guardian this weekend reviewing Loungers plc new Brightside Roadside dining (and calling out our Proper Porkers as a highlight 🤟) We're chuffed to have our great taste award winning sausages and bacon launch on the menu of this new amazing venture. Brightside are bringing back…

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Our Black Treacle Bacon has launched at Magari

09 Feb 2023

Our Black Treacle Bacon has officially launched on a restaurant menu (so of course Olly, Max and Josh visited to do some quality control) 🥓 We've always believed our Black Treacle Bacon - the MVP of bacon - is the ultimate chef's ingredient for a carbonara, so we were chuffed…

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A helping hand from the Bristol Bears!

07 Feb 2023

When Bristol Bears jump into your kiosk and start dishing out pints and pulled pork baps 😂 Top effort from the Bristol Bears team last week. A few of the guys popped back into our food kiosk, at Ashton Gate Stadium, and started handing out food and drink to some…

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Sausage & mash samples

02 Feb 2023

A jolly, and very chilly, day spent handing out banging Bangers and Mash from Miss Piggy 🚐 Josh, Olly, Max and the team spent the morning handing out these tasty bite sized samples of our sausages. Delicious colcannon cooked up by our chefs, paired with our great taste award winning…

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Our weekly taste tests

30 Jan 2023

At Hog HQ we have weekly taste tests (potentially the best part of the week) where we try our own products as well as other exciting NPD we spot in stores.⁠ ⁠ We find this process super helpful in making sure our food consistently tastes the best it can be,…

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We’ve been volunteering!

25 Jan 2023

Last month we spent 15 days volunteering as a team 👏🏻⁠ ⁠ Since we started volunteering during the pandemic, we've loved setting aside more time to do it.⁠ Last month the team volunteered at Square Food Foundation as well as at Southmead Hospital feeding the staff at Christmas. ⁠ Our…

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Our smokey Jolly Dogs are now in Gousto!

24 Jan 2023

Our smokey British Jolly Dogs have just touched down in Gousto boxes 🙌🏼⁠ We're thrilled to have another product launch into Gousto boxes - joining our Proper Porkers and Streaky Bacon - this time in their new tasty Classic Hot Dog and Loaded Fries recipe. ⁠ Though these dogs are…

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Max is becoming a Food & Drinks heroes judge!

19 Jan 2023

We're chuffed to say that Max Kohn has been selected to be a judge with the Food & Drink Heroes 2023 awards. He'll be working with the team to recognise some incredible food and drink entrepreneurs across the UK. It's lovely to be able to help recognise fellow foodie founders!…

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A busy year of events

17 Jan 2023

Last year was a BUSY one for events. We were finally back in action fully after lockdown, and hit up more events than ever to get the snout and ears out there in front of the world. There’s too many funny memories, and mouth-watering food photos, to share, so here’s…

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A casual rainy BBQ at Hog HQ!

12 Jan 2023

A standard text to receive from Oliver Kohn on a rainy Wednesday morning... The whole team were pretty chuffed when Olly decided yesterday to BBQ up some beef short ribs he's been working on over the last few days. Olly might not have been as chuffed when the rain became…

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Our weekly team lunches are back!

11 Jan 2023

Great news. Our weekly team lunches are back on at Hog HQ after a short Christmas break 🙌🏼⁠ ⁠ We love our products so much that we've been cooking with them as a team, each week, for over a year now!⁠ It's an incredible way for us to stay super…

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06 Jan 2023

We were too busy scoffing pigs in blankets and dreaming about Christmas dinners to post this before New Years. So here's our 2022 wrapped, things we're proud of achieving and reasons for us to be jolly!⁠ Part one.⁠ ⁠ 👉️ Becoming a B Corp UK! And the UK'S first meat…

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Kamado Joe takeover at Winter Wonderland

04 Jan 2023

One of our favourite parts of having an events side of the business is being able to arrange activations and get on the ground talking and cooking with people! 🔥 At IMG Winter Wonderland this Christmas, we teamed up with Kamado Joe UK Limited, and had their Fire Squad member…

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The Pigsty Christmas menu

22 Dec 2022

We're ending the year on a high after shooting our Pigsty Christmas menu 🎄 This year, it was all about Pigs in Blankets for us. We launched 2 new pigs in blankets. Our Black Treacle Bacon Pigs in Blankets were the only PIBS to take home stars at the Great…

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More Pigs in Blankets news…

21 Dec 2022

Some exciting recent Pigs in Blankets related news... - The Pigs in Blankets Cookbook only went and became John Lewis & Partners' Best Seller for 2 weeks!! To be in the rankings with chefs like Jamie Oliver and Ottolenghi is mind blowing. - We've spotted the cookbook everywhere from WHSmith…

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14 Dec 2022

1,200 Christmas meals handed out to the NHS last week! 🤟 We got to spend a lot of time with the amazing staff at North Bristol NHS Trust Southmead Hospital over the last 2 years, when we handed out 50k free meals to them during the pandemic. These staff still…

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13 Dec 2022

Hog hits up the Gousto HQ! Last week some of the team checked out Gousto’s head offices, serving up breakfast baps and pots of pigs in blankets to 200 hungry Gousto team members. With Gousto’s incredible food development, we knew we had to bring our A Game so we served…

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07 Dec 2022

The secret fourth Kohn brother - Michel Roux Jr 😂⁠ ⁠ Great to do our annual tradition of dropping off a jolly Christmas jumper and a box of our jolly good food to Michel.⁠ ⁠ We always love going to visit him at his beautiful restaurant, Le Gavroche, and Josh…

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05 Dec 2022

Our brand new Posh Pigs in Blankets were officially voted BEST PIGS IN BLANKETS! 🏆️⁠ ⁠ These extra long pigs in blankets took home the award for best buy from both Woman & Home and Good Housekeeping. As our newest bit of NPD, we're so chuffed to have these pigs…

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The Pigsty Winter menu

30 Nov 2022

Our latest new menu at our restaurant, Pigsty, is potentially our favourite menu yet 👏🏻. Starting with the humble hot dog 6 years ago, we've slowly used our restaurant to explore what other innovative flavour combinations, and forms, that we can create, and use to feed into our NPD. We…

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Volunteering Fridays are back!

29 Nov 2022

Volunteering Fridays are back on at Hog HQ 🙌🏼⁠ ⁠ We're back volunteering every Friday at one of our favourite local charities, Square Food Foundation. The team here work to reduce hunger, improve health and bring people together through food and cooking in the local community.⁠ ⁠ The Jolly Hog…

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24 Nov 2022

There's some new PIBS in town 😏⁠ It's been so hard to keep these a secret! ⁠ Adding to the roster of our Great Taste Award winning, Black Treacle Bacon wrapped Pigs in Blankets, are our two brand new Pigs in Blankets flavours.⁠ We've wanted to dabble in new pigs…

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23 Nov 2022

This weekend we hit up Waitrose & Partners Food & Drink Festival for the first time and absolutley bloomin' loved it. It was a wild weekend but our highlights were:⁠ ⁠ - 7,000 foodies attending! We got to feed loads of people, handing out thousands of samples of our Proper…

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22 Nov 2022

And we're officially open at Winter Wonderland for our 10th year! 🙌🏼⁠ ⁠ Super excited to be back at IMG's Winter Wonderland Hyde Park, even if it is blowing our mind that it's been 10 years since we first had our food stall here 🤯 ⁠ From brie, crispy bacon…

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17 Nov 2022

Today we've launched a brand new campaign - to keep our Pigs in Blankets in store all year round! 🐽🥓👊 We strongly believe that Pigs in Blankets are not just for Christmas.⁠ ⁠ We're on a mission to get our Black Treacle Bacon wrapped Pigs in Blankets available all year…

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16 Nov 2022

Come find us at Waitrose & Partners Winter Food and Drink Festival this weekend 🍷 We're super excited to be hitting up Tobacco Dock, London, to join with other amazing food and drink brands for a weekend of deliciousness. We'll be handing out free samples of some of our great…

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15 Nov 2022

We're proud to say that our team spent 50 days volunteering so far this year! 🙌🏼⁠ ⁠ This year, we allowed our team more time to get stuck into the things that matter, volunteering for local charities and organisations, focused on food waste and food equality.⁠ ⁠ From packing free…

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The Pigs in Blankets Cookbook out in the wild!

11 Nov 2022

The Pigs in Blankets Cookbook out in the wild! 🙌👀 We have been absolutley loving all the photos we've been sent from people spotting our Pigs in Blankets Cookbook out on the shelves. From seeing it on display at Selfridges, to getting messages of it being at Kew Gardens, to…

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10 Nov 2022

6 of our products just launched on Zapp! 🙌🏼 Who knew a screenshot could be so exciting? 😂 We're buzzing to be launching more into rapid delivery - it still blows our mind that someone can order our food and have it in their fridge 20 minutes later! Hungry people…

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08 Nov 2022

WE'VE GONE VIRAL! 🤟 It's a big day at Hog HQ as our Pigs in Blankets just went viral on TikTok, amassing 3.4 MILLION views in just a couple of days. We believe in using our social media channels primarily to build genuine, engaged and loyal communities who buy and…

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Team trip to Charlie Bighams

03 Nov 2022

Lovely to spend the day at fellow B Corp UK and food obsessed Charlie Bigham's HQ 👏🏻⁠ ⁠ We're always surprising ourselves with funny places we can say we've had a business meeting, now the latest is in an abandoned quarry!⁠ ⁠ The Charlie Bighams team hosted us for our…

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01 Nov 2022

Some behind the scenes from our Pigs in Blankets Cookbook photo shoot! It's been absolutley mad seeing the whole process of a recipe book from start to finish. A completely new experience for us world's away from developing food products. This was a WHOLE new process for us to get…

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28 Oct 2022

Excited to say our Jolly Cow Beef, Steak and Bone Marrow Burgers now have another award under their belt 🏆 These juicy, umami packed burgers won highly commended at the Meat Management Industry Awards recently, and these people know their meat! 👏🏻 When we launched these burgers last Summer, they…

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27 Oct 2022

Good news, our ham is now back in Tesco! 🙌🏼 And this time it's got two Great Taste Awards to it's name ⭐️ After a brief hiatus, our Black Treacle Ham and Dry Cure Oven Roasted Ham are back in Tesco, this time featuring in the Deli section amongst other…

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25 Oct 2022

We had an absolute blast a couple of weeks back celebrating the launch of our Pigs In Blanket Cookbook! 💥⁠ ⁠ We had a party with some of our nearest dearest, Hog HQ and Pigsty family, some fellow food lovers, our amazing Penguin Random House UK publisher, Elizabeth Bond, and…

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fareshare donations

20 Oct 2022

We could not be more happy to have donated 36,000 packs of food to FareShare UK 🙌🏼⁠ ⁠ We started this year with the aim of donating 30k packs of our sausages, scotch eggs and ham to FareShare, an amazing organisation that helps distribute surplus food to charities and community…

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the PIBS cookbooks is in store

18 Oct 2022

We popped into stores to find our cookbook last week, with Max Kohn's youngest, Rory, volunteering as our model. Our minds are actually blown right now that us and our family can physically hold a copy of: - A The Jolly Hog cookbook. - A The Jolly Hog cookbook published…

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13 Oct 2022

So a few weeks ago we became the first meat company in the UK to become a B Corp UK, an achievement we’re unbelievably proud of. But, we know a lot of people might not know what a B Corp is - we definitely didn’t, a few years ago, before…

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11 Oct 2022

Another new product, another iconic Josh photo 😂 Josh is celebrating because our new Apple Porkers have just launched in Tesco! Everyone knows pork and apple is the king of flavour combinations, so it was only a matter of time until we were going to give it the jolly treatment…

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Grocery Aid Clay Pigeon Shoot Day

06 Oct 2022

We had a blast a couple of weeks back serving up our food at GroceryAid🌈's Clay Pigeon Shoot Day, which fundraised over £190k for Grocery Aid 👏🏻 It was a great day but the highlights had to include feeding Chef James Martin our food, handing out loads of our great…

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More team lunches

04 Oct 2022

The benefits of our weekly team lunches 👇 - Trying new recipes with our products. - Eating some epic lunches. - Sitting around the kitchen table as a whole team for a proper catch up. - Replicating the consumer experience of cooking with our products, allowing us to check if…

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New products launching in Tesco

29 Sep 2022

That new product feeling 🤘🤘🤘⁠ ⁠ A mouth-watering new product launching into stores means one thing in Hog HQ. Pure excitement (and an opportunity for Josh to pose proudly outside the store 🙌🏼)⁠ ⁠ We've spent the last year tirelessly searching for ways to make these British Pork Loin Ribs…

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New joiner at HOG HQ!

28 Sep 2022

We’ve got another new joiner at Hog HQ! Meet Abbie Sage, the newest member of our marketing department! Abbie's going to be working with the rest of the team to make our marketing bigger and better this year 👏🏻 She’ll be the new voice of our Bristol restaurant, Pigsty, managing…

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The Jolly Hog joins another restaurant menu

22 Sep 2022

💥 BIG NEWS! We're now on another restaurant menu! 💥 Our Proper Porker sausages are now gracing the menu at a local fresh pasta restaurant, Magari. With Magari being only a few steps away from our own HQ, it seems fitting that it's the next spot our sausages have landed…

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Arancini at HOG HQ

20 Sep 2022

Another yummy lunch at Hog HQ last week 👏🏻 We've found our Monday team lunches help battle that Sunday dread so many people are used to getting. How can you have the Monday fear when you have a delicious team lunch waiting for you?! Ben Massey and Roseanne Kennedy knocked…

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New BBQ at the office

15 Sep 2022

BBQ season may be over but it never rests at Hog HQ. Olly's just kitted out the office with this epic BBQ ready for our team lunches and brunches, for testing out next year's Summer NPD, or just those emergency moments when we're all really craving a BBQ. To christen…

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Gousto’s duo-licious dishes

13 Sep 2022

Super excited to be part of ‘Duo-Licious Dishes’, the latest foodie range cooked up by Gousto’s chefs 😋 Gousto have shaken up customers most-loved dishes and added some foodie fusion touches to them. Of course, the beloved dish of Bangers & Mash had to be featured, and we’re honoured to…

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The Jolly Hog team go to Meatopia

08 Sep 2022

We had a pretty epic time last week visiting MEATOPIA (UK) LTD for a team trip 🔥 Between the lot of us we're fairly sure we managed to try everything at the event (and trust me, there was A LOT of epic food there). As BBQ and food obsessives, it's…

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The first ever Pigs In Blankets Cookbook

06 Sep 2022

Yes, you heard it right. We've created the World's First Ever Pigs in Blankets Cookbook! 🙌🏼⁠ Our first ever cookbook, and it's only gone and been published by Penguin Random House UK!!! 🤯 ⁠ In the ultimate ode to our beloved pig in blanket, we developed & cooked up 50…

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The Jolly Hog is now a BCORP

02 Sep 2022

WE'RE NOW OFFICIALLY A B CORP!! 🎉 The Jolly Hog family are unbelievably excited to announce that we're the first UK meat company to become a B Corp. As a family business based in Bristol, it's always been deeply ingrained us to be doing the right thing by our team,…

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The Jolly Hog Summer Events

31 Aug 2022

We're back home and resting up after hitting up CarFest South this weekend 🚗 Josh and the team are having a big break this week after putting in some serious graft over a sunny Bank Holiday. They absolutley smashed it. It was lovely meeting some new fellow food obsessed people…

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The Jolly Hog is now in restaurants

30 Aug 2022

THE JOLLY HOG HAS MADE IT ONTO RESTAURANT MENUS 🙌🏼 Since we started our own restaurant, Pigsty, back in 2016 we always wanted to get to the point where we'd see our bacon & sausages on the menu in other restaurants. Having more people try us in their delicious meals…

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CarFest South

24 Aug 2022

Good news, you can catch us at CarFest South this weekend 🚗 Look out for our Snout and Ears sign 🐽 It's your beacon for banging bacon sarnies, loaded dogs, dirty fries, pulled pork baps and chicken hot dogs. We're excited for another weekend on the road (see what we…

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Bristol Bears BBQ

23 Aug 2022

The Hog takes on the Bears 🐻 We had an absolute blast cooking up a BBQ for the legendary Bristol Bears. After our BBQ for the players last Summer went down a storm, the players (and a few members of our team) jumped at the chance for another. The whole…

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta!

19 Aug 2022

Up, up and away 🎈 After living in Bristol for most of our lives, we always get excited to get involved in the legendary Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. Josh and the team took one of our food trucks down to the festival to serve up dishes made with our Great…

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Great British Food Awards Finalist

19 Aug 2022

We are beyond excited to have made it to the finalists for the Great British Food Awards in not one but three categories!!! 🤯 The bit we're even more buzzing about is that our new Proper Sausage Rolls and version 2.0 of our The Jolly Cow Steak Burgers have been…

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Meet the team: Account Manager Toby

12 Aug 2022

Introducing the latest member of Hog HQ… Toby Fleming! 🐽 Toby’s joining us as our new Account Manager. He’s going to be in charge of growing our presence in food service, helping us on our mission to see our porky products in our favourite UK restaurants, bars and other venues.…

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20k Porky Packs to FareShare UK

02 Aug 2022

We're proud to say we've now donated over 20k packs of free food to FareShare UK 🙌🏼 We partnered with FareShare earlier this year when we launched our ham, grateful to be able to use their amazing infrastructure to help surplus stock go to helping to fight food poverty in…

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New Office Dog!

02 Aug 2022

When hog meets dog 😂 We had a real treat the other day when Oliver Kohn brought his new puppy in to the office to meet everyone. We can confirm not much work was completed whilst Bonny was there but it was totally worth it for the puppy cuddles.

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01 Aug 2022

We are really excited to share the news that we have won 13 Great Taste Award stars this year. We're beyond chuffed with this result, especially because we got 2 stars each for our classic Proper Porker, Pigs in Blankets (aka PIB!), our new Sausage roll and Black Treacle Ham.…

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England Rugby comes to Pigsty

01 Aug 2022

A lovely surprise for us recently when the Women England Rugby team popped by for a good feeding at our restaurant, The Jolly Hog: Pigsty. If anything is going to fuel these incredible women for success, it’s our Pig Boards 😏 Needless to say, they loved it and demolished an…

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Did you see us at Car Fest?

28 Jul 2022

We were back on the road again last week, this time hitting up every car lovers dream, Car Fest! 🚗 It was awesome to get our new Jolly BBQ kitchen back up for the first time since Glasto. We've had such epic feedback on our hot dogs, bacon baps and…

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The Jolly Bears

14 Jul 2022

Last week we held a totally typical quarterly team meeting. A quick break for a go on the scrum machine, steaks cooked by chefs for lunch, and a tour around the Bristol Bears training ground. Standard office stuff right? 😂 No one can stay concentrated for a 6 hour meeting,…

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Harriet’s Farewell Brunch

13 Jul 2022

On Monday we switched up our usual team lunch for a team brunch 🥓🍳 Olly cooked us all bacon pancakes and sausage sandwiches (due to the team grumbling when we discovered sausages weren't on the menu too - not acceptable). It was an extra special Monday as Olly cooked up…

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Our JH Summer BBQ x Dead Man Fingers Collaboration

12 Jul 2022

DEAD MANS FINGERS X THE JOLLY HOG 🌭 Sausages & Rum - the combo you didn't know you needed! 😉🍹 One of our favourite bits of marketing activity atm is to take part in collabs like this one. We partnered up with Dead Mans Fingers of Halewood Artisanal Spirits to come up…

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GroceryAid Golf Day

06 Jul 2022

Pimp my ride The Jolly Hog style 🐽 No, this isn’t our newest event vehicle (but we kind’ve wish it was) We visited GroceryAid🌈 Golf Day a couple weeks ago and one of the team had the excellent idea to brand up a golf buggy. We’re kind of obsessed. Let us know…

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Olly’s BBC Appearance

29 Jun 2022

Some eagle eyed viewers might've spotted Oliver Kohn on the telly earlier this week 👀 For once, he wasn't talking about sausages! But BBC wanted to interview local businesses about the extension plans for the area where Hog HQ and our restaurant is. Still makes us chuffed whenever we see our snout…

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The Jolly Festival Fever

29 Jun 2022

We've finally recovered enough to share some photos from Glastonbury. 7 days there, a crew over a dozen strong, approximately 8 thousand hog roasts, hot dogs and fries served up. What a week.⁠ 🕺⛺🌭⁠ A massive thanks to all the people who swung by and tried our food. Chuffed as…

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Our First Drive Through Was Goldie!

27 Jun 2022

A moment in The Jolly Hog history: Our first drive through customer and it only happens to be Goldie himself 🤯🤩 As you can imagine, this was not what we were expecting at 8 am in the morning at Glasto. Absolutely class to meet Goldie & give him a feed.…

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We’ve Been Partying!

24 Jun 2022

Felt the need for speed? And for sausages? So have we. 😉 We’ve been at Goodwood Festival of speed this weekend, serving up lip smacking hot dogs and loaded fries made from our British, RSPCA assured and outdoor bred meat. It’s a big week for Hog HQ though as we…

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The Grocer Gold Awards Nominees

20 Jun 2022

Last night we dusted off our tuxes and got suited and booted for the The Grocer Gold Awards (for once Josh didn't wear his wedding suit 😂) We didn't win, but we were unbelievably chuffed to have even made it to the shortlist for Food Brand of the Year in the first…

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We’re At Glastonbury!

20 Jun 2022

GLASTO, The Jolly Hog has arrived!! Forget the headline acts, this is the most exciting new addition to the line up 😉🕺🎉🎪 We’ve served food at GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL EVENTS LIMITED years ago, serving up hot dogs and burgers to hungry festival goers, but this year feels a lot more special, finally being…

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Cooking Classes With Square Food Foundation

07 Jun 2022

When was the last time you spent a Friday at work cooking all morning? Rosie & Olly put on their aprons & rolled up their sleeves getting stuck in with another volunteering day at Square Food Foundation. This time they got involved in leading cooking classes for adults with special needs,…

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Meet The Team – Millie, Marketing Assistant

06 Jun 2022

We've got a new face in the office. Well, kind of new, 🤷 Millie has been working for The Jolly Hog Group for the last year, being our superstar server at our Pigsty restaurant and at events. Millie's going to be hanging up her snout and ears apron and swapping…

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Team BBQ Masterclass

04 Jun 2022

As a business who make BBQ style slow cooked products, we always want to brush up on our BBQ skills and get a deeper understanding of what's going on in the BBQ world, so of course, we all had to take part in a BBQ masterclass 🔥 There's no better…

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Jubilee Team Lunch

03 Jun 2022

This week we had our first ever themed team lunch when Thomas Forward & Abigail Sargent went all out with a Jubilee themed picnic 👑 Obviously the picnic involved lots of our Scotch Eggs, Sausage Rolls, crustless ham sandwiches, and even coronation chicken canapés made with our chicken sausages. Top points all around &…

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Team trip to Devon

25 May 2022

Camping, touring a cider farm, having a BBQ, just your average day at The Jolly Hog! ⛺ Last week we got our tents out the loft and BBQ tools out the shed and headed down to Devon. The whole team came for the trip - driven in a mini bus…

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Jolly Hog at Pub in the Park

22 May 2022

And that's a wrap!! Our first trip to Pub in the Park Festival with Tom Kerridge and our first EVER brand awareness event! Over the last week we: - Handed out a mental amount of pigs in blankets - 16,000 to be precise. - Watched Sister Sledge, Rag and Bone…

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Team yoga class

20 May 2022

We decided to brush off the cobwebs and take part in a team yoga class 🧘⁠ ⁠ It's been a hectic few weeks at Hog HQ so we thought we all deserved a bit of relaxation and mindfulness, plus it was great to be supporting local business, Elevate Studios, only…

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Free school meals volunteering

17 May 2022

The team getting stuck in packing free meals for families in need! ⁠ We've been popping down to Square Food Foundation each week with different members of the team to get involved in the amazing work they do to help fight food poverty locally.⁠ ⁠ We've all been getting involved…

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Fully recyclable packaging for our ham & scotch eggs!

10 May 2022

Did you know our Sausage Rolls & Scotch Eggs have fully recyclable packaging?⁠ 🙌⁠ ⁠ As part of the mission statement that we made earlier this year, we decided that we wanted all of our products to be in fully recyclable packaging by the end of 2022, because quite simply,…

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We’re nominated for the Grocer Food Brand of the Year!

01 May 2022

Cannot believe we are one of the finalists for The Grocer Gold Awards 'Food Brand of the Year'. To be considered alongside such amazing brands is a real pinch me moment for us! Thanks to our awesome team for always putting in the graft to build the brand, and to…

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We’ve launched British Sausage rolls!

01 May 2022

When you ask Josh to get some celebratory photos to announce our Sausage Rolls launch. In case you can't tell by this miniature photo album of Josh, we are unbelievably chuffed to have launched our Proper Sausage Roll. As small business owners, we're always mega excited to see a new…

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Our sausages and bacon are in Nisa

21 Apr 2022

We are buzzing to announce that we've just launched into Nisa!!⁠ ⁠ Of course Josh had to go down to check it out for himself. We always bundle into a car and visit the store on the day we launch, firstly because we're so excited and secondly, to make sure…

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Find us at Pub in the Park

20 Apr 2022

Guess who's hitting up Pub in the Park Festival with Tom Kerridge for the first time?! We are so excited to be hitting up the Marlow festival to hand out our food to visitors! Come find our stand for your 'PIB IN THE PARK' experience (i.e. you get to try…

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Meet the team – Becky

20 Apr 2022

Meet Becky, our lovely Finance Assistant and Queen of office management. Becky joined us last year to help our Finance Director, Stu, with all things numbers. She looks after the day-to-day finances for our Bristol restaurant, Pigsty, our Bath Spa food kiosk, On the Trot, and other bits of our…

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Our Easter Manilife collaboration

15 Apr 2022

ManiLife x The Jolly Hog collab alert. We partnered with our favourite peanut butter connoisseurs to create this mini content series for Easter, pairing our porky products with ManiLife's award winning peanut butter in the most iconic Easter food, hot cross buns. We love collabing with other food-loving small businesses…

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Our food truck was on Killing Eve!

10 Apr 2022

Some eagle eyed viewers might have spotted us this week on Killing Eve!!! 🙌🏼 As big fans of the show, we jumped at the chance to have our brand cameo on the show and get involved in the filming so we could fan girl it up. Massive thanks to our…

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Restaurant Summer menu tasting

10 Apr 2022

One of the highlights of our job is always the menu tasting at Pigsty, our Bristol restaurant. We get to try the whole menu that the chef and our operations manager Thomas Forward put forward whilst we feed back on it. I.e. it’s a bloomin great day of eating and…

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Team trip to Yeo Valley Farm

06 Apr 2022

When team business meetings involve cows, a windy walk around organic gardens and a delicious lunch & stack of brownies, you know you're in for a treat. Yesterday the whole team visited the amazing team at Yeo Valley Organic for our quarterly business meeting. Aside from gathering around to discuss…

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Our Jolly Cow burgers re-launch!

05 Apr 2022

The feeling we get when a new product launches. We have some very exciting news! Our Jolly Cow Burgers are back in stores. 🙌🏼 When we brought these burgs out last year as a WIGIG we had a lot of love for them, and were gutted to see them go.…

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We’ve launched Chicken Hot Dogs!

05 Apr 2022

There's a new chick in town 🐔⁠ ⁠ We’ve been serving up hot dogs for over 10 years now so we thought it was about time to introduce a new chick into the mix. After branching out into our Jolly Hen Chicken Chipolatas last year, we’re chuffed to be extending…

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We’ve had some marketing team promotions!

04 Apr 2022

Congratulations to Harriet Waldron and Francesca Fox for their promotions to Marketing Executive and Digital Marketing Manager. Of course, the promotions were celebrated with champagne and Harriet's signature dance move being performed to the office by the pair. Together with Olivia Bennett - and an exciting new addition to the…

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New Gousto recipes with our sausages!

03 Apr 2022

We are super proud to supply Gousto with our British, Outdoor Bred sausages and bacon. To celebrate the partnership, 2 extra special dishes launched on the Gousto menu recently, using our Porky Black Sausages that are currently available only in Gousto. Hungry customers can choose from:⁠ ⁠ - Porky Black…

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Our food truck is back at events

02 Apr 2022

Over two years ago now we remember being at Cheltenham Festival with our Jolly Food Village having a crisis talk by the race course as the seriousness of the pandemic began to set in. On the Friday we closed up at Cheltenham festival after a week of serving up food,…

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Meet The Team: Warren

01 Apr 2022

Meet Warren Davis, our Retail Operations Director. Although he has a bit of a scary job title, Warren is anything but. Instead, he’s known for being the ‘Dad’ of the office (begrudgingly), our chief golf reporter, top dancer, lover of zesty cider and has even been known for his secret…

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Meet the Team – Rosie

01 Apr 2022

Meet Rosie, our Retail Account Manager, office pocket rocket, chief champagne drinker and undercover pop singer extraordinaire. Rosie joined us just over a year ago as one of our first ever account managers, taking charge of managing and growing our retail business by working closely with our supermarket buyers. Her…

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Our sausages & bacon launch on Zapp!

29 Mar 2022

Not the most exciting photo for a lot of people, but an extremely exciting photo for us. We're officially live on Zapp! 🙌🏼 You can now find our Proper Porkers and Smoked Back Bacon on Zapp and get them both delivered to your door - so no more excuses for…

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Day in the Life of a Digital Marketing Manager

28 Mar 2022

Our Digital Marketing Manager Francesca Fox put together a video showing a little snippet of an average day of her life at The Jolly Hog. We'll be sharing more BTS at The Jolly Hog on our TikTok (as we try and work out how the hell TikTok works - any…

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Volunteering at FareShare

28 Mar 2022

The Jolly Hog team was busy last week visiting and volunteering at FareShare South West, fulfilling deliveries of surplus food and food donations to local charities, schools and community groups 👏🏻 It's been an absolute pleasure to get involved with this amazing organisation and spend time with the lovely volunteers…

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Meet the Team: Warren

26 Mar 2022

Meet Warren Davis, our Retail Operations Director. Although he has a bit of a scary job title, Warren is anything but. Instead, he’s known for being the ‘Dad’ of the office (begrudgingly), our chief golf reporter, top dancer, lover of zesty cider and has even been known for his secret…

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Volunteering at Fareshare

25 Mar 2022

The Jolly Hog team was busy last week visiting and volunteering at FareShare South West, fulfilling deliveries of surplus food and food donations to local charities, schools and community groups 👏🏻 It's been an absolute pleasure to get involved with this amazing organisation and spend time with the lovely volunteers…

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A tour round Charlie Bigham’s Kitchen

23 Mar 2022

It was an absolute pleasure having a sunny tour around Charlie Bigham's kitchen and quarry recently. It was so impressive to see how much love goes into each dish that comes out of their kitchen, and to meet their lovely staff. Charlie Bigham always challenges himself to asses his recipes…

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Weekly team lunches!

22 Mar 2022

Team lunch is an important tradition at Hog HQ.⁠ 🐽⁠ ⁠ It all started at our old temporary office, The Dairy Yard, because we had no good lunch spots around. We all decided two of us each week would cook with one of our products for the whole team.⁠ ⁠…

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Meet the Team – Tom, Operations Manager

21 Mar 2022

Meet Tom, chief quiz maker in the office. Tom is our Operations Manager, meaning he oversees our Bristol restaurant, Pigsty, and Bath food kiosk, Jolly Hog: On The Trot. Tom’s in charge of making sure the teams at each site have the support the need for their growth (and also…

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International Womens Day at Hog HQ

19 Mar 2022

There shouldn’t be just one day set up to acknowledge women, we celebrate the epic achievements of every member of our team each week. But as it's International Women's Day, we wanted to take the time to publicly thank the amazing women who without which we would still be three…

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Throwback through Jolly Hog HQs

18 Mar 2022

A bit of a throwback through our Hog HQs so far.⁠ ⁠ - The opening of our first Hog HQ in 2010. We were half the size back then, but so was the office. Seems appropriate.⁠ ⁠ - The office we had at the back of our old Bristol restaurant,…

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Goodbye to one of our original Hoggers

03 Mar 2022

Yesterday we said goodbye to our Product and Category Manager Katy Pook (with lots of food and lots of tears) When we first met Katy and found out that her second name was one letter change away from Pork we knew it was a sign! Joining us as our very…

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Pigs in Blankets back in stores!

19 Feb 2022

Our Pigs in Blankets are back in stores! 🙌🏼 We're proud to be the only brand making pigs in blankets all year round i.e. the only brand giving them the love that they deserve. For all those that suffer from pigs in blanket withdrawals like we do, you'll be happy…

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Team netball, cooking competition, beers, pizza and rugby!

16 Feb 2022

Massive shout out to our Head of People Hannah Parkes for organising a surprise fun day & night out for the team on Friday. We treated the team to a game of netball (which got very competitive, Olly's rugby days definitely showed), then we took part in a Ready, Steady,…

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Meet Hannah, Head of People at The Jolly Hog

16 Feb 2022

Meet Hannah, our Head of People, un-officially voted second most cool in our office and queen of providing sweet treats and sass to the office. Hannah Parkes' role is to look after all things people. She’s here to continue making The Jolly Hog a great place to work and helping…

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Valentines Day Pizza Collab!

14 Feb 2022

We had the pleasure of collabing with The Northern Dough Co for a Valentine's content piece with this heart shaped pizza this week. We always love partnering with other foodie businesses. It means we get to meet other food obsessed people & help grow both of our audiences through a…

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Valentine’s Day Burger special at our restaurant Pigsty

10 Feb 2022

Turning around a Valentine's burger special in 48 hours 👇 Victor, our Chef at Pigsty, came up with this burger yesterday. An hour later Tom, our Ops Manager, had named it - the Pork Mi, a valentines day special. Two hours later Harriet, our Marketing Assistant, had shot it &…

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A day of shaping up on our sensory skills!

02 Feb 2022

Taste has always been EVERYTHING to us. Because of that, we're always looking for new ways to improve our product's taste, but as well that, to improve our own sensory skills! We'll hold our hands up and say there's always more way to go to become true foodie connoisseurs! Last…

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We raised £30k last year for the NHS!

28 Jan 2022

Here's to raising £30k last year for the NHS 🤯⁠ ⁠ At the end of last year we met with the legendary team at Southmead Hospital Charity to celebrate the work we've achieved together.⁠ ⁠ From the money raised by Max and Stu running the marathon, to the donations built…

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Meet The Team: Harriet, Marketing Assistant

23 Jan 2022

Sparklers & BBQed pumpkins, just another day in the life of a Marketing Assistant at The Jolly Hog! 😂 As part of our Meet the Team series, we want you to meet Harriet Waldron. Harriet heads up our Events & Activation, coming up with cool ideas to activate our brand…

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Panel taste testing our premium British Sausages

21 Jan 2022

The serious sport of panel testing 😂 (hoping we don't get in trouble for getting this candid snap of Olly & Max!) Any food brand will know that panel testing is an essential part of the business. We do it at least once a week with our products and other…

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The Jolly Hog & Ugo Monye visit Mob Kitchen

20 Jan 2022

A pretty epic Tuesday spent at Mob this week. Ugo Monye - with the help (or hinderance) of Olly - spent the day cooking up a tasty sausage orzo recipe dropping soon on Mob’s socials 👏🏻 Thanks to the Mob team for showing us your dreamy cooking set-up and studios.…

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Meet the team – Stu

16 Jan 2022

Meet Stu. Finance Director at The Jolly Hog, Extreme Drinker of Decaf Tea, Top Crisp Snaffler and Balancer of the Bacon Books. Stu is one of our longest standing Jolly Hoggers, having been with us for almost 4 years. He’s in charge of the numbers, budgeting, forecasting and even sits…

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6500 packs of British ham donated to FareShare!

15 Jan 2022

6,500 packs of ham donated to FareShare UK and counting!! 👏 We're over the moon that we've managed to donate this many packs just a few months since our ham launched. When it launched we partnered with FareShare so that every pack of our ham we sold helped fund donations…

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A day in the life of Ben, The Jolly Hog On The Trot General Manager

22 Dec 2021

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF... Ben, The General Manager @ The Jolly Hog On The Trot in Bath Spa 🐽 "Work for me starts at around 6am. I get there an hour before the kiosk opens to set up and get all the hot baps prepped ready for a…

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The Jolly Hog visit FareShare at Christmas

20 Dec 2021

160 boxes packed & sent to families to help tackle food poverty 👏🏻 🎁 Just before Christmas some of our team headed down to FareShare South West to help pack food boxes. FareShare UK sends these boxes on to charities around Bristol and the local area. The food goes to…

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The Jolly Hog meets Michel Roux Jr for Christmas!

16 Dec 2021

The BEST Christmas tradition.⁠ Okay, so we know it's past Christmas now but we couldn't help but share this photo. We still can't help but pinch ourselves that we've met a culinary legend like Michel Roux Jr, let alone him being a fan of our porkers! ⁠ It’s become a…

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Christmas menu at our Bristol restaurant Pigsty

15 Dec 2021

Ignoring all the news today and staring at these photos of our Christmas menu at Pigsty instead! Whilst we still have our doors open at our Bristol restaurant, we're serving up our epic Christmas menu which includes this banging Yule Tide Pig Board and camembert. Obviously all of our dishes…

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The Jolly Hog’s back at Winter Wonderland!

15 Dec 2021

One of our favourite things about our business is our events. The Jolly Hog started as primarily an events business (although I'm not sure you'd quite count us rolling up to stadium car parks with a gazebo, trying to shift sausages, as an event business 😂). As we've got our…

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1,900 free Christmas sandwiches for the NHS

14 Dec 2021

Last Friday we took Miss Piggy back to Southmead Hospital to spread some jolly Christmas cheer for the staff. The whole Hog HQ team got involved, making and serving up a whopping 1,900 free Christmas baps using our British Black Treacle Gammon 🙌🏼 Southmead Hospital became a bit of a…

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Pigs in Blanket rolling with Joe Marler at Winter Wonderland

12 Dec 2021

Highlight of the week, watching Joe Marler recreate Lady and the Tramp with Josh and our British Pigs in Blankets 😂⁠ ⁠ We had a blast with our free pigs in blankets rolling station at Winter Wonderland a couple weekends back, especially when Joe and Josh starting feeding them to…

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1000 Christmas Sandwiches sold out in an hour!

12 Dec 2021

1000 SANDWICHES SOLD OUT IN AN HOUR! 😲 We had the absolute pleasure of teaming up with Bristol legends, Sandwich Sandwich to create the 'Jolly Christmas Sandwich Sandwich'. To celebrate the ultimate Christmas sandwich, we partnered together to give away 1000 sandwiches full of our premium British sausages and British…

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Ours pigs in blankets were on Lorraine Kelly!!

10 Dec 2021

WE ONLY JUST WENT & GOT ON LORRAINE EFFING KELLY! 🙌🏼 🙌🏼 🙌🏼 Absolutley buzzing to get a shout out on Lorraine yesterday morning. Blows our mind that Lorraine Kelly said our brand name and ate our British pigs in blankets live on national TV! 😱 Lorraine tried our Pigs…

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Our Notorious British Pigs in Blankets are back

02 Dec 2021

The Notorious P.I.B is back! And even Roman Kemp's been talking about it! Olly had a pretty epic phone call yesterday LIVE ON CAPITAL RADIO about our pigs in blankets!! We're all still trying to get over the fact he managed to say 'Hog Nuts' on morning radio 😂 We've…

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A moment in British pigs in blankets history!🎄

01 Dec 2021

A moment in British pigs in blankets history!🎄 Last Friday we opened our doors for the WORLD'S FIRST EVER pigs in blankets only restaurant! After the last few months of shortages in the food production industry, it was a case of waiting right until the very last minute to know…

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World’s first pigs in blanket cafe

25 Nov 2021

You heard it! We’re bringing you a worldwide first!🎄⁠ ⁠ For one weekend and one weekend only we’ll be transforming our Bristol restaurant, Pigsty, into The PIB café. We'll literally be serving up a menu dedicated purely to pigs in blankets. But expect to see them in all shapes and…

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We won an award

24 Nov 2021

We won at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards & Community 🙌🏼 😲🏆 We are absolutely chuffed to have won the South-West Family Business award! Monday evening we dusted off our fanciest outfits (or in Josh’s case his wedding suit) and attended The Great British Entrepreneur Awards at Grosvenor House.   We are…

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The Jolly Hog returns to Winter Wonderland 🎄🙌🏼

17 Nov 2021

Christmas has arrived!! Or at least we have at IMG's Winter Wonderland 🎄🙌🏼 What do you think of our new neon signs? 🐽 We're so excited to be back at Winter Wonderland after last year's hibernation! We first pitched up at Winter Wonderland in Christmas 2012 with a lot less gear…

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Send off brunch 🥂

09 Nov 2021

A standard Tuesday morning in the office involves sipping orange juice out of a champagne flute & snacking on smoked salmon...🥂 Just kidding of course. It's our lovely Account Manager Verena Gatley's last day before her maternity leave so we all got together for a send off brunch. Olly whipped up…

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We’ve got a new addition to Hog HQ! 🙌🏼

05 Nov 2021

Meet Abi, our new Account Manager. Abi will be working with supermarket buyers to help manage our products in their stores and, hopefully, secure us some more listings 😉 As well as having a passion for fashion, Abi shares our love for food. Her favourite of our products is our…

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28 Oct 2021

After all the hard work that went into creating these patties from us and the team (plus LOTS of burger tasting), we could not be more excited to announce that our Jolly Cow Smash Burgers are back in stores! We were so proud of these British beef burgers, particularly the…

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Christmas has come early for the Kohn family this year! 🎄

20 Oct 2021

Last week we put up the Christmas decs (minus some of Josh's notoriously tacky decorations) and squeezed into Jolly Hog Christmas jumpers of the past (some of us not so successfully squeezing in) to film our Christmas content. We had a blast working with Studio Whisk again - although we can't…

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Ham to help feed others 👏🏻⁠

05 Oct 2021

We wanted to find a way to get our new ham range to help feed those who need it. We've partnered with FareShare UK to do this, with the aim to donate 50k packs of ham per year - that's 200k free ham sandwiches 🥪⁠ ⁠ We've always admired the amazing…

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WE HAVE WON TWELVE Great Taste Stars ⭐⁠

29 Sep 2021

Words can't describe how excited we were to discover we had won TWELVE Great Taste Stars this year ⭐⁠ ⁠ We're not big into awards, but the Great Taste Awards have always been important to us. Voted on by a panel of 500 experts, and acting as the world's largest…

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Max & Stu take on the London Marathon 🏃

29 Sep 2021

Max & Stu are doing us proud and running the London Marathon this Sunday! 🏃 They'll be running to raise money for the incredible Southmead Hospital Charity, specifically for the Discover Project, which has been doing ground breaking research into curing the effects of Long Covid. After spending a lot of our…

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Welcome to the team Liv!

24 Sep 2021

We have a new addition to Hog HQ! Meet Liv 👋 Liv is joining us as PR and Comms Manager and will be in charge of getting the word out there that our porky products are the best in the whole land. Liv’s offered to cook us all our lunch…

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Pigsty goes to Wing Fest!

21 Sep 2021

We had such a blast at Wing Fest Bristol a couple weeks back 🍗 We're still buzzing that the team at Wing Fest allowed us to grace the festival with our 'Pig Wings' - the first EVER pork wing at the festival! We'll be back this weekend for the Manchester…

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Community cooking classes

16 Sep 2021

Rosie went down to a local school a couple of weeks ago with Square Food Foundation to give children from the community free cooking classes. On the menu this week was pizzas (can you tell Rosie thought it was her lucky day?)

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14 Sep 2021

🙌 We’re so excited to share that we’re launching into Asda! 🙌 From today onwards you’ll be able to find our Great Taste Award Winning, British Outdoor Bred Proper Porkers and Little Porkers in stores nationally. After a tough year for the Nation and for the business, we couldn’t feel…

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09 Sep 2021

We had an absolute blast at MEATOPIA (UK) LTD last weekend on our work social. We even managed to find time to pop into BOXPARK before hand for a light lunch 😉 before trying all the wonders Meatopia had to offer. Amazing to see all the traders who were so…

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Sampling our porky products!

07 Sep 2021

A couple of weeks ago Harriet & Josh were down at Tough Mudder Bristol handing out free porky samples to muddy runners⁠ 🏃‍♂️⁠ It's been so nice being able to get back to sampling after over a year without it. At the end of the day, you can try all…

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02 Sep 2021

We are absolutely buzzing to be hitting up Wing Fest Bristol next week. We'll be treating guests to our famous Pig Wings, a favourite at our restaurant, Pigsty. Our wings will be coated in the smokey black treacle and apple BBQ sauce we use for our BBQ Pulled Pork &…

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The Jolly Hog x Gousto

01 Sep 2021

We couldn't be more excited to announce our partnership with Gousto! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 ⁠ We're going to be supplying our British Outdoor Bred Great Taste Award-Winning pork products to recipe box legends Gousto 🙌🏼⁠ ⁠ From today, our Proper Porker Sausages and Streaky Bacon will be in all of the bacon…

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We’ve moved 🙌🏼

26 Aug 2021

It's official! We're all moved in to our new office! 🙌🏼 Thanks to our mum and dad for coming down and opening it up with an emotional speech. In true The Jolly Hog style the giant bow we ordered didn't arrive so our mum completed the grand opening by cutting…

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Team trip to Suffolk!

19 Aug 2021

A couple of weeks ago we escaped on a team trip to Suffolk ⁠🐽⁠ ⁠ We wanted the team to learn more about how beef goes from farm to fork so we visited Henstead Marsh Beef, a cattle small holding in Suffolk ran by Moss Spilling. ⁠ ⁠ These guys…

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Volunteering at FareShare South West

12 Aug 2021

Some of the team were down at FareShare South West yesterday, helping the team to pack food parcels to be sent out to families. FareShare arranges for these food parcels to be distributed nationally to over 10,000 charities & community groups, helping to get nutritious food to vulnerable people 👏🏻…

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08 Aug 2021

You may have noticed a few snout and ears popping up in Bristol... We are unbelievably excited to be moving into our new Hog HQ. After having to re-locate to the farm during lockdown, we can't wait to be down in the bustling Wapping Wharf surrounded by lots of Bristol…

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Cookery Classes at Square Food

04 Aug 2021

Life felt back to normal last week when a few of the team popped down to Square Food Foundation to help with a children's cookery class. It was great seeing kids being able to get back in the Square Food kitchen, with the foundation teaching them important life skills and…

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Great British Entrepreneur Finalist 🥳

21 Jul 2021

What an honour to have been named as a Finalist for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards & Community South West. Being nominated means even more to us knowing its for the Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year. Being able to share these proud moments not only as business, but as…

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15 Jul 2021

It's a busy week ahead for The Jolly Hog events crew as we'll be hitting up not one but two events this weekend. Pretty insane to think after the last year we've had! You can find us serving up our Great Taste Award winning porky products at Tough Mudder and…

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13 Jul 2021

Massive shout out to Gipsy Hill Brewing Co for hosting our Jolly Cow pop up this weekend. We had a great time serving up our Smash Burgers and couldn't have been more happy with the lovely feedback we received. From being compared to wagyu burgers, to being told that ours…

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08 Jul 2021

We are so excited to finally share with you our latest product - The Jolly Cow Smash Burgers 🍔⁠ ⁠ As BBQ fanatics, it won’t be surprising that an average Summer weekend for us involves a few hours spent in front of the grill. And, as no Great British BBQ…

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Sausage workshop at Square Food Foundation

01 Jul 2021

Josh in his element 👏🏻⁠ ⁠ A couple of weeks ago Josh was back down at Square Food Foundation doing what he does second best - making sausages! (Second only to eating them)⁠ ⁠ He taught the staff & local children how to make sausages - plus he made a…

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The Jolly Hog is leaving the Twickenham Stoop Line Up

16 Jun 2021

After 12 years, The Jolly Hog is leaving the Twickenham Stoop Line Up. The Stoop was the birthplace of The Jolly Hog, and a place that we will always hold close in our hearts. With Olly playing here for 8 years, Quins giving us our first ever pitch to sell…

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10 Jun 2021

We've just launched our Summer Menu at our Bristol-based restaurant, Pigsty 🙌🏼 It's such a privilege for us to have a restaurant, not just because then we get to eat all of the food 😂 but because it's a great place for us to trial product innovation and showcase our…

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Team Innovation Day

09 Jun 2021

Yesterday we had the pleasure of having Amy Polly and Sparke Club at Hog HQ for a Team Innovation Day. Amy taught the team about mindfulness, taking us through some guided meditation & teaching us about how mindfulness can activate our creativity. After a quick BBQ - because no Jolly…

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We have a new addition to Hog HQ! Meet Becky 👋

04 Jun 2021

Becky is joining us as Finance Assistant and will be supporting Stu, our numbers guy, on anything numbers related. It'll be up to Becky and Stu to make sure we don't eat all of our stock ourselves 😂 Becky's favourite Jolly Hog product is our BBQ Pulled Pork - enjoyed…

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Volunteering at Square Food Foundation

01 Jun 2021

Harriet & Hannah were back last week at Square Food Foundation helping the team to put together cheesecake recipe kits & cooked up a lovely staff lunch.⁠ ⁠ It's always an absolute pleasure going to the Square Food Foundation and helping out. Two of our team members have volunteered to…

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A new look for Pigsty

24 May 2021

As well as being buzzing to have our Bristol restaurant back open again, we are so excited to finally have re-branded Pigsty. Pigsty will always remain the Home of the Hog but we wanted to link it under The Jolly Hog family, now we have our 'Jolly Hog: On the…

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3 brothers & 3 peaps in a podcast

20 May 2021

A piggin' good podcast! 👏🏻 It was a privilege to be invited to tell the story of our family business on '3 Peaps in a Podcast'. If you want to hear all three of us brothers talk about business fails, pet peeves, family barneys & how we built the business,…

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Our First event back!

17 May 2021

Today is a huge day for our business and our brother Josh. We started The Jolly Hog Group from a sausage making machine in Olly's flat and built it up with our other brother Max. Today sees us open back up our kiosk at Ashton Gate for the Bristol Bears…

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Jolly Dogs are back 🔥🙌🏼🌭⁠

13 May 2021

We are delighted to launch our Jolly Dog back into stores. After a Winter hibernation, these hot dogs are back in season in time for Summer! ⁠ These extra long sausages are the perfect size for hot dogs, and their extra smokey taste makes them sizzle with flavour. Using only…

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Mondays at HOG HQ

10 May 2021

Each week, we've been taking it in turns as a team to make lunches for each other on a Monday (or Bank Holiday Tuesday), because everyone knows Monday are the worst! ⁠ As you can imagine, working out quantities for Hog HQ can be hard with Olly, Max and Josh…

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08 May 2021

Over the Easter holidays we had the pleasure of popping down to The Vench Adventure Playground Bristol.⁠ ⁠ We went down with Miss Piggy to hand out meals during Half Term to families who depend on Free School Meals. ⁠ We promise we handed out some of the baps as…

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Our Smoked Black Treacle Bacon is back 🙌🏼

06 May 2021

This time we've made it better than ever.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ We've added an extra slice of bacon - to finally settle all those arguments about who gets the last rasher 😂 - plus we've made the bacon even thicker this time, adding another element of luxury to this indulgent bacon. ⁠⁠…

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On The Trot is open!

06 Apr 2021

Our Food Kiosk is back open! 🙌🏼 Having opened our 'The Jolly Hog: On The Trot' at Bath Spa Station, we had to make the hard decision to temporarily close it again during this most recent lockdown. With travelling not allowed or discouraged, the footfall was just not enough to…

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50,000 Baps donated to the NHS

26 Mar 2021

Thank you to North Bristol NHS Trust for allowing us to park Miss Piggy at Southmead Hospital for the last year.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Thank you to our incredible volunteers, who've donated their time to help us.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Thank you to the kind local businesses like Hobbs House Bakery Limited who've donated food to help make this happen.⁠⁠…

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Porky Treats for NHS staff & volunteers

03 Mar 2021

Those from Bristol might know that we have a permanent fixture down at Ashton Gate Stadium, where we normally serve up hot dogs to hungry sports fans! With events being cancelled, the stadium is currently being used as a vaccine centre.⁠ ⁠ We wanted to show our support for all…

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Half Term Holiday Camps

03 Mar 2021

This week we had the absolute pleasure of being involved with one of the 'Active. Healthy. Happy. Holiday camps' for kids in South Bristol. ⁠ A collab between some great Bristol orgs - Square Food Foundation, Bristol Sport Foundation, The Childrens Kitchen Bristol & Oasis Hub South Bristol - these…

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26 Jan 2021

Whilst we ourselves may stuck at home, our products have been doing a bit of jet setting! Last week, The Jolly Hog products were sold in another country for the first time EVER! ⁠ ⁠ You can now find a range of our The Jolly Hog products in selected Choithrams…

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We’ve just launched our bacon medallions!

02 Jan 2021

True Jolly Hog fans will remember when we used to make bacon medallions. Well, three years later, the bacon is back by popular demand!⁠ ⁠ Using only Outdoor Bred, British bacon, these medallions are perfect for picky piglets or those watching their post-Christmas waistlines, or quite simply for perfect sized…

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We’ve flown the coop!

01 Jan 2021

The Jolly Hen Chicken sausages are now in stores! As lovers of great flavour, and creators of the best and most delicious sausages in the whole land (in our opinion) we've decided to expand into Chicken sausages!  Roast Chicken…winner, winner chicken dinner. Reserved only for Sundays? No. The taste and…

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Great Taste Awards 2020

13 Nov 2020

We've always thought our sausages and bacon are great but it's amazing to have the confirmation from the Great Tastes judges.⁠ ⁠ We're absolutely chuffed to announce that this year we were awarded 10 Great Taste Stars, beating our previous record 🙌🏼⭐️⁠ ⁠ Check out the award-winning products! 

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