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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