Superb food, wonderful staff and brilliant service. The Piggy Squire has catered for our annual event for the past four years and is always a huge hit with our guests. Nothing is too much trouble for Matt and the team, who do everything they can to make sure our guests are happy. They are great to work with; from the pre event menu consultancy, to serving great food on the day… and everything between. We can't wait for our next event!
Just to say a big thank you to you and your team for the fantastic food over the weekend. Given the awful weather you did really well.
We will definitely recommend you.
Cotswold Estate Manor - Jan 2016
I am so sorry it has taken me so long to write to thank you. Not just for the amazing on the day catering, which people are raving about, and the service of your staff, which was second to none, but also for all the advice and support you gave us. I can categorically say, I could not have pulled off that amazing day without you. Thank you so so much.
Obviously a thank you card will be on its way to you when I get the photos back, but I just wanted you to know how amazing I think you are. I will, and am, recommending you to all our friends :)
Let me know if you need a quote or some pics for your website.
Wish you all the best for a very successful and lucrative summer of catering fun.
Take care and hope we cross paths again in the future
A very big thank you for the delicious hog roast you did for my party. As a Director of Arrochar Associates Ltd, supporting people with training and consultancy in the Hospitality Industry, it was very important that my guests experienced a great meal and were really well looked after. This certainly happened, not only was the pork delicious but all the extra salads, the vegetarian option and accompaniments were too. I have had many compliments about it all. Apart from this, what made it for me was the service you provided, before, during and after the party, so many thanks to you and your team for a job well done!
Carolyn McFarlan CBII
Director, Arrochar Associates Ltd
We both wanted again to say a huge thank you for providing such an awesome job on the catering for our wedding. Not only the food absolutely amazing (some said the best they have ever had!) but the service provided by you and your staff was also fantastic. Numerous guests commented how friendly the servers were and that made all my guests and us very happy. I really appreciated your diligence and attention to detail not only on the day but during planning. The end result was nothing but spectacular and far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be recommending your services to others in future.
you so much!
Steven & Christine Munden, Waddesdon Village Hall
Just to say thanks to your team for great food yesterday. Gareth was really professional and accommodating as were the serving staff. My parents had a massive surprise and a really lovely time - lots of great comments about the food too. So, although the weather wasn’t exactly in our favour we made the best of it (we are English after all!) and had a really memorable time.
Just to say thank you very much for the lovely food you prepared for Richard and Louise's wedding. We had lots of compliments about the food,and some said it was the best food they had ever eaten at a wedding. Also very helpful and pleasant staff.
Thanks again, Regards
Peter and Lynda Seaton
Thank you Matt for all you did to make our celebrations complete. The wonderful advice and planning before the event, the excellent polite staff who worked so hard but were almost invisible on the day and the almost magical clearing up which happened mid party. The pig was fantastic, the salads and puddings marvellous. Everyone had a truly wonderful meal. Thank you so very much.
With best wishes,
Just to say a massive thanks for all the work you did on Saturday. The food was great, the service was great and I would certainly recommend or use you again (60th?, help!). I also owe Carlie a big thank you for passing on your name in the first place.
All the best,
Jack & Rachel, Waddesdon Village Hall
Just to say thanks for the fantastic barbeque you put on for us at my daughter's 21st on the weekend, especially as it was in the middle of a torrential downpour - the giris' high heels were sinking in the mud! The food was top quality - the lamb kebabs were particularly appreciated - and the service was friendly and efficient. The food was also generously proportioned, and the remaining sausages and burgers made a perfect breakfast for the many people who spent the night on our floor.
Paul and Sandra
I'm so sorry we haven't been in touch until now! We wanted to say a massive thank you for being so fantastic in the run up to our wedding, and of course on the day. I think probably everyone came up to us to say how amazing the food was! It really was great, and thank you also for sorting lunch and the drinks and all the other little things that happened without us even noticing. It all happened around us and before we knew it, it was over.
I'm very sorry that you went to the effort of sorting gluten free sandwiches etc for me and then I was so caught up in things that I totally lost my appetite! What a waste, but thank you. We had an amazing day, so thank you again for all your help with it all, we'll be recommending you to all and sundry!
Hope all is well with you, you must be very busy with all the other weddings you're no doubt booked for…
Jane and Jez x=
I just wanted to extend a very big thank you to you and your colleague for the excellent barbeque you prepared for us last Wednesday evening at the Cotswold Organic Estate. The food and service were superb and I received numerous “pats on the back” for making such an excellent choice in selecting your services. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to any other corporate event organizers who are thinking of using your services so please do let me know if you ever require such a recommendation.
Thanks again and have a lovely Easter!
Amanda Evans, ANTHOS LONDON LTD
Totally second what T says Matt - you are a legend! We owe so much of the success of the wedding to you!
Glad we kept you on your feet with an early arrival and without warning ;)
All our guests loved loved loved the food!! People still talk of it now... Your staff were superb too - please thank them all for us!
We're a bit annoyed that our photographer didn't get a pic of the pig - but I think he was concentrating on getting his plate filled (can't blame him for that!)
All we need now is another reason for a hog roast!!!
Until then, be safe, be good and continue your fantastic work!
All good things
It has been over a month since we our wedding, how time flies! We are so sorry for not getting in touch with you sooner, we have not forgotten about you! We want to say a huge ~THANK YOU!!!!~ to you and your wonderful team who served us a feast to remember right from the start!
All our guests commented on how amazing the food was, one of the best wedding dinners they've ever eaten! The canapes were superb (unfortunately I only got to eat about 3 so I'm gutted that I didn't get to eat more! Not sure how many Roy had... ) The dinner was a mountain on the plate, there was so much of it I didnt know what to eat.... I could eat that all over again now! And the strawberries..... well what can I say? They were unbelievably good on their own, it didn't even need the cream in my opinion!
Sorry that I wasn't around to say goodbye and thank you to you on the day, I think I was getting dressed. I made sure to speak to Richard and your staff before they left. You did such a brilliant job and not just with the food, you helped us in more ways than we expected a caterer would do for us. I still laugh when I think about you kicking me out of the marquee on the Saturday morning! The cake couldnt have looked better.
I've attached a few photos for you, the photographers photos only came through the post last weekend. Unfortunately there arent any pics of you at work or of the magnificent pig :(
Thank you so much!!! We hope to be in touch with you again in the future.
Take care and all the best,
Tina and Roy
Just writing to say a big thank you for all your hard work at our summer party last week. I also appreciate it that you came up trumps at very short notice too. We all had a great time and I’ve received many compliments about the food and service you provided. The sausage and burgers were extremely good and of excellent quality – two essential barbecue foods that can so often disappoint and be of bad quality.
I won’t hesitate to use you again for our events or to recommend you again.
Many thanks again, Vicki
Just wanted to thank you for your excellent service on Thursday. I think the event went very well mainly thanks to your catering and the food was enjoyed by all.
Many thanks for your efforts on our behalf
Again many thanks for making the day a great success for my daughter. And thank you also for reserving some food for me. I was very touched that you thought of that. A lot of people commented on the delicious crackling and the succulence of the meat.
Thank you for catering at our company BBQ. Everyone commented how tasty the meat and salads were and liked the fact it was locally sourced products they were eating (the strawberries went down a treat). The lunch was very successful and enjoyed by all, so much so, that people had seconds and took left-over’s home to family members to sample.
We look forward to using you again in the future - thanks again.
Claire Hird – RN ReSound, Kirtlington, Oxfordshire
A big thank you for Sunday's hog roast. I personally have never enjoyed one so much and many of our guests commented on how very delicious the pig was. Also the salads were just right. Our chef Richard was incredibly helpful and totally unflappable. Perhaps you would thank him especially from us.
My husband and I (I love saying that!) would like to thank you so much for your delicious food, lovely staff, and great advice and support at our wedding in May. It meant a lot to us to have locally-sourced, outdoor-reared food, and your professional yet relaxed attitude fitted in with our day perfectly. We found you via a recommendation and I would definitely recommend you to others. Planning an important event can be really stressful but we loved your flexible style and felt in very good hands throughout. Your colleagues were charming and super-helpful, you sourced the cakes we wanted at no extra charge, advised on various things, and everyone thought the food was amazing and plentiful.
Thanks again, and we’ll be in touch next time we fancy a party!
Ann and Gerard
What can we say.......you and your team were amazing! So professional, thoughtful and efficient. We had so many compliments about the food and the vegetarians said it was the best wedding food they had ever had!
Your waitressing team were perfect; attentive without being intrusive and kept their energy levels high throughout the whole day! It was a great sight when you walked out with the Wedding cheese - it looked fantastic!
We would recommend you to anyone with the highest of praise. You really helped to make our day such a success.
Thank you, Mr & Mrs Hill
I just wanted to sincerely THANK YOU SO MUCH for providing the biggest piggy i have ever seen cooked for our party last Saturday at Aynhoe Park.
Not only were your staff brilliantly helpful and professional, the vegetarian food and salads delicious, the piggy with stuffing and hand made rolls delicious, but i am officially your newest biggset fan. There was more than enough food to fill even the biggest appetites.
You were a star throughout the process, from enquiring, booking, arriving, preparing, delivering AND entertaining. If I ever meet anyone that lacks charm, i am promptly sending them to your charm school for lashings of slick service, impeccable manners, and a huge smile.
Thank you again, and I really look forward to working with you and your team again.
We'd just like to say a huge thank you to you and your team for working so hard to help make our special day go so well. The food you supplied was totally awesome, and your team did a brilliant job with all the setting up and serving etc etc. So many of our family and friends have commented on the wonderful all the food was, especially the melt in the mouth pig, and how smoothly everything went.
We cannot thank you enough for all your efforts to make such an important part of our day go so well.
Should you ever need any recommendations, please don't hesitate to give us a shout, and if you have a customer feedback section on your website let me know and we'll have no hesitation in putting something in writing for you.
Thank you so much for everything,
John & Vikki Crayford
Just had to drop you a line and say a big thank you for making my husbands 6oth birthday bash such a success. We all had a great time and the pig and lamb roast were second to none! But what impressed our guests more was the vegetarian option, they felt that they had not been forgotten and that you put in as much effort into the veggies as you did the meat eaters!
When we did our research for a hog roast we noticed that many cooked the meat off site and then finished the roast at the venue but we were very impressed that you arrived early and cooked everything in front of us.
I can't recommend you enough from your food to your staff - everything was perfect (you even bought the sunshine) thank you very much.
(The Manor House) 12th September
Thank you so much for catering at our wedding, we're so pleased we picked you! It was really important to us to have food that was high quality and free range and we knew it was a good match when we saw how enthusiastic you were about the quality of your ingredients. So many people said how fantastic the food was - my aunt said it was the best food she's ever had at a wedding! It was really lovely and just perfect for the day, fresh, delicious and summery.
It was so reassuring to know you were going to be at the barn looking out for the little details and you were so helpful and thoughtful in the lead up to the wedding.
A huge thank you for making our day so special!
Very best wishes, Julie and Martyn
Thank you so much for Saturday, everyone has been raving about the pork and it really was the best we have ever tasted! Thanks for your help during the day too it was much appreciated!
I couldn’t recommend you highly enough and we will certainly be in touch for any future family fun days we host.
Best Regards, Laura
Thanks you so much for the delightful food on our wedding day! People are still talking about how good the pork was!
We could not honestly asked for a better service and we will not hesitate to recommend you in the future.
Thank you so much again Matt, I expect it is an every day thing for you now but for us it was a momentus occasion made very special by you.
Rachel and Luke
Me again, for one last time!
A huge 'thank you' for catering for Sally and Tim's wedding. What can I say, everything was wonderful. The food was absolutely fantastic and your team of workers were so very kind and helpful. Needless to say we were swamped with people raving about the bbq, the best ever being the words used. You will be pleased to know there are some very 'arty' pictures of the eton mess on the official wedding pictures as well and one with the three bridesmaid enjoying their strawberries.
Thank you so much again Matt, I expect it is an every day thing for you now but for us it was a momentus occasion made very special by you.
Thanks again for all the hard work you put into the catering for our 'making livestock farming fit for the future' event at FAI Farms. The two lambs were delicious and your preparations beforehand ensured the whole day ran smoothly. In our feedback, everyone rated the catering as excellent so congratulations! The food definitely contributed to the success of the day and I very much look forward to repeating it again sometime.
All the best,
Will (Farming Futures)
"Matt Squire sources his meat locally and he was able to tell me which farms the pig and lamb came from. For me traceability is all too important - I am passionate about British meat and want to support British suppliers. The pork and lamb roasts for our wedding were absolutely stonkingly delicious and our guests haven't stopped telling us that either!
Jack and Liv
Matt's service was amazing!
Matt and the pig turned up early and he got on with the cooking whilst we bombed around setting our party up, dribbling at the smells of the cooking pig. Matt fitted in effortlessly into our chaotic kitchen and served on time with a perfectly cooked pig! Guests came back for seconds and if they could have fitted it in would have been up for thirds! I have received numerous emails and calls remarking on what a fantastic pig roast.
Thank you very much for making our christening such a fantastic one!
Mr and Mrs A Simons
Hope you had a safe journey home.
I just wanted to thank you for coming along to our party at Heythrop yesterday, and adding something very special to the day. Although some of our guests had been a bit dubious about the idea of a hog roast, their fears were allayed once they tasted the quality of the food!
Administrative Officer - Executive Liaison
For a 30th Birthday party, The Piggy Squire provided a DIY Pig Roast which was absolutely perfect! The meat was tasty and succulent and many commented it was the nicest they had tasted. It was all so easy, and Matt made sure we had everything we needed for the roasting to go without a hitch. The Piggy Squire is thoroughly professional and a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. We would recommend them to supply a Pig Roast to anyone, and it brings people together in a way an ordinary barbecue just can't match. Delicious free range meat, a friendly and professional service, and the best talking point party could wish for... what more could be needed?!
Caroline and Paul
Dear Matt and Jane,
Thank you so much for the absolutely first class pig roast on my wife’s birthday. Every one of our guests was very complimentary about both the roast and the salads (the crackling was singled out for extra special praise!) Everyone had more than their fill – and we thought we hadn’t ordered enough despite your frequent assurances that you always over-cater. In the end, 3 days later and we have only just finished the salads, we still have a freezer full of pork and people took loads of food away with them at the time! Our guests also remarked on your friendly efficiency and helpfulness and I would certainly echo that during the set up and preparation. Excellent work and a big thank you from all of us. Just one thing though, how did you manage to arrange such wonderful weather?
Very best wishes,
David and Jo
Thanks so much for the delicious food you provided for our party on Saturday night. Everyone enjoyed it so much there was practically nothing left over! Several people have asked me who the caterer was and I have been happy to pass on your details.
Thank you so much for all your hard work on Saturday - the pig was amazing - and there was so much of it! Everyone loved it, and thought it was a great idea, and a great product.
Lucy and Steve
I wanted to say how much we enjoyed the pig roast you prepared for my sons wedding on 5th September at Lains Barn. The food was excellent and compliments were received about the vegetarian option and the salads as well as the meat.
Thank you for an excellent service
Hi Matt (and your lovely wife)
I just wanted to say how delighted I am with the quality of food and service that you provided.
All guests at the party were raving about how tender the meat was and it was the best Hog roast they had had.
The salads were fantastic too - a lot bigger than I thought they would be!!!
We are still eating the delicious pork now - had pork sandwiches last night and am cooking pork casserole tonight, am also going to make a curry to freeze down. A couple of my friends also took away some meat and are enjoying that too!
I cannot thank you enough for all the time and effort you spent in cooking the meat and preparing the salads. Your service was extremelly friendly and professional, I am delighted to have found you on the internet and to have had you share our special occassion.
I must also say that your flexibility with me was astounding, it really has been a pleasure doing business with you and I do hope that in the future I will get the opportunity to use your services again.
Once again many thanks, Naomi Godwin
"We were so pleased with the friendly service and delicious food provided by The Piggy Squire. One of our guests had been to a couple pig roasts and said ours was by far the best. Lots of people had third helpings, even though we had under ordered by a few! You really helped to make our day,"
thanks so much, Mr and Mrs A!
Piggy Squire were an excellent addition to our end of season celebration. They were efficient and easy to deal with. Above they all produced fantastic food which was thoroughly enjoyed and devoured by all. Despite the weather!!!!
Diane Lloyd @ Friars Court
We had our daughters' 21st birthday party in April 08. The theme and dress was 'festivals of the world' with Moroccan style tents - it was a wonderful evening made all the more 'festival' with Matt and Jane from Piggy Squire. They joined in the atmosphere with full gusto but were thoroughly professional and look all the effort of the catering off our shoulders, we were sad to see them leave once we had devoured their delicious lamb and pig roasts. There were many positive comments from the guests not just ourselves and we would thoroughly recommend them for whatever your 'do'.
Sue and James Macmillan
Thanks for everything Saturday, it was a triumph. My guests certainly enjoyed the 'pig' and everyone was singing your praises on Sunday... as well as complaining that it had really all been eaten.
Just to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for giving us an absolutely superb party on Saturday in spite of gale force winds and lashing rain! You really made the event for us and remained remarkably cheerful in simply dreadful conditions - we don't know how you did it.
Everyone said how wonderful the food was - we had lots of comments on how it was the best pork people had ever had & it was so lovely to have an equally scrummy veggie option and not be an afterthought.
You made this such a stress free party for us, even transferring all the leftovers into the oven & fridge - definitely above and beyond the call of duty! We would highly recommend you to everyone.
Thanks so much for everything.
Julie and Nick
Just a quick email to say thanks the whole day went like a dream!
The pig roast fitted into the theme perfectly and your help and presentation was much appreciated.
My only problem was that I didn’t have time to get a second roll!!
Many thanks for helping to make it a perfect day for the Bride and Groom
Kind Regards, Mike
Sue and I want to thank you so much for the Pig Roast that you did for my 60th Birthday party held at Kings Sutton last Sunday (17/2/08)
All of the communication that we had before the day ensured that we knew exactly what we were getting and your various bits of advice were invaluable.
As far as the day itself, well what can we say. The spit with pig already done to a turn, and yourself arrived in ample time and everything looked so clean and presentable. You carved it and had it all ready to meet our requested serving time, and there was ample meat for everyone, and for second helpings as well.
So many people came up to us to say what a good idea it was to have a pig roast instead of just a standard buffet and how good the meat (and crackling ) was. We have already given your details to two people who want to use you for their function.
Thanks again for everything
Geoff & Sue Phipps (Banbury)
We have used the Piggy Squire on a number of occasions now, including a 'Family Fun Day' in our Garden and our New Years Eve for 2008.
The customer uptake has been excellent with a complete sell out on all occasions leading to a healthy profit and a pub full of very satisfied customers.
For Quality, Service and an excellent return I would have no hesitation in strongly recommending the Piggy Squire to your business.
Chris Townsend, The Star Inn, Bicester.
I just wanted to write and say thank you very much for all your help on Saturday - you are obviously used to dealing with stressed women !! Seriously, I really appreciated your help, and everyone said the pork was delicious - they snacked until about 5 in the morning. So there wasn't that much left after all !
Thanks again - you really helped make it a great night"
"Dear Matt & The Piggy Squire Team
Thanks so much for the fantastic food and service at our wedding (Friday 7th December 2007). Everyone loved the hog roast, it helped to make it a fantastic day.
Dan & Cecila
A big thank you for last Saturday; you made a huge contribution to a fantastic party.
Everyone - and I mean everyone - commented on the fantastic pig roast. One of our friends has written "I don't think that I have ever tasted pork cooked so well; I was not the only one going back for seconds and thirds!"
Everything was just as you told us it would be, and more, and we thoroughly enjoyed your company. I suspect that you will hear from several of our friends at some time in the future; you will certainly hear from us again.
Thank you once again."
Karen & Adam - Leighton Buzzard
Thank you very much for providing the Hog Roast for our evening reception.
I was really impressed by your attention to detail and friendly service - but most of all what a fantastic Hog Roast - everyone we spoke to was raving about how succulent and tasty it was. Thanks for helping to make our day one we will always remeber.
Jeremy and Esther Hall - Wantage
I'd like to say that the pig roast was a total success - the meat was superb, and was devoured by my friends, many of whom are discerning foodies.
Several vegetarians gave in and had a temporary lapse (although I'd prepared a veggie dish for them), because it looked and smelled so good.
It comfortably fed the 55+ who came, and was surprisingly easy to cater around - rolls, apple sauce and chutney, and salad did the job. It was also much easier to cook than I anticipated - it took minutes to set up and light, and then did its thing for six hours while we set up the party, with the occasional inspection under the lid. There were none of the hazards of conventional barbecue - smoke, burning etc. - as you promised. Thank you also for being so helpful and reassuring, and ringing on the day to check all was well. Your butcher was very helpful too when he delivered the pig.
All in all, it was a really successful way of providing excellent food for a
large number of people.
Julia Henderson - Oxford
Dear Matt and Jane
Thank you both so much for such a fantastic piggy roast on Saturday. It was totally delicious and a real treat to get such great food at an English bbq.
Jemma Cowley -
(A guest at one of our events took the time to send her thanks direct to us!!)
Thanks again for doing such a great job on Saturday. Everyone loved the idea and all remarked on how good it tasted. You both worked so hard all day to get such a good result and we are extremely grateful. You obviously take such pride in providing great food.
Alan and Fi - Chiswick, London
Our wedding party was the first large (130+) event that my wife and I have had to organise and we couldn't have done it without the help of Piggy Squire's hog roast. The team were organised and flexible allowing us to change numbers up to the last minute. The food was wonderful and to a really high standard including all the extra salads that they provided. All our quests thought the food was wonderful. We will use the piggy squire again and again for all our outside catering events.
Jonny Riggle - Reading
Thank you so much for the hard work you put into making my staff event a success. The quality of the pig roast, salads and accompaniments could not be bettered and I would not hesitate to recommend you to my friends and colleagues. Everyone who attended was impressed with the very high standard of your product. The value for money, taking into account the considerable amount of time and effort you clearly put in, is excellent. Your customer service from quote to delivery is exemplary and the roast itself was executed with the minimum of fuss.
The care and pride that you clearly have in your product shines through and I wish you the continued success you undoubtedly deserve. Please be assured that if I require a similar service in the future, you will certainly be my first port of call!
Foreign and Commonwealth Office- Corporate Events Manager