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The Pig and Butcher – An uncommon kind of gastropub

We may be living in the age of the gastropub, but even those weary of the trend should give the Pig & Butcher a whirl.

I won’t suggest what to order, as they’re unlikely to have it: the menu here changes daily, dancing in perfect step with the season. The meat is butchered and, where applicable, cured and smoked on-site (the name is no coincidence, then), with a focus on more unusual breeds. Game also makes a frequent appearance, while each day’s fish options depend entirely on the morning’s catch. There’s an imaginative wine list and a delicious selection of craft beers and cocktails to wash it all down with.

All of which may raise the question of whether this is really a pub at all, but the genre is valiantly defended by matter-of-fact tables of untreated wood set beside gaping windows, an ample seating area for outdoor supping and unpretentious service dispensed by amiable bar staff.

Genuinely outstanding grub with no attitude – gastropubs like this one are few and far between.

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Details about this spot

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Address

80 Liverpool Road, London

Telephone number

+442072268304

Opening Times

Mon - Wed 17:00 - 23:00, Thu 17:00 - 00:00, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00, Sun 12:00 - 21:00

Price

Sunday roast: £ 17

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)