Dear Steve,
Thank you for yesterday, all the attendees loved you Hog.
I am forwarding your details to our director so that we could use you more.
Keep in touch

Kind regards

Ajay Anthony


Dear All,

I just wanted to drop you all an email, to thank you all so much for making Brighid and Peter’s wedding day such a success.
Brighid and Peter seemed very happy, and that’s thanks to all of you.

Special thanks to Steve & Karen (The Spitting Pig) and their amazing team who ensured the day ran perfectly from start to finish.

All the best,

Lindy Dowling


Dear Steve & Karen

Phil and I would like to say a big thank you for all your hard work on the day and supplying a fantastic spread of food, in a very professional way. I have to say that many of our guests have taken the time to say how good the food was but also how wonderful you were as a team, and how professionally everything was carried out.

Also a big thank you to Karen who I know worked very hard serving drinks, washing up, and generally running around getting things for guests. Again, many guests have taken the time to say how hard you worked and how lucky we were to have you helping out!

Best wishes and thanks again

Phil & Alexia


Thanks for an amazing hog roast- everyone loved it.
Please let me know the balance I owe for the VAT and I will sort.


Hi Steve,

The hog roast was a huge hit with all our friends over the weekend.  Brian & Richard did a fantastic job with all the catering and even down to the clearing up.  Please pass on our huge thanks to them both.

You even managed to control the rain until just after you left – impressive!

I will certainly recommend your company to anyone looking to hold an event in the future.  Hope Ronnie’s party was a success too – not sure you were able to get the sun for him though!

Many thanks again

Jenny & David


Hi all,
Thanks for everything at the weekend we really appreciated it.
Really enjoyed the pork – we ate the last of it up yesterday evening.
Enjoy your holiday to Australia.
Sue and Richard


Morning Steve and Karen

I just wanted to email to say thanks ever so much for Friday. The team you had working were lovely and the food was fantastic! I can only apologise for over-ordering. The service you have provided has been fantastic both before the event and on the night and I will be sure to recommend you to others!

Thanks again.

Kind regards


Dear Steve & Karen,

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the team for all you did for our Harvest Festival on Sunday. The food seems to get better and better every time! And it was all done in great time, which was a huge help. Always an absolute pleasure to have you come and help us celebrate, so thank you for all that you did.

Every blessing,

Rev’d Peter Godden


Morning Steve! Morning Karen!

What can I say? …… Apart from thank you so, so, much.

The food was delicious, something that everyone commented on, and just in case we needed extra confirmation was totally demolished.

Your bar staff and catering staff were brilliant!! They were so helpful and attentive, nothing was to much trouble.
I would just like to mention Natalia … She deserves a pay rise and a holiday! Such a lovely person and I’m convinced she had a sat nav on  Lisa’s ‘special champagne’ glass

Thanks again both of you for all your help and guidance, it was a fantastic day enjoyed by all.



The 3 staff members were wonderful! And the grub was great!


Hi Steve,

Sorry for the belated email (been a hectic week) but wanted to thank you and your assistant for such a fantastic hog roast on Saturday. We have had many comments on the quality of the food

Thanks for being so easy to work with and obliging over the dietary requirements too.

Kind regards,

Fleetville Swing Band


Dear Steve
Thank you so much for being our caterer.
The food was delicious and thank you for your flexibility regarding the venue. You helped make it an amazing day for everyone


Anna and Kyle xx


To Steve and team,

We would like to extend our thanks to you and your team for your fantastic service at our Member’s shoot on Saturday!

The hog roast was cooked perfectly and many guests commented on the delicious food and fabulous service you provided throughout the day. Everything was perfect and you contributed towards making the event such a success. No doubt we will be using your services again!

Kindest regards,


Excellent quality, good selection and thoroughly enjoyed.

Will definitely use again.

Many thanks

Jacqui Chapman

Business Support Officer

Stephenson Academy


We had a brilliant time.

You organised a great spit roast summer party a couple of summers ago for us which we were really pleased with but this was so much better!

Steve and his team worked so hard and unobtrusively and lots of our guests commented on how good the food was.

We felt that Steve understood the theming of our 1950′s party and entered into the spirit and made some great suggestions for the menu, thinking of vegetarian options which I had overlooked.

All in all great value for money and we will definitely be using your company in the future and have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends.

Thank you

Yours sincerely

Carol Ware



Good Morning Steve

Sorry, I had to rush away last night and you guys were busy serving so  I didn’t get a chance to say good bye.

I just wanted to send an email to you both to say thank you so much for the most amazing Hog Roast,  everybody was so impressed.

Kind regards

Celine Nobes



Hi, just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped cater for our wedding! We were really happy with the service (especially the pulled pork) which was amazing! Will definitely use your catering service again and recommend to others!



Our event was great thanks with lots of support and advice from the chef who even helped us with the gazebo, which was most welcome.   The Hog roast and trimmings delicious.

Thanks again for the communications and smooth running , will be sure to recommend.



Thank you and the team so much for Saturday.  You and your colleague were delightful, helpful, and so efficient!  Their food was delicious and made my husband’s 60th birthday party a very memorable event.  Please pass on our thanks to them.




Hello Steve and Staff.

We wanted to say a very big THANK-YOU for your services on Good Friday.  Everyone has said how pleased they were with the food and really liked being served.

I thought it all looked and tasted excellent and couldn’t be more pleased.

Sorry there was no tea or coffee!

Best regards



Spitting Pig,

Thank you for yet another spectacular event, we booked you last year and with the turnout and feedback we received we decided to use you again this year, and what a brilliant choice. You arrived at the venue on time and got everything set up, you were very friendly with our guests and everybody commented on how well-cooked the pig was. Of course this is our second event with you and we will certainly have no doubts about using you again!


David & Anne


Hi Steve & Karen,

Thank you for such a spectacular event on Saturday. I didn’t realise how good a hog roast actually was until then. Everything was brilliant and you made our event a success.  Thank you once again and I wouldn’t think twice about using you if we decide to have a second event.

Kind regards,



Steve and Karen, you and your team did an excellent job cooking and preparing the hog roast at our farm, the all day went fantastic and the pig was delicious. Thanks again and we will be using you in our future events.

The party was a great success.  Everyone loved the food.  Rachel and her team were absolutely fantastic, so helpful, nothing too much trouble, I didn’t have to worry about timings, food was brilliant.  We would definitely book something like that again.

Happy New Year to you all



Hi Steve and Karen.

Thank you both so much for providing a hog roast on a construction site for our company’s topping out ceremony.

The tradition of topping out is to wish good fortune on the building and to celebrate the achievements of the team of workers that have constructed the concrete frame.

We were so pleased with the quality of hog roast and salads provided and everyone who attended had a thoroughly good time.

The smell of the hog roasting during the morning was a distraction but all the more enjoyable when we ate it.

Thanks once again and we will definitely do the same again on our next topping out.


James Blackie

Site Manager | Jarvis Contracting Limited

No1 Waterside | Station Road | Harpenden | Hertfordshire |


Hi Steve,

Just to say the food was amazing and Brandon is a credit to your company! Thank you!

Sam (Hog roast in Goffs Oak – (Saturday 4th October 14)


Steve thanks for everything you organised over the weekend it all went brilliantly and people were hugely complimentary about the food and the waitresses so good time was really had by all so many thanks

John & Julia


Hi Steve and Karen, I hope you are both well.

We just wanted to say a massive thanks for catering our wedding, it was excellent. Everyone loved the food and said how good it was, and the fish and chips went down very well, too. Also the staff were fantastic, and I would like to single our Allan (sic) who was non-stop from start to finish and absolutely brilliant.

Thank you so much.


Hi Steve

Just wanted to say a Big Thank you for yesterday.
I have been overwhelmed with comments from our guests saying they loved the Hog and your hosting skills were fantastic.

Hopefully we will have an excuse to use you again in the near future.

Many thanks


Hi Steve,

Just a quick email to say thank you and how impressed we were with everything on Saturday. Andy (I hope I’ve remembered his name) and partner were great. Professional, friendly and efficient. The food was lovely and there was so much of it; everyone commented on how good it was. We won’t hesitate in using you again, or recommending to friends.

Thanks again



I have to say that we thoroughly enjoyed the catering and the efficiency with which Spitting Pig set up, cooked and served . The food was terrific and I have been receiving rave reviews from many of the people who attended our event. We would definitely employ this company again at future events without hesitation. Best crackling I’ve ever tasted!

(Wednesday 20th August 14)

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we want to say thank you to all your staff for an amazing night and to Ben and the other lady running the bar in particular for going above and beyond what they were there to do.
Not only did they run the bar for me, ensuring guests were topped up regularly, but at the end of the evening they saw I would struggle to get everything home so took all, my wedding presents, flowers and paraphernalia back to my house.
When the hog roast was finished the team went to my house, found serving dishes, brought them back to the venue and laid out a buffet of the remaining hog and salads for guests to eat later. They were incredible.
I am truly thankful to them for everything they did and am grateful to you for,providing such a wonderful team.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone and am happy for you to
use this,in your website.

Good morning Steve

I wanted to say thank you very much to you and your staff for your Hog Roast meal, provided to our Asset Christmas party last night.

There were many compliments and you all went over and above what we expected.

From dressing up in fancy dress to layout of our Christmas cake table which your girls helped me with!

We will definitely be considering your company again

Janice and I send you all our very best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a Successful 2014!

Kind regards

Mary Onoufriou


Dear Steve & Karen,

My wife Sam & I must write to thank you so much for the excellent service you gave us for our 35th wedding anniversary bash in September 2013.

The food was superb and the your attention to detail and quality of equipment and service raised the whole event to another level.

To anyone asking the best way to make your party / event be that be more special .. we say you have to consider the Spitting Pig Hertfordshire the perfect enhancement.

With Grateful Thanks

Colin & Samantha Clarke.

Sandy Bedfordshire.



We just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for last Saturday. The staff were very friendly and efficient.

Thank you for making my husbands 50th a special occasion.


Rachael & Marcus Treacher

Barton le Clay


Hi Steve,

Good to meet you on Friday.

Just wanted to say I have heard back from the bride and groom and they have said how impressed they were with the hog roast and that all their guests were singing your praises.

Sure we will have more bookings in the future.

All the best.

Regards, Jack Maclean


Hi Steve,

I just wanted to say thank you very much for catering our summer event yesterday.

Allen, Josie and the rest of the team produced some delicious hog and there friendly and helpful nature really added to the event.

I am sure you will be pleased to know that we have had some brilliant feedback from those that attended the party about how lovely the food was.

I look forward to working with you again in the future,

Kind regards,



Just a quick note to say thanks for your help with the event last Thursday. The clients had a great day.

It was a pleasure working with you and I’ll hopefully speak to you soon.

Best wishes,




I have settled your account this evening.

I just wanted to add my personal thanks to your wife and colleague for the excellent food provided to us and our friends last Thursday evening. We were all impressed both with the quality of the pork and the efficiency of your service.

We would certainly use you again and recommend to others

All the best


We had such a good evening, everyone loved the food, many of whom hadn’t had a hog roast before. It really made the evening a little bit special.
Steve and the lady who was with him (sorry, forgot her name!) were really friendly. We were very impressed that they cleared up so well and thought it was really respectful to wait until the speeches had ended before leaving. A huge thanks to them!
Sarah Thomson
Hi Steve

Just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed your lovely pork and beef – thank you on behalf of all of us at EKA for helping to make it such a successful show.
We very much hope that you will be able to cater for us next year if we are exhibiting again at Millbrook, and am sure you will be able to have another hair-raising ride on one of the vehicles!
Have a good weekend.
Ruth Catmur

2nd Of June 2013


Just to say thank you again for a great Hog Roast was amazing,


Hi Steve & Karen,

We are greatly looking forward to having you provide our hog roast this summer.

Your contact reliability, and quality assurance put you way above other companies I spoke to.

Hi Steve

Thanks very much to yourself & Karen for stepping in to save the day. People are still praising your crackling this morning!

I will pass this onto accounts to process payment via BACS transfer.

Many thanks and have a great weekend.

Best regards
Angela Robinson

Hi Steve,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for catering Aidan’s 50th Birthday. The roast hog looked amazing and smelt as delicious as it tasted. Thanks for your friendly yet unobtrusive presence and discreet clearing away. We would highly recommend your service to anyone!!!
Jeanette & Aidan

“Dear Steve and team,

Thank you so much to everyone at Spitting Pig for helping to make Lucy and Harry’s wedding a really great day. All of the food from the canapés, hog roast and salads to the evening fish and chips was very tasty and well presented and attracted a number of very positive comments from the guests. All of your staff were courteous, efficient, very friendly and accommodating.

Many thanks again for helping to make it a great day.”
Jane and Philip O

Dear Karen and Steve,

We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us in the lead up and on the day of our wedding last Saturday. We had the most brilliant day and the feedback we have been receiving from our guests on the catering has been making us happier every time we get a new comment of how amazing you and your team were. Please extend our thanks to everyone who helped that day.
Everything you did from start to finish filled us with confidence and the delivery on the day exceeded or expectations. The food was sensational! The buffet worked perfectly allowing people to mingle and go up for second helpings as they wished. The served food came our promptly, the wine was continuously replaced and the champagne was ready for the toasts. I have heard many of the guests took an interest in the Spit Roast and many of them commented to us on how friendly and knowledgeable you were.
Thank you for helping to make our great day that much better. We wish you all the best for the future and will be recommending you heavily to anyone and everyone we can.
All the best,

Chris and Alex (now Mr & Mrs Watts)

Thank you. Everyone really seemed to have great fun last night with lots of comments about how good the food was . Loved it. Have been picking at the leftovers all day and packed various guests off with a hog roast goody bag.
Dear Steve Lloyd,

Just a short a short note to say thank you very much for a marvellous roast last Sunday. Everyone was very impressed.

Again thank you.

Kind regards,

Ian MacGregor.
Dear Steve and Karen,

Just wanted to say thank you for the hog roast you provided on my birthday – everyone said how lovely the food was, both the hog roast and the canapés, and the whole thing was well organised and set up. Karen and her team worked really well to help make the day a success, we would just like to say how much we appreciated their friendly and efficient manner. We did find one knife and fork after you had left, I will put them in the post to you.

Kind regards, Ann and Peter

Hi Steve,
We just wanted to say thank you so much for last Saturday! You were brilliant, the hog was amazing and everyone is still talking about it!
We were so impressed with your quiet efficiency, how you blended into our day and made our guests your friends for the day! All this in exceptionally hot weather too! The Parks Trust were also pleased with how seemless your contribution was to the day and how clean & tidy everything was left. The quality of your Hog Roast and the catering equipment provided was excellent! We will not hesitate to recommend you in the future.
Best wishes
Suzanne & Gary :-D

Good evening Steve

Sue and I thank you for your great contribution to what proved to be a very successful party. Everyone we saw and spoke to were very complimentary about the food (and the steel band).
We are indeed now looking forward to our few days away!
Kind regards


Hi Steve!

I hope you’re that well?

Firstly, may I take this opportunity to say a huge thank you on behalf of Rob & I.
We couldn’t have asked for a more loyal & dedicated individual to help us plan our wedding day. It has been a pleasure getting to know you & working with you right from the outset.
You truly made our day a special one & for that we are eternally grateful!
It is unfortunate that all our planning has come to an end & would like to wish you well & maybe some day our paths might cross again.

So I have attached some photographs for you from our big day, enjoy.

Once again, on behalf of Rob & I ……thank you…..it was so perfect.
Best regards

Hayley Notarangelo

Hi Steve

Many thanks once again for catering today’s event; it was a definite success and everyone has been talking about how good the food was! I must admit, best hog roast I have had in a while and I will definitely be keeping your details on file for any future needs I have.

thank you!!

Kind regards,

Susan Hardie

Hi Steve

Just a note to thank the guys that did a fab job yesterday even though the pig was fighting back!

I wasn’t around to see them off and thank them in person, so would you please pass on my appreciation.

Kind regards


Dear Steve & Karen,

Huge thanks for another incredible hog roast! We absolutely loved it and so did our guests. We were very impressed by the way you handled it all, the food was utterly delicious and you are all such a pleasure to work with.

We will definitely be using you again for any future events we may have.

Kindest regards

Hi Steve
We would like to thank you and your team for the excellent service you provided for us and our 70 guests.

Chris and Amanda arrived on time, cooked a perfect hog roast, provided a perfect setting under your marquee/gazebo, cleared up and packed away without any disruption to our evening.

We have already recommended your company to several friends and cant thank, you, Chris and Amanda for making our party run so smoothly.

We really would not hesitate in hiring your team again.

many thanks

Carole and Andy
Dear Steve, Karen and all the team,
Thank you for making our big day such a success – your food and service was a big highlight with many people talking to us about it since.

We have been given a pan lid by Conway Hall that they suspect to be yours. I’ll happily send tis on if it is yours or throw it away if not.

I trust that you are set for a busy summer and look forward to recommending your work in the future

Best wishes,


Hi Steve

I can’t remember if I wrote already – but I wanted to write to thank you so very much for making Katie’s holy communion party so successful – not only was the food lovely, and you and the other chef so lovely with our guests – the roaster provided much welcomed warmth!

Once again thank you so much, and I hope we have another occasion when we can book you again. All our friends were raving about the pork and I believe some took business cards.



Many thanks Steve and thank you for all you done last Wednesday.

We have had many good reports on how enjoyable the Hog Roast was.

Kind regards.

Linda Tabb

Dear Steve,

Sorry for delay in replying to you, very hectic week with family over from South Africa.

The evening was a huge success thanks to you and your guys who came round to do the hog roast.

I would recommened your company to anyone, we were so impressed.


Hi Steve
Yep was a good night ta mate,everybody loved it!!
Thanks for your help, muchly appreciated

Talk soon ok


Dear Steve,

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the excellent hog roast!
Everybody loved it. Thank you also for your professionalism.
Lots of people were asking how we found you out, no doubt they will want to contact you when they require an excellent roast!

Thanks for helping to make it a great party for us.



I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the hog roast on Saturday. It was absolutely delicious, and everyone has commented on it. It certainly was very popular as there was hardly any left at all in the end! You made the day very stress free and really added to the success of the party. I still want to have some more now!
Thank You

Lucy Rex. March 2012

“I am writing to ask if you are available to cater for another event we are hosting in June 2012. We were so pleased with the service you provided last time, it was very friendly and professional and the food was absolutely delicious; all our guests were talking about it weeks afterwards!”

Samantha Goode, November 2011

Hi Karen and Steve,

Just a note to say thanks so much on Saturday, everyone loved the pig spit roast and I’ve made up some good curry and sweet and sour dinners with the remaining pork! :-)

I will definitely be recommending you onto any friends in the future and will use you again!

I hope that you got home safely.

Thanks again,

08 October 2011
Hello Steve and Karen

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the wonderful food you put on for Adia and Tristans wedding.

There was not one guest who didn’t have a feast, with the exception of the the bride maybe (who was too excited to eat anyway!), and enjoyed it all.

Thank you once again and we will definitely recommend you to our friends.

Best wishes

Dawn and Nigel Silcox

Just thought I’d let you know how delighted we were with the service we received from Spitting Pig Hertfordshire at our recent event (held at our home on the 1st October in Riseley Bedfordshire).
The staff were professional, discrete, polite and extremely efficent. The food was wonderful and we have recieved many compliments from our guests on the quality of the hog roast and salads.

Thank you for making our event run so smoothly.

Nikki and Morgan Walter

06 October 2011 17:05

Hi Steve and Karen
I just wanted to drop you a brief email to say thank you for the excellent Hog Roast you provided at our Conference last Saturday. We had our weekly staff meeting this morning and everyone was very happy both with the flavour of the pig and the way it was presented and served.

Thank you for your contribution to what turned out to be an excellent day.

Thanks again
Michael Jones

Hi Steve and Karen,
I know this is a long while after, but I just want to say thank you to you guys for the exceptional service and quality in providing the spit roast for my 40th and my stepdaughters 21st in June.

Every person who came commented on how fantastic the pig was, and how great you guys were. If ever you need a recommendation we would be more than pleased to be used.

Thanks again for helping our day be a memorable one.

Best Regards

Michael and Emma

Lamb roast – Thursday 8th September
Dear Steve,

I wanted to thank you very much for the lovely Lamb you provided last night. We have had very good feedback from everyone. I can also confirm that you should receive payment today.

On another note, thank you so much for lift. It was very appreciated and I hope it didn’t take you too long to get home.

All the best,


10th September 2011

Hi Steve

What can I say, that was awesome ! Everyone was so complimentary.
Brian and Amanda were just amazing. They were so professional and efficient and abolutley nailed it.
I couldn’t recommend them highly enough, please can you pass on our sincere thanks to both.

and of course thanks to you for organising it for us.

Best regards


Hog Roast 15th August 2011

Dear Steve
First of all a big thank you for your services yesterday. The ‘hog’ was a big hit and I am looking forward to enjoying some more of it for lunch today. I hope you also enjoyed your day in London and your part in our event.

As promised, the name of the book and author from where the thai salad you enjoyed so much came from is Thai Street Food by David Thompson.

I hope that we will have the opportunity to do business once again in the future.

Best wishes


Hi Steve
Thanks for the wonderful Hog Roast. Everyone loved the food and it really made the party. They already want to do it again next year! I’m going to have to think about that at a later date.

Jason and Amanda were absolutely great. I even found them clearing up stuff in the kitchen that they hadn’t even used!

There is a green cutting board here that I think must belong to Spitting Pig because it’s not mine. Let me know if you can come by and collect it, if I’m not here I could leave it out somewhere.

Thanks again,

Ann Dales

Dales Evans & Co Ltd

Gracious Farmhouse Festival

29 July 2011

03 August 2011
Hi Steve

Just to say it was the most delicious lamb ever and I love lamb. We could have done with another 20 or so guests to help us eat everything. Despite this none of it is going to waste.

We will definitely be having another evening next year.

Many thanks for helping make it such an enjoyable evening.

Best wishes

Lucy and Omar

Subject: Fwd: 28 June 2011
Hi Steve

Just wanted to say thanks to you and Jay for what was a great day on Saturday, we really enjoyed the Spitting Pig and everyone commented on not only how lovely the food was but how great you guys were too!

Thanks for making it a memorable day for us, hope to use your company again in the future.

kind regards



Sorry for the delay, I would just like to thank you for all your efforts on the 4th June, everyone was was most impressed.

Jenny Gardner
Dear Steve,
I just wanted to say a very big thank you to you and especially John for making Saturday night a great success and a very enjoyable stress free party.

The food was delicious and all our guests were very happy.

Thanks again.


Hi Steve

Just to say thanks to you, John and Josie for the fantastic Hog Roast
last Sunday for our daughter’s wedding party. It was a tremendous
success and was greatly enjoyed by everyone. J & J were great and
made the whole event very relaxed and enjoyable for everyone.

We are more than happy to recommend you and your company to any of
our friends.

Many thanks

Jane May

Hello Steve,
Thank you very much for your kind e-mail, and for getting the invoice across, we’ll get that paid shortly,

I wanted to thank you very much for the wonderful job you did on saturday, I am pleased you enjoyed the day too.

The pork was absolutely delicious and we have had lots of comments from the guests. The evening was a great success in no small part due to the hogroast, and Tom had a fantastic celebration!

Many thanks and kind regards,

Victoria Bolton

Hi Steve,
Thanks so much for everything, it was absolutely delicious and we really enjoyed having you.
The payment has been transferred this morning.

All the best,

Steve, many thanks to you and your staff for a great day.
The food was perfect. I have been inundated with praise for the pig and for the staff who served it.

I have paid the outstanding balance into your account today.

Best regards,

Hi Steve

We wanted to say a big thank to Brian and Amanda for Saturday they were great!
The hog was truly delicious. All of our guests including evening and late comers enjoyed every mouthful!
They did you proud.
Thank you again
Dawn and Trevor

They were very good and we were very impressed. They made the event.
Many thanks. Really good food and very professional. Perfect really. Except I wish they had left some stuffing.

Hi Steve Have to give you a great big thank you for making our little girls baptism a huge success last week – even the rain could not dampen our spirits all helped of course with your friendly and professional catering.

Your staff where amazing and all our guests commented on how the hog roast was incredible.

So a big pat on the back for timely service and giving us a hogroast that was succulent and tasty. What else could anyone ask for? Especially taking into account the very short timescales you had to work with. A sheer delight – everything looked so easy and effortless. We’re already looking forward to the next party!

All the best
Phillip & Louise

A big thankyou to all at the spitting pig, spot on food really made our day and not
forgetting the girls in