Ginger Pig opens up in Wanstead

Ginger Pig opens up in Wanstead

The Ginger Pig has officially opened the doors of its eight butcher’s shop after opening a new store on North East London’s Wanstead High Street.

The firm has taken over the new store on Clock House Parade after the previous butcher of 90 years was forced to close leaving the town without an independent butcher.

The area already has an independent bakery, grocer and fishmonger and when owner Tim Wilson saw the bustling high street and spoke to local residents and shop owners, he knew it was time to open his eighth store.

Wilson, said: “I started farming because I bought an old farm house which felt sad and empty without animals, so I ended up getting a few, which then became the start of the Ginger Pig.

“Similarly, Wanstead High Street feels incomplete without a butcher’s shop and I felt a sense of responsibility to restore what was suddenly missing in Wanstead. To have a fishmonger, grocer and bakery without a butcher seems bonkers.

“It’s very important to me that the presence of the local butcher in villages, towns and even cities is preserved and encouraged, so I’m delighted to have officially opened Ginger Pig Wanstead.”

Like all Ginger Pig shops, this new addition will concentrate on quality fresh meat from native breed animals reared naturally, slowly and from farms employing the highest welfare practices.

It will also sell Ginger Pig’s signature sausage rolls, pates, readymade dishes such as lasagne, pies and homemade chutneys, preserves and jellies.