Northamptonshire pub company The Greedy Gordons Pub Group has opened its second pub and a garden kiosk in the beautiful village of Grafton Underwood, near Kettering.
ThePig & Waffle pub www.pigandwaffle.co.ukand garden kiosk The Pig Pen, have been opened by Richard Gordon and Sonya Harvey, who have runmulti-award winning The Red Lion at Cranford for the past four years. The new venues have created around 20 new jobs for local people.
Gordon and Harvey hope The Pig & Waffle and The Pig Pen will become a village hub for locals to meet throughout the day, as well as attracting visitors from surrounding areas keen to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and excellent food and drinks on offer.
The Pig & Waffle has undergone an extensive refurbishment to create a vibrant, warm and welcoming space for friends and families to safely enjoy drinking, dining and spending time together. The pub also has a lovely front terrace and rear garden for al fresco drinking and dining.
Food and Drink Worth Waffling on About
The Pig & Waffle is open daily from 10am for brunch, lunch, evening tapas and drinks from a carefully curated range, which includes hot drinks, Bloody Marys, Belgian beers, cocktails, wines and Champagne, port, sherries and soft drinks, including kombucha and fresh juices.
Set in The Pig & Waffle’s tranquil garden, the kiosk offers a welcoming pit stop for walkers, cyclists, dog owners, locals and tourists to enjoy a coffee and cake, Riverside Dairy ice cream or a refreshing beer, glass of wine or G&T in tranquil surroundings. A range of energy products and accessories for cyclists are also on offer.
Championing Local Produce
The Pig & Waffle’s dishes are crafted from quality produce from many Northamptonshire suppliers, including free range eggs from Station Farm in Finedon, coffee from The Roastery in Wellingborough and beers from the Potbelly Brewery in Kettering.
Let Them Eat Brunch!
Brunch is being celebrated in a big way at The Pig & Waffle, with mouth-watering dishes including steak and eggs, The Pig & Waffle brunch which serves up local sausages, bacon, vine tomatoes, black pudding, haslet, eggs, fried bread, bbq beans and field mushrooms; a vegan brunch with smashed tofu, chickpea and tomato, baked avocado, hash browns, spinach, asparagus and fried bread; oysters Bloody Mary and confit duck leg with a fried duck egg and black pudding.
Waffles Worth Pigging Out For
Of course, with waffle in the pub’s name there is also a delicious selection of both savoury and sweet waffles on offer, including BBQ pulled pork and poached eggandsmashed tofu, chickpea, tomato and spinach.
For dessert tempting toppings include caramelised banana waffle, Italian meringue and pineapple and boozy fruits, white chocolate sauce and ice cream.
Tasty Evening Tapas
In the evenings The Pig & Waffle is serving a wonderful range of Mediterranean and British inspired tapas, with dishes including chorizo in cider, calamari, fritto miso, grilled halloumi salsa verde, Brigstock kofta, grilled artichokes, asparagus hollandaise, crispy pork belly, potted mackerel and a Northants cheese board.
Helens at the Helm
Head chef at The Pig & Waffle is Helen Pizzey, who workedat the now closed Highgate House Hotel in Creaton for nine years. Born is Kettering, Helen is passionate about The Pig & Waffle’s excellent range of gluten-free dishes.
The pub’s general manager is Helen Richards, from Thrapston, who has worked in the hospitality industry for 30 years, including in several North Northamptonshire pubs and she recently ran her own catering company.
Warm Welcome Awaits
Owner Richard Gordon, who won a gold award for F&B Achiever of the Year in the Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2020/1, said: “We are thrilled to have finally been able to open the doors to The Pig & Waffle and The Pig Pen. We can’t wait for people to come and experience the venues for themselves. They offer a perfect place for people to kick back and relax and a warm welcome and wonderful experienceawaits.”
For more information or to book a table, visit www.pigandwaffle.co.uk