Top 50 Gastropubs

The Pig and Butcher

Islington, London

The Pig and Butcher in London’s Islington is a fascinating gastropub with a brilliant ethos.

Opening in 2012, the pub has become an Islington institution and offers a laid-back dining and drinking experience in stunning and stylish surroundings.

Meat is sourced from only the best farms in the UK and the pub also has an onsite butcher to ensure every morsel is used. As a result, the menu changes daily depending on what’s hanging in the fridge.

Craft beers, wine from a family-owned vineyard and cocktails are served from the bar and the bar.

Foodwise, menu highlights have included pickled mushroom with braised baby onions, radish and tarragon; caramelised cauliflower with burnt leeks, hazelnuts, portobello mushrooms and toasted yest; and ginger Jamaica cake with whisky toffee sauce, orange and cardamon ice cream.

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