The Hog Stop, Loughborough – full of porky goodness

From the lovely people behind Loughborough’s first Mexican restaurant, the Cactus Cafe, and our first Australian restaurant, Moomba, we now have The Hog Stop – a cross between an Italian porchetta truck and a Great British hog roast.

Served from an old bus stop (converted into a small kitchen and counter with a few seats outside), or their dedicated catering trailer which can be found around the town on market days and at various other events, this is a simple, but brilliant, concept. Great food, no frills, very tasty.

Local pork is slow roasted overnight and served in a choice of rolls and with five different flavours to choose from:-

English – apple sauce, sage and onion stuffing and crackling.
Italian porchetta – garlic, fennel, rosemary and chilli.
American smoky slaw – apple coleslaw and BBQ sauce.
Jamaican jerk – scotch bonnet pepper sauce & banana chutney.
Chinese 5 spice – hoisin sauce and Asian leaf salad.

There is also a beef brisket option, with red cabbage and horseradish slaw.

This is the large (there’s a smaller one too) American smoky slaw, which was utterly delicious. This is what slow roasted pork should taste like, not that sticky gloop that often passes for pub pulled pork.

Definitely MOFAD approved! See you again soon!

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