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THE GREEN MAN'S HOME GROWN BERKSHIRE PORK


Do you know that The Green Man team rear our own rare breed Berkshire pigs right here in the village?


Our aim is to give our pigs the best life possible. Our pigs are kept outside for their whole life, contained by a pulse electric fence. They have free access to an insulated ark with plenty of straw, fresh water and the freedom to root through the soil, and wallow in muddy puddles; just what pigs love to do.


In 2015 we raised the 'Fantastic 4' from Duckaller Farm, these amazing boys (pictured below) were a delight to handle, and such an attraction in the middle of the village they got us all hooked on Berkshire pigs.


In 2016 it was the turn of 'The Magnificent 7', our rabble of 7 cheeky Berkshire boys from Dittisham Farm on the edge of Dartmoor. We picked up the boys at 8 weeks old, and finished them at intervals between 7-9 months. We were delighted with how well they turned out, they were a great size, and the meat full of fantastic flavour.


This April we brought 8 more Berkshire weeners to Thriplow... yippee our own home grown rare breed Berkshire pork will be on the menu soon! 

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As you walk through the village you should be able to spot our pigs on a daily basis. They live in the field opposite the shop, by the junction of Middle Street & School Lane. Why not make it part of the school run, watch the piggies grow and see how happy and healthy they look. It's a great lesson for kids to know where pork comes from. Any questions about the pigs please come to the pub and ask Chris or Rebecca.


Please note:

  • An electric fence surrounds the field. It is always on.
  • There are very strict regulations surrounding what our pigs are allowed to eat. The following is taken from the Gov.UK website: "You can’t feed pigs catering waste from any domestic or commercial kitchen, including kitchens that only cater for vegetarians". 
  • However harmless it may be seem to take something along to the field so that the kids can feed the pigs, PLEASE DO NOT FEED THEM.

BERKSHIRE PORK ON THE MENU


We do not currently have any of our own home grown Berkshire pork on the menu. We will be able to offer more from September 2017 (for a limited time). Taste it and you'll understand why we go to all this effort. Rare breed Berkshire pork really is something special.

HISTORY OF BERKSHIRES

Oliver Cromwell's troops when quartered in Reading, made reference to a locally bred pig renowned for its size and the quality of its bacon and ham. This turned out to be one of the earliest records of the Berkshire breed. 


Berkshire pigs are an all black breed with white feet, a white blaze on the face and a white tip to the tail. A traditional pork pig that produces mouth-watering joints and chops with crackling that is second to none. The excellent carcass quality became very popular, enjoying patronage from the aristocracy, including Queen Victoria. Berkshire pork is prized for juiciness, flavour and tenderness, is pink-hued and heavily marbled. Its high fat content makes it suitable for long cooking and high-temperature cooking.

 

The Berkshire suffered a serious decline in popularity following World War II when the demand for leaner bacon from white-skinned pigs increased and then in the 1960s with the development of breeding companies that favoured white breeds.


Berkshire pigs are listed by the rare breeds survival trust with around 400 breeding sows registered in the UK.


Pork & Cider Nights


Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th September, 7:30pm kick off.

 

Our 8 gorgeous rare breed Berkshire piggies are growing splendidly!

So much so, we will be hosting 2 consecutive evenings of Thriplow reared pork & yummy cider. Join us on either Tuesday 12th or Wednesday 13th September at 7:30pm.

This is a celebration of great local produce, just 100 meters from field to plate. 

3 delicious courses of our Thriplow reared Berkshire pork, and 3 accompanying ciders £35 p/h. 

 

Tickets will be sold in the pub, first come first serve.

 

Remember, happy pigs make amazing pork (and our pigs are super happy)!


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As happy as a pig in muck!

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The pig arc arrives at The Green Man... much to the amusement of our lunch time customers.

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Ruby does a great job of showing the piglets around their new field.

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The pigs arrive and eat their first meal in Thriplow... it tastes pretty good! 

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The Thriplow farming community has helped immensly with the fencing, and by inserting an underground piped water supply to the pig enclousure. This means that even on the coldest winter day the pipes won't freeze, and the piggies will be well watered. Phew!

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What a lovely grassy meadow!  We have very happy piggies indeed.

FOOD

Our menu at the Green Man may be small, but it is seasonal, daily changing, and contains lots to get excited about. All of our dishes are cooked to order and the menu changes everyday to fit in what we can source from our suppliers. 


Our aim is to deliver truly great British pub food. Good, honest ingredients, executed well, to create a menu worth talking about, and returning for.

 

DRINK

We are known for our variety and high standard of real ales, but that's not all we're pouring. 

We also have Sommersby cider & Staropramen on tap. 


If beer is not your thing... we have a small but well thought out wine list, so there is something to suit any whim or fancy.

 

 

BOOK A TABLE

To reserve your table, you can call, email or drop in and speak to us face to face.


The Green Man
2 Lower Street
Thriplow
SG8 7RJ

Phone: 01763 208855
Email:
 info@thegreenmanthriplow.co.uk