Ginger Pig butchers now open in Wanstead

PUBLISHED: 09:23 29 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:30 29 July 2016

Ginger Pig butchers is now open

Ginger Pig butchers is now open

Ginger Pig

Famous butchers Ginger Pig has opened its doors today, after taking over the old A.G. Dennis site in Wanstead High Street.

As part of the refurbishment, a vast seasonal shop window has been installed to display hanging joints, dry aged beef ribs and other cuts throughout the year.

In a Recorder poll in January, 129 people said they wanted the North Yorkshire butchers to replace A.G. Dennis, with only one person voting against

Founder Tim Wilson chose to take on the site after hearing A.G. Dennis, in 3 Clock House Parade, had been forced to close after 90 years of service.

He said: “I’m so pleased with the look and feel of our new shop and it’s been exciting to try something new.

“Given the site’s previous 90-year history as a butcher’s shop, it seemed necessary to do something a little different, we wanted to breathe new life into the shop whilst retaining a sense of its history on the high street.

“All references to the past have been presented in a contemporary way, and as a result the shop feels familiar but also fresh and modern.”

The fashionable butchers will also sell their famous sausage rolls, readymade dishes such as lasagne and ratatouille, and homemade chutneys

and jellies.

This will be the 21-year-old company’s eighth store in London, with the previous nearest being in Hackney.

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