The Worshipful Company of Butchers and City Livery Events

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Being a member of the Worshipful Company of Butchers offers a range of special opportunities for fellowship and networking.


Not only does the Company organise large scale events, such as the Master's Charity Banquet but throughout the year a number of other events big and small are organised. From a private tour of St Paul's Cathedral, wine tastings, a lavish dinner at Warwick Castle, festive carol services and a day at the races.

The Court of the Worshipful Company of Butchers meets monthly in order to discuss the management of our Livery company. After business is attended to, everyone can look forward to a wonderful lunch as Liverymen and their guests join the Master and Court for an afternoon of great food, wine and company.


It's the focal point each month and a time when people from all types of businesses and backgrounds come together. A butcher, manufacturer, lawyer, CEO or publisher, you never know who you will meet.

The ceremony and traditions that go with a Court Lunch make it all the more special. Dignitaries and special guests are regularly invited by the WCB to create what is a monthly date not to be missed.

Speakers invited to Court Lunches can come from many backgrounds. Previous speakers have included:

  • Broadcaster and journalist, Martin Bell
  • Ian Wright CBE, chief executive of the Food & Drink Federation
  • Loyd Grossman CBE, chef and broadcaster
  • Penny Marshall, ITV News social affairs editor
  • Charles Dunstone, chairman of TalkTalk
Choice Cuts 9

15 June 2023Choice Cuts 9

via Zoom

Is it morally right to eat meat? Join Liveryman Professor Jude Capper at our FREE webinar to discuss ways the industry can respond positively to the challenging question.

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Election of Sheriffs & Lunch 2023

26 June 2023Election of Sheriffs & Lunch

Guildhall & Butchers' Hall
Arrive from 11am to be seated by 11.30am for the Election, approx 1.15 for Lunch

Liverymen are invited to attend Common Hall at Guildhall to Elect the Sheriffs of the City of London for the ensuing year, prior to enjoying a lunch at Butchers' Hall

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Eid Dinner 2023

4 July 2023Dinner in celebration of Eid-al-Adha

Butchers' Hall
5.30pm - 10pm

Supported by AHDB and the NFU, Zara Mohammed (Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain) will join Liverymen and industry colleagues to celebrate the joyous festival of Eid-al-Adha

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Beating Retreat & Supper 2023

5 July 2023Beating Retreat & Supper 2023

Boyds Grill & Wine Bar / Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall
5pm for Supper, 7.30pm Beating Retreat

Celebrating The Coronation of King Charles III, the Massed Bands of the Household Division present 'Orb and Spectre'; A Military Musical Spectacular on Horse Guards Parade.

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The Meat Industry Invitational Golf Tournament 2023

6 July 2023The Meat Industry Invitational Golf Tournament 2023

Essendon Country Club, Herts
8.30am - 5.30pm (approx)

Supported by Meat Management, we proudly invite Liverymen and Non-Liverymen to join us for our first ever Meat Industry Invitational Golf Tournament. Swing by for a great day out!

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WCB July Court lunch 2023

7 July 2023WCB July Court Lunch 2023

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm for 1pm

We look forward to welcoming The High Commissioner for Australia to the UK, The Honourable Stephen Smith, as our guest speaker at the July Court lunch

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Dates for your diary

Upcoming WCB Virtual Events

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Upcoming WCB In person Events

  • 4 August - Younger Generation Court Lunch
  • 1 Sept - Court & Livery Lunch
  • 14 Sept - Common Hall
  • 24 Sept - Annual Sheep Drive 2023
  • 6 Oct - Court & Livery Dinner
  • 3 Nov - Court & Livery Lunch
  • 23 Nov - City Meat Lecture 2023
  • 1 Dec - Court & Livery Lunch
  • 13 Dec - Christmas Carvery Lunch
  • 20 Dec - Christmas Carvery lunch

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • To be announced

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