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
WCB Court lunch February 2022

4 February 2022WCB Court & Livery Lunch February 2022

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm for 1pm

The Master looks forward to welcoming Minette Batters, President of the National Farmer's Union, as our guest speaker at the February Court & Livery lunch.

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Boar's Head Ceremony & Lunch 2022

8 February 2022Boar's Head Ceremony & Lunch 2022

Butchers' Hall & Mansion House
12.45pm - 4.30pm

Join WCB's famous annual tradition of processing through the City Streets to present the Lord Mayor with a Boar's Head. An afternoon filled with pomp & ceremony, preceded by a winter warming lunch.

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Masters Charity Fundraising Ball 2022

13 May 2022The Master's Charity Fundraising Ball 2022

Guildhall, London
6.30pm -12.30am

Don't miss out on the Livery's largest and most prestigious event of the year in London's Guildhall on 13th May 2022. Early Bird ticket and hotel discounts are available now!

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16 May 2022 - 28 May 2022Butchers, it's time to saddle up for a LEJOG!

Land's End to John O'Groats

Saddle up for a charity bike ride from Land's End to John O'Groats in May 2022, raising funds for our Hall and the Master's chosen charity, Farms for City Children

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Dates for your diary

Upcoming WCB Virtual Events

  • 23 Feb - Choice Cuts Young Butchers' Webinar
  • 16 Mar - Lunchtime Bites
  • 12 Apr - Choice Cuts Young Butchers' Webinar
  • 24 May - Choice Cuts Young Butchers' Webinar

Upcoming WCB In person Events

  • 17 February - Corporate Partner's Lunch
  • 17 February - City Food Lecture
  • 1 March - York Gild Shrove Tuesday Feast
  • 4 March - WCB Court Lunch
  • 7 March - Meet the Master
  • 1 April - United Guilds Service + Lunch
  • 8 April - WCB Court Lunch
  • 6 May - The WCB Ladies Court Lunch
  • 13 May - Charity Fundraising Dinner

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • 11 Feb - Inter-Livery Curling competition
  • 1 March - Inter-Livery Pancake Race
  • 5 March - Shooting Society tournament - Derbyshire
  • 3 April - Shooting Society event - Lincolnshire
  • 11 May - Shooting Society event - Kent
  • 19 May - Inter Livery Clay Pigeon Shoot
  • 21 May - Freeman & Young Liverymen Clay Pigeon Shoot Competition
  • 23 June - WCB Golf Day - Belton Woods

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See what WCB societies & activities you can enjoy. Don't see something for you? Let us know and we'll try to make it happen.

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See why so many people enjoy our famous Carvery Luncheons. A wonderful occasion in Butchers' Hall with roast beef the star attraction.

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