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
The Official Opening of Butchers' Hall & the November Court Lunch 2019

1 November 2019The Official Opening of Butchers' Hall & the November Court Lunch 2019

Butchers' Hall
12:30pm to 3:00pm

It is with great pleasure that we will welcome Past Master HRH The Princess Royal to officially open Butchers' Hall on this special day.

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Première Butchers' Hall Livery Dinner

8 November 2019Première Butchers' Hall Livery Dinner

Butchers' Hall
6.15pm for 7.00pm

The Master and Raymond Blanc O.B E. invite Liverymen and guests to the Première Butchers’ Hall Livery Dinner for a very special evening.

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Inter-Livery Ski Championship 2020

23 January 2020 - 24 January 2020Inter-Livery Ski Championship 2020

Morzine, France

The Company would like to put together a team to enter the Inter-Livery Ski Championship, held in Morzine, France on 23rd and 24th January 2020. Come and join us for some fun in the snow.

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See what WCB societies & activities you can enjoy

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Join us for our famous Carvery Luncheon

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Save the date

Lord Mayor’s Show Lunch: Saturday 9th November, Butchers’ Hall

The Annual Boars Head Procession and lunch: Wednesday 27th November (TBC)

WCB December Court Lunch: Friday 6th December 2019, Butchers’ Hall

Christmas Luncheons: Wednesday 11th December, Butchers’ Hall and Wednesday 18th December, Butchers’ Hall

WCB January Court Lunch: Friday 10th January, Butchers' Hall