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.

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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.

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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
Christmas Lunches at Butchers' Hall 2019 (11th Dec)

11 December 2019Christmas Lunches at Butchers' Hall

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm

Come to Butchers’ Hall for our first Christmas Lunch of the festive season, as we celebrate in style.

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Christmas Lunches at Butchers' Hall 2019 (18 Dec)

18 December 2019Christmas Lunches at Butchers' Hall

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm

This promises to really put you in the festive spirit as we ready you for Christmas with an outstanding lunch and lots of fun.

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Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2019

22 December 2019Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield
6.30pm

The Master will read a Lesson at this famous Carol Service at one of the most beautiful churches in the country.

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WCB January Court Lunch 2020

10 January 2020WCB January Court Lunch

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm drinks for 1.00pm lunch

The first Court Lunch of the new year… indeed the new decade, will be on the second Friday of January when the Master will welcome General Sir Gordon Messenger.

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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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City Food Lecture 2020

20 February 2020City Food Lecture 2020

Guildhall, London
Doors Open 5:30pm, Lecture and Panel Session: 6.35pm, Networking Supper: 8.25pm

This prestigious invitation only event is now a well-established feature of both the City of London and food industry calendar and the title is ‘Fish nor Flesh or Both? Foods for the Future’.

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WCB Poker Tournament

28 February 2020WCB Poker Tournament

Grosvenor Casino, Edgware Road, London
2.00pm

Whether you’re a poker genius or have no idea how to play, Liverymen and their guests are always welcome.

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Inter-Livery Clay Pigeon Shoot 2020

14 May 2020Inter-Livery Clay Pigeon Shoot 2020

Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds, Northwood

If you have a keen eye and a sense of fun we think you'll really enjoy this annual event, so if you're interested let us know.

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See what WCB societies & activities you can enjoy.

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Join us for our famous Carvery Luncheon. Get the latest dates and make a booking.

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Other dates for your diary

The Annual Boars Head Procession and lunch: This will now take place on 13th February. Further details will be announced in due course.

WCB Master's Charity Dinner: Friday 19th June, Hurlingham Club, London.