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 2020

7 February 2020WCB February Court Lunch

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm drinks reception for 1.00pm lunch

The Master invites you to join your fellow Liverymen and guests for our famous monthly Court Lunch at Butchers' Hall.

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Boar's Head Ceremony 2020

13 February 2020Boar's Head Ceremony

Butchers' Hall and Mansion House
12.30pm drinks for 1pm lunch

The Boar’s Head Ceremony is a very special event which can be traced back to 1343. Join The Master and fellow Liverymen on Thursday 13th February for one of the highlights of the year and a day you will long remember.

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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

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

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WCB March 2020 Court Lunch

6 March 2020WCB March Court Lunch

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm drinks reception for 1.00pm lunch

Bruce Carnegie Brown, Chairman of Lloyds will be our guest speaker, as Liverymen come together to enjoy another superb occasion for networking and fellowship.

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20th Annual Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition

22 April 202020th Annual Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition

West Kent Shooting School, Tonbridge

Join in the fun and fellowship by taking part in a competition that will suit a variety of experience and abilities, with inclusive tuition for novices.

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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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WCB Golf Day

11 June 2020WCB Golf Day 2020

Essendon Golf Course
9:00am - 6:00pm

The annual golf day is always an enjoyable occasion with the opportunity to have fun, meet fellow Liverymen and raise funds for the refurbishment of Butchers’ Hall.

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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

Court Lunches at Butchers' Hall:

  • Fri 3rd April
  • Fri 1st May

WCB Master's Charity Dinner: A memorable Summer Garden Party will take place on Friday 19th June, Hurlingham Club, London.