The squeals of delight will be heard for miles around when the world’s first Gloucestershire Old Spot Pig Café opens its doors in Gloucester today, giving animal lovers the chance to pet adorable piglets at their table while pigging out on freshly-baked pastries and Fair Trade artisan coffee.
The Pigs Might Fly Old Spot Café – or ‘Sty’ as it has been affectionately dubbed – is set to open on Saturday 1 April 2017 in Gloucester city centre, with a litter of three pint-sized Old Spot piglets expected to hog the limelight at the café made of straw, sticks and bricks.
‘London, Manchester and Edinburgh may have their cat cafés, Bristol has a cat pub, and there’s even a café dedicated to unicorns in Bangkok, but Gloucester is going to have something far better!’ owner Babe MacDonald snorted. ‘I’ve never made a rasher decision than to open this business.’
Asked if pork will be on the menu at the new café, she grunted: ‘No, not a sausage! The menu won’t be featuring pulled pork, prosciutto, salami, bacon sandwiches or any type of ham – that’s total hogwash, I hope no-one’s been telling porkie pies?’
Customers will, however, be able to get their chops around croissants, sandwiches and a wide selection of coffees and teas, not to mention house swine.
The staff, dressed in all-pink uniforms featuring curly tails, are expected to be run-off their trotters with porcine fans from across the globe, who they are promising not to boar – with boardgames including backgammon, a pig tales spoken word open mic night, and a juke box expected to play hits from Piggy Izalea, Pork Floyd, The Notorious P.I.G. and Amy Swinehouse.
Is The Pigs Might Fly Old Spot Café Set to be Gloucester’s most crackling venue? We’d say sow.
By Michelle Fyrne
Saturday 01 April 2017
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