Man vs Meat: join The Ship and Flat Iron on the Thames for Ox Roast

South London’s favourite gastropub The Ship and Soho’s fun-loving steakhouse Flat Iron are combining their collective meat-fuelled strength to produce a “barbecue to end all barbecues”.

This Easter they will be breathing new life back into an old-school English custom where hundreds gathered for feasts on the Thames to celebrate royal jubilees and coronations. Ox Roast will see a 250kg Longhorn steer roasted whole on a custom-built spit on a 12ft-long oak fire and the meat will be basted for 24-hours in Young’s London Stout before feeding up to 500 hungry mouths.

To witness this tradition come to life, see the live-action cooking on Thursday 17 April through to Saturday 19 April. Better yet, to experience the feast itself, visit The Ship in Wandsworth on Saturday (19th) where you can tuck in to all the smoky, meaty glory.

The cost is £12pp which includes a portion of the ox roast, a jacket potato, salad and gravy plus a pint of the newly-launched Young’s London Stout.

To book, click here.