Walkers want the Red Pig

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Andrew Forbes Gower is ready to serve the next customer

Located opposite the sea wall between Winchelsea Beach and Pett Level, the Red Pig food truck is a distinctive-looking cross between a gypsy caravan and an old railway carriage. Run by Andrew and Sharon Forbes Gower, the venue caters for all weathers. Sharon decides the menu, which usually changes every two months, and also bakes the fabulous cakes, while Andrew does the rest of the cooking.

The menu concentrates on a few choice dishes with usually a Walkers Want Lamb and a Walkers Want Veg dish, which on the day I visited was a bean cassoulet, and “pett leveller” sausages. At the moment the theme is Middle Eastern and I can heartily recommend the Lebanese stew. Ingredients are sourced locally, with teas from The Proper Tea Company, as well as Monmouth coffee, soft drinks and cocoa.

Andrew constructed the carriage himself using parts garnered from throughout the country and it’s quite a work of art. The chassis is from Glasgow, the floor from Sheffield and the windows came from Cambridge. And the pig itself was handmade and painted by Andrew and his family.

The Red Pig is open on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from 10am to 4pm. For further details visit their Facebook page.