Squirrel on menu in Rye at this year’s Wild Boar Festival


Squirrel is to be served up by a Rye restaurant at the annual Wild Boar Week food festival at the end of October.

More than 25 establishments are lining up to take part in this year’s Wild Boar Week Festival at the end of October.

The week-long annual event aims to showcase the quality and diversity of local produce and the skills of local chefs.

It runs from Saturday October 25 until Sunday November 2.

Organiser Ollie Campion said: “This year restaurants are putting their chef’s thinking caps on to come up with a smörgåsbord of game dishes not just Wild Boar.

“Already there are dishes including mallard, partridge, pheasant, rabbit and venison.

“There are also several game tasting events and menus such as the Game of Rye event at the Landgate Bistro, which includes a “Squirrel Amuse Bouche”.

Events and activities planned as part of the event include a Wild Boar Hog Hunt through the town, concerts and walks.

There will also be a chance to spot a real wild boar in its natural habitat with a Wild Boar Woodland Walk.

You can find out more information on the event by visiting wildboar.org.uk.