In July – wow, was it that long ago already? It seems like it was only last month! – we went to Swasey River Farm just past Red Bank, for the opening of their bar and grill. It seemed like most of Placencia Village was there. Captain Ron entertained us and a good time was had by all.
Today they hosted a pig roast and rugby day. I can’t resist a good pig roast and so we signed up!
Swasey River Farm, owned by a lovely Zimbabwean couple, (the country I grew up in) is situated just past Red Bank on the … Swasey River.
We arrived there just after 1:00 pm and were some of the last people to arrive. The views from the bar area are stunning
and provisions are made for tubing and/or a refreshing swim.
If that’s not your thing, they have a crystal clear pool to cool off in.
I love the bathroom decor!
There, we met quite a few people we knew, a couple of people that I hadn’t seen in over a year and we also made some new friends. The thing that struck me the most about the bar (named The Watering Hole) was that it was just like being at a house party. The host and hostess, Angie and Rob, are so welcoming and lovely, they make you feel like you’ve always been friends.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen a rugby match, but I got right back into it again. The atmosphere was electric and it was easy to get caught up in excitement.
Lunch was served at around 2:00 pm. I got there too late to get a photo of the whole roast, but you get the idea. The pigs are raised on the farm.
The pork was served with rice and two delicious salads with crackling for those who wanted it (I did).
Angie and Rob host different events there twice a month. They also make and sell various products – meat sticks, breakfast patties, cowboy jalapenos and much, much more. Take a look at their FaceBook page to learn more.
Definitely worth the hour drive.