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Best British Roast Dinner finalists announced

Best British Roast Dinner finalists announced

With British Roast Dinner Week in full swing, operators are urged to ensure they benefit from this annual event.

Part of British Roast Dinner Week is a competition that aims to find Britain’s best roast dinner. Five UK pubs have beaten off stiff competition from more than 440 hopefuls to make the final of the Best British Roast Dinner Competition 2015.

The five finalists – who represent the best of British pub grub and include entrants from England, Wales and Scotland – are now fighting it out for the title of Best British Roast Dinner. The finalists are:

  • Kyloe, Edinburgh
  • The Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd
  • The Larwood and Voce Pub and Kitchen, Nottingham
  • The Duke of Wellington, East Horsley, Surrey
  • The Crown Inn, Woolhope, Herefordshire

Chris Brown, channel category manager, said: “Congratulations to our five finalists. Every year the judging process gets harder as the standard of roast dinners gets better. Our mystery diners are now scouring the country to find Britain’s best pub roast.

“What we’re really looking for is roasts that stand out from the crowd – prime cuts of meat, locally sourced, innovative sides and lashings of gravy. And we’re looking for it to be presented with a top notch level of service in a warm and welcoming setting.”

Judge and renowned food critic Charles Campion, agrees: “As soon as you walk into the dining room your nose will tell you there is a treat in store. Perfectly cooked roast meat; Yorkshire puddings; roast potatoes; rich gravy; a supporting cast of fresh vegetables.”

The finalists are currently receiving visits from mystery diners, who will use a 20-question scorecard to grade their roast, staff and venue. Following these visits, the competition will reach its climax on 4 October 2015, when the winner will be announced.

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