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Local boasts about its roasts; Who serves Britain's Best Roast Dinner? The Narrow Boat in Weedon has carved out its name as a finalist.

A Midlands pub has been named as a finalist in the search for Britain's Best Roast Dinner.

The Narrow Boat at Weedon, Northampton impressed the judges with their big portions of Herefordshire beef and lamb, as well as mini hog roast pork.

Everything is sourced locally, cooked fresh and comes with a Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, parsnips and lashings of gravy.

UNDERCOVER DINERS' The judges said: "The Narrow Boat at Weedon gives its customers the chance to watch the canal flow past as they enjoy an elegant Sunday lunch. The judging panel rated the locally sourced meat and veg that gives Northampton its chance to shine."

N Bo: 'Snday nc BRITAIN'S BEST PUB ROAST We have teamed up with British Roast Dinner Week, sponsored by Colman's, to find Britain's Best Roast Dinner.

The Narrow Boat faces stiff competition. Edinburgh's Kyloe Restaurant promises a magnificent roast experience, and even advises customers to wear elasticated trousers before tucking in.

The Blue Pig in Manchester is representing the North of England. As well as cooking its locally-sourced slow roast meats to perfection, The Blue Pig also caters for vegetarians with different homemade options every week.

The Bunch of Grapes in Pontypridd came out top in Wales after impressing the judges with its dedication to locally sourced produce.

VERDICT In Canterbury, The Granville made it to the shortlist for the South of England. Every week The Granville offers a selection of three tender, slow-cooked joints and a veggie option. Now a panel of judges, leg ' including top food critic Charles Campion, will pick the overall winner from these finalists.

The result will be announced at the end of British Roast Dinner Week, which runs until Sunday.

Right through the week, pubs in England, Scotland and Wales are putting a roast on the menu every single day to celebrate this great British tradition - which has been voted the nation's favourite pub lunch ahead of pies and even fish and chips.

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Date:Sep 29, 2016
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