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Thames Ditton pub 'excited' to be finalist in Best British Roast Dinner 2017 competition; The Limping Fox has impressed judged with its slow-roasted beef and impressive Yorkshire puddings.

Byline: Connie Rusk

A pub in the heart ofThames Dittonhas been crowned winner of serving the best roast dinner in the south of England.

The Limping Fox, in Rushett Close, has wowed judges with its seasonal menu, slow-roasted beef and impressive Yorkshire puddings in the Best British Roast Dinner 2017 competition.

Luke Freeman, owner, said: "We are so excited to be a finalist in the Best British Roast Dinner competition.

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"Considering we have only been open nine weeks, this a massive achievement for us, so a huge thank you to all our fantastic staff and hats off to our fabulous head chef."

The pub's signature roast dinner has developed quite a reputation in the short time the pub's been operating.

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Having won the regional title for the south of England, The Limping Fox is now in the running to lift the national title.

Mystery diners will visit each regional finalist to see which pub deserves to win Best British Roast Dinner 2017.

The other regional finalists, which The Limping Fox must outscore to claim the national title, are:

Alex Hall, executive chef for Unilever Food Solutions, who was on the judging panel, said: "The standard of entries in this competition gets stronger every year.

"All of these pubs should be extremely proud to have got this far.

"But with the national title still up for grabs, I'm sure they're putting celebrations on hold to be at the top of their game for the mystery diners...

"So keep your eyes peeled to see which pub serves the Best British Roast Dinner 2017."

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The Limping Fox's famous roast dinner

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Publication:Get Surrey (Surrey, England)
Date:Oct 27, 2017
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