Top chef helps Hampshire pub raise more than £1,000

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A Hampshire pub celebrated winning a major accolade with a four-course dinner that raised more than £1,000 for charity last week.The Master Robert...

A Hampshire pub celebrated winning a major accolade with a four-course dinner that raised more than £1,000 for charity last week.

The Master Robert Inn, in Buriton, hosted the event on Tuesday. It involved dishes prepared by top chef John Rudden, and was organised to celebrate winning the Calor Rural Pub in the Community Award.

John - a member of the Craft Guild of Chefs, and chef and director of the White Hart Inn, Lydgate, in West Yorkshire - helped cook up a bespoke menu with a "north meets south" theme.

Residents of Buriton were invited to dine on dishes including local nettle soup with creamed Hampshire goats' cheese; seared scallops with pea shoot and Nicoise salad; and roast root vegetables and orange savarin with vanilla ice cream and raspberry salad.

The Calor Rural Pub in the Community award was awarded to the Master Robert Inn in recognition of initiatives that include running a post office in the pub, hosting meetings fro local community groups and setting up a village football team.

The pub's licensee Pauline Davey said: "Our prize, in addition to a Calor patio heater, was assistance from Calor and chef John Rudden to organise a charity event. The celebrations were our way of sharing the prize with the whole community."

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