West Country pub launches massive 96oz steak challenge

By Nikkie Sutton

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Meaty challenge: at 6lbs, the steak weighs as much as a newborn baby
Meaty challenge: at 6lbs, the steak weighs as much as a newborn baby

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A Bristol pub has challenged its customers with one hour to scoff a 96oz T-bone steak alongside five side dishes.

Diners can eat the huge meal at the Ashville Steakhouse for free if the challenge is completed but if they fail, they have to pay £110.

This wasn’t the first time the pub had challenged its customers with steak as last year (October), it launched a 72oz offer.

Previous challenge

The dish came with triple-cooked chips, mushrooms, tomatoes, baby lead salad, seasonal vegetables, garlic toast, onion rings, peppercorn sauce, Bearnaise sauce and a pint of lager or cider of the customer’s choice.

The rules were one person only per challenge, the diner had 60 minutes to eat everything that was put in front of them and anything left at the end would be classed as a failed attempt.

Also, anyone found sharing was automatically disqualified and once the steak was served the diner had to stay seated until their attempt was over or they had finished.

Diners could check their steak was cooked to their liking before they began but once they had agreed, there was no turning back and the pub’s decision was final.

Alternative dishes

However, if diners are not feeling up to a whole 6lbs of steak, the pub does offer other options such as a 36oz T-bone for £38.95 and 22oz T-bone for £25.95.

Or, alternative steak dishes including a 10oz rump steak for £15.95 and 8oz sirloin steak for £16.95, which are all served with triple-cooked chips, grilled tomato, mushroom, dressed salad and peppercorn sauce. 

Meanwhile, in 2015 a Lancashire pub created a 3,500 calorie Christmas dinner eating challenge,​ which included two kilograms of turkey, eight pigs in blankets, 11 Yorkshire puddings, more than a kilogram of roast potatoes and vegetables alongside a jug of gravy.

Staff at the Gravity, in Hinckley, created the feast, which contained more than 15 times the recommended daily amount of fat and salt, cost £35, but diners who managed to complete the meal could eat for free. Proceeds from the challenge were donated to charity.

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