Bedford pub welcomes Tim Peake home with ‘Gastronaut’ roast dinner and free meals for locals

MBTC Tim Peake Gastronaut roast dinner
MBTC Tim Peake Gastronaut roast dinner

The Anchor pub in Goldington Road, Bedford,is welcoming British astronaut Tim Peake home with a portrait of the space explorer made entirely from roast dinner ingredients - with free Sunday Roast Burritos beinggiven away to local diners.

The 4ft ‘Gastronaut’ design was commissioned by the Hunry Horse pub, to celebrate Tim’s return to earth on Saturday (June 18), after it was revealed the traditional British roast dinner was one of the meals he would miss the most during his six-month space mission.

The culinary creation, designed by renowned food artist, Prudence Staite, took 20 hours to build and contains 2.5 kg of roast potatoes, 500g carrots, 400g garden peas, 3kg cauliflower, 46 Yorkshire puddings, 2.5kg of meat and 1 litre of gravy.

The finished portrait weighs a staggering 12kg and also features the words ‘Welcome Home Tim’ written in peas, carrots and gravy.

To celebrate the grand unveiling of the design, the Anchor announced that it will be offering free Sunday Roast Burritos to the first 10 guests who say the word ‘Gastronaut’ when ordering their food on Sunday, June 26, between 3pm and 4pm.

The pub will also be offering Tim and his family free roast dinners for life when he returns to earth next week.

Alice May, general manager at the Anchor, said: “It’s been so exciting to follow Tim’s journey over the last six months and to see how he has become an inspiration for adults and children of all ages.

“We’re big fans of the traditional roast dinner here at the Anchor, so it was great to hear that it was also one of Tim’s all-time favourite meals. We wanted to commemorate his return to earth with a gastronomical memento to celebrate his achievements – as well as a free treat for local foodie families.

“I hope Tim is looking forward to enjoying a delicious roast dinner with his family when he returns next week.”

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