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Pubs backs a winner - by putting horse on menu
2:44pm Monday 28th January 2013 in News
SUPERMARKETS may still be reeling from the horse burger scandal but a Walton pub is cashing in - by putting the real thing on its menu.
The Victory is holding a special gourmet night in its restaurant with horse burgers, horse haunch steak and horse stroganoff all featuring tomorrow night.
Bar boss Sam Bettany admits it could have been controversial, but says so far it's been a huge hit with punters.
"We are calling it a Cheval Night," said Sam.
"The restaurant has sold out and now we're booking tables in the bar because it's proving so popular.
"We just thought we'd jump on the back of the current controversy."
He's already taste-tested the dishes and reckons the pub is backing a real winner.
"Horse is quite sweet and gamey," said Sam.
"It was chef's idea so I'm going to blame him if anyone complains about it!"