Cheers! A Scotch Egg is a “substantial meal” in a pub says Food Minister

A Scotch Egg would “probably count” as a substantial meal in a pub, said a Cabinet Minister.

George Eustice gave the “ruling” as more than half the country head into a tier two lockdown.

Under the Government’s rules people can drink in pubs if they are eating a “substantial meal”.

When asked if a Scotch Egg would suffice Mr Eustice said:

“I think a scotch egg probably would count as a substantial meal if there was table service.

“Often that might be as a starter.”

Downing Street has already said pub diners had to leave once they’d finished their meal – no more ordering drinks.

A Scotch Egg is a soft or hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried.




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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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