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Diners drop by for lunch at top 50 gastropub in extraordinary style

PUBLISHED: 18:26 19 May 2017 | UPDATED: 18:26 19 May 2017

Left to right: Colin Sparke, Anthony Draper and Frazer Hope flew in for lucnch at the Unruly Pig, in Bromeswell, prepared by chef Karl Green. Picture: TOM POTTER

Left to right: Colin Sparke, Anthony Draper and Frazer Hope flew in for lucnch at the Unruly Pig, in Bromeswell, prepared by chef Karl Green. Picture: TOM POTTER

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Three hungry diners made a flying visit to an award-winnning Suffolk restaurant.

Left to right: Colin Sparke, Anthony Draper and Frazer Hope flew in for lucnch at the Unruly Pig, in Bromeswell, prepared by chef Karl Green. Picture: TOM POTTER Left to right: Colin Sparke, Anthony Draper and Frazer Hope flew in for lucnch at the Unruly Pig, in Bromeswell, prepared by chef Karl Green. Picture: TOM POTTER

The trio chose an unusual method of transport to drop in on the Unruly Pig, near Woodbridge.

Frazer Hope flew from Shoreham, in West Sussex, via Denham Aerodrome, near Uxbridge, to pick up his friends, Anthony Draper and Colin Sparke, before completing their journey to the Bromeswell eatery.

Mr Draper had discovered the restaurant through an online app, which maps landing sites for helicopter pilots.

He then learned that the Unruly Pig was East Anglia’s only inclusion on this year’s Estrella Damm list of top 50 gastropubs and decided to give it a whirl.

The flying gourmets were welcomed by Unruly Pig owner Brendan Padfield.

Before taking off, they were joined by senior sous chef Karl Green for a photo opportunity with the Hughes 369D helicopter in the back garden.

5 comments

  • Do you need a better reason to vote Labour on june 8th ...

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    nfi

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

  • I drove my Learjet through the new Starbucks drive-thru but didn't get any coverage, is there someone i can complain to please?

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    Mike Hunt

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • We went there the other week to see what all the fuss was about. Found it over priced, food ok but nothing to shout about, staff non plused. Would I return - no. Much better places to be found around the area. A picture of an helicopter for some free advertising won't change my mind.

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    J

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • The best sort of news is news about rich people and their helicopters landing at an overrated gastropub. Please, The Star, more of this quality journalism.

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    OldBoy

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • So??? Any INTERESTING news for the masses?

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    Johnthebap

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

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