Accrington man dishes up feast fit for royalty
12:21pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in NW
AN Accrington man was honoured to dish up a feast fit for a prince at a special event.
Pub landlord Ray Thompson who has been at the helm of his East Riding pub since 2008, was asked to entertain a royal guest for the first time in a harbourside event.
The former St Wilfrid’s, Blackburn, pupil hosted a special lunch in honour of Prince Charles in his role as director of East Yorkshire Food Network.
Ray, a former manager of Blackburn Golf Club, grew up above his father’s lighting business on Accrington’s Warner Street and has seen his pub The Wrygarth nominated for the best pub in the country awards.
As Prince Charles was visiting the area in the wake of his grandson’s birth, Ray was asked to cook for Prince Charles on the Harbour at Bridlington.
Ray said: “I cooked him Bridlington lobster as it was to help promote the food network, so I thought it was right and proper to do this.”
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