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Boston's man-sized meals gain national following

Boston's Britannia Inn is gaining a national reputation for its giant-sized meals.

Diners taking on its 80-ounce steak challenge are travelling from all over the country.

Three recently arrived from London having heard on the internet about the Brit's Men v Food Challenge. So far no one has been able to defeat the 80-ounce steak meal in one hour challenge.

Landlord Daniel Philpott (26) said: "I have tried the 80-ouncer, but it beat me. I got about three quarters of the way through."

Anyone who eats the lot, including chips and mushrooms, gets their meal for free, has their name added to a wall of fame and gets a Men v Food Challenge T-shirt.

For those not up to the 80-once steak there is also a 32-ounce steak challenge and the "ultimate burger" challenge.  Anyone with an appetite big enough to munch their way through those - no time limit - also get their name on the wall of fame and receive a T-shirt.

Daniel has the Prince's Trust to thank for his start in a career in hospitality, and is repaying the favour.

He is giving Prince's Trust trainee Sam Coleman (19) and Boston College student Casey Appleyard (17) the same chance. Sam is gaining work experience at the Britannia working in the kitchen and bar area and Casey is also working in the kitchen on a year's apprenticeship.

Daniel (26) said: "The Prince's Trust supported me and gave me a start in my career so I wanted to be able to give others the same chance."

Sam said: "It's been great working here. I've learned so much."

Casey, who is working towards an NVQ in hospitality and catering said nothing could be better than real-work experience.

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Britannia Inn landlord Daniel Philpott with Princes Trust trainee Sam, left, and Boston College student Casey