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Pub Offers Gravy On Traditional Fry-Up: Genius Or Absurd?

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Gravy. The staple of every northern diet. With chips. With Pie. On its own. Gravy is there to sauce up our lives.

A fry-up: sausage, bacon, black pudding, hash browns, eggs, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms.

But would you ever combine the two?

One pub in Bristol has done just that, pouring gravy all over the traditional breakfast...

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Credit: Foozie.co.uk

It doesn't sound like a total surprise to the frequenters of The Old Bookshop, however, their kitchen has a reputation for producing 'big stuff'.

Writing for foozie.co.uk, Thom Whitchurch said: "Not only is it one of Bristol's best boozers, but over the last few years, they've produced some really big stuff from their little kitchen.

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"It has seen some of Bristol's best pop-ups and talented chefs taking up residences."

When you read an introduction like that, you could assume that, however strange, this combination could just work. After all, they wouldn't risk their reputation, would they?

The 'Bookshop Breakfast' is part of a re-launched brunch menu, with its addition of gravy replacing the more traditional red or brown sauce.

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Credit: Foozie.co.uk

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Thom checked it out for himself. He added: "My word, it works. It works so well! I'll admit that pouring gravy over an egg did twist my melon at first, but I got over it pretty quick.

"You see, the gravy works like the leader of a polyamorous relationship, bringing all of the other ingredients to create one weird but beautiful union. It's flippin' awesome!

"So, get yourself down to The Old Bookshop for what is now - in my eyes - Bristol's best breakfast."

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It appears that social media wasn't too sure how to handle it either.

"I don't know how I'm feeling about this," wrote one user, while others tagged friends to get their mates to come to Bristol.

Another, however, wrote a simple: "No thanks."

I guess the most surprising thing of the above is that there is a southern restaurant serving gravy. Anyone remember Peter Kay's infamous sketch about trying to find gravy in the south?

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If you want to play it a little safer, yet try something new, The Yorkshire Burrito company has created a Sunday roast wrapped in a Yorkshire pudding.

On its website, it reads: "Our philosophy is simple: to celebrate the Sunday roast and all the trimmings in a way that can be enjoyed anywhere, not just at home or down the pub.

"Featuring heavily in this celebration will always be the humble Yorkshire pudding, infinitely better than sliced bread and invented way before. We eat, sleep and breathe the roast, cut us and we bleed gravy (although unfortunately it's too thick to use in our cooking)."

A gravy tour of the UK, anyone?

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Topics: Bristol, Breakfast

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