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Sunday best: Doddie Weir’s charity lunch out


The Kings Head House Hotel in Eastington has raised £300 for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation with its first new-look Sunday lunch.

New manager Ethan Rodgers teamed up with Italian ace and Gloucester Rugby player Jake Polledri, to produce a cider-themed pork Sunday roast, part of a set of five courses to raise money for the rugby charity of former Scotland player – Doddie Weir.  

Jake now also has his own cider company, Just Pressed, and it was the profits of the cider flight, that accompanied each course that went to charity. 

The My Name 5’ Doddie Foundation was set up by Scottish rugby international Doddie Weir. In June 2017 Doddie revealed he was suffering from Motor Neuron Disease. It sets out to help fellow sufferers and seek ways to further research into this, as yet, incurable disease.

On Sunday 30 January over 70 people, including Jake and his family, joined Ethan Rodgers for his first Sunday service that included purebred Old Spot pork from nearby Duntisbourne as well as a cheese course from famed Gloucester cheese producer – Jonathan Crump. 

Ethan said: “It was a great day and it meant a lot to the Just Pressed team to raise money for My Name 5’ Doddie Foundation. We are open for Sunday lunch now, every week, and the restaurant is also open for breakfast all week and for dinner every evening but Sunday.”  

For more information or to book a table please call The Kings Head House Hotel 01453 822277 or email: info@thekingsheadhouse.com. Lunch will be served 12- 4pm.

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