It’s Man v. Food at the Brit in Boston...and food wins!

A Boston pub is laying down the gauntlet to people to take on one of its Man v. Food challenges and win a place on its wall of fame.

The Britannia, on Church Lane, Boston, has recently been taken over by Daniel Philpott with the help of dad Clive.

80oz steak challenge at the Britannia pub, Boston.'Ashley Spencer and Matthew Epton attempting the challenge, pictured with Clive Philpott (middle).

80oz steak challenge at the Britannia pub, Boston.'Ashley Spencer and Matthew Epton attempting the challenge, pictured with Clive Philpott (middle).

Now Daniel, who used to run a restaurant in Skegness, is bringing the challenges he ran there to Boston.

He said: “I thought it was a unique selling point. I thought about bringing it to Boston, it was something the town needed.”

“We used to have the steak challenges in Skegness and they did really well,” he said.

“If they do complete the challenge they get a certificate and their picture put up on the wall of fame.”

80oz steak challenge at the Britannia pub, Boston.'Ashley Spencer attempting the challenge.

80oz steak challenge at the Britannia pub, Boston.'Ashley Spencer attempting the challenge.

The challenges include a 32oz rump steak, an 80oz rump steak the Ultimate Burger and the Brit Mountain Ribs.

Anyone who finishes the 80oz steak also doesn’t have to pay for it.

Their first contestants Matthew Epton and Ashley Spencer took to the stage at the beginning of the month and the Standard went to watch and take a video.

During the challenge they were encouraged by spectators shouting ‘come on!’.

Clive also pointed out that when Matthew started his steak he cut the ‘shape of a love heart’ into it.

Neither completed the challenge, however Matthew managed 58oz and Ashley managed 64oz.

On failing the task the duo were taunted by the owners and asked if they wanted to keep eating or if they wanted it packing up to take home - Ashley said he’d try to finish it.

As of Friday last week, a total of six people had taken on challenges at the pub, however, an event at the weekend gave more people the chance to brave the tremendous effort for a discounted price.

Daniel said: “It is doable, you just need to be prepared for it.”

He plans to turn the upstairs of the Britannia, formerly a function room, into a restaurant, to keep the bar separate.

The restaurant uses local butchers and food suppliers to find the ‘finest ingredients at their source’ and has its own fully functioning steak grill.

Clive and Daniel said they pride themselves on the quality of their food.

Fancy a go? Want your name on the wall of fame?

Here’s what you can try to beat, all cooked fresh to order and on a char grill:

The 32oz Rump Steak

For £22.95 you can attempt this challenge which includes kingsize mushrooms, hand made chips peas and onion rings.

The 80oz Rump Steak

Served same as above, if you complete it, it’s free, if not it’s £49.95.

The Ultimate Burger

Two 8oz prime beef burgers, served with three rashers of bacon, three eggs, six onion rings, a chicken breast and homemade sauce - all for £16.95.

The Brit Mountain Ribs

A huge 2kg portion of pork ribs which have been marinated overnight in the Britannia’s own barbeque sauce - try this for £22.95.