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Suffolk Food Hall sets new record of 283 sausage rolls eaten simultaneously

PUBLISHED: 15:38 06 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:38 06 May 2017

More than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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There were squeals of excitement at Suffolk Food Hall today as hundreds of hungry customers rolled up to set a new world record.

Brandon, James and Gabrielle Curtis with their sausage rolls.
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNBrandon, James and Gabrielle Curtis with their sausage rolls. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Bosses managed to muster 283 people in their pig-turesque courtyard overlooking the River Orwell to eat a free sausage roll simultaneously.

The event was arranged as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Suffolk Food Hall, which is located in Wherstead, just outside of Ipswich.

Although their efforts do not qualify for the Guinness World Records, marketing and design coordinator Nick Punter believes it was the first mass sausage roll eating challenge of its kind to take place.

“It went really well,” Mr Punter added. “There was a lot of laughter and a lot of children having a good time.

Sophie and Zoe Ward helped Suffolk Food Hall set a new world record. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNSophie and Zoe Ward helped Suffolk Food Hall set a new world record. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“It was just a bit of fun to celebrate our tenth birthday.”

Staff worked hard last night cooking up 500 sausage rolls for the event, including 50 vegetarian equivalents.

The idea came from sales and marketing manager, Russ Haddow.

L-R Claire Bullard, Marion Freeman and Lorraine Phillips took part in a world record attempt at Suffolk Food Hall on May 6, 2017. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNL-R Claire Bullard, Marion Freeman and Lorraine Phillips took part in a world record attempt at Suffolk Food Hall on May 6, 2017. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Hungry customers meet at Suffolk Food Hall to enjoy a free sausage roll. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNHungry customers meet at Suffolk Food Hall to enjoy a free sausage roll. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A total of 283 people took part. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNA total of 283 people took part. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

L-R Claire Bullard, Marion Freeman,Lorraine Phillips at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNL-R Claire Bullard, Marion Freeman,Lorraine Phillips at Suffolk Food Hall. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMore than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMore than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMore than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMore than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMore than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMore than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMore than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMore than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMore than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sue and Mark Clements help Suffolk Food Hall set a new record. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNSue and Mark Clements help Suffolk Food Hall set a new record. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Nigel and Christine Perkins with Bonnie. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNNigel and Christine Perkins with Bonnie. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

More than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMore than 200 people gathered at Suffolk Food Hall on Saturday, May 6 to join the sausage roll world record attempt. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


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