Archers Day to be repeated in Rippingale

Jim Latham and the peaceful surroundings of Rippingale that are believed to have sparked the idea for the radio programme The Archers.
Jim Latham and the peaceful surroundings of Rippingale that are believed to have sparked the idea for the radio programme The Archers.
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The Archers Day at The Bull Inn at Rippingale was so good that landlady and chef Sue Atkinson is planning another in the New Year.

“I have had brilliant feedback,” said Sue, who admits the event went much better than she thought it would.

Dishes for the evening were all inspired by food produced by characters in the Radio 4 drama The Archers.

One diner, Jim Latham, said: “The Archers meal was fantastic. Most people had the Harvester Rabbit with Sage Dumplings and John Archer’s Bubble and Squeak, as cooked by Clarrie Grundy at Grange Farm, which was simply wonderful.”

Another guest, from Grantham, used to work for local farmer Henry Burtt, the man Jim believes to be the inspiration for the main character in The Archers, Dan Archer.

Jim will talk to the Grantham man to build on his research proving the model for The Archers’ fictional village Ambridge is Rippingale.