Brews & Eats
Wiltshire Pub Says Burger Off to Lockdown and Gets a Pizza of the Action for 2021

A pub in Royal Wootton Bassett has announced that it sold an estimated and staggering 20,000 burgers during both lockdowns and Tier 3 and Tier 4 restrictions during the weeks of 2020.

Arkell’s owned Sally Pussey’s Inn opened a Burger Shack in the car park to continue trading when customers were unable to visit the restaurant and carvery, which became an instant hit with foodie and burger lovers across the region, selling up to 1000 patties a week.

The innovative pub has now launched its first pop-up pizzeria for Lockdown 3.0 to once again provide a service to the local community. Using a stone-baked oven that cooks the large 12” pizza in just 90 seconds and reaches temperatures of 350-450 degrees, the sourdough based Neapolitan style pizzas are handmade to order in a large converted shipping container.

Pubs, restaurants and cafes were forced to shut as England once again went into full lockdown on January 4th but they are able to continue with delivery or takeaway. The new rules are expected to remain in place until the middle of February.

Sally Pussey’s Pizza menu will launch with nine varieties, one third of which are vegan.

“We like a challenge and after the success of the Burger Shack we have decided to do something a little different,” said Sally Pussey’s executive chef Ryan Wakeman. “We have teamed up with the Kitchen Garden Pizza Co. who are renowned for their amazing pizzas and toppings.

“The business has to diversify to stay alive and Sally Pussey’s has a loyal following for our food, service and style and we want to continue this with Pizza.”

Pussey’s Pizza is open daily Thursday to Sunday 5-9pm. To place an order please call 01793 852430. Full menu details and prices can be found on the website