It’s back. Scotch Egg Challenge 2013.

Calling all restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops – we’re now taking applications for the third annual Scotch Egg Challenge, being held at the Ship on Tuesday, 17th September.

If you serve a cracking Scotch egg then get your entry form in for your chance to have it crowned the nation’s best. Last year, the Bladebone Inn in Berkshire was victorious with its creative entry made with duck egg, a truffle layer, and a potato and Parma ham breadcrumb.

Once all the applications are in, we’ll announce a line-up of 22 finalists who will be put to the test in the kitchens of the Ship for what promises to be a fiercely contested cook-off.  The final judgement will lie in the hands of a panel of food experts who will cast their vote for the best entries following a blind tasting. Last year’s Challenge featured entries from such varied and illustrious establishments as Heston Blumenthal’s Hinds Head in Bray, Peyton & Byrne, Opera Tavern, Fino, Duck & Waffle, The Drapers Arms in Islington, along with individual competitors such as street food trader Sean Lawson, a.k.a. ‘Egg Boss’.

This year, the 2013 challenge has teamed up with humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger and will, for the first time, be inviting all entrants to donate a dozen eggs to a 60-hour online auction, whether or not they make the final cut. All proceeds will go direct to the valuable work the charity does in some of the world’s poorest countries.

The deadline for applications is 30th June, so if you think you can take what was once a humble bar snack to the next level email Jo Ellery at an application form. For those wanting a slice of the action on the night, a limited number of tickets to the Scotch Egg Challenge will be available to purchase by following this link: (all ticket sales go to Action Against Hunger).

For more news, updates and the announcement of the final line-up, keep checking our blog or follow us @ShipWandsworth.

For further information please contact Abigail Salmon/Marie Spanou at Roche Communications on 020 7436 1111. Email or marie

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On the banks of the Thames by Wandsworth Bridge, The Ship has been supplying fine ales, wines and food to its surrounding residents since 1786 when it was founded as a Thameside Waterman’s Inn.
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