Guess the weight of this beer-loving giant pumpkin

COULD you accurately guess the weight of this beer-loving pumpkin? Alan Smith, from Stonea, fed the pumpkin on a diet of bitter. It is an Atlantic Giant, the same type as the one that was dubbed the world s biggest pumpkin in Ohio, America earlier this m

COULD you accurately guess the weight of this beer-loving pumpkin?

Alan Smith, from Stonea, fed the pumpkin on a diet of bitter.

It is an Atlantic Giant, the same type as the one that was dubbed the world's biggest pumpkin in Ohio, America earlier this month.

That specimen was a staggering 123 stone and won the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers weigh-off.


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The closest estimate to the pictured pumpkin will win two bottles of wine, some Elgood's beer and the pumpkin itself.

Guesses can now be made at The Globe Inn, Upwell for 50p where the winner will be announced on Halloween night, next Saturday, at 8pm.

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Mr Smith said: "I poured beer around the root of the pumpkin. It's something I picked up from a fellow pumpkin grower when I lived in the Midlands.

"It's had about 10 gallons of bitter and it's certainly done the trick."

The pub will be holding a special cabaret night featuring BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's Johnny Dee from 7pm tonight (Friday).

Money raised from the pumpkin competition and cabaret night will go to Help for Heroes, which supports members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded serving for their country.

The Globe Inn landlord Duncan Lawton said: "It's not as big as the one in Ohio but it's the biggest pumpkin I've seen for a long time.

"Alan is a regular at the pub and he brought it in after it grew on his allotment. He thought we might want to cook it up and serve it in the pub, but I thought having this fund-raising event would be better.

"My son is an ex-serviceman and I would say that 50 per cent of our customers have either served on the forces or are friends or family of somebody that has.

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