An Andover pub is taking Christmas to a whole new level this year by scrapping pigs in blankets for a beefy new side dish, cows in quilts.

The Folly Hungry Horse pub on Charlton Road has launched a meaty accompaniment to a traditional roast – beef burgers wrapped in bacon.

The pub introduced the seasonal sliders to make their Christmas menu stand out from the crowd with a new twist on a festive favourite.

Sarah-Jane Grace, general manager at the Folly, said: “Christmas is always a magical time of year, but here in Andover we wanted to take this year’s celebrations to a whole new level by turning a Christmas dinner staple on its head.

“Pigs in blankets have long been the star of many a Christmas dinner plate, and we thought it was time we gave the spotlight to a new seasonal side dish, by creating something which pays homage to a true pub classic – the beef burger.

“In Christmas 2017, we added a seasonal sparkle to our guests’ festive plates with the UK’s first glitter gravy, and we’d love this year’s food innovation to become a Christmas classic of the future!”