Mum shares how she feeds her family-of-four a tasty pub roast dinner for just £6

Lucy Leeson spent just £6.58 on the Too Good To Go app on two carvery magic bags from West Bulls Pub, part of the Stonehouse pizza and carvery company

Lucy Leeson fed her family-of-four a massive roast dinner for just £6

The cost of living crisis is beginning to bite. Food and energy bills are rising and don’t even mention childcare costs.

Everyone is feeling the pinch right now and looking for ways to save money.

I have to admit, I had heard of the Too Good To Go app from a very good friend, who often shared how she had picked up some amazing bargains from the likes of Starbucks, Costa and Morrisons, Hull Live reports.

For those who don’t know, the app lets people buy food at a great price every day to stop delicious fresh produce from going to waste at cafes, restaurants and shops, just because it hasn’t sold in time. You don’t know what you are going to get, so it can be a gamble, but I was willing to put it to the test.

I had a long day at work and missed the chance to go to the supermarket for our weekly shop as needed to get my boys from school and nursery.

Instead of spending £20 plus on a takeaway for the four of us, and still wanting to get some nutrition, I put my faith in ordering two carvery magic bags from West Bulls pub, part of the Stonehouse pizza and carvery company.

Lucy used the Too Good To Go app – which allows Brits to buy food at great prices from restaurants and cafes to stop it going to waste


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I placed our order – which came to £6.58 in total – what a steal?! – and my husband went to collect the bags at the specified time slot we had.

When he got there, all he had to do was show our order on the app and the bag was waiting for us.

When he got home and we opened the bag in front of us, I was blown away by the sheer amount of food.

We could easily have fed another family-of-four.

We had Yorkshire puddings, mounds of mashed potato and roasties, dozens of slices of tender roast beef, lashings of gravy, four humungous sausages, stuffing balls and lots of fresh vegetables including carrots, peas, broccoli, sweetcorn and cabbage.

Lucy decided to order two carvery magic bags from West bulls pub company


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I plated up for four – and there were still lots left over. I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said we could have fed two more adults and two more children.

And, most importantly – the taste? It was delicious and it tasted very fresh and no different to as if you were eating homecooked food.

My personal favorite was the roast beef and vegetables (both cooked to perfection), whereas my husband and boys loved the sausages and Yorkshire puddings.

I knew it was good as the boys in the family were so stuffed, they couldn’t even manage a dessert. In-fact my husband couldn’t eat anything until late afternoon the following day.

I will definitely use the app again if we fancy a treat and a bargain price.

I also felt good that we had stopped food going to waste. I am even thinking of going for a magic bag from Starbucks or Costa for an afternoon work pick-me up.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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