The Bridge Inn in Santon Bridge, Cumbria is to host the World’s Biggest Liar contest 17 November, or so we have been told. Winners of the title have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the title’s originator, publican Will Ritson, who, in the late 1800s, regaled customers with such tall tales as neighbouring turnips so big they had to be quarried for Sunday dinners! The competition will see fantastic fibbers from all over the world converge on the Lake District village to prevaricate preposterously for five minutes. The best will be dubbed ‘The Biggest Liar’ in the World by a panel of judges. The contest is sponsored by Jennings Brewery.

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