John Barras, the 20-strong pub brand from Spirit, has introduced food challenges as part of its new autumn menu.

It includes a 32oz “Big Lad Burger”, which joins the Ultimate Mix Grill and 18” Big Dog on the new ‘You Vs Food’ section of the menu.

The new menu also expands on its classic pub dishes with a new Yorkie Beef Roll and adds a selection of new sharing dishes like the Pie Feast Sharing Board, which includes a beef & ale pie, minced beef pasty and a cheese & onion pasty with a double portion of chips and peas, mushy peas and gravy.

Jane Lennon, brand manager for John Barras, said: “Following the success of our Big Dog launch earlier this year it was clear our guests were excited by food challenge dishes and wanted more – so we’ve given it to them with the launch our 32oz Burger!

“We’re really happy with the new menu, not only have we added a whole heap of new exciting dishes but we’ve also given the menu design a complete overhaul; it now has a more modern look using a chalkboard theme, and features a clear colour code that makes the menu easier to navigate.”