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Mystery man will buy entire village fish and chips every Friday to raise spirits during coronavirus lockdown – The Sun

A MYSTERY man has said he will buy an entire village fish and chips every Friday for the next three months.

The man, who asks to remain anonymous, hopes to raise his neighbours' spirits while the UK is in coronavirus lockdown.

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It will mean spending £5 per head on 171 villagers in Denchworth, Oxon – paying the local pub landlord to cook the meals up every Friday.

Stephen Davidson who owns The Fox Inn in Denchworth, is set to prepare fish and chips on mass – after he was forced to shut his 17th century pub on Friday.


It comes after all pubs, restaurants and bars in the UK were ordered to close last week to help halt the spread of coronavirus.

They can, however, still deliver takeaways.

Speaking about Denchworth's mystery fish and chip donor, Stephen said: "He is really concerned about people in the village, so he wants to help in any way he can."

Stephen says he was approached by the "very wealthy" man, who splits his time between London and Denchworth over the weekend.

He added: "The pub is an important part of the village – we opened it back in 2000 – and it is the local boozer for this man.

"It will be a good thing for the locals, especially for the elderly who are stuck indoors."

Stephen is still discussing funding, menu and deliveries with the wealthy donor – but he has promised a hot, tasty plate of fish and chips for everybody.

He said: "We are all in the same boat with this virus, so this is easing my mind.”

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