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10 Facts about a Josper Oven

We’re lucky to have a Josper oven here at The Church House and at our sister pub, The Cricket Inn. So, what exactly is a Josper oven?

1/ The Josper is the hottest indoor barbecue available, burning top quality charcoal

2/ Although we call it an oven it’s predominantly a grill!

3/ It’s high operating temperature allows you to grill and roast, preventing the product from baking.

4/ It adds a flavour of the finest embers, a unique texture and juiciness in all products such as whole barbequed fish, halloumi and steaks.

5/ This type of oven is popular among chefs because the oven retains the flavour and moisture in foods that normally escape with regular ovens.

6/ The Josper has been around for 40 years.

7/ It was created in 1970 by Josep Armangue and Pere Juli.

8/ It was designed with two adjustable draughts: one at the bottom to draw in air and one at the top to let out smoke and combustion gases.

9/ It operates in a similar fashion to the mechanism behind the Aga cooker.

10/ The Josper can reach temperatures as high as 300°C.

Examples of dishes from the Josper

The Church Classic Burger 
Streaky bacon, cheese, CH sauce, skinny fries & onion rings

Blackened Salmon 
Cajun fillet of salmon cooked with garlic butter, sour cream & includes a side order of choice 

Sticky BBQ Pork Ribs
Slow cooked baby back ribs, glazed with our own BBQ glaze, coleslaw & skinny fries

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