LOCAL produce has been combined to create a divine burger, named after a Colwall farmer.

The Bishop's Burger contains 100 per cent pure new season lamb, bred and reared by John Bishop at Cummins Farm, with a hint of fresh mint and an insert of Stinking Bishop cheese.

The cheese, made by Charles Martell of Dymock and famous for its appearance in the Wallace and Gromit films, is named after Mr Bishop's great grandfather- Frederick Bishop.

Frederick, described by John as "a martyr to drinking perry," had the Stinking Bishop perry pear named after him because he was cantankerous.

The cheese takes his name because it is washed in the perry, which gives it it's distinctive odour.

The Bishop's Burger is now available in the Latern Bar at the Colwall Park Hotel.

"It's wonderfu,l you can taste the Stinking Bishop it's very filling and nourishing. Full marks to the chef," said Mr Bishop, who also has a steak and ale pie named after him at the Chase Inn.

He added said it was a pity his animals had to make a 50-mile round trip to Gloucester to be slaughtered, as otherwise the meat would not have to travel very far at all.

Colwall vicar Carl Atwood has given the Bishop's Burger his blessing.

"This is a perfect marriage of farming dedication and culinary expertise," he said.