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Pub fish and chips have the same amount of calories as three Big Macs

Try eating shepherd's pie for some lighter pub fare

This Shepherd's Pie has 736 calories and 34 grams of fat.

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This Shepherd's Pie has 736 calories and 34 grams of fat.

A pint at a pub is a favourite choice when hanging out with friends, but pub fare is far from a waistline-friendly choice!

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The Pheasant and Firkin’s Shepherd’s Pie (ground beef, peas & carrots topped with mashed potatoes)
Calories 736
Fat 34 g       
Sodium 1315 mg

This serving of fish and chips with coleslaw is 1581 calories and 105 grams of fat.

Rose Reisman/Metro

This serving of fish and chips with coleslaw is 1581 calories and 105 grams of fat.

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The Pheasant and Firkin’s Fish and Chips (Beer battered haddock with apple coleslaw, chips & tartar sauce)
Calories 1581
Fat 105 g
Sodium 2238 mg 

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Here's Why: Equivalent to three McDonald’s Big Macs in calories.

With St. Paddy’s Day just around the corner, many of us will find ourselves enjoying a meal and beverage at a pub. Classic pub food is far from healthy, but especially beware of the standard fish and chips – this dish contains an ocean’s worth of calories, fat and sodium. While Shepherd’s Pie is still a heavy dish, it offers up some veggies, cuts your calories by over half and has about a third of the fat.