Surprise limo ride to pick up a curry for Devonshire man's 40th birthday bash

As a special treat to celebrate her husband’s 40th birthday, Ali Shaw from Devon decided to hire a stretch limousine for her other half Joel. Nothing unusual there you may think, until you hear where they went on their limo outing…

Birthday boy Joel, originally from Australia, is devoted to the curries served at an Indian take-away hear Barnstaple, the Taj Mahal in Allhalland Street. The Aussie, who has sampled curries from around the world, believes the dishes served up at the Devonshire Indian are the best he’s ever tasted.

Joel and his wife were regular customers at the Taj Mahal when they lived nearby, but after moving home, collecting a curry from their favourite restaurant meant an 80-mile round trip.

As a birthday surprise, Ali hired a limo to pick Joel and a group of friends up from their home and chauffeur them to the take-away to collect their much-loved curry.

The owner of the curry house was bowled over by the lengths the birthday group had gone to in order to collect one of his curries. Azhar Ahmed decided to donate the money from the order, £80, to the North Devon Hospice as he said he was grateful for the “respect” the group had shown for his cooking.

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