A Cub pack has crowned Barnbygate Chippy as the best chip shop in Newark and Balderton following an annual taste test.

1st Balderton (Furniss Buffalo) Cubs tasted chips from takeaways across Newark and Balderton for the third year.

Barnbygate Chippy were crowned winners with A1 Fish Bar second and Mermaid Fish Bar third.

Leaders and parents at 1st Balderton Cubs fetched bags of chips from all over Newark and Balderton for the youngsters to taste.

They rated the chips on their outer crispiness, inner fluffiness, flavour and overall quality. Barnbygate Chippy scored 435 points out of 450 and was presented with a trophy and certificate.

'Barnbygate were over the moon'

Cub Leader Mr Peter Eurich said: “The Cubs really take it seriously because they know the final outcome is going to be published in the paper.

"Barnbygate were over the moon. It’s a feather in their cap because they have got a little bit of recognition.”

Mr Eurich said the chip shop challenge was an event the Cubs looked forward to each year.