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Newark's Wetherspoons has been given a seven out of ten rating in a popular fun Facebook group that judges the chain's chips.

The Sir John Arderne, off Newark Market Place, is one of the latest of the chain's pubs to go under the microscope in the Wetherspoons paltry chip count Facebook group, which has more than 95,000 members.

Newark's Sir John Arderne Wetherspoons goes under the microscope on Facebook group with 100,000 members (52611066)
Newark's Sir John Arderne Wetherspoons goes under the microscope on Facebook group with 100,000 members (52611066)

Attendees judge every part of their meal, from the number of chips, the average length of the chips and their temperature.

Robert Featherstone visited the Newark pub on Saturday night and said he was pleasantly surprised with his serving.

Robert ordered two bowls of chips, and reported the following verdict.

Newark's Sir John Arderne Wetherspoons goes under the microscope on Facebook group with 100,000 members (52611094)
Newark's Sir John Arderne Wetherspoons goes under the microscope on Facebook group with 100,000 members (52611094)

He said: "After seeing some of our comrades' outings we were preparing ourselves for the worst, however, we were pleasantly surprised when two reasonable portions of golden goodies were plonked down in front of us. A strong start.

"The major shock of our tests came out immediately when we pulled out the digital thermometer — while both bowls had some absolute scolders at 65°C+, bowl one contained an absolutely baltic offering, the chip in question being 42°C. I might as well have ordered the ice cream.

"We soon set to work counting the rascals, with similar results both in their number of chips and length.

"Say what you like about him, Sir John Arderne is consistent if nothing else.

"Of course the final test came with the tasting — the proof is in the pudding after all.

"The chips had the classic crispy outer layer combined with a soft centre we all crave. Perfection? I think not. As I ate I couldn't help but notice a slight fishy taste to them, as if they used the same oil or utensils for the freshly battered cod. Can any Wetherspoons staff confirm or deny my assumption?"

Tale Of The Tape:

Bowl 1

  • 36 Chips with 2 stragglers
  • High 65.3°C, Low 42.0°C
  • Longest 12cm, Shortest 3.5cm

Bowl 2

  • 39 Chips with 3 stragglers
  • High 68.4°C, Low 57.2°C
  • Longest 13.3cm, Shortest 3.1cm

His post has more than 850 likes, 80 shares and 50 comments.



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