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Is this Greater Manchester’s ultimate chip butty?

A Worsley pub is serving a whole loaf, hollowed and filled with heaps of chips, melted cheese and lashings of gravy

When it comes to chip butties, bigger is better. 

At least, that’s the thinking at The Bridgewater pub in Worsley, which is offering what might be the biggest chip butty we’ve ever seen.

Part of their selection of food challenges, the Ultimate Chip Butty (£9.29) consists of a whole full-sized loaf of bread, hollowed and filled with chips, cheese and lashings of gravy. 

It’s served with two additional jugs of gravy for dipping – and comes in at a whopping 4398 calories.

And though it’s designed as a challenge for one, it actually makes a fun dish to share if you don’t think you’re up to tackling it solo.

It’s an impressive looking spectacle, the chips laden with hot gooey melted cheese and gravy spilling out over the top of the bread and onto the tray.

Yes, it’s served on a tray, because there probably isn’t a plate big enough.

The bread is a bit on the stodgy side for this particular carb-fest – some butter might help, though would make the calorie count even more alarming – but the additional gravy means you can dip away at will.

And if chip butties aren’t your bag, there are several other challenges which offer an equally jaw-dropping amount of food.

The Triple Threat (£17.99) features a 12oz flattened steak loaded with waffle fries, accompanied by two more 12oz flattened steaks, both topped with beef burnt ends in BBQ sauce and Jack Daniel’s and Philly cheese sauce with roasted peppers and onions, topped with chives.

The Big Mexican (£12.99) includes four flame-grilled beef burgers with cheese, topped with beef burnt ends chilli con carne and Tabasco Scorpion sauce in a bun with mayo, baby gem lettuce, tomato and red onion, and skewered with a flame-grilled chilli. 

It’s served with a generous portion of tortilla chips and fries loaded with nacho cheese sauce, tomato salsa, pico de gallo, sour cream and jalapeños.

The Chick n Mix Challenge is heaped with six crispy chicken strips, 10 chicken nuggets, six chicken wings, a Southern fried chicken skewer and a roast chicken skewer. 

Coming in at just shy of 5000 calories, it’s also served with a large portion of fries, two corn on the cobs, garlic ciabatta, coleslaw, dressed salad leaves, baked beans in BBQ sauce with Jack Daniel’s, sweet chilli and Texan-style BBQ sauces.

The Macxcalibur, meanwhile, offers three full chicken schnitzels; two topped with smoked streaky bacon mac ’n’ cheese and drizzled with Texan-style BBQ sauce, one topped with jalapeño mac ’n’ cheese and piri piri, and skewered with a Southern fried chicken skewer. 

It’s served with a large portion of chips and two corn on the cobs, and clocks up 4209 calories.

Chicken wing fans might want to have a go at the Who Dares Wings challenge (£9.29), offering 25 wings with a sour cream dip, five tossed in each flavour: Texan-style BBQ, piri piri, sweet chilli, spicy dry rub and Tabasco Scorpion sauce.

Or for meat and cheese fanatics, the Steak Fondue Challenge (£19.99) consists of a whopping 32oz of rump steak cooked to your liking and sliced ready to dip into a whole melted Camembert cheese. 

It’s served with roasted peppers and onions, garlic ciabatta, chips and cheesy filled potato skins, with pots of peppercorn sauce and beef dripping gravy for dipping.

Fancy a go? Every Friday there’s 25% off all the challenges, too, so you can give it a try (or wimp out and treat it like a sharing platter between friends) for less.

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