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The launch of The Chippy At Norton.
The launch of The Chippy At Norton.
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Peckish regulars at the White Horse pub in Norton will no longer have to go in search of post-pint grub as the new owners have launched their very own takeaway on site.

Becky and Dan Chan ran Danetre Chippy on Sheaf Street for 26 years and after selling on the business last month decided to bring their own culinary expertise to the White Horse, which has changed hands several times in recent years.

While the pub will continue business as usual an adjoining structure has been converted into the Chippy at Norton – a fully licensed takeaway serving fish and chips, kebabs and burgers.

Daventry’s mayor Ron Fox, along with other public officials, attended a special opening event on Friday, March 13.

Becky, who lives in Daventry, told the Gusher: “The reason we called it Chippy at Norton is because I am from Chipping Norton – it’s a play on the name.

“This has never been one of our career plans but we saw a good opportunity and we took a freehold. This pub always caught my eye and most of the locals were worried it was going to close.

“The location of the pub is ideal for lots of people living in Daventry who have to go to work in Northampton. We want to make the pub really inviting, we have free parking and a gardener. My husband has also started a vegetable plot.

“We think we will make our money with the food.”

Becky and Dan are teetotal but say they are up to the challenge of keeping standards up for those who enjoy a tipple, and will be listening to feedback from regulars.