Britain's best bacon sarnie spot

The place for the best bacon sandwich in the country has been recognised in a new competition of best roadside outlets.

Bob's Big Bite in Stourbridge has been awarded the title of 'Best Bacon Sarnie' as part of the first ever AA Patrol Approved UK awards.

Bob Hunt of Bob's Big Bite said: "We are so thrilled to have won this award and wish to thank Anthony Carter, the AA patrol who originally nominated us. We work hard to give our customers the best-quality food and service and look forward to showing off our plates with them."

Four other venues were awarded prizes for categories such as best cup of tea. As well as being given the title of AA Patrol Approved 'Best in UK', each venue also received either a commemorative plaque or a unique set of branded plates or mugs to share with their customers.

Andy Taylor, Patrol of the Year, who was the deciding judge on the national winners, added: "Congratulations to all four winners. After personally visiting all venues, I saw that the competition was extremely tough, but we feel that the winners truly deserve their titles. We hope that our first Patrol Approved awards highlight some of the great independent venues across the country and recognise what a good job they do."

The AA Patrol Approved awards aimed to highlight some of the best independent venues for road users that are sometimes overlooked and AA patrols were asked to nominate their favourite venues in the categories deemed most important to travellers such as Best Cuppa, Best Toilet, Best Independent Venue and Best Bacon Sarnie.