Barnstaple’s Wimpy restaurant has been named as one of the chain’s best in the UK.

The restaurant in the High Street scooped the top honours at the annual Wimpy of the Year awards.

Franchisee Rob Malek and his 19-strong team scored highly in attention to detail, customer care and team performance at the 100-seater restaurant.

The Barnstaple Wimpy was one of three winners, with Upminster and Southend Victoria also taking honours.

Each of the first placed restaurants in the three regions won a holiday for two to Jamaica.

Wimpy Barnstaple's Pip and Rob Malek celebrate their win.Wimpy Barnstaple's Pip and Rob Malek celebrate their win.

Mr Malek said: "It's brilliant. As a family business we pride ourselves on quality, great customer service and looking after our most important assets - our staff, and we will be taking them all out for a slap-up celebration meal to say thank you."

The Barnstaple restaurant is one of 68 Wimpy restaurants across the UK.

Mr Malek is the second in his generation to run a Wimpy, and met his wife Pip when she worked at the Barnstaple restaurant.