It is a debate that has been raging for decades - do men or women make the best chefs?
Licensees Jane Couzens and Mick Powell from the Hinklers in Thornhill, near Southampton, were determined to put an end to the arguments once and for all and so they organised a cookery competition between their male and female regulars.
But what started out as a friendly challenge over a Sunday roast, turned more serious when the women won the first competition.
Mick was adamant that, despite the results of the first challenge, men were the best chefs and so he decided to organise a weekly competition.
Fourteen of the pubs regulars took part and for eight weekends the women and men took it in turns to cook a meal, which was judged by everyone involved.
Now Mick is claiming a victory for the men. "It proved to be a great competition with all our customers showing an interest. In fact, many of them wanted to personally try the dishes, but we kept the judging to those of us taking part," said Mick.
"As for the prize, there were no trophies, just the satisfaction of knowing that men make the better chefs." Now the pub's female customers are planning another event to make sure they get their own back.