Inns batter opposition

TOP CATCH: Lisa Tipper, assistant food buyer at Greene King, presented with the award
TOP CATCH: Lisa Tipper, assistant food buyer at Greene King, presented with the award

Old English Inns up and down the country, including the Castle in Bakewell, will be serving up award winning fish and chips from now on after winning the Best Foodservice Outlet Serving Fish and Chips at the National Fish and Chips Awards 2012 this week. 

The hotel and restaurant chain’s fish and chips is its biggest selling dish and they expect sales to swell following the recognition.

Speaking about their success, managing director for Old English Inns, Jonathan Webster said: “This is a fantastic accolade for us.

“Fish and chips are as much a British Institution as real ale, pubs and country inns.”

Old English Inn’s have 100 inns throughout England and beat off competition from Marston’s pub company who were also finalists in the same category.