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UK Fish and Chip Shop of the Year teams up with North York Moors Railway

24 June 2014 by
UK Fish and Chip Shop of the Year teams up with North York Moors Railway

Britain's number one fish and chip shop, the Quayside of Whitby, has partnered with the North York Moors Railway (NYMR) to launch the "Quayside Express".

The family-run fish and chip restaurant and takeaway and the volunteer led Railway are reinstating the age-old tradition of a special steam train service that combines a trip to the seaside with a fish supper on board.

From 13 June passengers can board the Quayside Express every Friday between Pickering and Whitby and enjoy a fish supper, complete with Quayside's famous homemade batter, sustainable fish and mushy peas, on the return trip from the seaside town.

Carol Fusco, founder of the Quayside Fish and Chip Shop and Restaurant, said: "We feel privileged to have been able to join forces with such a prestigious heritage railway to offer this special service to holidaymakers and visitors.

"Day trippers can take in the sea air, stroll along the beach and work up an appetite for a fish and chip dinner on the last train home!"

Danielle Ramsey, marketing manager at NYMR, added: "Fish was transported by rail, by the tonne from Whitby harbour in the early 20th century in order to fuel London's fish and chip shops, and, since then, ‘fish and chips specials' have been a long tradition on the railways so it's fantastic to be reinstating such an old tradition with the help of Britain's best chippie."

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