June 20 2013 Latest news:
Platten's Fish & Chip shop in Wells with their award for being a finalist in the National Fish and Chip Awards 2013. From left, Owner Phil Platten with Manager Luke Platten, Chef Galton Blackiston and NFFF's Mark Drummond hands over the award. Picture: Matthew Usher.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Celebrity chef Galton Blackiston joined the celebrations yesterday when a Wells fish and chip shop was congratulated for finishing runner-up in a national awards scheme.
Platten’s Fish and Chips was joint runner-up in the newly-created Quality Award section of the National Fish and Chip Shop Awards.
Mark Drummond, vice-president of the National Federation of Fish Friers, which ran the awards, presented Platten’s owner Phil Platten and manager Luke Platten with a certificate.
Mr Blackiston attended to offer his congratulations. He said: “I’ve been to Platten’s many times. My son once came here and asked for sea bass and chips! Fish and chip shops play a huge part in this community in bringing in holidaymakers.
“Most people from Norwich and elsewhere visit Wells for the fish and chips which are immensely popular and serve a great purpose here.”
Phil Platten said: “These awards are about raising standards across the industry and we are delighted to have been recognised.”
You don’t have to be a fisherman to enjoy a visit to the Bridge Inn, but it might help. There are two 22 lakes in the immediate area, and anglers make a beeline to the pub, which is about 10 miles from Norwich, every season.