Fishing for top award

Fishing for top award

The Old Boat House, Amble has been nominated for Coastal Fish Restaurant of the Year in the 2017 Fishing News Awards.

The only restaurant in the North of England to be nominated, The Old Boathouse will defend the title it won in 2016 later this summer.

The award recognises restaurants that have shown outstanding support for the commercial fishing industry in their local area and who have demonstrated a focus on locally landed fish and a menu that incorporates a good range of species.

The Old Boat House Food Group, which also runs Blyth Boathouse and Fish Shack at the Sea Quest in Northumberland, supports the work of local fishing fleets and is committed to sustainability above and beyond national standards.

The Old Boat House Food Group owner Martin Charlton said: “The award would really shine a light on Northumberland and the North East coast and more visitors would be a boost to the local economy. This would allow us to further our commitment to giving young people in the North East the opportunity to gain employment and learn high level skills.”

On the back of last years award The Old Boat House have been able to grow their team, invest in apprenticeships and expand the premises to offer a greater dining experience for their customers.

Martin added: “To win the award for a second time would prove we are consistently dedicated to great food and excellent service but it’s also a testament to the people of the North East who continue to support local businesses.”

The 2017 Fishing News Awards will take place in Aberdeen on May 25, 2017. Voting closes at midnight on April 28.
You can vote for The Old Boat House at tiny.cc/boathouse

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