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Wetherby Whaler Guiseley welcomes Stuart Andrew for visit

Article Date: 2015-05-05

The Wetherby Whaler fish and chip restaurant in Guiseley welcomed a helping hand from Stuart Andrew, Conservative Candidate for Pudsey, Horsforth & Aireborough.

During his time at the establishment, Mr. Andrew helped members of staff serve customers and then enjoyed a renowned Wetherby Whaler fish and chip lunch himself.

The Wetherby Whaler is a leading player in the popular fish and chip restaurant and take-away market in Yorkshire. In addition to Guiseley, it has restaurants and takeaways in York, Pudsey, Wakefield and Wetherby.

The Wetherby Whaler in Guiseley is the former and original Harry Ramsden’s, which opened in 1931 and was one of the most popular eating establishments in the UK.

The restaurant attracted star names, including Margaret Thatcher, who paid it a visit during her 1979 and 1983 election campaigns.

Phillip and Janine Murphy, owners of The Wetherby Whaler, gave the restaurant a £500,000 refurbishment in 2012, designed to bring the restaurant up to date, while maintaining the atmosphere it was renowned for.

Stuart Andrew said: "It is fantastic to be able to visit local, thriving businesses in the community; the Wetherby Whaler is a great Yorkshire business that puts a lot back into its local area. It was a good opportunity to meet and speak to the Wetherby Whaler’s customers and, of course, I enjoyed my fish and chips too!”

Phillip Murphy, Owner of the Wetherby Whaler, said: "The Wetherby Whaler in Guiseley often attracts big names during the election. Stuart Andrew is a great supporter of our Guiseley restaurant, so we were more than happy to welcome him to our restaurant.”

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