AN 18th century Warwickshire coaching inn has responded to demands from customers by introducing a takeaway service for gourmet fish and chips.
The Waterman Inn and Restaurant at Hatton, near Warwick, is offering the service on Friday nights, using its own locally-brewed Arkwright ale for batter and serving up fresh fish and chips for £6.
General manager William Pritchard said: “The Waterman is a traditional English country pub and restaurant, and fish and chips is one of our most popular dishes. Many customers have said they would enjoy having a drink with us on a Friday evening and then taking a meal of fish and chips home.
“We thought that was a great idea, enabling them to savour a delicious traditional dish while giving the cook a night off!”
The Waterman is part of the Hatton Estate, which also includes Hatton Farm Village and Hatton Shopping Village, and is a popular venue for foodies.
Situated on the Birmingham Road at the top of Hatton hill, the inn’s extensive gardens overlook the famous 21 Hatton locks, known as the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ while inside there are open log fires and original beams. The new service will be available every Friday from October 9 onwards, between 6pm and 10 pm.