Hot News

July 2017

Catch a free Children’s Fish & Chips meal with our new loyalty card

Whitehead’s have introduced a Children’s Fish & Chips loyalty card. Collect yours next time you're here and every time you order a children’s fish and chips meal in either our restaurant or takeaway we'll stamp your card - collect 8 stamps and your next Children’s Fish & Chips meal is free.

Pick up your loyalty card and start collecting those stamps!

The Whiteheads Team looks forward to serving you!

June 2017

Whiteheads has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

A big thank you to all our customers for the positive feedback we have received and for helping us attain this accolade!

February 2017

Children - have fun with Whitehead's Colouring Book Competition!

Ahoy there!

The Whitehead's' Team have introduced a competition for our younger customers: Moby - Whitehead's very own mascot - wants children to have fun with his very own competition. Pick up your free Moby Colouring Book, colour in the pages and send in your entry to Moby. Each month Moby will pick the best entry and the winner will receive a voucher for a "Children's fish and chips" meal. See you soon!

The Whiteheads Team

August 2016

Whiteheads shortlisted for the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards

The Whiteheads Fish and Chips Team is excited to be shortlisted for the 2017 fish and chip ‘Oscars’ - The National Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Awards! We are on the Yorkshire region shortlist and to go through to the finals will be judged by mystery shoppers on several aspects, including most importantly, the quality of our famous fish and chips!

The judges will be selecting the UK top 20 to compete for the regional titles before the overall national winner is announced in January 2017. We are delighted to achieve the Yorkshire region shortlist and thank the organisers of the awards...and especially customers for their loyal custom. We love being of service and thank you

The Whiteheads Team

May 2016

Whiteheads has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

A big thank you to all our customers for the positive feedback we have received and for helping us attain this accolade.

January 2016

Whitehead’s Are Well and Truly Open Again After Major Refurbishments

The new restaurant and takeaway cooking range is installed and takeaway refurbs are complete! See for yourself and enjoy the delicious fresh cooked taste of Whitehead's MSC accredited Fish and Chips! The new frying range and the Takeaway decor reflects our contemporary look. “Our previous range served us very well for four years,” said Geoff Whitehead. “But as with everything, the current model incorporates improvements. The biggest changes are in the electronics and filtration. Of course, after four years the edges started to look a bit worn too, so it was time to update. Changing the takeaway decor was a nostalgia trip as my father and I did the original decoration ourselves."

December 2015

Between 4 - 15 January 2016 Whitehead’s Will Close For Major Refurbishments

Whitehead's Team are already well advanced on the next phase of our improvements to our takeaway. Whitehead's popular takeaway and restaurant will both then reflect the same high standard for which Whitehead's is renowned. During the period of refurbishment Whitehead's will be closed. A new frying range will be installed and the decor will reflect our contemporary look. “Our existing range has served us very well for the past four years,” said Geoff Whitehead. “But as with everything, the current model incorporates improvements. The biggest changes are in the electronics and filtration. Of course, four years on the edges start to look a bit worn too, so it was time to update. Changing the takeaway decor will be a nostalgia trip as my father and I did the original decoration ourselves."

2015 has been a busy year for the Whitehead's Team, who were delighted to be shortlisted in the top 60 UK Independent Fish and Chip Shops of the Year National Awards and 1 of the top 4 in the Yorkshire region. Whitehead's were also awarded a further 5 star Quality Fish and Chip top rating in the National Federation of Fish Friers Quality Award Scheme, whilst also becoming East Yorkshire's first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fish and chip shop, showing their commitment to sustainable fishing practices.

July 2015

Whitehead’s shortlisted in 2016 National Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Awards

Whitehead’s Fish and Chips has been shortlisted for the 2016 Independent Fish and Chip Shop of the Year National Awards organised by Seafish. The Whitehead’s team are delighted to have been selected as one the top 60 fish and chip shops in the UK by the judges and 1 of the top 4 in the Yorkshire region. To reach this stage Whitehead’s have been appraised across a variety of criteria including responsible sourcing polices, marketing and promotional practices and staff training. Over the coming weeks the top 60 shops will be subjected to further judging through mystery shopping assessments by industry experts to whittle down the line up to the UK top 20 who will compete for the regional titles culminating in the awards ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel in January 2016.

The Whitehead’s team is excited to have been shortlisted as it is the first time they have applied for this prestigious competition. “I am very proud of the Whitehead’s crew who deliver a first class customer service using the finest ingredients,” said Geoff Whitehead. “Achieving this level at our first attempt is a testimony to their commitment for which I thank them.”

July 2015

Whitehead's Awarded 5 Star Quality Fish & Chips Rating

Whitehead’s team strives to serve top quality fish and chips freshly cooked and is delighted to once again be awarded the top 5 star Quality Fish and Chip rating in the National Federation of Fish Friers Quality Award Scheme. The award reflects the dedication of Whitehead’s team to delivering the highest standard and our commitment to using responsibly sourced, sustainable ingredients, freshly cooked in rapeseed oil to order - including gluten free options. Our customers can be assured that a visit to Whitehead’s means top quality Fish and Chips from a 5 star Fish and Chip Restaurant and Takeaway!

June 2015

Our new mobile friendly website is now live!

Book a table, View our Restaurant and Takeaway menus and Opening Times and read the latest news from East Yorkshire’s First MSC Certified Fish and Chip Shop.

Never visited us before? Use our new mobile-friendly site to find us - click on the "Get Directions" menu option on your smartphone and let Google Maps show you the way to the great taste of Whiteheads Fish and Chips - simple!

April 2015

Whitehead's becomes East Yorkshire's first MSC Certified Fish and Chip Shop

Whitehead's Fish and Chips has become the first fish and chip shop in East Yorkshire to be Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, showing our commitment to sustainable fishing practices. By displaying the MSC ecolabel along with our MSC certification number we are showing our support for the health and ecology of the world's oceans through sustainable fishing, minimising environmental impacts, demonstrating effective management and crucially, the traceability of all the fish we serve from Icelandic fishing net to your plate.

By choosing Whitehead's Fish and Chips you are assured of delicious, authentic Icelandic succulent Cod and Haddock, whilst supporting sustainable fishing practices, ensuring that the freshly cooked Whiteheads taste can be enjoyed for generations to come.

For more information about the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) click here: http://www.msc.org/

April 2015

Want Gluten Free?

Whitehead's gluten free choices are all separately cooked in rape seed oil. Our batters contain no wheat and our Cod and Haddock are supplied to us direct from the clear, cold Icelandic waters. Our potatoes are locally grown specifically for us by a reputable East Yorkshire farmer who has supplied us for years with the perfect variety.

See our Gluten Free menu options

December 2014

Congratulations to Sue Hickson-Marsay, for her honours at the Women of Achievement Awards

Above: Sue Hickson-Marsay (centre) receives the Overall Woman of Achievement Award from Katie Piper and founder member of the Women in Business Group, Karen Newton.(image courtesy of @Insight Photography) Whiteheads congratulate Sue Hickson-Marsay, who was instrumental in establishing the Hornsea Inshore Lifeboat, on receiving two awards at the recent Hull and Humber Women in Business Women of Achievement Awards ceremony. Sue, who is the only female coxswain at ABP (Associated British Ports) and works on the Humber, was awarded the ‘Women Breaking Boundaries’ award for her work in the marine department at ABP and was also presented with the Overall Woman of Achievement Award by guest speaker Katie Piper.

“I never planned on a marine career,” said Sue. “But I began working at the Humber Offshore Training Association (HOTA) and loved it. I was also a coastguard for over 20 years.

“While working on Albert Dock with HOTA I would often see ABP’s pilot launches coming in and wanted to work on them. I managed to get a job as a deckhand and after a couple of years I was promoted to coxswain.

“It’s a job I thoroughly enjoy. It’s challenging, varied and I love being part of a close team and I get to spend time outdoors. I can’t imagine doing anything else. The only problem I’ve experienced is intense seasickness, but I learned to cope with it and it doesn’t affect me anymore.”

ABP Director Humber, John Fitzgerald said: “We are all so incredibly proud of Sue. Not just for what she does every day for us at ABP, but the incredible work she does for Hornsea Inshore rescue. We were all thrilled when she won the Women Breaking Boundaries award, but when it was announced she had also won the Overall Woman of Achievement Award well our table just erupted. It was a truly great moment.

Sue’s day job involves taking pilots out to ships needing to enter or exit the Humber Estuary, but her passion is the Hornsea Inshore Lifeboat, a charity she’s been running for 21 years. The lifeboat was purchased through fundraising and has been used for more than 200 inshore and flooding rescues.

Sue explains why the charity was needed: “When the coastguard boat was removed from Hornsea, many people felt it left a seaside resort and a fishing community hugely exposed. The nearest rescue vessels were over 25 minutes away by sea, which can make the difference between life and death in some situations.

“We campaigned hard and did lots of fundraising and finally managed to purchase a boat which has been crewed and managed by volunteers for over 20 years. We operate to the same standards as the RNLI and we work closely with them. We are also a Sea Safe Education Centre, a Royal Yachting Association training centre and we also offer sailing and VHF training.

“All of these additional activities bring in much-needed funds and help us keep the lifeboat going. It’s not always been easy, but I get a lot of support from family and friends. It’s the love of my life and I don’t do it for awards, I do it because I believe in it.”

hornsearescue.org.uk

August 2014

New Restaurant Menu

Our new mouthwatering restaurant menu has everything you would expect from Whitehead's including sumptuous, freshly cooked fish and chips, delicious fishcakes and meat pies as well as a great selection of childrens meals. Also in our new menu are details of our fantastic teatime special, available daily from 4pm. This teatime treat serves up a delicious Atlantic Cod Light Bite Coated in a crisp batter and served with freshly cut chips plus the dessert of your choice for only £7.65 or you can add a glass of house white wine to your meal for £10.85.

July 2014

Lifesaving Equipment Installed at Whiteheads to Benefit Local Community

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart, is behind the drive for a national network of lifesaving defibrillators. Graham visited Whitehead's Fish and Chips to congratulate Geoff and his team for the provision of a lifesaving defibrillator unit at the Trinity Road, Hornsea restaurant. Whitehead's Fish and Chip restaurant is at the centre of a busy community, so the defibrillator will benefit the whole area.

Geoff Whitehead explains. "Since Whitehead's restaurant opened next to the takeaway, we have had two incidents of customers suffering apparent heart attacks. We decided to install a defibrillator and staff have been trained in its use. The unit is not just for Whitehead's customers, but for this whole area, with a notice displayed on the window on to how to access to it.

I hope it will never need to be used but it will be a reassurance to people that we have one." Also at the installation was Richard Fell whose family have been instrumental in promoting measures to tackle heart disease after the death of their son, Josh. He said, "I think it is absolutely fantastic for this local community and we too would like to see them spread around the area in a structured way"

Graham Stuart added: "There is more awareness of incidents where defibrillators are needed. The more we know where they are available and how they are operated is vital. I am hopeful that there will be a database that people can easily access through their mobile phones."

June 2014

Summer has Arrived!

Be honest, it wouldn't be a British summertime without fish & chips. Come and experience Whitehead's for yourself; choose from a wide range of your fish & chip favourites on our menu including battered Wild Atlantic Cod, Haddock, Lemon Sole, Halibut and Scampi. We also serve a wide selection of sausages, patties, pies and fishcakes to satisfy the hungriest of appetites.

Enjoy your meal in our comfortable family restaurant, just a stone's throw from the golden sands of Hornsea beach. Or savour our delicious traditional takeaway fish and chips - on the beach whilst watching the waves.
(But please remember to put your litter in the bin when your done!)