A pub in Yorkshire sizzled the previous world record for serving the world’s largest fish and chips, weighing in at a whopping 110lbs! The previous record was cooked up by The Black Rose Restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts in March 2004. The US version scaled 78lbs with the fish weighing 34lbs and the chips weighing almost 44lbs.
However, The Wensleydale Heifer, based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park celebrated its new world record for the weight of the dish. Chefs dished up over 60lbs of hand cut chips and 40lbs of prime halibut fillet in its Black Sheep beer batter, alongside mushy peas. The last world record was achieved by using frozen chips.
Over four gallons of batter were used to coat the fillet and was prepared with the mountain of chips in a custom made giant pan.
The Guinness World Record rules require the fish to be cooked and fried as a single fish, before being split into servings. The dish was shared amongst villagers who washed the food down with local Black Sheep Beer, who donated money to the charity Help for Heroes.
The Wensleydale Heifer pub was bought 5 years ago and covered with restaurant insurance by owner, David Moss, who has since then made the pub into an AA award winning fish restaurant.
The Heifer has been named by The Sunday Times as one of the UK top 20 restaurants with rooms in 2011.
Moss said “It seemed fitting to try to bring back the world record to England and Yorkshire, as The Heifer has always been renowned for quality fish and chips”.
He explained that “We were delighted to break the record and everything ran more or less to plan. I’d like to thank all the people who supported us and all the staff for their standing efforts. The fish and chips tasted great but I think for now will we stick to serving normal sized portions!”
There is nothing more British than fish and chips. We love a good chippy at QuoteSearcher and will definitely be visiting the Wensleydale Heifer Pub if we are ever near the Yorkshire National Park.