Harry Ramsden’s returns to region with opening of new restaurant

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AN iconic restaurant chain has returned to West Yorkshire, more than 80 years after first launching in the county.

A new Harry Ramsden’s restaurant has opened in Shipley, with funding support from NatWest. JVP Ventures is set to open a number of outlets throughout Yorkshire in the months ahead, with the venue on Wrose Road being the first.

Harry Ramsden’s opened in Guiseley in 1928 but the restaurant closed three years ago. There are Harry Ramsden’s at Scarborough and at Woodall Services on the M1 in South Yorkshire, but the Shipley branch marks the return to West Yorkshire.

Shashi Patel, of JVP Ventures, said: “Harry Ramsden’s is traditional fish and chips at its best and we are delighted to be bringing the brand to Shipley.”

Outlets in Huddersfield and Sheffield are due to open in the near future.

Meanwhile, a catering equipment firm in Pudsey has invested in new machinery and vehicles, after securing a contract to supply the refurbishment of 14 Harry Ramsden’s restaurants at Welcome Break service stations across the country. Hopkins Catering Equipment makes kitchen equipment for restaurants and catering businesses. Its new investment comes with support of a funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.