It is officially #NationalChipWeek this week. The great chip, a staple of many of great British dish, snack and of so much adoration. The chip, simple, unfussy and loved by every generation.
Everyone has their preferred size and shape; shoestring, skinny, regular, chunky, each their preferred sauce; fully British tomato ketchup or European mayonnaise and now even cooking methods, once, twice, thrice and even quadruple cooked strips of potato! And then there is the variety of potato, really chips are now extremely sophisticated!
In the depth of winter there is just nothing more satisfying then after a long drive, walk or cycle to sit down to a dish with proper, real, hand peeled, hand cut, hand cooked chips. And breaking news is, they can be found at a motorway services hotel in Cumbria, the Tebay Services Hotel.
A hotel that accommodates leisure and business travellers but straight off the M6 between Kendal and Penrith. The restaurant and bar menus both serve real, proper chips. Not only real chips but also real meat from the Westmorland Family Farm just down the road at Orton. On the seasonal menu now is their own native breed steak with celeriac remoulade, hand cut chips, forester mushrooms and onions and their own reared beef burger, toasted brioche bun, hand cut chips and homemade relish.
So you now know where to go for real chips every day of the week whilst travelling up and down the M6 but a special journey should be made this week on this most special of weeks, #NationalChipWeek.
Book direct for best rates with rooms starting from just £87 at the Tebay Services Hotel. Visit http://www.tebayserviceshotel.com for more details.