GUISELEY'S Wetherby Whaler has clinched a national quality award after a thorough inspection of its premises.

The restaurant received the National Federation of Fish Friers Fish and Chip Quality Award after an approved assessor checked presentation, hygiene and cleanliness, staff training, equipment, frying and sales skills, and the quality of its food.

Phillip Murphy, Director of Wetherby Whaler Group, said: "We’re very proud of our restaurants and takeaways for securing this accreditation. We take great pride in ensuring that we deliver a quality service in every area of the business, and it’s fantastic to have this approach recognised by the NFFF."

Federation president Gregg Howard added: "The NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award assessment is extremely comprehensive. Food safety is a key area that we examine together with other key aspects of the business including the preparation and cooking equipment, to the management of paperwork and the traceability of fish.

"Achieving the NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award provides reassurance to customers that they are being served cooked food using high-quality ingredients."