Spa Valley Railway seeks a fish and chip supplier

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A MAJOR Tunbridge Wells tourist attraction has issued a call for a fish and chip supplier to provide meals for its popular series of events running throughout 2023.

Spa Valley Railway’s Fish & Chip Lunch, Fish & Chip Supper and Murder Mystery Fish & Chip train services require a new supplier due to the sale of the old one, said commercial manager Jonnie Pay.

Potential suppliers must be able to cater for up to 100 people and deliver to Tunbridge Wells West station, where the heritage attraction has its headquarters.

Only a streamlined menu is offered, including chips, cod, sausage, veggie burger and gluten-free cod.

Invoice and BACS transfer arrangements are already in place, as is access to the booking system giving information about passenger numbers and their food choices.

With the railway running upwards of 30 trains per year on these services, the contract was a ‘good source of regular income’, said Mr Pay.

“We will need someone who is reliable, capable of catering for large numbers on a regular basis and uses good quality fish.”

He added: “It’s quite a lucrative bit of work – probably worth £12,000 over the course of the February to October period, based on 2022 numbers.”

Fish & Chip Lunch trains operate on selected Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year.

Fish & Chip Suppers operate on selected Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the year.

Murder Mystery Fish & Chip Trains operate on selected Saturday evenings throughout the year.

Interested suppliers should contact Mr Pay at:

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