Wednesday is Fish day at Ulceby Truckstop

It’s well known that Wednesday is Fish Day at Ulceby Truckstop. Every Wednesday they have fresh, line-caught haddock delivered direct from Grimsby docks and Chef Julie prepares her delicious battered fish. Regular visitors know this and often plan their route accordingly, and the fish and chips sell out every single week!   

A better bit of batter

When asked the secret to creating the perfect battered fish to go with the chips and peas chef Julie says the quality and freshness of the fish is critical, that is why she insists on buying from a local supplier who selects, buys and delivers the fish to her on the day it is caught. Julie also makes a special beer batter and triple-fries the chips for extra crispiness to complement the melt-in-the mouth texture of the fish.

From dock to dish 

The fish is supplied by a local company, Excel Seafoods, who buy line-caught fish direct from the fishermen at Grimsby docks which they then pack and ship straight out to customers.

Owner manager John Nicholson has been working in the industry for more than 40 years and really knows his trade. The company, which is renowned for the quality and freshness of its products, supplies customers all over the UK and John has recently doubled the size of his business to keep up with increasing demand. He said, “We have been supplying Ulceby Truckstop for years and know that the drivers really appreciate the high quality and freshness of the fish we supply. Ulceby truckstop serves fantastic fish and chips and we always recommend it to drivers looking for somewhere to stop and eat. It’s really good to see truck drivers being valued and well looked after!”

Success is best when shared 

The fish and chips at Ulceby is so popular that Onroute plans to serve the same fresh line-caught fish at its other truckstops, starting with Junction 29. The weekly order with Excel seafoods has been increased, and chef Julie is sharing her secret to preparing the perfect batter with the other chefs so that more drivers will be able to enjoy the best, freshest fish and chips when they visit an Onroute truckstop.


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