We are proud to announce that The Old Boat House Amble has been nominated for ‘Coastal Fish Restaurant of the Year’ in the 2018 Fishing News Awards, having won the award in both 2016 and 2017.

The Awards celebrate outstanding achievements, expertise and innovation in the coastal and fishing industries. Last year we were commended for our use of local produce and friendly service and we are hoping to win the 2018 title so we can continue to raise Amble’s profile and see it’s coastal community thrive.

The Old Boat House Amble opened in 2013 and has grown in reputation to become a nationally renowned destination for seafood fans. The Old Boat House Food Group, which was set up in 2014, now runs three other venues across Northumberland. Food Group owners Martin and Ruth Charlton believe that the growing popularity of the Amble restaurant is partly due to the previous award wins.

Martin said, “Last year’s award gave us the confidence to open a new venue in Amble called La Famiglia creating a further six full time jobs. We also launched Northumberland Restaurant Week to give people far and wide a chance to experience what the region has to offer with great value deals. We hope this proves our continued support in growing the local economy and providing employment opportunities in the area”.

To coincide with the award bid we are planning to expand and modernise The Old Boat House which will create eight more jobs and draw more people to Amble Harbour Village, helping to further establish Amble as a growing tourist destination.

Ruth said, “We’re dedicated to engaging with our local community in a number of ways; from supporting apprentices through Northumberland College to using a range of local suppliers and fisherman. We hope this commitment shines through when people are deciding whether to vote for us”.

We will be running a range of competitions and giveaways across our social media and on site to celebrate the nomination and thank our customers for their support.

Voting in the Fishing News Awards 2018 closes on midnight Friday, 27th April 2018.

Voting forms are available through clicking the link tiny.cc/amble