The Regent: History
Tucked away in what is understood to be the largest village in England, The Regent has kept folk of Horsforth in quality Fish & Chips since 1925.
The beautiful stone building firstly became the local cobblers shop and then in 1925 was opened to fry fish and potatoes to service the local silkworm industry workers, the village police station opposite, and the local residents alike, thus the story of Horsforth's hidden treasure begins.
The Regent has now undergone a much needed shop refit, designed in-house to compliment the quality and tradition of the surrounding area - we'd love for you to come and take a look.
Having arrived at The Regent in January 2008; father and son Adrian and Chris Atter have used their combined frying experience of over 40 years to continue and improve on Regent traditions.
The first priority was to gain the prestigious Seafish Authority "Fryers Quality Award"; Adrian was the first fryer in West Yorkshire to achieve the award at his previous shop in 1986 and went on to regain it every year after. The Seafish Award follows a rigorous inspection procedure, which scrutinises a shop's working practices, its hygiene procedures and, most importantly, the quality of the Fish & Chips! There are only around 300 shops in the country that have the award.
We are delighted to announce that we have successfully achieved the NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award for the high standards we maintain in our shop. All you need to know about the new Fish and Chip Quality Award
We fed a hardy bunch of around 30 young volunteers from The Bank of New York Mellon in Leeds, who undertook the "Challenge Anneka" style makeover of Dr. Barnado's offices in Horsforth, clearing their overgrown gardens. Emma Hornby, from the bank, said "I'd like to thank Adrian for his generosity in providing the Fish and Chip lunch for all the staff."
We also raise funds for the Fishermans Mission - the adopted charity of The Fish & Chip Industry, which looks after the Men and their families who risk their lives to bring in our fish.
We are very proud of our Community Involvement and are happy to discuss future projects - please contact Sharon Cayton.