Phillip and Janine Murphy began to learn their trade of frying fish and chips in 1969. They started in a small take-away fish and chip shop on Stutton road Tadcaster, under the close eye of Uncle Fred and Auntie Olive Healey, from whom they took over the business.
Some twenty years later the Murphy’s acquired the original Wetherby Whaler Wetherby, a successful business with a renowned reputation for providing fish and chips to the locals and as a famous stopping off point for travellers on the A1.
Since then the Wetherby Whaler brand has expanded further afield initially with the purchase of Cravens of Pudsey, and in November 1997 with the first of their purpose built 140 seat restaurant and take-away at Nether Poppleton York. This was followed by the Wetherby Whaler Wakefield which is located off Junction 39 of the M1.
The Wetherby Whaler group continues to be a family business with the second generation of the Murphy’s; their two daughters Joanne and Caroline both have a hands on role to play within the modern business.
Together with their hardworking loyal staff, they continue to take a great deal of pride and care in their aim to provide traditional Yorkshire fish and chips of the highest quality with friendly service in comfortable surroundings.
Address: Wetherby Whaler Calder Island Denby Dale Road Wakefield WF2 7AW
Tel: 01924 298 800