Mr Chips in Louth ~ A Review
Anybody who regularly visits Louth surely knows of Mr Chips, it’s been around a long time and is still going strong but is it any good and why should I care ?!
A Trip Down Memory Lane . . .
I’m not really one for fish and chips nowadays but a visit to Mr Chips restaurant in Louth was about a lot more than a spot of lunch.
Mr Chips holds childhood memories and childhood memories are probably the most precious.
I think there’s an argument for saying that ‘Precious Memories’ are best left thus, that is to say not revisited, revisiting something well thought of usually results in disappointment and an inevitable tarnishing of once fine thoughts.
Eating out nowadays is commonplace, families do it all the time. Today there are not only an awful lot more places people can have a meal but the pro rata cost has fallen considerably, add to that greater disposable income and a propensity to spend all one’s money sees us e where we are today - eating out is relatively commonplace for people and families.
When I was a child it was a rare treat . . . and all the better for that.
Here’s me reliving a meal at Mr Chips I can remember eating well over 3 decades ago . . .
The beauty of Mr Chips is that it hasn’t changed, they haven’t bothered with Paninis or fake fusion food, frozen and microwaved in an attempt to suggest that people are playing the London Gastronomic Bistro Game for £4.95 a head !!
When they gutted and re-kitted Mr Chips they simply replaced everything seemingly as before and that’s to their credit - I loved it !
The Lincolnshire Sausages were superb, as was the fish my brother tells me, everything was clean and tidy and great value.
This is a fine example of if it ain’t broke . . . don’t fix it!
You could say Mr Chips is stuck in a time warp but that’s not a bad thing - changing something does not necessarily make it better, look around you at the country should you doubt that.
You could say it’s me reliving my youth and being sentimental and there’s surely an element of that, after all that’s primarily why I went, but the place was doing a great trade on a cold weekday in Lincolnshire, from teenagers to pensioners and new families building, I hope, their own memories.
In an ever changing world very little stays the same, Mr Chips has and I salute them for it !
If you’re in Louth and fancy a spot of sit down fish and chips or the like then you know where to go . . .