The Vic in Beeston (known to probably everyone who's passed through Chilwell's hallowed gates) is a top rated ale pub that does fantastic food. But never any chips. Roasties occasionally, dauphinoise, fondant, parmentier, yes. But no chips. I once asked the landlord why not and he said he could never stand the smell of a deep fat fryer and therefore no. His pub, his rules. It's always packed out so he must be on to something.Places (eateries) that say they don’t do chips. Chips as a foodstuff must be the most recognisable thing on the planet. But they don’t to them. That means ‘won’t’ and is twaddle.
There used to a pub in Chester years ago that ‘famously’ wouldn’t do them. *******. I’m not that well-travelled but I think most parts of the world have potatoes and friers.
He doesn't have a jukebox, muzak, pool table or fruit machines either. No mobile phone calls too (go and have your pointless conversation outside if you must)
What he does have is log fires, really good bar snacks too and always 10-15 well kept ales on tap, 40+ single malts, and a short but very drinkable wine list.