New family businesses
Lovely to see that the sandwich shop The Galley is always bustling with customers. The popular shop opened its doors last summer and hasn’t looked back.
James Leighton, co-owner of the family business said: “We are overwhelmed with the local support and the business has taken off amazingly. We source all meat, veg and fruit from Queen Street. We feel we are a real part of the community and proud to support local charities as much as we can, including Amble RNLI especially as I am now a crew member on the lifeboat.
“The Galley is going from strength to strength, and we even employed extra members of staff during the winter. We’re now looking forward to the year ahead.”
Fish and chip shop The Queen’s Plaice has now opened its doors on Queen Street. Co-owner Adam Davison said: “It’s going great. We had a few hiccups with getting sorted, and getting the staff used to the menu but we’ve had positive feedback.”
He explained how keen he had been to open in Amble. “We already run the Hope and Anchor in Alnmouth and know how much people love our fish and chips. The addition of a new fish and chip shop in the heart of Amble on Queen Street seemed like the ideal opportunity.
“We also had great feedback from locals wanting a gluten free option. All our fried food is gluten free and cooked in vegetable oil. It makes the batter lovely, golden and crispy just how it should be. Even our sausages are gluten free.”