The Pilot, Chiswick wins The Great Fuller's Chip Off

The Pilot, Chiswick has been crowned the winner of The Great Fuller’s Chip Off. In honour of Britain’s favourite vegetable side dish, Fuller’s has been on the search for the best chip in its managed estate.

Operation Managers at Fuller’s nominated the best chip in their area to participate in a final Chip Off which took place at the George IV, Chiswick on October, 31 2014. There were seven finalists, and the winning chip was decided by a panel of judges, including the Managing Director of Fuller’s Inns Jonathon Swaine and his family.

The winning chip came from Damien Greczycho of The Pilot, Chiswick. Skin left on, crispy yet fluffy, triple cooked and hand cut were the key attributes that clinched this win for Damien. Jonathon Swaine described this chip as “simplicity in a basket”.

The runner-up was James Brosnan at the Castle, Harrow who cooked a chip with a Cajun-twist. Amelia Swaine, aged 13 years described the runner-up (which was her favourite) as “unique and crispy and I couldn’t stop eating them”.

Jonathon Swaine said: “Chips are something that, I think, you never cook at home and they are often at the heart of a great pub menu. This competition reinforces the role played by the humble chip.”

Paul Dickinson, Head of Food at Fuller’s Inns, said: “We’ve got some great chips throughout our estate but this competition gives us an opportunity to hero the King of the Fryer. All the finalists did a great job of raising the bar of chip cooking. In the end, it was the expertise of Damien Greczycho at the Pilot, Chiswick who created well executed every day, simple chip. It did the potatoes justice. ”

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Photo caption: Damien Greczycho of the Pilot, Chiswick (right), winner of The Great Fuller’s Chip Off with Managing Director of Fuller’s Inns, Jonathon Swaine (left).

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Notes to Editor

Fuller, Smith and Turner P.L.C. is an independent traditional family brewer founded in 1845 and is based at the historic Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, where brewing has taken place continuously since 1654. The Company runs 181 Managed Pubs and Hotels and 205 Tenanted pubs, with a focus on outstanding cask ale, great wine, exemplary service and delicious fresh, home-cooked food. The Company also has 641 boutique bedrooms in its Managed estate and owns a 51% share of The Stable, a craft cider and pizza restaurant business.  Fuller’s pub estate stretches from Brighton to Birmingham and from Portishead to the Greenwich Peninsula, including 168 locations within the M25.

The Fuller’s Beer Company brews a portfolio of premium beers including London Pride, ESB, Organic Honey Dew and Frontier Craft Lager. In June 2013, the Company acquired Cornish Orchards, a craft cider maker producing a range of award-winning ciders and premium soft drinks. Fuller’s is also the UK distributor for Sierra Nevada, the premier US craft beer.