Umberto’s back in business

Posted on - 26th November, 2013 - 4:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston News



Umberto’s renowned chippy on Watery Lane in Preston opened yesterday and despite minimal publicity (apart from maybe on this blog) the crowds returned for the popular £1.50 lunchtime special.

The well loved chip shop close to Preston Docks was devastated by fire and smoke damage back in August. Customers both near and far eagerly awaited the re-opening. Although there was no fanfare or special celeb cutting red tape nonsense – I have been told Mr Umberto doesn’t go in for that kind of thing – chip craving Prestonian’s packed the place out on Monday.

Flames and acrid smoke ruined the floor and the chip fryers forcing a complete refit. Mr Umberto did manage to save a few of his family photographs and mementos which can still be seen on display inside.

Now it’s back to normal open for business with Mr Umberto sat in the back room at all hours waiting for customers (although he had nipped out for a bit when I was there). The door only closes due to bad weather.


Have you visited Umberto’s since its re-opening? Let us know in the comments below

Preston in pictures The Station, Preston. 1539Adelphi quarter , preston , 23.06.2022St Walburge's Church, preston 23.06.2022Former Tithebarn pub and Preston Bus StationHarris Museum and Art GalleryRed telephone boxesRed telephone box on Market StreetPreston 2022 View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.