The next time you eat in the Oxenhope buffet, spare a thought for those who serve you, confined in that tiny space and at times dealing with a crush of passengers on arrival of a train from Keighley. Not only do they serve up a good selection of drinks and food but you may ponder just how does the food preparation area fair in relation to the legal hygiene standards and to what degree of cleanliness do they achieve when there is no room to swing the proverbial cat.
The answer, food serving areas do not come any better than Oxenhope buffet. Today the buffet had an unannounced inspection by the H.M. Government health inspectors from the Food Standards Agency and we are delighted for Christine Laycock (pictured taking a break from the Tour de France) and her dedicated team who were awarded the highest rating – 5 STARS. When asked to what does she attribute this award, her response, as always is “Hardwork and teamwork from all the staff and volunteers.” The Railway is justifiably proud of Christine and her team.