DINERS at Oswestry’s Wynnstay Hotel have been paying for bowls of chips and not getting them – and they do not care one jot!

This is all because of a venture launched by the hugely-popular hotel in Church Street to help raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Portions of ‘invisible chips’ bought by generous diners at The Wynnstay Hotel are helping its owners, The Coaching Inn Group, raise thousands of pounds for Hospitality Action.

Diners choosing the ‘dish’ are making a £2 donation to the catering industry charity, which is there to support anyone working in the hotels and catering industry in their time of need.

Group chief executive officer, Kevin Charity, said the group’s whole ethos was based around providing ‘hospitality from the heart’ for all the market town communities it serves.


He said: “Thanks to our core base of generous-hearted community customers and our many hotel guests we have now been able to donate £29,000 to Hospitality Action over the past three years.

“The group, which has grown in recent years, now owns 32 hotels and inns in market towns right across the country and this year’s invisible chips donations made by big-hearted diners have now reached a record £13,000.

“Hospitality Action was founded back in 1837 the charity offers time of need support to all those whether working in hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes, schools, hospitals, or event venues.”

A spokesman for Hospitality Action said: “Whether you work in hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars or cafés, schools, hospitals or event venues, we’re here to give you the help, advice and support you need whenever times get tough.

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“Whatever challenge you face – from physical illness or mental health issues to financial difficulty, family problems to addiction – Hospitality Action is here to get you back on your feet again.

“And when it’s no longer possible to work, we can help you prepare for the next phase of your life. 

“Whatever you do in hospitality, we’ve got you.”