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Chorley Business Owners Challenge To Johnny Depp

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The managing director of a UK tourism and hospitality company has invited filmstar Johnny Depp to accompany him on a tour of the UK's best gastropubs, cafes and restaurants, after media reports that the actor slammed the "awful" quality of British food during filming last week.


Newspapers reported that the actor was reluctant to eat the food offered to him whilst filming, and he opted to eat takeaway noodles instead.


Marcus Simmons, from iknow-uk, said:  "I'd happily take Johnny out for a meal in the UK to show just what we have to offer.  It's time to shake off the awful stereotype that British food is simply grey, stodgy and dull.


"There's such a wide range of amazing food on offer in Britain, and that doesn't just mean in five star restaurants.  We have great cafes, sandwich shops and gastropubs right across the UK but Brits often don't feel comfortable showing off and shouting about what they do.


"I'm confident I could spend a couple of hours showing Johnny the very best the UK has to offer, and that we'd change his opinion on British food immediately.  Get in touch Johnny, and dinner is on me!"


Founded by Marcus in 2003, iknow-uk now operates 16 regional websites for hospitality and accommodation providers including hotels, guest houses, holiday cottages and B&Bs.  The sites are visited by almost a million users each month.


For more information, visit www.iknow-uk.com.






Notes to Editors:


-     iknow-uk ltd launched iknow-yorkshire in September 2003. They have since launched iknow-scotland, iknow-lakedistrict, iknow-northwest, iknow-cornwall, iknow-devon, iknow-wales, iknow-dorset, iknow-kent, iknow-somerset, iknow-sussex, iknow-hampshire, iknow-northeast, iknow-peakdistrict and iknow-london.


-     April 2009 saw the launch of a comprehensive hospitality section to iknow-yorkshire, which is now also available on iknow-lakedistrict and iknow-northwest.


-     Since their launch, the sites have received over 25 million visitors and created two million booking enquiries, which equates to £290 million worth of bookings, making iknow a leading authority on online bookings across the UK. 


-     For enquiries contact iknow-uk on 01772 521166.