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UK’S Top Fish & Chip Shops Announced…

National fish and chips

The UK’s top fish and chip shops have been announced by the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

Shortlisted as part of the awards which are widely considered as the ‘Oscars’ of the fish frying industry, the 62 shops will now compete for the ultimate accolade – Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award– and aim to claim the title of ‘best fish and chip shop’ in the UK.

Hailing from every part of the country*, the contenders have had to fry at the top of their game as they faced rigorous judging to secure a top spot. To reach this stage they have been appraised by industry experts across a variety of judging criteria, including menu development and innovation, sustainable sourcing policies, customer service and staff training processes, marketing and promotional flair, and how they attract new customers to fish and chips.

Over the coming weeks, shops will be subjected to further judging as they receive mystery shopping assessments. This next stage of the competition will whittle down the line up, establishing a UK top 20 that will subsequently compete to be crowned with a prestigious ‘regional’ title. Following a further judging stage, the overall national winner will be announced in January after a seven-month long judging process.

Handing over the crown in January 2017 will be current champions, Simpsons Fish & Chips in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, winners of the 2016 Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award.

James and Bonny Ritchie of Simpsons Fish & Chips commented: “Winning the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards was a life changing experience and a moment we’ll treasure forever. It meant so much to us as a family – I genuinely can’t put it into words.

“From the moment we were crowned winners we saw a dramatic increase in business across both our takeaway and restaurant. The award has given us real recognition and respect, and has opened many doors we wouldn’t even have dreamed were possible.”

Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, added: “The Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award is one of the highest honours a fish and chip business can receive. Many of our past winners and finalists have gone on to reap substantial benefits, including increased shop footfall and turnover and media fame through overseas industry study trips; some have even launched their own branded products.

“Receiving this award is the pinnacle of many friers’ careers, but only one can take home the title. I wish all contenders the best of luck as they move onto the next stage of judging and look forward to seeing who comes out on top.”

Culminating in an awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel on 26 January 2017, The National Fish & Chip Awards are recognised as one of the most prominent and respected seafood industry events in the UK. They celebrate the Great British tradition of fish and chips, showcasing the best talent, quality and choice offered by fish and chip businesses through 13 different award categories.

For further information on The National Fish & Chip Awards or to view the full top 60 shortlist online visitwww.fishandchipawards.com. Follow @FishnChipAwards on Twitter for all the awards news and information.

*Shops compete across 10 judging regions: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, North East England, North West England, Midlands, Eastern England, London & South East England, Central & Southern England and South West England.

Following initial judging, listed businesses have been shortlisted in their respective geographical area, in the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, as part of the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards – and will now progress to the next round of competition judging.

Businesses in each geographical area listing are ranked alphabetically and
not in any particular scoring order.

Region: Scotland Highland, Grampian, Tayside, Central, Fife
Cromars Classic Fish & Chips
1-3 Union Street
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9PQ   www.cromars.co.uk

Fochabers Fish Bar
19 High Street
Fochabers
Moray
IV32 7DX   www.fochabersfishbar.co.uk

Low’s Traditional Fish and Chips
Unit 4 Westill Shopping Centre
Old Skene Road
Westhill
Aberdeenshire
AB32 6RL   www.lowstraditional.com

Lothian, Strathclyde, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway
Forehill Cafe
19a Mount Oliphant Crescent
Ayr
Ayrshire
KA7 3EN   www.forehillcafe.co.uk

Palombo’s of Balloch
40 Balloch Road
Balloch
West Dunbartonshire
G83 8LE   http://palombosofballoch.co.uk

The Plaice To Be
2 Stonyhill Avenue
Kilmarnock
Ayrshire
KA14JE

Region: Wales Flintshire, Isle of Anglesey, Conwy, Gwynedd, Denbighshire, Wrexham, Powys.
Andrews Fish Bar
32 High Street
Welshpool
SY21 7JP

Hennighan’s Top Shop
123 Maengwyn Street
Machynlleth
Powys
SY20 8EF   www.hennighans.co.uk

Simply Fish & Chips
31 Rhyl Road
Denbigh
Denbighshire
LL16 3DT

Simply Fish & Chips
36 Tynewydd Road
Rhyl
Denbighshire
LL18 3SP

Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend, Rhonda Cynon Taff, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil.
Hikary’s Fish Bar
74 Briton Ferry Rd
Neath
Port Talbot
SA11 1AP   http://hikarysfishbar.com/

Hooked @ 31
31 West Street
Fishguard
Pembrokeshire
SA65 9AL

Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips
36 High Street
Hirwaun
Aberdare
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF44 9SW   www.penalunas.co.uk

Region: Northern Ireland
Co. Fermanagh, Co. Tyrone, Co. Derry, Londonderry, Co. Antrim, Co. Down,
Co. Armagh
Fish City
33 Ann Street
Belfast
County Antrim
BT1 4EB   www.fish-city.com

Raffos
786 Springfield Road
Belfast
County Antrim
BT12 7JD

Spinnaker
10-12 Knockchree Avenue
Kilkeel
County Down
BT34 4BP

Superbites
Cardinal O’Fiach Square
Crossmaglen
County Armagh
BT359HG
www.superbites.co.uk

The Dolphin Takeaway
19 Georges Street
Dungannon
County Tyrone
BT70 1BT   www.dolphindungannon.co.uk

The Friary
78 Prince Andrew Way
Carrickfergus
County Antrim
BT38 7TB   www.the-friary.com

The Frying Squad
9 Balloo Road
Bangor
County Down
BT19 7PG  www.fryingsquad.com

Region: North East England Northumberland, Co. Durham, Tyne & Wear
Fish and Chips At 149
36 Galgate
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8BH   http://149fishandchips.co.uk

Pantrini’s Fish and Chips
11-13 Marine Avenue
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear
NE26 1LX   www.pantrinis.co.uk

Pantrini’s Fish and Chips
Whitley Lodge Shopping Centre
19 Claremont Crescent
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear
NE26 3HL   www.pantrinis.co.uk

North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire
Miller’s Fish and Chips
55 The Village
Haxby
North Yorkshire
YO32 2JE   www.millersfish.co.uk

Whitby’s Restaurant & Takeaway
Leicester Avenue
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN2 6DR   www.whitbysrestaurant.co.uk

Whiteheads Fish and Chips
6 The Greenway
Hornsea
East Yorkshire
HU18 1SL   www.whiteheadsfishandchips.com

Region: North West England Cumbria, Lancashire
Hodgson’s Chippy
96 Prospect Street
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 3BH   http://hodgsonschippy.com

Pisces
92 Poulton Road
Fleetwood
Lancashire
FY7 6TF   www.piscesfishandchips.co.uk

The Fish and Chip Plaice
75 Hazelhurst Drive
Garstang
Lancashire
PR3 1TN

Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire
Fylde Fish Bar
117 Fylde Road
Marshside
Southport
Merseyside
PR9 9XP
www.fyldefishbar.co.uk

Papas
68 School Brow
Warrington
Cheshire
WA1 2TA   www.papasfishandchips.com

The Big Blue
177 Knutsford Road
Warrington
Cheshire
WA4 2QL

Region: Midlands West Midlands, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire
Chesters
151 Sheffield Road
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7JH   www.eatchesters.co.uk

Oldswinford Fish & Chips
140 Hagley Road
Dudley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 2JD   http://oldswinfordfishandchips.co.uk

Seafish Restaurant
68 Cromford Road
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 3FP   www.seafishrestaurant.co.uk

Northamptonshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire
Catchems End
Catchems End
134 Kidderminster Road
Bewdley
Worcestershire
DY12 1DL  www.catchemsend.co.uk

The Golden Carp Chippy
Unit 8 Matchborough Centre
Redditch
Worcestershire
B98 0BQ

Winyates Chippy
Unit 4 Winyates Centre
Redditch
Worcestershire
B98ONR   www.winyateschippy.co.uk

Region: Eastern England Lincolnshire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire
Burton Road Chippy
169 Burton Road
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN1 3LW   www.burtonroadchippy.co.uk

The Cod’s Scallops
170A Bramcote Lane
Wollaton
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG8 2QP   www.codsscallops.com

The Elite Fish & Chip Company
2 Grantham Road
Sleaford
Lincolnshire
NG34 7NB   www.elitefishandchips.com

Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire
Grosvenor Fish Bar
8 Lower Goat Lane
Norwich
Norfolk
NR2 1EL   www.fshshop.com

My Plaice Fish and Chips
45 Baker Street
Gorleston
Norfolk
NR31 6QT   www.myplaicefishandchips.co.uk

Traditional Fish & Chips
2 Steeple Court
Cambridge Street
St. Neots
Cambridgeshire
PE19 1QB

Region: London & South East England Greater London, Middlesex, Essex
Henley’s of Wivenhoe
9 Vine Parade
Wivenhoe
Colchester
Essex
CO7 9HA   www.henleysfishandchips.co.uk

Olley’s Fish Experience
65-69 Norwood Road
London
SE24 9AA   www.olleys.info

Poppies Fish & Chips
6-8 Hanbury Street
London
E1 6QR   http://poppiesfishandchips.co.uk

Poppies Fish & Chips
30 Hawley Crescent
Camden
London
NW1 8NP  http://poppiesfishandchips.co.uk

Sussex, Kent, Surrey
Papa’s Barn
497 London Road
Ditton
Kent
ME20 6DB   www.papasbarn.co.uk

Seafare St. Johns
104A Hermitage Road
Woking
Surrey
GU21 8TQ   www.seafarestjohns.co.uk

Region: Central & Southern England Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire
Arlesey Fish and Chip Shop
9 High Street
Arlesey
Bedfordshire
SG15 6RA

Godfrey’s Fish and Chips
41 High Street
Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5 2SD   www.godfreyschips.com

Ridgeway Fish Bar
7 The Quadrant
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 9RA   www.ridgewayfishbar.co.uk

Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Berkshire
J Henry’s Fish & Chips
5 Upper Northam Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO30 4DY   www.southamptonfishandchips.co.uk/jhenrys

Sonny’s Traditional Fish and Chips
52 Sandy Lane
Fair Oak
Eastleigh
Southampton
Hampshire
SO50 8GB   www.southamptonfishandchips.co.uk/sonnys

The Codfather
6 Botley Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO30 2HE   www.southamptonfishandchips.co.uk/codfather

Region: South & West England Devon, Cornwall, Somerset
Dornan’s Fish & Chips
Dornan’s Fish & Chips
10 Summercourt Way
Brixham
Devon
TQ5 0DY   www.dornansfishandchips.co.uk

Kingfisher Fish and Chips
Chaddlewood Shopping Centre
6b Glen Road
Plympton
Plymouth
Devon
PL7 2XS   www.kingfisherfishandchips.co.uk

Krispies
57 Exeter Road
Exmouth
Devon
EX8 1PX http://krispies.co.uk

Wiltshire, Dorset, Avon
Ashley’s Fish and Chips
121-123 Belle Vue Road
Southbourne
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH6 3DJ

Bennett’s on the Waterfront
14 Trinity Road
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 8TJ   www.bennettsfishandchips.co.uk

Bishopston Fish Bar
264 Gloucester Road
Bristol
Avon
BS7 8PB www.bishopstonfishbar.co.uk

Due to tied judging scores there are some differences in the amount of shortlisted shops in some of the competition areas.

For further information on The National Fish & Chip Awards or to view the full top 60 shortlist online visitwww.fishandchipawards.com. Follow @FishnChipAwards on Twitter for all the awards news and information.

 

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