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First round Fish & Chip Shop of the Year hopefuls announced

The 2019 Fish and Chip Awards have kicked off with the announcement today of the Top 60 takeaways to make it through the first stage of judging in the Fish & Chip Shop of the Year category.

The shops through are:

Food in the Park Museum, Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Lows Traditional Fish & Chip Shop, Westhill Shopping Centre Westhill, Aberdeenshire
Redcloak Fish Bar, Redcloak Drive, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
Round "O" Chip Shop, Arbroath, Angus
The Fish Hoose, Thornton, Fife
The Fish Works, Largs, Ayrshire

Hiks, Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hooked@31, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
Shillingfords, Neath, West Glamorgan
The Crispy Cod, Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taf
The Lime Crab, New Quay Ceredigion
The Posh Fish and Chip Company, Cardiff, South Glamorgan   
Yan's Fish Bar, Cardiff, South Glamorgan

Northern Ireland
Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon, County Tyrone
Molloy's Fish and Chips, Downpatrick, County Down
Silverfin's Traditional Fish & Chips, Greenbank Service Station, Newry, County Armagh
The Frying Squad, Bangor, County Down

North East England
149 Fish And Chips, Barnard Castle, County Durham
Abbey Fisheries, Selby, North Yorkshire 
Fish Box, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire
Mister C's, Selby, North Yorkshire
Papa's Fish and Chips Great Gutter Lane, Hull, East Yorkshire
Sidhu Fish And Chips, Coastway Shopping Centre, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Whiteheads Fish & Chips, Hornsea, East Yorkshire

North West England
Angel Lane Chippie, Penrith, Cumbria
Frydays of Kendal, Kendal, Cumbria
Fylde Fish Bar, Marshside, Southport, Merseyside
Seniors, St Annes, Lancashire
The Big Blue, Warrington, Cheshire
The Codfather, Northwich, Cheshire

Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire
Golden Carp Chippy, Redditch, Worcestershire
Merchants, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Merchants, Bewdley, Worcestershire
Oldswinford Fish and Chips, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Winyates Chippy, Winyates Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire

Eastern England
Frydales, Leicester, Leicestershire
No1 Cromer Takeaway, Cromer, Norfolk
Papa's Fish and Chips Central Promenade Cleethorpes Lincolnshire
Plattens Fish and Chips Quayside Wells-Next-The-Sea Norfolk
The Cods Scallops, Wollaton, Nottingham
Traditional Fish and Chips, St Neots, Cambridgeshire
London & South East England
Henleys of Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe Colchester, Essex
Luigi’s Fish and Chips, Harlow, Essex
Newington Fish Bar, Ramsgate, Kent
Olley's Fish Experience, Herne Hill, London
Poppies Fish & Chips, Soho, London
Seafare, Guildford, Surrey

Central & Southern England
Best Fry Traditional Fish & Chips, West End, Southampton, Hampshire
Broughton Award Winning Fish And Chips,Broughton, Milton Keynes, Hertfordshire
Captain’s Fish and Chips, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Mr Chippy, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Sea And Spud, Petersfield, Hampshire
Sidney and Sons Fish and Chips, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

South & West England
Bishopston Fish Bar, Bristol, Avon
Chesil Chippie, Portland, Dorset
Harbour Lights, Falmouth Cornwall
Harbourside Fish And Chips, Plymouth, Devon
Krispies Fish & Chips, Exmouth, Devon
The Pelican, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, Devon

To reach this stage, industry experts have assessed paper entries from all shops that put themselves forward, judging criteria such as sustainable sourcing policies, staff training, menu choice and marketing.

Over the coming weeks, shops will be subjected to further judging as they receive mystery shopping assessments, whittling the line-up down to 20 takeaways.

These will then go into a football-style draw in which two shops will be paired up and judged against each other to decide which goes through to the national final judging stage.

Marcus Coleman, chief executive officer at Seafish, comments: “This award category showcases the leading fish and chip takeaways across the land, the shops that we all love to buy our fish supper from. The calibre of this year’s Top 60 is extremely high and provides a true representation of the quality found within the fish and chip sector."

The winner will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards in London in January.


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