There are about 10,500 chippies in the UK and it’s our favourite takeaway, so a drum roll, please, for the winners of The National Fish & Chip Awards 2015!
First place (and winner, Scottish region)
Frankie’s Fish & Chips, Brae, Shetland ZE2 9QJ
Valerie Johnson, owner of Frankie’s Fish & Chips, says, ‘We now get to go home to Shetland and say that our fish and chips are the best in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales – without exception. How amazing is that?’
Runner up (and Midlands region winner)
Simpsons Fish & Chips, 73-75 Priors Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 5AL
Did you know..? The National Fish & Chip Awards have been going for 27 years!
3rd place (and South East region winner)
Papa’s Barn, 497 London Road, Ditton, Kent ME20 6DB
Did you know..? Chips (pommes frites) arrived in Britain from France in the 18th century. At about the same time, fish warehouses sold fried fish accompanied by bread. Charles Dickens mentioned them in Oliver Twist, published in 1838.
Best in Wales:
Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, 36 High Street, Hirwaun, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon
Taff CF44 9SW
Did you know..? By the 1930s, there were 35,000 fish and chip shops in the UK. Fish and chips helped to feed the masses during WWI and were one of only a few foods not to be rationed in World War II.
Best in Northern Ireland
FishCity, 69b Belfast Road, Ballynahinch, Co Down BT24 8EB
Did you know..? We spend £1.2billion on 276 million fish and chip meals every year.
Best in North East England
Mister C’s, 61-63 Micklegate, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4EA
Did you know..? Yorkshire people scoff the most fish and chips consuming around 70 million meals a year!
Best in North West England
Papa’s Fish & Chips, 68 School Brow, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 2TA
Did you know..? 4,000 is the record number of chip portions sold in a fish and chip shop in one day!
Best in Eastern England
Burton Road Chippy. 169 Burton Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 3LW
Did you know..? The largest-ever portion of fish and chips sold weighed 47.75kg!
Best in Central & South England
Broughton Fish & Chips, 81 Tanfield Lane, Broughton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK10 9NJ
Did you know..? Cod is the most-popular fish, but only 5 per cent of the cod we eat is caught in the UK. Most comes from the icy-clear Arctic waters of the Barents Sea and Iceland.
Best in South & West England
Harbourside Fish & Chips, 35 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2LE
Did you know..? The average portion of fish and chips contains 861.95 calories.
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