National Fish and Chip Shop of the Year regional winners announced

by Janie Stamford, Thursday 15th October 2009 08:00

Twenty one regional winners have been announced in the National Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Competition.

The winners will now go through to a further round of judging to determine the top 10 shops in the UK. These will then go head-to-head in the grand final in January next year.

Competition organiser Nikki Hawkins of Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish), said: “Each of the area winners can be hugely proud of getting this far in the competition.

“Our area winners are the best fish and chip shops in the country. They’re constantly raising the bar on quality and standards. We now have to look closely at each of the area winners in order to find our top 10 finalists.”

Nearly 276 million meals are sold each year from over 10,500 shops across the UK. Sales figures released by Seafish earlier this year also show that the value of sales has risen by 4.5% in the last year with consumers visiting their local fish and chip shops more frequently. 

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Area winners by region:

Area 1: Scotland - Highland, Grampian, Tayside, Central & Fife
The Bay Fish & Chips, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Area 2: Scotland - Lothian, Strathclyde, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway     
Atlantic Fast Food Ltd, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

Area 3: Wales (Two Finalists)
Finnegan's Fish Bar, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Finnegan's Fish Bar, Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan

Area 4: Northern Ireland (Two Finalists)
Fish and Chicken, Tullygarley, Ballymena
Flash in the Pan, Omagh

Area 5: North East England - Northumberland, Co. Durham & Tyne and Wear
Bells Fish & Chips, Durham

Area 6: North East England - Yorkshire
Royal Fisheries, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Area 7: - Cumbria & Lancashire
Metro Fish Bar, Bury, Lancashire

Area 8: North West England - Merseyside, Greater Manchester & Cheshire
The Big Fish, Wilmslow, Cheshire

Area 9: Midlands - Warwickshire, West Midlands, Staffordshire
Great British Eatery, Birmingham

Area 10: Midlands - Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire
Andy’s Fish Bar, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Area 11: Midlands - Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire 
Riverside Fish & Chips, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Area 12: Eastern England - Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland
Linford’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Market Deeping, Peterborough

Area 13: Eastern England - Suffolk & Norfolk
Deep Blue, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk

Area 14: London & South East England - Greater London, Middlesex & Essex
Scooby Snax, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Essex

Area 15: London & South East England - Sussex, Kent & Surrey
Seafare Fish & Chips, Guildford, Surrey

Area 16: Central & South England - Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire
Broughton Fish & Chip Shop, Broughton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Area 17: Central & South England - Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Berkshire
The Plaice, Winchester, Hampshire

Area 18: South West England - Devon, Cornwall
Squires of Paignton, Paignton, Devon

Area 19: South West England - Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon, Dorset
Daniel’s Fish and Chips, Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth, Dorset

 

By Janie Stamford

 

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