UKs best fish and chippies vying for crown in next months national awards

Ever wondered where the best fish and chip shop is located?

Could it be your local takeaway? Or somewhere by the seaside?

The results are almost in…

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The UK's best fish and chip shops have been shortlisted ahead of this year's national awards next month.

Hosted by comedian Jason Mansford, the top chippes across the country are vying for 10 awards.

There's the best newcomer, best takeaway, and, of course, the best restaurant.

The awards, which have been running for more than 30 years, are being hosted by the National Federation of Fish Frier.

Taking place on Tuesday February 28, the awards are being held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.

So let's take a look at the following contenders…

Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year:

  • Fishermans Bay, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear
  • Fish Kitchen, Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly
  • Whiteheads Fish and Chips, Hornsea, East Yorkshire
  • Shipdeck, Trethomas, Caerphilly
  • The Bearded Sailor, Pudsey, Yorkshire
  • The Fish Bank, Elemet, West Yorkshire
  • Low's Traditional Fish & Chips, Westhill, Aberdeenshire
  • The Oyster Shell, Bath, Somerset
  • Auckley Friery, Auckley, Doncaster
  • The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire

Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year:

  • The Cods Scallops, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire
  • Eric's Fish and Chips, Thornham, Norfolk
  • Fish City, Belfast, Antrim
  • Henry's of Hunstanton, Hunstanton, Norfolk
  • Malt and Anchor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Best Newcomer:

  • Haughton Fish & Chips, Haughton, Staffordshire
  • Lighthouse Fisheries Of Flamborough, Flamborough, East Yorkshire
  • Hendo's Fish & Chips, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Field to Frier:

  • Pier Point Fish & Chips, Torquay, Devon
  • Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire
  • The Real Food Cafe, Tyndrum, Stirling

Mobile Operator:

  • Pimp My Fish, Burwell, Cambridgeshire
  • The Hungry Plaice, Holbeach, Lincs
  • The Chippie Van, Penrith, Cumbria
  • Jojo's Fish & Chips, Stafford, Staffordshire
  • Country Fried, Langho, Lancashire

Staff training and development:

  • Jacksons Fish and Chips, Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Stones Fish and Chips, Acton, Ealing
  • The Chesterford Group, Bishops Stortford, Herts

Multiple operator:

  • The Chesterford Group, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
  • Harlees Fish & Chips, Wimborne, Dorset
  • Bells Fish & Chips, Framwellgate Moor, Durham

Quality Accreditation Champion:

  • Henleys of Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex
  • Ipswich Codfellas Group by Ozzie Bozdag, Ipswich, Suffolk
  • The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire

Environment and Sustainability Champion:

  • Fish City, Belfast, Antrim

  • Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Cornwall

  • The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire

Supplier of the year:

  • Dennis Crooks
  • Isle of Ely
  • KFE Ltd
  • Ceres
  • Henry Colbecks

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