These Yorkshire Chippies Have Been Named In The Top 50 In The UK

These Yorkshire Chippies Have Been Named In The Top 50 In The UK

We love a chippy up North and some of Yorkshire’s finest fish & chip shops have been revealed to have some of the best in the UK which won’t come as a surprise to many of us.

Although, we all know our local chippy is the best, and no one will tell us otherwise – these awards are great for the county and great for the chippies to get some recognition themselves as it’s a hard world out there at the minute,.

The 50 best fish & chip takeaways, restaurants and takeaways a with the highest standards of food, customer service and marketing have been revealed and a load of them are in good ol’ Yorkshire, according to the Fry Magazine .

Credit: Ernie’s Fish & Chips

East Yorkshire’s Whiteheads Fish and Chips Ltd, and Leeds’ The Bearded Sailor, Fish Bank in Sherburn in Elmet and Doncaster’s Auckley Friery we all named in the top 10 at the National Fish and chip awards 2023 earlier this month and now more awards are coming our way.

Although no Yorkshire chippies made the top 10 best fish and chip restaurants this year many were featured in the top 50 list and we highlighted them so you can make sure you give them a visit to show your support.

Mystery judges go into premises unannounced and secretly scrutinise a host of aspects including the quality of the food, the cleanliness of the premises, staff knowledge, value for money, ease of ordering and social media presence.

Read More: 10 Of The Best Fish And Chip Shops In Whitby You Need To Try

Shops can achieve 100% if they score top marks on every section of the mystery dine, but had to achieve at least 95% or over for takeaways to win an award and 92% or over for restaurants.

Credit: Croft Fisheries

Judges’ comments included “the service was excellent”, “the food was perfectly packaged”, “the portions were good value” and “staff were clean, tidy and presentable. They wore name badges and hair nets. Most importantly they all wore a big smile.”

This year was the 11th year for the awards and Reece Head, competition organiser, spoke about this year’s awards saying: “Once again we’ve had another year where it’s simply got harder to operate a fish and chip business, with rising energy, labour and ingredient costs taking a heavy toll.

“It’s not easy but operators are working harder and smarter, staying ahead of changing tastes and behaviours and adapting accordingly. 

Read More: 12 Of The Best Fish & Chips On The Yorkshire Coast

“Although the profits might not be in fish and chips like they have in years gone by, the passion certainly is. And our awards are a testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment these operators put into running successful businesses. We’re seeing shops introduce vegan and gluten free options to appeal to a wider customer base, instal self-serve kiosks and develop online ordering apps to make serving easier, invest in new frying equipment to produce better quality fish and chips, and embrace social media to engage with and reach more customers.

“The businesses that make up our 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways and 10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants represent the best in the industry. They are pushing forwards while not losing sight of what makes the chippy so engrained in British culture – high quality, value for money food with great customer service and inviting surroundings.”

The 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways winners in alphabetical order are below:

Ainsworth’s Fish & Chip Shop, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Angells Fisheries, Newark, Nottingham

Auckley Friery, Auckley, Doncaster

Bredon Village Fish and Chip Shop, Bredon, Tewksbury, Gloucestershire

Burnham Fish and Chips, Burnham, Berkshire

Catch Netherlee, Glasgow

Chips @ No.8 Prestwich, Manchester

Churchill’s Fish & Chips, Eastbourne

Codfella’s, Greenwich Avenue, Ipswich

Croft Street Fisheries, Farsley, Leeds

Dunkeld Fish Bar, Dunkeld, Perth

Ernie’s Fish and Chips, Hoyland, South Yorkshire

Farnhams Fish and Chips, Brook, Llantwit Major

Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire

Finney’s @ Port Chippy, Amlwch Port, Anglesey

Finney’s @ The Golden Fry, Benllech Anglesey

Fish and Chips on The Waterfront, Anstruther, Fife

Fish Kitchen 1854, Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly

French’s Fish Shop, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Garioch Fish Bar, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Greg & Lou’s, Redruth, Cornwall

Harbour Fish and Chips, Felbridge, West Sussex

Hiks, Swansea

Hill Top Fisheries, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire

Hillycroft Fisheries, Morley, Leeds

Hooked on the Heath, Knutsford, Cheshire 

Howe & Co Van 22, South Buckinghamshire

Kirbys of Horsforth, Horsforth, Leeds

Kirbys of Meanwood, Meanwood, Leeds

Land & Sea, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Lily’s @ Hornsea, Hornsea, Essex

Lighthouse Fisheries Of Flamborough, Flamborough, East Yorkshire

Newington Fish Bar, Ramsgate, Kent

Off The Hook Fish And Chips, Sale, Cheshire

Pennington Plaice, Leigh, Greater Manchester

Pisces, Fleetwood, Lancashire

Portside Fish & Chips, Harrogate Road, Leeds

Scott’s Plaice, Gosport, Hampshire

Sea Salt +Sole, Dyce, Aberdeen

Stones Fish & Chips, Acton, West London

Sykes Fish and Chips, Pendlebury, Swinton, Greater Manchester

The Bearded Sailor, Pudsey, Leeds

The Chippy Van, Penrith, Cumbria 

The Fish at Goose Green, Goose Green, Wigan, Greater Manchester

The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire

The Friary, Carrickfergus, East Antrim

The Hook of Halstead, Halstead, Essex

The Lincolnshire Fryer, Lincolnshire

The Oyster Shell, Bath, Somerset

The Village Fish & Chips, Petts Wood, Kent

The Real Food Café, Tyndrum, Stirling

Yans Fish Bar, Heath, Cardiff

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Feature Image Credit: Hillycroft Fisheries

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