There is nothing better than some grand ol’ fish & chips with the family. Whether you enjoy them at the beach or as a Friday chippy tea, they’re the ultimate food to fill an hole. But, whilst down South a Yorkshireman had the shock of his life when he found out how much they were costing him in the UK’s capital.
Son, Gareth Jones took to Twitter to share his anecdote of his dad needing to ‘access therapy after paying a shocking amount for fish & chips for his family. Posting to Twitter Gareth wrote: “Dad wanted to buy fish and chips last night. We let him and he gave me his card to pay for them delivered. He’s now trying to access therapy as he’s realised 4 rounds of fish, chips and mushy peas cost him £54. Welcome to London, Yorkshireman.”
“Hooow mucch?” We hear you cry. Yes, 4 rounds of fish & chips for £54, up in Yorkshire you’d get that for half the price, which is all the more reason to staycation in God’s Own Country.
In the comments, people shared similar experiences with one person writing “I was once shouted at in a fish and chip shop in Farnham for splitting my fish and chips into two portions so as to reduce cost. Also, my Yorkshire dad would check there was no skin on his fish. Gave many a shop a swerve down south.”
Another wrote: “Hope they asked for scraps.”
Gareth wrote that his dad is “tickled” by the internets reponse to his words, which is a good old bit of Yorkshire humour. And we agree, he’s looking great for 83! We’re proud of this Yorkshireman, especillay after his glass of red.
If you’d like to find out the best chippies in Yorkshire that won’t be charging you an arm and a leg check out our guide to the best fish & chip shops in Yorkshire, and along the coast here. We don’t disappoint.