Congratulations Top 50 Fish & Chip Shops 2016!

As official sponsors of Fry Magazine 50 Best Fish & Chip Shops 2016, Friars Pride would like to congratulate everyone who made the Top 50 Shops and Top 10 Restaurants. 

Independent mystery diners were sent to each shop to assess a range of front of house aspects and quality of the food. Businesses picked up additional points for detail such as uniforms, specials boards and food available to be cooked to order. The competition, now in its fourth year, warranted a high standard across the Top 50 shops, with every business scoring 96% or over in their mystery dine.
This year also saw the introduction of the sister award 10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants. Reece Head, competition organiser, comments: “This is an extremely rigorous test not just of a restaurant’s ability to serve top quality food, but also to meet customers’ expectations when it comes to providing a professional and friendly service in comfortable and inviting surroundings.”

Top 50 Best Fish and Chip Shops 2016

In alphabetical order, the 50 Best Fish & Chip Shops 2016 are:
Alexander’s Fish & Chips, Christchurch, Dorset
Athena’s Fish & Chips, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
Bank Top Fisheries, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Bishopston Fish Bar, Horfield, Bristol
Bizzie Lizzie's, Swadford Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Cameron’s Chip Shop, Stornaway
Chuckles Chippy, Branksome, Poole, Dorset
Cromars, St Andrew’s, Fife
Chequers, Hillcrest Centre, Portrush, County Antrim
Dolphin Chip Shop, Macduff, Aberdeenshire
Dornan's Fish & Chips, Brixham, Devon
Fairfield Plaice, Buxton, Derbyshire
Fochabers Fish Bar, Fochaber, Moray
Garstang Fish and Chips, Garstang, Lancashire
Genie Fish and Chips, Newtown, Powys
Haddock's End, Perranporth, Cornwall
Harpers Fish & Chips, Wetwang, East Yorkshire
Hill Top Village Fisheries, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire
Hirds Family Fisheries, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Henleys of Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe, Essex
Hodgson's Chippy, Prospect Street, Lancaster
Holts Fish and Chips, Nelson, Lancashire
JM’s Restaurant and Takeaway, Retford, Nottinghamshire
Lakeside Takeaway, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Land & Sea, Sowerby, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Mister C’s, Selby, North Yorkshire
My Plaice Fish & Chips, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Oh My Cod, Spalding, Lincolnshire
Old Time Fisheries, Keighley, West Yorkshire
Olley's Fish Experience, Herne Hill, London
Peel Park Fisheries, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Penaluna's Famous Fish and Chips, Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Pride of Bridlington, Bridlington, East Yorkshire
Shap Chippy, Shap, Cumbria
Simpsons Fish and Chips, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Smith’s Chippy, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
The Bay Fish & Chips, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
The Blue Fin, York, North Yorkshire
The Codfather, Botley, Southampton
The Codfather, Northwich, Cheshire
The Fish Bar, Crewe, Cheshire
The Fish House, Fleetwood, Lancashire
The Golden Anchor, Mitcham, Surrey
The Mermaid Traditional Fish and Chips, Burnham Market, Norfolk
The Parade Fish Bar, Crayford, Kent
The Plaice To Be, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
Three Cottages Fish Restaurant, North Walsham, Norfolk
Towngate Fisheries, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Utley Fisheries, Keighley, West Yorkshire
Wigmore FIsh & Chips, Luton, Bedfordshire
Wellies Fish & Chips, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Yan’s Fish Bar, Cardiff
Youngers Fish Bar, Birchgrove, Cardiff

Top 10 Fish and Chip Restaurants 2016

Bizzie Lizzie's, High Street Car Park, Albion Yard, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Chuckles Chippy And Family Restaurant, Christchurch, Dorset
Colman's of South Shields, Tyne & Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
D. Fecci & Sons, Tenby, Penbrokeshire
Foundary 34, Penrith, Cumbria
Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Cornwall
Oliver’s, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Something Else Fishy, Milborne Port, Somerset
Sutton & Sons, Stoke Newington, North London
The Ashvale Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, Great Western Road, Aberdeen

Shops are now being encouraged to take to Twitter (#50Best) and Facebook to spread the news as well as contact their local media and revel in the publicity that their win brings!
Read more here

Congratulations to all Top 50 Fish and Chip Shops and Top 10 Fish and Chip Restaurant winners!