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Top 20 Fish and Chip Shops announced #nationalfishandchipawards

The UK’s top 20 Fish and Chip shops were announced on Tuesday 1st September 2015 as part of the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.
To get this far in the competition the shops have had to be appraised across a variety of judging criteria including, shop appearance, responsible sourcing policies, customer service and staff training policies. They have also been assessed by a ‘mystery shopper’, who is an expert in the industry and assessed the quality of their fish and chips and customer service.
The remaining 20 shops still have to go through some grueling judging over the next few weeks, including, further mystery judging and in depth judging audits. This next stage will whittle the shops down to the top 10.
The official Top 20 shops that made the grade are:

Cromars, St. Andrewsa, Fife

Moore’s Fish & Chips, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

Hennighan’s Top Shop, Machynlleth, Powys

Hikary’s Fish Bar, Neath, Port Talbot

Superbites, Crossmaglen, County Armagh

The Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon, County Tyrone

Pantrini’s Fish and Chips, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

Mister C’s, Selby, North Yorkshire

Hodgson’s Chippy, Lancaster, Lancashire

Papa’s Fish & Chips, Warrington, Cheshire

SeaFish Restaurant, Ripley, Derbyshire

Simpsons Fish & Chips, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

The Cod’s Scallops, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

French’s Fish and Chips, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk

Poppies Fish & Chips, London

Papa’s Barn, Ditton, Kent

Cox’s of Letchworth, Letchworth, Hertfordshire

Sonny’s Fish Bar (previously names Vic’s Fish Bar), Eastleigh, Southampton

Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Cornwall

Kingfisher Fish & Chips, Plymouth, Devon

(Due to tied judging scores, both above shops progress to the next round)

Bishopston Fish Bar, Bristol, Avon

The top 10 shops will be announced by Seafish in October 2015. These shops will then be invited on an all-expense paid study to Alesund, Norway, organised by award sponsor the Norwegian Seafood Council, to see first hand why the country is regarded as one of the world’s most sustainable fishing nations.
For full details and information visit The National Fish and Chip Awards

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