Lancaster chippy in final for award

Chippy of the Year. Image: Shutterstock
Chippy of the Year. Image: Shutterstock

A Lancaster and Garstang chippy have been nominated for a prestigious award.

Lancaster’s Hodgson’s Chippy and Garstang’s Fish and Chip Plaice have been nominated for the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, organised by Seafish.

The National Fish and Chip Awards sees seven eatries battle it out to claim the title of ‘best fish and chip shop in the UK.’

Over the coming weeks the shops will be judged extensively.

Hailing from every part of the country, the UK contenders have had to fry at the top of their game as they faced rigorous judging to secure a top spot. To reach this stage they have been appraised by industry experts across a variety of judging criteria, including menu development and innovation, sustainable sourcing policies, customer service and staff training processes, marketing and promotional flair, and how they attract new customers to fish and chips.

Handing over the crown in January 2017 will be current champions, Simpsons Fish & Chips in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, winners of the 2016 Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award.

For further information on The National Fish & Chip Awards or to view the full top 60 shortlist visit www.fishandchipawards.com.