These are officially the best fish and chip shops in the UK - did your favourite win?

By Rosalind Erskine
Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 1:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 1:50 pm

It's one of the nation's favourite takeaway options, but which UK chippies have been voted the best in their field?

From Fish and Chip Shop of the Year to Marketing Innovation and Best Newcomer, the National Fish & Chip awards showcase the best the country has to offer.

The annual awards recognise talent and celebrate excellence, quality and choice offered by businesses across the fish and chip industry in a variety of award categories.

What makes the 'best' chippy so good?

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    Nominees are appraised in each of the key areas that highlight best practice against a range of criteria. Mystery dining judges visit the shops to assess a number of factors, including responsible sourcing practices, customer service, staff training policies, and the overall quality of the fish and chips on offer.

    The 2020 Winners

    Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award

    Winner: The Cod’s Scallops, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire2nd place: Shap Chippy, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria3rd place: Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Chester, Cheshire

    Best Fish and Chip Restaurant Award

    Trenchers Restaurant, Spanish City, Whitley Bay

    Best Newcomer Award

    Lewis’s Fish & Grill, Maidstone, Kent

    NFFF Quality Award Champion

    The Real Food Café, Tyndrum, Stirlingshire

    Best Seafood Week Campaign Award

    Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, Aberdare

    Best Foodservice Operator Award

    Mary Lambert Artisan Bakery, Hartlepool, County Durham

    Menu Development and Innovation Award

    Fish City Belfast, Belfast

    Marketing Innovation Award

    Shap Chippy, Shap, Penrith

    From Field to Frier Award

    Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Upton, Chester

    Good Catch Award

    Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Upton, Chester

    Staff Training and Development Award

    The Wetherby Whaler, Yorkshire

    Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year

    Charlie Collins, Frydales, Leicester, Leicestershire

    Best Mobile Operator Award

    The English Indian, Lichfield, Staffordshire

    Best Multiple Operator Award

    Sutton & Sons, London

    Seasonal UK Seafood Award

    Something Else Fishy, Milborne Port, Sherborne

    Outstanding Achievement Award

    Richard Ord, Colmans of South Shields, Tyne and Wear