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Shap Chippy announced as Top 10 in the National Fish and Chip Awards 2020

L-R: Sol Wood, Sylwia Kaluta, Joanne Slater, Andrew Greenwood, Matt Phillips (owner), Ashley Phillips (owner), Michael Sowerby, Dawn Keeling.

Shap Chippy is nestled in the picturesque Eden Valley in the Lake District and this chip shop is clearly cooking up a storm!

Matt and Ashley Phillips took ownership in 2018 and Shap Chippy is now a finalist in the National Fish and Chip Awards, making Top 10 in the whole of the UK, following rounds of mystery shops and intensive audits.

“We are over the moon! Our team consistently deliver 100% every time and this achievement to make Top 10 really is a testament to their passion for the industry and the product they serve”, said Ashley

“To be recognised as one of the Top 10 when we are competing against the Best of the Best is such a humbling achievement. Ashley is off to Norway to join a study trip with Seafish to learn where our fish is sourced, how its caught and why MSC sustainability in today’s climate is so important,” said Matt.

Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive Officer at Seafish, said: “These ten finalists represent the best fish and chips on offer the UK today. They are consistently excelling across all areas and providing their customers with healthy, high quality fish and chips on every visit. Each of them is a credit to the industry and should be commended on the commitment they have shown to maintaining its fantastic reputation.

“It’s not possible to get to this stage of our awards without giving 100%, and each one of them has shown enthusiasm in spades. We’d encourage anyone who hasn’t paid one of these shops a visit to get down and see for yourself just how good they are. Congratulations to all ten finalists, we wish them all the best of luck.”

The UK’s 10 best fish and chip shops are, in alphabetical order:

  • Carron Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Grampian
  • Dolphin Takeaway, Duncannon, Country Tyrone
  • Fish and Chips @ Weston Grove, Chester, Cheshire
  • Golden Carp, Redditch, Worcestershire
  • Hiks, Swansea, West Glamorgan
  • [email protected], Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
  • Rockfish, Brixham, Devon
  • Seafare, Guildford, Surrey
  • Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria
  • The Cod’s Scallops, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

The competition comes to a grand finale in London in January 2020 where the Top 10 Fish and Chip Shops will find out who has won the prestigious title of Best Fish and Chip Shop UK 2020.

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