News

10 September 2014 - Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Competition

Details of the Top 10 candidates in the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Competition have been announced.

Young Fish Frier Top 10 [PDF - 52kB]

Young Fish Frier Media Release [PDF - 81kB]

9 September 2014 - Details of the Top 20 UK shops announced

Details of the Top 20 UK shops in the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award have been announced.

Takeaway Top 20 [PDF - 62kB]

Takeaway Top 20 Media Release [PDF - 103kB]

5 September 2014 - Posh Belfast tops fish & chip poll

UK consumers are traditionalists for the seaside, salt and vinegar.

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8 July 2014

Call for entries to the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Entries for 2015 Awards [PDF - 58kB]

19 June 2014

Last Chance to Enter the Independent Takeaway Award category

It’s your last chance to enter the Independent Takeaway Award category celebrating that most iconic of British foods! Enter by the 27th June 2014 for your chance to win a place at the KFE School of Frying Excellence.

2015 Fish & Chip Awards Terms and Conditions [PDF - 51kB]

1 May 2014

The 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards are now open for entry. Throughout the coming months the website will carry all the latest news and results for this year’s awards.

2015 Fish & Chip Awards [PDF - 1MB]

22 January 2014

Jean-Christophe Novelli

Host of the awards ceremony for the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards, held at the London Lancaster hotel on 22 January 2014.

National Fish and Chip Awards - January 2014 [PDF - 68kB]

29 November 2013

NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Award ‘Champion’ Award 2014 – Finalists Announced

The following businesses have been judged to be Finalists in the NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Award ‘Champion’ Award 2014, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

NFFF Quality Award Finalists 2013 [PDF - 34kB]

26 November 2013

Best Multiple Foodservice Operator Award – Finalists Announced

The following businesses have been judged to be Finalists in the Best Multiple Foodservice Operator Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Multiple Foodservice Operator Award 2013 [PDF - 35kB]

19 November 2013

From Field To Frier Award – Top 3 Finalists Announced

The following businesses have been judged to be Top 3 Finalists in the From Field To Frier Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

From Field to Frier Award 2013 [PDF - 32kB]

13 November 2013

Community Contribution Award – Top 3 Finalists Announced

The following businesses have been judged to be Top 3 Finalists in the Community Contribution Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Community Contribution Award 2013 [PDF - 32kB]

31 October 2013

Best Seasonal Fish and Chip Operator Award – Top 3 Finalists Announced

The following businesses have been judged to be Top 3 Finalists in the Best Seasonal Fish and Chip Operator Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Best Seasonal Award [PDF - 32kB]

29 October 2013

Best Independent Foodservice Outlet Award – Top 3 Finalists Announced

The following businesses have been judged to be Top 3 Finalists in the Best Independent Foodservice Outlet Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Independent Foodservice Award [PDF - 32kB]

29 October 2013

Best Newcomer Award – Top 3 Finalists Announced

The following businesses have been judged to be Top 3 Finalists in the Best Newcomer Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Best Newcomer Award [PDF - 32kB]

22 October 2013

Staff Training and Development Award – Top 3 Finalists Announced

The following businesses have been judged to be Top 3 Finalists in the Staff Training and Development Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Staff Training Award Finalists [PDF - 32kB]

15 October 2013

Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award – Top 3 Finalists Announced

The following businesses have been judged to be Top 3 Finalists in the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Independent Restaurant Award - Top 3 Finalists [PDF - 32kB]

8 October 2013

Best Multiple Operator Award – Top 3 Finalists Announced

The following businesses have been judged to be Top 3 Finalists in the Best Multiple Operator Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Best Multiple Operator Finalists [PDF - 33kB]


1 October 2013

Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award – Top 10 Regional Winners Announced

The following shops have been judged to be Regional Winners in the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Top 10 Regional Winners - October 2013 [PDF - 39kB]


23 September 2013

Top 20 Area Winners Announced

The following shops have been judged to be Area Winners in the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Area Winners Announced [PDF - 47kB]


17 September 2013

UK's Top 60 Fish and Chip Shops Announced

Following in-shop mystery judging visits, listed businesses have been shortlisted as Top 3 shops in their respective geographical area, in the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Takeaway - Top 60 September 2013 [PDF - 62kB]


12 September 2013

Drywite Young Fish Frier Award – Finalists Announced

Following judging by a panel of industry judges, these five individuals have been shortlisted as finalists in the Drywite Young Fish Frier Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Drywite Young Fish Frier Award Finalists [PDF - 36kB]

3 September 2013 – Marketing Innovation Award – Finalists Announced

Following judging by a team of industry judges, these businesses have all been shortlisted as finalists in the Marketing Innovation Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Marketing Innovation Award - Results [PDF - 202kB]


27 August 2013 – Good Catch Award – Finalists Announced

Following judging by a team of industry judges, these businesses have all been shortlisted as finalists in the Good Catch Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Good Catch Award - Results - August 2013 [PDF - 33kB]


Frying Tonight – Feeling Peckish?

The nutritionally balanced nature of fish and chips.

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20 August 2013 – Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award – Shortlist Announced

Following judging by a team of industry judges, these businesses have all been shortlisted to progress to the next round of the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award category, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award – Shortlist Announced [PDF - 38kB]


January 2013 – National Winners Announced

Find out who this year’s National Winners are

National Fish and Chip Awards - List of winners 2013 [PDF - 201kB]


January 2013 – Shortlisted Businesses For Awards Finals

January 24 2013 sees the final stage of The National Fish & Chip Awards 2013. Details of the shortlisted businesses, who will all be vying for success in the various award categories when full winners results will be announced in London on the evening of 24 January, can be viewed here:

National Fish and Chip Awards - Shortlisted Businesses Jan 2013.docx [DOCX - 773kB]


21 November 2012 – Good Catch Award Finalists Announced

Following judging by a team of industry judges, these businesses have all been judged to be a Top 3 finalist in the Good Catch Award. The three finalists will now be invited to attend the 2013 National Fish & Chip Awards ceremony to be held at the Lancaster London hotel on 24 January 2013, at which the winner of the Good Catch Award will be announced.

Good Catch Award [PDF - 65kB]


14 November 2012 – Best Independent Foodservice Outlet Serving Fish and Chips Award Finalists Announced

Text: Following judging by a team of industry judges, these businesses have all been judged to be a Top 3 finalist in the Best Independent Foodservice Outlet Serving Fish and Chips Award. The three finalists will now be invited to attend the 2013 National Fish & Chip Awards ceremony to be held in at the Lancaster London hotel on 24 January 2013, at which the winner of the Best Independent Foodservice Outlet Serving Fish and Chips Award will be announced.

Independent Foodservice Outlet [PDF - 38kB]


30 October 2012 – Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award Finalists Announced

Following judging by a team of industry judges, these businesses have all been judged to be a Top 3 finalist in the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award. The three finalists will now be invited to attend the 2013 National Fish & Chip Awards ceremony to be held in at the Lancaster London hotel on 24 January 2013, at which the winner of the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award will be announced.

Independent Restaurant [PDF - 36kB]


30 October 2012 – Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award Finalists Announced

Following judging by a team of industry judges, these businesses have all been judged to be a Top 3 finalist in the Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award. The three finalists will now be invited to attend the 2013 National Fish & Chip Awards ceremony to be held in at the Lancaster London hotel on 24 January 2013, at which the winner of the Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award will be announced.

Best Multiple Operator [PDF - 59kB]


30 October 2012 – Contribution to the Local Community Award Finalists Announced

Following judging by a team of industry judges, these businesses have all been judged to be a Top 3 finalist in the Contribution to the Local Community Award. The three finalists will now be invited to attend the 2013 National Fish & Chip Awards ceremony to be held in at the Lancaster London hotel on 24 January 2013, at which the winner of the Contribution to the Local Community Award will be announced.

Contribution to Community [PDF - 56kB]


30 October 2012 – Best Multiple Foodservice Outlet Serving Fish and Chips Award Finalists Announced

Following judging by a team of industry judges, these businesses have all been judged to be a Top 3 finalist in the Best Multiple Foodservice Outlet Serving Fish and Chips Award. The three finalists will now be invited to attend the 2013 National Fish & Chip Awards ceremony to be held in at the Lancaster London hotel on 24 January 2013, at which the winner of the Best Multiple Foodservice Outlet Serving Fish and Chips Award will be announced.

Multiple Foodservice Outlet [PDF - 36kB]


3 October 2012 – Best Newcomer Award Finalists Announced

Following judging by a team of industry judges, these shops have all been judged to be a Top 3 finalist in the Best Newcomer Award. The three shops will now be invited to attend the 2013 National Fish & Chip Awards ceremony to be held in at the Lancaster London hotel on 24 January 2013, at which the winner of the Best Newcomer Award will be announced.

Best Newcomer - Top 3 [PDF - 56kB]


26 September 2012 – Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award Finalists Announced

Following judging by a team of industry judges, these shops have all been judged to be the best in their respective geographical region of the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, and will now progress to the next round of judging, which will determine the overall winner.

Independent Takeaway - Top 10 [PDF - 75kB]


25 September 2012 – Staff Training and Development Award Finalists Announced

Following judging by a team of industry representative judges, these shops have all been judged to be a Top 3 finalist in the Staff Training and Development Award category and will now progress to the next round of judging, which will determine the overall winner.

Staff Training and Development Award - Top 3 Businesses [PDF - 36kB]


20 September 2012 – Young Fish Frier of the Year Award Finalists Announced

Following judging by a team of industry representative judges, these individuals have all been judged to be a Top 5 finalist in the Young Fish Frier of the Year Award category and will now progress to the next round of judging, which will determine the overall winner.

Young Fish Frier of the Year Award [PDF - 59kB]


14 September 2012 – Marketing and Innovation Award Finalists Announced

Following judging by a team of industry representative judges, these business have all been judged to be a Top 3 finalist business in the Marketing and Innovation Award category and will now progress to the next round of judging, which will run through until 19 October 2012, and which will determine the overall winner.

Marketing and Innovation Award Category - Top 3 Businesses-September 2012 [PDF - 54kB]


4 September 2012 – From Field to Frier Award Judging Results Announced

Following judging by a team of industry representative judges, these businesses have all been judged to be a Top 3 business in the From Field to Frier Award category and will now progress to the next round of judging, which will run through until 21 September 2012. The From Field to Frier Award is sponsored by Isle of Ely Produce www.isleofely.co.uk.

4 September 2012 – From Field to Frier Award Judging Results Announced [PDF - 36kB]


August 2012 - Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award Judging Results Announced

Following judging by a team of industry representative judges, the businesses listed have all been judged to be a Top 10 business in the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award category and will now progress to the next round of judging, which will run through until 21 September 2012.

Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant Award - Shortlisted Businesses - August 2012 [PDF - 58kB]


August 2012 – Marketing and Innovation Award Judging Results Announced

Following judging by a team of industry representative judges, the following businesses have all been judged to be a Top 10 business in the Marketing and Innovation Award category and will now progress to the next round of judging, which will run through until 5 September 2012.

Marketing and Innovation Award category - shortlisted businesses [PDF - 62kB]


August 2012: Independent Takeaway Results Announced

Following judging by an extensive team of industry representative judges, the following shops have all been judged to be a Top 5 shop in their respective geographical region of the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop Of The Year Award category and will now progress to the next round of judging. This stage will involve competition judges making unannounced visits to shops to undertake a full judging audit, at anytime up until 21 September 2012, and will determine the Top 10 shops in the UK (one in each of the ten regions) who will go on to the national final in London (to be held in January 2013).

Independant Takeaway - Top 50 shops by region [PDF - 140kB]


28 June 2012: Win a study trip to Norway!

The Norwegian Seafood Council is once again offering the ten regional finalists of the 2013 Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award category the chance to visit the cold, clear waters of Norway and learn about its sustainable fisheries management.

Find out more


18 January 2012: List of all award winners and runners up.

List of Winners [PDF - 95kB]


17 January 2012: Seniors Named UK’S Best Fish & Chip Shop For 2012

Media Release - 17 January 2012 [PDF - 42kB]


UK Chippy Champions Battering It Out Today!

Media Release [PDF - 84kB]


16 January 2012: National Fish & Chip Awards – The Menu.

National Fish & Chip Awards – The Menu [PDF - 2MB]


21 October 2011: Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Awards

To see photographs of the top 10 regional winning shops in the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award category please click here.


19 October 2011: Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award category

Details of the Top 10 UK shops in the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award category.

Independant Takeaway - Top 10 UK [PDF - 135kB]


23 September 2011: Staff Training and Development Award category.

Results of Round 1 judging for the Staff Training and Development Award category.

Staff Training and Development Awards Results [PDF - 75kB]


20 September 2011: Best Newcomer Award category

Results of Round 1 judging for the Best Newcomer Award category.

Best Newcomer Award category [PDF - 150kB]


7 September 2011: Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award

Results of Round 1 judging for the Independent Takeaway Fish & Chip Shop of the Year Award category.

Top 5 Shops by region [PDF - 53kB]


26 August 2011: Fish and Chip Feast

Support the Seafarers UK charity this October by getting involved in their Fish & Chip Feast.

www.seafarers-uk.org/fish-chip-feast


4 August 2011: Closing date for entries

Due to popular demand, and taking into account summer holiday
commitments, the deadline date for submission of entries to various
award categories has been extended to Thursday 11 August 2011.

The exceptions to the above are the Young Fish Frier of the Year Award
for which entries have already closed, and the Best Newcomer Award
category which has a closing date deadline of 30 August 2011.


20 July 2011: Closing date for entries

There is now just over a week remaining until the closing date for the
submission of entries for the National Fish & Chip Awards. Make sure
you get your entries submitted for all award categories by the end of
29 July 2011 (the exception to this is the Best Newcomer Award
category which has a closing date of 30 August 2011).

www.fishandchipawards.com/enter-the-awards


1 June 2011: The Good Catch Award entry details and forms

The Good Catch Award entry details and forms have now been uploaded to the National Fish & Chip Awards website. Entries deadline is 29 July 2011.

www.fishandchipawards.com/enter-the-awards


1 June 2011: Young frier wins Trawlerman experience

Young frier wins Trawlerman experience.

www.fry-online.co.uk/news


20 April 2011: Win a study trip to Norway!

Win an all expenses paid study trip to Norway.

Win a study trip to Norway [PDF - 213kB]


20 January 2011: National Fish & Chip Awards 2011 – Award Winners and Runners-up

Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award
National Winner:
Matthew Silk and Tracy Poskitt
Fish and Chips at 149
149 Marton Road
Bridlington
East Yorkshire
YO16 7DJ

2nd Place:
Robert and Louise Peck
Peck Ish Fish and Chips
8b Victoria Road
Camelford
Cornwall
PL32 9TH

3rd Place:
Alastair Horabin
Seniors at Marsh Mill
91 Fleetwood Road North
Thornton
Lancashire
FY5 4AB

The Good Catch Award
Winner:
The Chip Box
4 Rigg Street
Stewarton
Ayrshire
KA3 5AG

Runners-up:
Alfie Grimshaw
94 Priory Road
Kenilworth
Warwickshire
CV8 1LQ

Harbour Lights
Arwenack Street
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 3LH

Best Newcomer Award
Winner:
Holts Fish & Chips
144 Scotland Road
Nelson
Lancashire
BB9 7XT
www.holtsfishandchips.co.uk

Runners-up:
Rockfish Seafood & Chips
8 South Embankment
Dartmouth
Devon
TQ6 9BH
www.rockfishdevon.co.uk

Frankie’s Fish & Chips
Brae
Shetland
ZE2 9QJ
www.frankiesfishandchips.com

Oliver’s Gourmet Fish & Chip Shop
418 Poole Road
Branksome
Poole
Dorset
BH12 1DF
www.olivers-fishandchips.co.uk

Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award
Winner:
Colman's of South Shields
182-186 Ocean Road
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 2JQ
www.colmansfishandchips.com

Runners-up:
Quayside
7 Pier Road
Whitby
North Yorkshire
YO21 3PU
www.fuscowhitby.com

Seniors @ Lytham
97-99 Clifton Street
Lytham St Anne's
Lancashire
FY8 5EH
www.thinkseniors.com

Staff Training and Development Award
Winner:
Pantrini’s Fish & Chip Restaurant
11 - 13 Marine Avenue
Whitley Bay
Tyne & Wear
NE26 1LX

Runners-up:
Frankie’s Fish & Chip & Takeaway
Brae
Shetland
ZE2 9QJ

Royal Fisheries
48 Baxtergate
Whitby
YO21 1BL

Contribution to the Local Community Award
Winner:
The Ashvale Fish Restaurant
42 - 48 Great Western Road
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB10 6PY

Runners-up:
Elite Fish and Chips
Moorland Centre
Tritton Road
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN6 7JW

Andy’s Fish Bar
13 Sysonby Street
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire
LE13 0LP

Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award
Winner:
Daniels Fish & Chips Limited
159 Abbottsbury Road
Weymouth
Dorset
DT4 0JX
www.danielsfishandchips.co.uk

Runners-up:
Fish’n’Chick’n Limited
Chesterford House
14 Stanstead Distribution Centre
Start Hill
Bishops Stortford
Hertfordshire
CM22 7DG
www.fishnchickn.co.uk

George's Tradition Limited
Number One Pride Park View
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8AN
www.georgestradition.co.uk

Best Foodservice Outlet Serving Fish and Chips Award
Winner:
Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc
Hilmore House
Gain Lane
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD3 7DL
www.morrisons.co.uk

Runners-up:
BHS Ltd (British Home Stores)
BHS Foodservice
Euston House
132 Hampstead Road
London
NW1 2PS
www.bhs.co.uk

Loch Fyne Restaurants
Belhaven Breweries
Brewery Lane
Dunbar
East Lothian
Scotland
EH42 1PE
www.lochfyne.com

Stena Line UK Ltd
Stena House
Station Approach
Holyhead
Anglesey
North Wales
LL65 1DQ
www.stenaline.com

Young Fish Frier of the Year Competition
Winner:
Craig Buckley
Crewe Fish Bar
287 Alton Street
Crewe
Cheshire
CW2 7RS

Runners-up:
Carlyn Johnson
Frankies Fish & Chips
Brae
Shetland
ZE2 9QJ

Dean Chappelhow
Angel Lane Chippie
17 Angel Lane
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 7BP

Jessica Chandler
Croft Street Fisheries
2 Croft Street
Farsley
Pudsey
Leeds
LS28 5HA

Zohaib Hussain
Zero Plus Fish Bar
318 Cowbridge Road East
Canton
Cardiff
CF5 1HD

Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award
Regional Winners:

Scotland: All of Highland, Grampian, Tayside, Central, Fife, Lothian, Strathclyde, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway.
Doms Chip Shop
69 Main Street
Thornton
Fife
KY1 4AQ

Wales: All counties in Wales.
Finnegan’s Fish Bar
Unit 6 Gentle Way
Broadlands
Bridgend
Mid Glamorgan
CF31 5EJ

Northern Ireland: All counties in Northern Ireland.
Pit Stop Fast Food & Bistro
26 Bridge Street
Kikeel
County Down
BT34 4AD

North East England: All of Northumberland, Co. Durham, Tyne & Wear, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire.
Fish and Chips at 149
149 Marton Road
Bridlington
East Yorkshire
YO16 7DJ

North West England: All of Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire.
Seniors at Marsh Mill
91 Fleetwood Road North
Thornton, Lancashire
FY5 4AB

Midlands: All of Warwickshire, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire,
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire,
Gloucestershire.

Alfie Grimshaw
94 Priory Road
Kenilworth
Warwickshire
CV8 1LQ

Eastern England: All of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Suffolk, Norfolk.
Seafare at the Boundary
64 High Street
Market Deeping
Peterborough
Lincolnshire
PE6 8EB

London and South East England: All of Greater London, Middlesex, Essex, Sussex, Kent, Surrey.
Scooby Snax
3 Church Road
Brightlingsea
Essex
CO7 0JE

Central and South England: All of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Berkshire.
Wigmore Fish Restaurant
Unit 6 Wigmore Park Centre
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU2 9XG

South West England: All of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon, Dorset.
Peck Ish Fish and Chips
8b Victoria Road
Camelford
Cornwall
PL32 9TH


20 January 2011: Bridlington’s ‘Fish and Chips at 149’ Crowned UK’s Best Chippy

The top fish and chip shop in the UK was announced today (20 January 2011) at the 23rd annual National Fish & Chip Awards 2011, organised by Seafish, the authority on seafood.

Fish and Chips at 149 in Bridlington, battered off competition from shops throughout the UK to claim the prestigious title. Owners, Matthew Silk and Tracy Poskitt, were presented with the prize by top food critic Jay Rayner, at a ceremony held at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel.

Joint owner, Tracy Poskitt said: “To take home the highest accolade in the fish and chips industry is a dream come true. We’ve been working for many years to reach these heights and owe this award to our dedicated team and loyal customers whose support has made this possible. Fish and chips have been a British institution for 150 years and we are ecstatic to be taking our place in the proud history of this national dish.”

Set up by experienced award winning fish friers with over 46 years in the business, Fish and Chips at 149 has come up with a winning formula for chippy fans in the area. The duo opened 149 in 2008 after completely refurbishing the premises. Making full use of new technology the shop promotes weekly deals and updates fans on its Facebook page. Fish and Chips at 149 holds a five star quality rating from Seafish.

Andy Gray, Customer Development Manager for Seafish commented: “The awards are seen as the highlight of the industry calendar and represent the prize catch of the UK’s chippies. The shops are thoroughly judged on the quality of their fish and chips and all areas of the business including responsible seafood sourcing, customer service, food hygiene, staff training and community spirit.

“Fish and Chips at 149’s success is testament to the shop’s unwavering quality and hard work. They have an amazing team, with a very strong focus on staff training and development, and are very deserving winners.”

Jay Rayner, who presented the awards, said: “Britain's chippies are a vital part of our food culture, they have seen us through times of war and peace and many of them continue to make a serious contribution to the debate on food, through their pioneering approach to fish stock sustainability. I’m looking forward to working my way through the top 10."

2nd place shop in the Independent Takeaway Best Fish & Chip Shop Of The Year Award was Peck-ish Fish & Chips, Camelford, Cornwall run by Robert and Louise Peck.

3rd place shop in the Independent Takeaway Best Fish & Chip Shop Of The Year Award was Seniors at Marsh Mill, Thornton, Lancashire run by Alastair Horabin.

Following judging by a team of industry representative judges, these businesses have all been judged to be a Top 3 business in the From Field to Frier Award category and will now progress to the next round of judging, which will run through until 21 September 2012. The From Field to Frier Award is sponsored by Isle of Ely Produce www.isleofely.co.uk.

3 September 2013 – Marketing Innovation Award – Finalists Announced

23 September 2013 – Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award – Top 20 Area Winners Announced

September 2013 - Top 20 Area Winners Announced

The following shops have been judged to be Area Winners in the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, as part of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Area Winners Announced [PDF - 47kB]