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Six Welsh fish & chip shops make top 40 finalists in takeaways awards

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The golden moment has arrived where the National Fish and Chip Awards serves up the announcement of the UK’s Top 40 entries for the Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year category.

This year’s nomination process saw fish and chip businesses from across the UK entering the awards, with the sole aim of scooping the coveted crown to be named Britain’s best. The judging panel – made up of the industry’s ‘a-fish-onados’ – put hopeful entrants through an extensive judging process, testing them against industry best practice on environmental issues, product knowledge and their responsibilities as an employer, and more.

While further judging rounds will be performed to see which businesses progress to the next stages, the finalists for the Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year have now been whittled down to 40.

Andrew Crook, President at the National Federation of Fish Friers, organiser of the awards, comments: “The calibre of entries for the National Fish and Chip Awards 2024 have been nothing short of fantastic and we are proud of all the eateries that clearly put in huge amounts of effort to be considered for the accolade.

“Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year is a notoriously difficult category to stand out in, but the panel of experts had many tough decisions to make. However, we’ve selected an exceptional shortlist that showcases the unwavering passion, dedication and excitement that the fish and chip industry brings to British culture.”

The National Fish and Chip Awards, now in its 36th year, acknowledges and champions businesses and individuals throughout the UK who make outstanding contributions to foodservice to ensure the nation enjoys its fish and chips, receives great customer service and professionals in the industry have access to opportunities to further their growth.

Seafood from Norway is the principal sponsor for the 2024 awards, with Victoria Braathen, UK Director of the Norwegian Seafood Council, praising the industry’s tenacity. “The UK’s love for fish and chips knows no bounds and the awards is the perfect occasion to celebrate the establishments that consistently deliver great fish and chips to diners across the country. It’s an honour for the Norwegian seafood industry to supply the UK with responsibly sourced cod and haddock and to see these delicious proteins celebrated in the nation’s favourite dish. We wish the finalists all the very best.”

The category winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 28 February at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.

The Top 40 finalists for Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year are:


  • Posh Fish and Chip Company – Cardiff
  • Fintans Fish & Chip Co – Cardiff
  • Hennighan’s Fish & Chip Shop – Machynlleth
  • Finneys Fish & Chips – Benllech
  • Ship Deck – Caerphilly
  • Zero Plus Fish & Chips – Cardiff


  • Angel Lane Chippie – Penrith


  • Westgate Fish & Chips – Morecambe
  • Westend Fish and Chips – Oswaldtwistle

County Durham

  • Yarm Road Fish and Chips – Darlington


  • Lighthouse Fisheries of Flamborough – Bridlington
  • The Fish Bank – Sherburn-in-Elmet
  • Auckley Friery – Doncaster
  • Mr C’s – Selby


  • Catch 22 – Tattershall
  • Angells Fisheries – Newark-on-Trent
  • Pips chips – Cleethorpes
  • Marina Fish & Chips – Skegness
  • Linfords Traditional Fish and Chips – Market Deeping

Greater Manchester

  • Eastleigh Town Street Fryer – Marple Bridge
  • Chips @ No.8 – Prestwich


  • Hooked on the Heath – Knutsford 


  • Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips – Leintwardine  


  • Bishopston Fish and Chips 


  • French’s Fish Shop – Wells-next-the-Sea 


  • The Fish Inn Clacton – Clacton-on-Sea
  • Henley’s of Wivenhoe – Wivenhoe
  • Johnny Macs – Colchester

London, Kent, Surrey

  • Stones Fish & Chips – London
  • Newington Fish Bar – Ramsgate
  • Sandy’s Fish and Chip Shop – Folkestone
  • Lewis’s Fish and Grill – Maidstone
  • Seafare – Guildford


  • Harrisons Fish & Chip Co. Botley – Oxford


  • Mike’s Traditional Fish & Chips – Bishopstoke
  • James Backhouse – New Milton


  • The Wee Chippy – Anstruther
  • Garioch Fish Bar – Inverurie
  • The Fish Works – Largs

Northern Ireland

  • Chipmongers – Portstewart