Fry Magazine’s 50 best Fish & Chip Shops 2015

50 best Fish & Chip Shops 2015 announced. Photo: Hagwall on flickr50 best Fish & Chip Shops 2015 announced. Photo: Hagwall on flickr
50 best Fish & Chip Shops 2015 announced. Photo: Hagwall on flickr
Ahead of National Fish and Chip Day on June 5, the 50 Best Fish & Chip Shops for 2015 have been revealed by Fry Magazine.

The awards were chosen assessing 40 aspects of the business including the quality of fish and chips, staff presentation, front-of-house hygiene and customer service.

Just under 500 shops entered the Best Fish & Chip Shops 2015 with each one subject to a mystery dining visit by an independent company.​

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The benchmark was set extremely high with every shop on the list scoring 95% or over in their mystery dine.​​

Fry Magazine, a leading publication for the fish frying and fast food industry, noted that four shops achieved 100% - the highest proportion of shops achieving top marks since the competition started three years ago.

The full list in alphabetical order (Scottish shops in bold):

Alexanders, Christchurch, Dorset

Aragon Fisheries, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Atlantic Fast Food, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

Batter Sea Fish Bar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Beedle’s Chippy, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Blue Fin, York, North Yorkshire

Burton Road Chippy, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Catch, Ashford, Kent

Carron Fish Bar, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire

Codfather, Buckie, Banffshire

Colmans of South Shields, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

Croft Street Fisheries, Pudsey, West Yorkshire

Fairfield Plaice, Buxton, Derbyshire

Fishtastic, Orton Longueville, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Fishtastic, Stanground, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Fish Tram Chips, Llandudno, Gwynedd

Fochabers Fish Bar, Fochabers, Morayshire

Foodcraft, Winsford, Cheshire

Gerard Street Fish Bar, Derby, Derbyshire

Haddocks End, Perranporth, Cornwall

Harpers, Hornsea, North Humberside

Harpers, Market Weighton, York, North Yorkshire

Harpers of Wetwang, Driffield, North Humberside

Harpers, York, North Yorkshire

Hill Top Village Fisheries, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield

Kingfisher Fish & Chips, Plymouth, Devon

Krispies, Exmouth, Devon

Lakeside Takeaway, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Marlin Fish Bar, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Merryhouse, Leatherhead, Surrey,

Middleton in Teesdale Fish and Chip Shop, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Nemos, Lower Gornal, West Midlands

Nibblers Traditional Fish and Chips, Armagh, County Armagh

Off The Hook, Airdrie, Lanarkshire

Oh My Cod!, Spalding, Lincolnshire

Overseas, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Peel Park Fisheries, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Pelican Jacks, Middlesbrough, Cleveland

Plattens Fish & Chips, Wells-Next-The-Sea,

Norfolk Robinsons Fish & Chips, Poole, Dorset

Simpsons Fish & Chips, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Starfish, Ipswich, Suffolk

Superfish, Ashtead, Surrey

The Chippy, Antrim, County Antrim

The Elite Fish and Chip Company, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

The Elite Fish and Chip Company, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

The Fish House, Fleetwood, Lancashire

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The Mermaid Traditional Fish & Chips, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

The Parade Fish Bar, Crayford, Kent

The Wigmore Fish and Chips, Luton, Bedfordshire

Three Cottages Fish Restaurant, North Walsham, Norfolk

Utley Fisheries, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Winyates Chippy, Redditch, Worcestershire

W J Rowe, Stevenage, Hertfordshire ​

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