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

These are officially the best fish and chip shops in the UK – did your favourite win?
Is your local chippy one of the best in the country? (Photo: National Fish & Chip Awards)

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?

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, Nottinghamshire
2nd place: Shap Chippy, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria
3rd 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