Fylde Fish Bar make a date with the Lancashire Hotpots to celebrate 10 years!
Article Date: 2019-10-08
Written by Banico and Jodie Zeniou, Fylde Fish Bar
When we first opened our doors in October 2009, we asked ‘The Lancashire Hotpots’ if they would come in to launch our new take away/restaurant in Marshside and to our surprise they said yes! It was an amazing start to our launch as ‘The Lancashire Hotpots’ fans came from miles and miles to watch them and really put us on the map especially playing their ‘Chippy Tea’ song!
We have now been given a great opportunity to relive the moment and say thank you for all the support to all our customers and have a great night celebrating our 10th Birthday.
For those that might not know us, we are an independent family run fish and chip take away and restaurant in Marshside, Southport. Banico, a third generation fish fryer, along with Jodie by his side started a new brand which has been welcomed by the community with open arms since it opened in October 2009.
Wanting to spread the brand whilst keeping it local, in 2015 Banico opened a take away in Birkdale village and then in July 2018 opened another new restaurant and take away in Burscough on the flourishing retail park.
Banico and Jodie with their team of 60 employees and managers have worked extremely hard to create a happy and thriving place to work and since 2011 have won an accolade of awards some regional and others national. A highlight coming in 2018 when were chosen to represent the North West in the National Fish and Chip Awards!
The motto ‘Fish & Chips, not as it is, not as it was, but how it should be’ is followed throughout all their choices when it comes to the everyday running of their three establishments. The environment also plays a part with regards to sustainable fishing as all our three shops are MSC certified and our love of serving great quality food saw us gaining the NFFF Quality Award earlier this year. We spend a lot of time raising money for local charities whilst also following the national fundraising events and love to give back to the local community as much as is possible.
So time creeps up on us and in the blink of an eye, and here we are celebrating our 10th Birthday in Marshside. We plan on having a ten day offer celebration to thank the local community, our loyal customers and hard-working staff. But the icing on the cake is as mentioned above the return of the Lancashire Hotpots on Friday 18th October to perform for us once again ten years later. Even more so as they are in the middle of their UK tour and have been forthcoming in taking the day out to perform their ‘chippy tea’ song amongst other well known favourites and to support such a British tradition.