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Introducing: the UK’s best fish and chip newcomers

Article Date: 2018-10-23

pspan style="font-size: 12pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-weight: bold;"Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, has today revealed the ten best new fish and chip shops in the country as semi-finalists in the ‘Best Newcomer Award’, one of 14 categories in the 2019 National Fish & Chip Awards. /span/span/p pThe top ten best newcomers in the UK (in alphabetical order) are:/p ul type="disc" lispan style="font-weight: bold;"Alma Park Fish Bar, Grantham, Lincolnshire /span/li lispan style="font-weight: bold;"Felixstowe Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, Suffolk/span/li lispan style="font-weight: bold;"Fish and Chips @ Weston Grove, Chester, Cheshire/span/li lispan style="font-weight: bold;"FishFace, Lichfield, Staffordshire/span/li lispan style="font-weight: bold;"Hook and Line, Leeds, West Yorkshire/span/li lispan style="font-weight: bold;"Knights of Pontefract, Pontefract, West Yorkshire/span/li lispan style="font-weight: bold;"Paignton Pier Chippy Co., Paignton, Devon/span/li lispan style="font-weight: bold;"The Bearded Sailor, Leeds, West Yorkshire/span/li lispan style="font-weight: bold;"The Fisherman’s Kitchen, Southsea,/spanspan style="font-weight: bold;" /spanspan style="font-weight: bold;"Portsmouth /span/li lispan style="font-weight: bold;"The Friary, Beauly, Inverness-shire/span/li /ul pEach of these entrepreneurial start-ups has been judged against a variety of criteria including: the level of innovation displayed when running a fish and chip shop, knowledge and understanding of sustainability and responsible sourcing of products, customer service levels and the quality of fish and chips they serve. br / br / For the next stage, judges will make unannounced mystery dining visits where they will carefully examine each of the businesses, to determine the top three newcomers. The finalists will then compete for the winner’s title at the National Fish & Chip Awards ceremony in London on 24 January 2019./p pMarcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, commented: span style="font-style: italic;""The Best Newcomer category shows that it is possible to excel as a fish and chip shop, even in the very early years of operating. Hard work, determination and commitment to quality in all areas will be repaid with results and this is what has led each of these shops to the semi-final of this award./span/pspan style="font-style: italic;"/span pspan style="font-style: italic;""These 10 shops are off to a flying start on their fish and chip journey and should be congratulated for making their business such a success in a short period of time. Good luck to all in the next round.”/span/p p span-us">For more information about fish and or follow @fishisthedish. or follow @fishisthedish.

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