Monday, October 18, 2021
HomeNewsFarsley's Croft Street Fisheries crowned one of best in UK

Farsley’s Croft Street Fisheries crowned one of best in UK

Croft Street Fisheries in Farsley has been named as a champion chippy as part of a prestigious UK-wide contest.

The takeaway is the only Leeds fish and chip takeaway in the top 50 of Fry Magazine‘s annual competition – and one of only five in Yorkshire to receive a nod.

Following an unannounced mystery dining visit, shops and mobile units were marked on over 40 aspects of their business, from the quality of the food and customer service to their social media presence and their Covid-safe practices.

The food remained the main focus, with all outlets assessed on the flakiness of the fish, the crispness of the chips and the crunch of the batter, alongside value for money.

Fry Magazine is considered the leading trade publication for the fish and chip shop sector and has been holding these awards since 2012.

Reece Head, competition organiser, says:

“Without doubt, the last 12 months have been tough for fish and chip operators and many will not have dealt with this level of crisis management before.

“Allowed to operate during the pandemic, there was a lot they had to implement in a very short space of time to operate in a Covid safe manner. Many takeaways had to flip their businesses to click and collect and delivery, serve at the door, introduce card payments and work in much smaller teams. Likewise, mobile units introduced pre-orders and added new routes and additional vans to keep the nation fed.

“During a time of uncertainty, these operators have helped maintain a sense of normality. They’ve been at the heart of their communities, with a smile on their faces and hot food in their hands. And the fact that we’ve had our highest pass mark ever is testament to their hard work and dedication, and we would like to congratulate each and every one.”

The full list of winners are listed below in alphabetical order: 

  • Auckley Friery, Auckley, South Yorkshire
  • Callaways Fish & Chips, Dorchester, Dorset
  • Carlo’s, Alnwick, Northumberland
  • Castiglio’s Fried Fish & Chips, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire
  • Chippy Chippy, Holyhead, Anglesey
  • Chips @ No.8, Prestwich, Manchester
  • Chish & Fips, Norwich, Norfolk
  • Cox’s At The Lighthouse, St Neots, Cambridgeshire
  • Croft Street Fisheries, Farsley, Leeds
  • Davenport’s Fish & Chips, Louth, Lincolnshire
  • David’s Fish And Chips, Brixham, Devon
  • Dhillons Fish Inn, Throckley, Newcastle
  • Dunkeld Fish Bar, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross
  • East Coast, Musselburgh, East Lothian
  • Every Fish Bar, Harrow, London
  • Farnhams Fish And Chips, Boverton, Llantwit Major
  • Fiddlers Elbow Fish and Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire
  • Finn’s Traditional Fish and Chips, Reading, Berkshire
  • Fintans Fish & Chip Co, Llanishen, Cardiff
  • Fish ‘n’ Fritz, Weymouth, Dorset
  • Fisherman’s Bay, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
  • Fochabers Fish Bar, Fochabers, Moray
  • Fraser’s Fish and Chips, Penzance, Cornwall
  • Frydays of Kendal, Kendal, Cumbria
  • George’s Fish And Chips, Hanham, Bristol
  • Harlees Fish & Chips, Westbury, Wiltshire
  • Henley’s of Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe, Essex
  • Hiks, Brynhyfryd, Swansea, Glamorgan
  • Hooked On The Heath, Knutsford, Cheshire
  • Jason’s Fish And Chips, Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk
  • Land & Sea, Sowerby, York, North Yorkshire
  • Linfords Traditional Fish and Chip Shop, Market Deeping, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Market Hill Fisheries, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
  • McLeod’s Fish and Chips, Inverness
  • My Plaice Fish and Chips, Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk
  • Newington Fish Bar, Ramsgate, Kent
  • Priory Plaice Fish and Chips, Ulverston, Cumbria
  • Sea Salt + Sole, Dyce, Aberdeen
  • Seasmiths Fish + Chips, Porthtowan, Truro, Cornwall
  • Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria
  • Shaw’s Fish And Chips, Dodworth, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
  • Smith’s Chippy, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
  • Sykes, Pendlebury, Salford, Greater Manchester
  • The Cafe Royal, Annan, Dumfriesshire
  • The Cottage by Haddocks, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire
  • The Crescent Fish & Chip Shop, Flint, Flintshire
  • The Esk Cafe, Carlisle, Cumbria
  • The Fish At Goose Green, Wigan, Lancashire
  • The Fish Bar, Crewe, Cheshire
  • The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire
  • The Friary, Carrickfergus, County Antrim
  • The Golden Fry, Benllech, Isle of Anglesey
  • The Horseshoe Fish Bar, Pontnewynydd, Torfaen
  • The Little Chippy Tyldesley, Manchester
  • The Plaice to Be, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
  • The Shire Fryer, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Tony’s, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire
  • Towngate Fisheries, Idle, Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Valerio’s Fish And Chips, Lanark, South Lanarkshire
  • Yan’s Fish Bar, Cardiff

More details here.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent Posts

Stay Connected

2,849FansLike
518FollowersFollow
3,483FollowersFollow