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A fish and chip shop owned and run by a husband and wife team in Exmouth in Devon, England has been crowned the best fish and chip shop in the 2019 National Fish and Chip Awards.
Krispies fish and chips, in the south-west, was crowned with the hotly coveted title, based on the "business's sustainability credentials, menu innovation, its ability to cater for special dietary requirements and customer service and the quality of the product."
The 20-year-old business in the west of England scooped the prize above Captain’s Fish and Chips in Hertfordshire and Low’s Traditional Fish & Chips in Aberdeenshire who took second and third prize respectively.
Only one London based fish and chippie made the top ten, meaning there are plenty of reasons to be tempted out of the capital in a pilgrimage of the best fish and chips the country has to offer.
10 Best fish and Chips Shops in the UK
1. WINNER: Krispies Fish & Chips, Exmouth, Devon
With a look of confused bewilderment and absolute joy - our champion fish and chip shop of the year winners - @KrispiesExmouth are in for an incredible year! Keep an eye out today for updates from our #FishnChipAwards winners 🍾🐟🏆 pic.twitter.com/QM4cqVzeMZ— Fish & Chip Awards (@FishNChipAwards) January 25, 2019
2. RUNNER-UP: Captain’s Fish and Chips, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
3. 3RD PLACE: Low’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Westhill, Aberdeenshire
I spent a fascinating couple of hours today at @lowstraditional Fish & Chip shop in Westhill. Take a look at my IG stories to find out what I got up to... Lows are the Scottish finalist 🏴 for the 2019 National Fish & Chip Shop of the Year award. In true Play School style I always love a ‘through the round window’ glimpse behind the scenes and I was impressed with the passion, provenance, quality and attention to detail that I saw today. My fish supper for lunch was pretty awesome too! 🍟🐟 I also discovered the culinary delight of a Potato Fritter 😍 What’s your usual chip shop order? #ad #fishnchipawards #fishsupper #scotlandsno1 #visitaberdeen #visitaberdeenshire #seeninthedeen #westhill #fishandchips #scottishblogger #eatscottish #scotfood #msccertified #scotlandisnow #fishisthedish #haddocksupper #glutenfree #AWPR #chipper #deepfried #awardwinning #aberdeenblogger #fishnchips #eatmorefish #fishandchipshop #batteredfish #greatbritishfood #traditionalfishandchips
4. Angel Lane Chippie, Penrith, Cumbria
5. Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon, County Tyrone
6. Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Cornwall
7. Mister C's, Selby, North Yorkshire
8. Olley's Fish Experience, Herne Hill, London
9. Papa's Fish and Chips, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
10. The Crispy Cod, Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales
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