FOUR Cumbrian fish and chip shops have been named among the top fifty in the UK in a prestigious annual awards.

The four fish and chip shops, all to be found in the Penrith area, were named in the Fry Magazines 50 Best Fish and Chip Takeaways of the year for 2024.

The winners were: 

  • Shap Chippy, Shap
  • Shappy Wheels, Appleby
  • Sandgate Chippie, Penrith
  • The Chippie Van, Penrith [Angel Lane]

Just over the border, The Cafe Royal in Annan also made the list.

The Fry Magazine’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways and 10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants 2024, are an awards, now in their 12th year, recognising those operators setting the gold standard in food quality, customer service and marketing.

Reece Head, competition organiser, says: “It gives me great pleasure to announce this year’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways and 10 Best Fish & Chip Restaurants winners.  

“Despite the formidable challenges posed by inflationary pressures that have affected every aspect of the industry, these remarkable establishments continue to deliver top quality fish and chips using the finest ingredients.

"Their dedication extends beyond the plate, as they invest in cutting-edge equipment to facilitate seamless and swift transactions, coupled with rigorous training in customer service. Uncompromising in their standards, they are truly the best in the business and deserve their recognition.”