King’s Lynn chippy is West Norfolk’s best, say Lynn News readers

Lynn News Chip Shop of the Year winner:'Rive Lane Fish Bar'LtoR, Caroline Towler, Julian Trudgill, John Redman ANL-150904-081723009

Lynn News Chip Shop of the Year winner:'Rive Lane Fish Bar'LtoR, Caroline Towler, Julian Trudgill, John Redman ANL-150904-081723009

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It may not be the biggest, but you have voted the River Lane Fish Bar in Gaywood as West Norfolk’s top chippy.

The shop was named Lynn News Chip Shop of the Year this week in a result owner John Redman described as “awesome.”

And he said the credit for the award, the winner of which is chosen by Lynn News readers, should go to his five staff

“They work there full-time and I do the support work. It’s wonderful news.”

Sixteen chip shops from all over West Norfolk were shortlisted for your votes last month.

Asked why he felt his shop had come out on top, Mr Redman said: “I think it’s because the shop is a traditional British fish and chip shop and all the food we do is cooked to the best quality.

“The shop is smaller than a car garage and we get people queuing out of the door and round the corner.

As well as the River Lane shop, which is open for lunch and evening services on Tuesdays to Saturdays each week, Mr Redman also owns the Crossings fish and chip shop on Tennyson Road, near the College of West Anglia.

And he said the team there are already keen to take on River Lane for the title in 2016.

“The guys there will want to beat them. There’s already competition to see who sells the most each week.”

Lynn News acting editor Mark Leslie said: “Congratulations to the River Lane Fish Bar, which is a worthy winner of the Chip Shop of the Year award.

“I would like to thank everyone who either nominated or voted for their favourite chip shops.”