Wells fish and chip shop named best in three counties

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French’s Fish and Chip in Wells next the Sea named top shop in three counties

Competing to be crowned Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year, French’s Fish and Chips and The Cod’s Scallops in Wollaton will now ‘fry’ for glory against each other in the race to become Eastern England’s best fish and chip shop.

To get to this stage and secure a place in the coveted shortlist, shops have been appraised across a variety of judging criteria including shop appearance, responsible sourcing policies, customer service and staff training policies. They also received mystery shopping assessments by industry experts to ascertain the quality of the fish and chips and the levels of customer service provided by staff.

Over the coming weeks, the shops will be subjected to further mystery judging evaluations and in-depth judging audits. This next stage of the competition will determine the regional winner for Eastern England who will then complete against nine other regional winners for the top accolade at the 2016 awards ceremony.