Frying high: Chip shop earns honour.
A SOUTHPORT fish and chip shop has been named the best chippy in the North West at the "Oscars" for fish fryers.
Fylde Fish Bar will now battle it out to become the number one fish and chip shop in the UK.
Six competing fish and chip shops had their frying skills put to the test as well as being judged on innovation, menu development and sustainable sourcing. Judges also made unannounced visits to shops to sample the fish and chips - as well as the level of customer service on offer.
Earlier this year, both the Fylde Road shop and its sister shop on Weld Road, Birkdale, picked up another prestigious industry award when they were named among just 25 shops to receive the Fish & Chip Quality Award from the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF).
Fylde Fish Bars owners Banico and Jodie Zeniou said: "For our shops to be recognised as top fish and chip shops is indeed an honour and a credit to our hardworking staff, who we would like to offer our sincere thanks to for their hard work and efforts to maintain our excellent reputation."