Britain's Top 10 Fish And Chip Shops Have Been Revealed

Where to find the crispiest batter and fluffiest chips

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If tucking into a plate of crispy battered fish, perfectly fluffy chips and a side of mushy peas is your idea of a good time, it might be worth giving one of Britain's best chippies a try.

The UK's top 10 fish and chip shops have been announced following the latest round of judging in the 'Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award'.

To make the shortlist, businesses from Scotland to Essex were judged on their frying skills, menu development, sustainable sourcing policies, staff training and marketing activity. Judges from the National Fish and Chip Shop Awards also made unannounced visits to the shops to report on customer service.

The team at Cromars in St Andrews, Fife
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The 10 regional winners will now be put forward to the final stage of the judging process. The winner of the industry's prestigious accolade will be named at an awards ceremony in London in January 2018.

Marcus Coleman, the chief executive of Seafish Industry Authority, said the award is "one of the highest honours a fish and chip business can receive".

He added: "Having watched our 10 finalists progress through the competition, I can safely say that their skill and dedication is outstanding - they are a true representation of the crème de la crème of our industry and sum up perfectly why British fish and chips are, and will always be, the best in the world."

The Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon, County Tyrone
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The winner?

Kingfisher Fish & Chips in Plympton, Devon came out on top at the 2017 awards in January. As for this year's contenders? See the full list of 2018 finalists below:

Cromars Classic Fish & Chips, St Andrews, Fife (Scotland)

Penaluna's Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun, Rhonda Cynon Taff (Wales)

The Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon, County Tyrone (Northern Ireland)

Millers Fish & Chips, Haxby, York, North Yorkshire (North East England)

Fylde Fish Bar, Marshside, Southport, Merseyside (North West England)

The Golden Carp Chippy, Redditch, Worcestershire (Midlands)

Burton Road Chippy, Lincoln, Lincolnshire (Eastern England)

Henley's of Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex (London & South East England)

Captain's Fish and Chips, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire (Central & Southern England)

Harbourside Fish & Chips, Plymouth, Devon (South & West England)