The National Fish & Chip Awards

The National Fish and Chip Awards celebrate the best of the fish and chip industry in the UK. Find out who won in 2020 and future plans for the awards

This page has information about the future of the Awards. It also provides details on other events and promotional activity we're running to support the seafood sectors.

Promoting great fish and chips

We’re always celebrating fantastic fish and chips across the UK with Love Seafood, our consumer marketing brand. Use the links below to visit the Love Seafood website and find content on:

Photo of a couple sitting on a bench eating fish and chips
We're promoting fish and chips with our Love Seafood consumer brand
Guests in attendance at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2020
The National Fish & Chip Awards 2020 ceremony

About the National Fish & Chip Awards

Running for over thirty years, The National Fish & Chip Awards celebrate businesses serving the best of the nation's favourite takeaway dish - fish and chips!

Entrants to the Awards are appraised against areas that highlight best practice. As part of the judging process mystery dining judges visit the shops. As well as sampling the food they assess and reward businesses for other factors including:

  • responsible sourcing practices,
  • customer service,
  • staff training policies, and
  • marketing innovation.

Winners and Finalists

The winners and finalists in the 2020 Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award were:

To see a full list of winners and finalists from all award categories you can download the winners and finalists brochure from the link below:

Photo of owners and staff from The Cods Scallops - winners of the 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards
The Cod's Scallops won Fish and Chip Shop of the Year at the 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards

Winners of the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award in previous years were:

  • 2019: Krispies, Exmouth, Devon
  • 2018: Millers Fish and Chips, Haxby, Yorkshire
  • 2017: Kingfisher Fish & Chips, Plymouth, Devon
  • 2016: Simpsons Fish & Chips, Cheltenham Gloucestershire
  • 2015: Frankie's Fish & Chips, Brae, Shetland
  • 2014: Quayside, Whitby, North Yorkshire
  • 2013: The Bay, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
  • 2012: Seniors, Thornton, Lancashire
  • 2011: Fish and Chips at 149, Bridlington, East Yorkshire
  • 2009-2010: Atlantic Fast Food, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
  • 2008: Anstruther Fish Bar, Anstruther, Fife
  • 2007: Townhead Cafe, Biggar, Lanarkshire
  • 2006: Petrou Brothers, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
  • 2005: Hodgson's Chippy, Lancaster, Lancashire
  • 2004: Our Plaice, West Hagley, West Midlands
  • 2003: Finnegan's Bar, Bridgend, Cardiff
  • 2002: Brownsover Fish Bar, Rugby, Warwickshire
  • 2001: Allports Fish and Chip Shop, Pwllheli, Wales
  • 2000: Les's Fish Bar, Crewe, Cheshire
  • 1999: Bizzie Lizzies, Skipton, North Yorkshire
  • 1998: Zanre's, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
  • 1997: The Bervie Chipper, Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire
  • 1996: Halfway Fish Bar, Poole, Dorset
  • 1995: Hutchinson's, Helston, Cornwall
  • 1994: The West End Cafe, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
  • 1993: Reed Square Fish Bar, Birmingham, West Midlands
  • 1992: Elite Fish Bar & Restaurant, Ruskington, Lincolnshire

2021 and 2022 awards cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic

The 2021 National Fish & Chip Awards would have taken place in January this year. We cancelled the awards ahead of the start of the entry process last summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You can read a news article with our statement on this.

While uncertainty remains, our Awards event will not take place in January 2022 either. This has given us an opportunity to consider the future of the Awards and other Seafish event activity. It comes as part of a wider review looking at all our trade events and our presence at consumer marketing events. You can find out more about this review from our page on Promoting seafood through trade and consumer events.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the National Fish & Chip awards please contact:

Andy Gray
Trade Marketing Manager
07876 035 767