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There are some rubbish fish and chip shops about.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Can't remember the name of it but the best fish & chips I've ever had was from a place in Aldeburgh in Suffolk.  Well renowned throughout the UK apparently with people even travelling up from London for the fish & chips and the day we went the queues were out the door and down the street.

We queued for about an hour but then ate the meal from the paper (newspaper that is) with a wooden fork sitting on the beach - can honestly say it was THE BEST fish & chips I have ever had.

That was about 8 years ago and I bet they're not allowed to serve it in newspaper anymore  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right they can't wrap 'em in newspaper anymore sad to say. We have a couple of good chippy's here One by football ground next door and the other up Hollingworth Lake his fish is magic.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our best fish shop closed years ago he cooked his in beef lard in coal heated fryers ,when the queues were big when we were kids he would give us bags of scraps to eat while we waited
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my wife fries in a chipshop, in Longsutton called Henrys, everything is cooked in beef dripping opens 11am until 10pm theres always queues and theres always 4 staff on people travel for miles to this chippy in our village portions are massive and nothing is allowed to sit in hot box for more than 15mins(this is why my animals get so well fed ;-) lol) I was recently on a whippet site where some whippet racers from Chesterfield were saying they hope they got done quick enough in Suffolk to get to Henrys in Longsutton as they said the best chippy in the land.
Twice a week they steep a 2 buckets of peas
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wrap in Newspaper anymore?
Bazzer knows why.
Before the days of Heatset and UV drying Newsprint, the main constituants of Ink Driers were Lead and Cobalt.
Nuff said?

Best Chippie round our way went downhill when the good old EU banned the use of Beef Dripping.

We have got two really good ones though.
Both cook to order only. You have the choice, you can wait or you can.....
Choice of Small, Regular or Large.
Skate.
Cod.
Haddock.
Rock.
Plaice.
Cod Roe (Yummy Yum Yum).

They have to be good to compete with:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I grew up in Fleetwood years ago when it had a distant water fishing fleet. There was a chippy on nearly every corner, or so it seemed, and we were really spoilt for choice. I now live in Harwich which has a tiny fishing fleet, and the chippies are not worth bothering with. Found a good chippy in Totnes last month and, although not really a chippy, the Magpie Cafe in Whitby is hard to beat.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazzer I thought for just a moment that I could see a set of dentures in that picture of yours.    
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just tried the Nyfyn kebab shop for the first time. Was not bad. Actually I really enjoyed it but most of that was the novelty value.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Novelty ? They'd left the fur on the cat ?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when on holiday during the summer we went to Iron Bridge Victorian village the chip shop there was cooking in beef dripping absolutely gorgeous i still fantasise about them
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bodge, you keep on and you may not have dentures but you'll be eating through a straw for months.  

What about Chippies Extras?

Locally.
Mushy Peas(?)
Curry sauce.
Bap and a scrape of Marge.
Some do Pickled Eggs.
Pickled Onions. Tend to be the size of Golf Balls.
Wallys.
I buy these as the Pickle replacement for Burgers. Why buy a jar when one wally from the chippies will dress a dozen burgers.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bryggmester wrote:
I grew up in Fleetwood years ago when it had a distant water fishing fleet. There was a chippy on nearly every corner, or so it seemed, and we were really spoilt for choice. .


still plenty of f/c shops in fleetwood, we live down the road in thornton. we have an award winning chippy here i recommend their pollack and chips very tasty indeed
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two good fish and chip shops near us.  Both with the same owner.  Called "George's Tradition".  We don't have bought fish and chips very often but when we do, that's where we go.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Into my fourth week of a diet and I've forgotten what fish and chips looks like. For the last couple of months, Kaz was bringing some home from work most Wednedays.
Good fish and chips are a fantastic meal but unfortunately the vast majority of chip shops don't fall into the category of being good.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: There are some rubbish fish and chip shops about. Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
Do you have a good one locally ? All the ones that we have fall well short.

I don't know about their fish, but there is a Chinese takeaway in North Street, Thame, called The Dragon Inn that does the most marvellous chips. They are part cooked, and when you order the lady in charge fries them again very quickly. Consequently they are nice and crisp.

Mr Fry in Hungerford High Street is one of the best around this area and very cheap - a senior citizen's portion is 2.50.


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