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Angel Lane Chippie and Frydays in running to be named best in UK

Published on: Tuesday 21st August 2018

Region’s top two fish and chip shops must now go head to head in UK final

Fish and chips served at two Cumbrian takeaways are in the running to become the UK’s top chippie.

The Angel Lane Chippie in Penrith and Frydays of Kendal battered the opposition in the North West heat of National Fish and Chip Awards to become the two best in the region.

Now the pair will go through to the final of the national Fish and Chip Shop of the Year contest to become the UK’s number one.

Both Angel Lane and Frydays are in the UK Top 20 competing for the flagship award.

They face a further two rounds of judging to take the top accolade.

Owned by father and son Dave and Dan Harding since 2007, Angel Lane has won several awards in the past 11 years.

Dan said he and his dad were delighted to be named in the UK’s top 20.

He said: “It is brilliant. This is the furthest we have ever got in this competition. We have our fingers crossed for the next round.”

The fish and chip shop turned 90 in June and to celebrate, it offered customers half-price meals for a day.

According to the records the premises became a fish and chip shop in June 1928, and Dave and Dan believe it is Penrith’s longest established chippie.

The Hardings recently completed and extensive revamp of the interior including an extension to the dining area upstairs and are planning to host a series of pop-up restaurant evenings in the future.

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