A borough chippy is in the running to win a national award again. 

Chips at No.8 on Clifton Road in Prestwich has made the top 40 finalists for the category for the Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year category of the National Fish and Chip Awards 2024.

The judging panel, made up of industry experts, put entrants through an extensive judging process, testing them against industry best practice on environmental issues, product knowledge and their responsibilities as an employer, and more.

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Further judging rounds will be undertaken to see which chippy’s make it to the next stages.

Chips at No.8 has been praised and awarded for more than 10 years for their high quality food, cleanliness of the premises, value for money and many other things.

Last year the business was named as one of the best takeaways in The Fry Awards, making the top 50 in the country.

Chips at No.8 owner Dan Edwards said: “To be in the running again to be named the UK’s number one chippy is an amazing feeling and the whole team can and should be very proud of themselves.

“There are around 10,000 fish and chip shops in the UK so to be considered for the title is a huge achievement and testament to the efforts they put in every day.”

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Andrew Crook, president at the National Federation of Fish Friers, organiser of the awards, added: “The calibre of entries for the National Fish and Chip Awards 2024 have been nothing short of fantastic and we are proud of all the eateries that clearly put in huge amounts of effort to be considered for the accolade.

“Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year is a notoriously difficult category to stand out in, but the panel of experts had many tough decisions to make.

“However, we’ve selected an exceptional shortlist that showcases the unwavering passion, dedication and excitement that the fish and chip industry brings to British culture.”