Peterborough chippies named as regional finalists in 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards

Matt Bedford at Fishtastic, Orton Longueville EMN-150722-181712009

Matt Bedford at Fishtastic, Orton Longueville EMN-150722-181712009

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The UK’s top 60 fish and chip shops were announced on Tuesday ​(​July​) 21 as part of the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

And Fishtastic, which has branches in Oakleigh Drive, Orton Longueville, and Bellona Drive Cardea will compete in the Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire category.

Competing across 10 regions, the shops will now ‘batter’ it out as they vie for the ultimate title - Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year.

Owner Matt Bedford, said: “We are delighted to have both our shops listed. I’d like to thank all our staff for their hard work.”

Over the coming weeks, they will be subjected to further judging as they receive mystery shopping assessments by industry experts.

The next stage of the competition will whittle down the line-up, establishing a UK top 20 which will compete for the prestigious ‘regional’ titles.

In October in an awards ceremony at The Lancaster London Hotel in January 2016, Seafish will announce the top 10 region winning shops competing for the flagship award.

These shops will then be invited on an all-expense paid study trip to Ålesund, Norway, organised by award sponsor the Norwegian Seafood Council, to witness first-hand why the country is regarded as one of the world’s most sustainable fishing nations.

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