Awards show Exmouth’s fish and chips among UK’s best

PUBLISHED: 13:13 27 January 2017 | UPDATED: 14:20 27 January 2017

Staff from Krispies at the National Fish and Chip Awards. From left to right: Kelly and Tim Barnes, sponsor Austen Dack and award presenter Nigel Barden.

Staff from Krispies at the National Fish and Chip Awards. From left to right: Kelly and Tim Barnes, sponsor Austen Dack and award presenter Nigel Barden.

Ashley Bingham

Two Exmouth restaurants are celebrating success in the National Fish and Chip Awards.

Staff from Rockfish at the National Fish and Chip Awards. From left to right: Sponsor Terry Larkin, Leticia Curbela, Emily Belcher, Andree Vacchelli, Samantha Page.Staff from Rockfish at the National Fish and Chip Awards. From left to right: Sponsor Terry Larkin, Leticia Curbela, Emily Belcher, Andree Vacchelli, Samantha Page.

Krispies, in Exeter Road, won the From Field To Fryer Award, which recognises the responsible sourcing of potatoes, while Rockfish, in Pier Head, is part of the chain which won Good Catch – The Sustainable Seafood Award and the Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award.

Krispies owner Kelly Barnes said: “This is the first time we’ve entered the awards so we’re truly overwhelmed and very thankful to be crowned winners.

“Chips are often not given the attention they deserve, as fish is generally thought to be a more important component of fish and chips.

“However, we work extremely hard to ensure that our potato sourcing and chipping skills are top notch.

“The hard work must have paid off as not only do we now attract customers from all over Devon and Cornwall, we’ve also won an award!”

Rockfish head of communications Laura Cowan said: “Winning both of these awards is absolutely amazing!

“We are incredibly proud that the ethos at the core of our business has put us at the top of what is an incredibly competitive industry.

“We are growing, but doing so sustainably, and cannot wait to share this with our team!”


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