Harpenden chippy is frying high after double award win

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 October 2016

Godfrey’s Fish and Chips in Harpenden High Street has emerged as the top fryer in Central and Southern England in the 2017 National Fish and Chip Awards.
Magdalena Markiewicz – Atlantika Fish, Simon Hayden – Fryers Pride, Luke Godfrey – shop owner, Lenka Rosa – Atlantika Fish

Godfrey's Fish and Chips in Harpenden High Street has emerged as the top fryer in Central and Southern England in the 2017 National Fish and Chip Awards. Magdalena Markiewicz - Atlantika Fish, Simon Hayden - Fryers Pride, Luke Godfrey - shop owner, Lenka Rosa - Atlantika Fish

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A popular fish and chip shop has battered the opposition in two competitions in the space of a week.

Godfrey’s Fish and Chips in Harpenden High Street has emerged as the top fryer in Central and Southern England in the 2017 National Fish and Chip Awards.

And it has also been named as the best takeaway in the St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival awards.

Godfrey’s now goes forward to compete against the nine other regional winners in a bid to be crowned Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year next January.

Owner Luke Godfrey commented: “It was really disappointing not making the top 10 stage for the last two years – but it’s all been worth it now. Being shortlisted for the UK top 60 stage was amazing, but reaching the top 10 is a real achievement and a fantastic feeling.”

He went on: “We’re a family-run business; my mum ran a chip shop when I was younger and now she works three days a week in our shop, my dad even makes all of our pies. We’ve gone so much further than ever before though, we’re now actively engaging with our community through school talks and local events. We’re also working on our environmental sustainability credentials by creating our own recyclable packaging.

“Keeping it simple works for us – we’re all about the traditional dishes – so it’s great to have recognition for our hard work beyond the line of customers that stretches out the door every night.”

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