‘Fish and Chips 52 times please.’ Yorkshire chippy celebrates in style.

‘Fish and Chips 52 times please.’ Yorkshire chippy celebrates in style.

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Charlie Tipton busy frying at Hillside Fisheries

Hillside Fisheries, near Pontefract, is celebrating it’s first year with a lip-smacking prize. One lucky customer will win free fish and chips once a week for a year.

Charlie Tipton, owner and chief fryer, said “It’s hard to believe that we have been open for a year. Since we opened, in September last year, we have met lots of lovely customers and made some great friends in Ackworth. Giving away free fish and fish chips for a year to a customer seemed like a great way to celebrate!”

Customers can enter the prize draw as many times as they like, either in the shop or on their Facebook page.

There’s been a chip shop on Barnsley Road in Ackworth site for over 70 years, unfortunately the shop was gutted by a fire and had been closed for over three years, when Charlie took it over. When it re-opened the new Hillside Fisheries had a huge queue when Charlie, alongside Brian and Jean Lindsay whose parents owned the original shop, cut the ribbon to declare the shop open.

Charlie said “We completely refitted the whole interior. When we came to replacing the shop front after removing layers of old signs we discovered the beautiful original hand painted one from when the shop first opened. It was still in such a lovely condition we’ve given it pride of place in the shop.”