TWO Anglesey fish and chip shops have been acknowledged as being among the top 50 in the UK.

They are the The Golden Fry, Benllech, and Chippy Chippy, Holyhead. The Fry Magazine Daily News awards were made following unannounced mystery dining visits. The shops were marked on over 40 aspects of their business, from the quality of the food and customer service to their social media presence and their Covid safe practices.

The food remained the main focus of the judgements, with all outlets assessed on the flakiness of the fish, the crispness of the chips and the crunch of the batter, alongside value for money.

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Mrs Carol Hulme, who has run The Golden Fry in Benllech with her husband Michael for 12 years, said: “We were overjoyed to get the news we are amongst the top 50 fish and chip shops in the country.

“It does feel good, particularly as it is a tribute to the fantastically hard work of our staff. We are really proud of them. We are grateful to have been able to stay open throughout the pandemic and have continued to serves the community.”

Mrs Lora Jones of Chippy Chippy in Stanley Street, Holyhead, was delighted to receive the news of being in the top 50. She said: “It is really lovely to be rewarded for the hard work we have all put in over past very difficult 12 months.

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“My team must take a lot of credit, I’m really proud of them. Once the lockdown restrictions have lifted we plan to have a treat for them to say thank you.”