It’s time to choose your Chip Shop of the Year

Competition to find north Northumberland's best fish-and-chip shop.
Competition to find north Northumberland's best fish-and-chip shop.

This week is National Chip Week and we’re on the hunt for the best fish and chip shop that our area has to offer.

And that’s where YOU come in!

Your Northumberland Gazette needs you to tell us which chippies batter the competition in the race to be the best in the business. Why should your favourite be crowned the champion?

And it couldn’t be simpler to get your nominations in. All you need to do is fill in the entry form in this week’s Gazette nominating your favourite chip shop or nominate by text (details below).

Whether you’re the mighty fish frier himself, or a regular at the counter, this is a great opportunity to get your chippy’s name in lights.

Once the nominations have all landed in our net, before the closing date of Monday, March 2 (at 10am), we’ll compile a shortlist of the most popular submissions.

Our chippy champions will then equip each and every shortlisted business with all they need to compete for the coveted title – including the obligatory ‘we need YOU!’ poster.

Organised by the Potato Council, National Chip Week runs from February 16 to 22 and is firmly established as the week to whet your whistle with a bag of tasty fish and chips.

But of course, it doesn’t end there: chippies have broadened their horizons so it might be that you want to give credit for something else! A tasty kebab and chips; the perfect pie and chips; succulent sausage and chips ... you get the gist!

And so it has begun: 2015’s search for the Gazette’s champion chippy!


Text NOGCHIPPY then a space, followed by the name of the chip shop you wish to nominate along with your name, address and postcode to 65550.


Pick up a copy of the Northumberland Gazette, on sale now for £1. Turn to page 26 and fill in the nomination form. Post the entry form to Chip Shop of the Year, PO Box 316, Rossendale, BB4 0DU


Johnston Press are the publishers of this newspaper. Normal Johnston Press competition rules apply, for more information go to All text messages cost £1 plus standard network rates. Multiple nominations accepted. You will receive a text reply to confirm receipt of your nomination. Your text message must follow the exact format stated, otherwise your nomination may not be valid and you may still be charged. Deadline for all nominations is Monday, March 2, at 10am.

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