THE chips are down – now’s the time to wrap this contest up and vote for the best chippy in South Yorkshire.
You’ve been chipping in for days with your nominations after The Star launched a search to find South Yorkshire’s Best Chippy.
Suggestions have come in for top notch chip shops all around the county – from Barnsley to Balby, Darnall to Doncaster, Manor Top to Mosborough.
And the mouthwatering reasons you gave for choosing your favourites couldn’t be battered.
Early front-runners include Rob’s Fish and Chips in Greenhill, Tony’s in Mosborough, Richmond Fisheries in Richmond, New Cod on the Block at Commonside, Hicks Street Chippy in Shalesmoor, Woodseats Fisheries, Fry Master in Attercliffe, Whitby’s of Catcliffe, and the Castle Chippy in Castle Market.
Nev Furness, aged 72, from Ranmoor Road, said of Hicks Street: “It’s the best fish and chips, and the service is quick.”
Lisa Wright, 48, of Brooklands Crescent, Fulwood, added: “It’s the best around.”
Gilly Carrington, 50, of Greenoak Avenue, Totley Rise, nominated Rob’s.
“Well worth a visit,” she said. “Generous portions, always hot. A taste to die for.”
Maureen Woodcock, 73 of Fulford Place, Darnall, went for Frymaster: “Crispy chips and fish all cooked in beef dripping.”
Ethel Woodley, 71 of College Court, Burngreave, loves Whitby’s. “It’s a long ride on the bus to Catcliffe, but worth it,” she said. “Fish in batter, awesome.”
Kevin Slater, 49, of Delves Road in Hackenthorpe, travels to Mosborough to get his chips from Tony’s. “Best tasting fish and chips in Sheffield,” he reckoned. “Everything is cooked to perfection and it’s always very busy which speaks for itself.”
Laraine Livermore, 58, of Becket Walk, Lowedges, is one of the many fans of Woodseats Fisheries.
She said: “Beautiful white fish, tasty chips. It’s fantastic value and great staff also.”
Annie Coldwell, 91, from Maltravers Crescent, Wybourn, went for the Castle Chippy in Castle Market.
She said: “Good fish and chips and about the cheapest around.”
George Warris, 68, of Auckland Rise, Halfway, agreed: “Chips are brown and tasty. Cod is white and surrounded with tasty batter, not brittle.”
Paul Cross, 49, of Harpenden Drive, Hatfield, went for Rothwells in Doncaster. He said: “It’s a traditional chippy.”
And Anthony Gill, 70, of Rodger Road, Woodhouse, is a fan of the Swallownest Fish Bar.
He says: “The best chips and fish outside Cleethorpes – you should try them.”
HOW TO VOTE:
Nominations for your favourite chippy will carry over to the voting process – where we now shortlist the 54 you’ve suggested and whittle them down to just six finalists.
The six which receive the most votes will be featured in The Star and online, before our panel of experts make a final decision.
You can vote as many times as you like in the shortlisting process by text or using the entry form printed in paper (Wednesday, February 27, 2013). No photocopies allowed.
Vote for only one of the chip shops nominated and listed below. Get your vote to us by the deadline of Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 5pm.
Do not enter after this time, or your vote will not be counted but you may still be charged for your text. Details below.
Send your text to 61500 with the word STA (space) CHIPPY (space) then your vote number (01-54) followed by a space then your name house number and postcode.
Texts cost 25p plus your usual network rate. The Editor’s decision is final.
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VOTE FOR THESE NOMINATED CHIPPIES:
01 Abbey Friar, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield
02 Admiral, Crookes, Sheffield
03 Admiral, Killamarsh
04 Alverley Fisheries, Balby, Doncaster
05 Arundel Road Fisheries, Chapeltown
06 Brenda’s Traditional Fish and Chips, Earl Way, Moorfoot, Sheffield city centre
07 Broomheads, Crookes, Sheffield
08 Castle Chippy, Castle Market,
Sheffield city centre
09 Cottage Fish Bar, High Street,
10 Crosspool Fish Bar, Crosspool, Sheffield
11 Dale Road Fisheries, Rawmarsh, Rotherham
12 Darnall Fisheries, Main Road, Darnall, Sheffield
13 Darn’s, Summer Lane, Barnsley
14 Derbyshire Lane Fishbar, Sheffield
15 Devonshire Chippy, Devonshire Street, Sheffield city centre
16 Five Star Fish Bar, Crookes, Sheffield
17 Four Lanes, Leppings Lane,
18 Fry Master, Attercliffe Road, Sheffield
19 Gary’s Fisheries, Barnsley town centre
20 Hicks Street Chippy, Shalesmoor, Sheffield
21 King Cod Fish Bar, Sunnyside, Rotherham
22 King Fishery, Carcroft, Doncaster
23 Listerdale Fish Bar, Brecks, Rotherham
24 Manor Fisheries, Kimberworth, Rotherham
25 Marishells Chippy, Ecclesfield
26 Meadowhead Fish Bar,
27 New Cod on the Block, Commonside, Sheffield
28 Norwood Fish Bar, Herries Road
29 Ocean Fish Bar, Chesterfield
30 Oceana, Wisewood, Sheffield
31 Pacific Catch, Main Road, Darnall
32 Pete’s Chippy, Main Street,
33 Poseidon, Abbey Lane, Woodseats, Sheffield
34 Ranmoor Friery, Fulwood Road, Sheffield
35 Richmond Fisheries, Richmond Road, Sheffield
36 Rob’s Fish and Chips, Greenhill, Sheffield
37 Robin Hood’s Bay Fish Bar,
Attercliffe Road, Sheffield
38 Rothwell’s, Market Place, Doncaster
39 A Salt n Battered, London Road, Sheffield
40 Sea Fresh Fish Bar, Brinsworth Lane, Brinsworth, Rotherham
41 Stanwood Friery, Stannington, Sheffield
42 Swallownest Fish Bar, High Street, Swallownest
43 Ted’s Chippy, Manor Park Centre, Sheffield
44 Today’s Catch, Southey Green Road, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield
45 Tony’s Fish and Chips, Chapel Street, Mosborough, Sheffield
46 Trafalgar Fisheries, Trafalgar Road, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield
47 Two Steps Fisheries, Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield
48 Union Jack, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield
49 West End Fisheries, Woodhouse, Sheffield
50 Wheatley’s Fish and Chips, Manor Lane, Sheffield
51 Whitby’s, Poplar Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham
52 Woodseats Fisheries, Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, Sheffield
53 Woody’s Fish and Chips, Barnsley
54 XL Fisheries, Bawtry Road, Wickersley, Rotherham