The humble chip has remained a firm teatime favourite in homes across the country for decades.

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And today, staff at one Ipswich chip shop are celebrating, after they were awarded the prestigious title of producing the ‘Best Chippy Chips’ in Suffolk.

The Nacton Road Fish bar received the most votes in the county in the Potato Council’s Choice Chip awards. The accolade was announced today when National Chip Week got under way.

Rav Phagura, owner of the chippy, said: “We are really chuffed.

“We won it once before which was a great experience so it has been great to win it again.

“It is about the quality and the quantity and we always aim for and buy the best produce for chips and fish.

“I believe we have good food but we have a good team of employees as well – we always get good feedback so that makes a difference.”

Mr Phagura, who has been part of the shop for the last 12 years, said the Nacton Road Fish bar has customers who come from as far away as Woodbridge and Colchester to sample the chips on offer.

He believes that the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff have been key to the win.

He added: “I would like to say a big thank you to all our customers for taking the time to vote for our chip shop and I would also like to say a big thank you to the staff for their hard work and commitment.”

The Choice Chip Awards is run by the Potato Council in recognition of Chip Week, which will end on Sunday.

This year more than 840 shops entered the competition to be named champion across 10 regions in the UK with nearly 63,000 chip lovers having their say.

Caroline Evans, from the Potato Council, said: “Britain is truly a nation of chip lovers and Chip Week is a fantastic celebration of our great food tradition.

“It’s no surprise so many voted in the Choice Chip Awards this year – the British public feel very strongly about their local chippy and are prepared to take the trouble to vote to put their favourite on the map.”

Last year Miller’s Fish and Chips, in London Road, won an award for their culinary delights.

11 comments

  • er no Mr cynical they were eaten straight away so should have been ok.What about Felixstowe,Aldeburgh,Southwold,Lowestoft?Have had nice ones in these places.Obviously not a true picture from this vote

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    Mary Mary

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • They're pretty good. Prefer the Ravenswood chippy myself. However, since one of my dear colleagues scratched the word "Bunter" onto my locker at work last week, I've decided I might possibly consider thinking about cutting down a bit.

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    PC Plod

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Why are people so quick to put this chippy down? Their food is great, never greasy and always cooked fresh. Well done guys.

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    Stevie

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • I don't buy chips very often, but those from this chippy are always very good. Huge portions for the price, too. Far better than the over-rated chippie in Aldeburgh, in my opinion.

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    beerlover

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Well they wouldnt be very nice would they... By the time you got them home they would be cold. Admittedly we dont have a decent chippy ( foxhall road the old pargeters comes close though)

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    Mr cynical

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Uhmm, not the expected winner. Some local suggestions of "glad-handing". Much better places in the county than this - Kesgrave chippie by far the best quality, value for money and most best friendly staff.

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    Steve Blake

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Papa Noels on Woodbridge Rd. Can't fault it. Friendly service, always cooked fresh, not a bit greasy, big portions and very reasonable prices too!

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    Chubby26

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • Can't see how-the time we tried these they were awful which was sometime last year.In fact there isn't a decent chippy in Ipswich.Nice one at Long Stratton,Norfolk

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    Mary Mary

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Barry's, Spring Road, best in Suffolk and great staff, check it out.

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    how'd the town do

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Simply the best

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    peddler

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • SB; Kesgrave, are your serious? They are the most miserable bunch of people that anyone could imagine. I can only assume that you have a vested interest. Barrys is ok, very fresh but a bit greasy as the fish goes almost from the pan to the paper, Nacton Rd is ok as well but I prefer Reynolds Rd or the very underated take away on Selkirk.

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    Drew Peacock

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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