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Seth

How far or how long are you willing to travel for fish & Chips?

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Serious question here.

The boss and I are currently having a super lazy day to the point where none of us could be bothered to walk the five minutes to our local fish & chip shop, so we decided to make ouselves feel evem more guilty and hate ourselves a bit more by having our local fish & chip shop deliver our order to us instead, which made us realise tha since it's so close we didn't know it's phone number, nor did we know it's actual name - we just call it the ''Chippy'', so we had to resort to the all wise and knowing Professor Google for sage advice and guidence, which brought our atention to this article: Britain's BEST chippies.

Now my local chippie has not made the grade, though I will admit I consider the best chippie to be your local and most convenient one - after all in my humble opinion fish & chips is the British equivalent to fast food and answer to McDonalds, and after have read the above linked to article, it made me realise that if the misses and I decided to one day treat ourselves to visiting one of Britian's best fish & chip shops we're looking at a minimum of a night away in a hotel to get tto the closest one to us, which isn't even rated number 1.

 

So my question to everybody is simply this:

How far, how long and how much effort are you willing to put into getting fish & chips for dinner, are you willing to walk a few miles/drive for a number of miles past closer fish & chip shops/spend a decent amount of time like an hour or two in order to get fish & chips for dinner, or are you like me, and are happy just to use your closest and most convenient fish & chip shop?

 

Yes, I know it's a stupid question.

 

(Is there any chance of somebody moving this post to the ''All other non PM related discussions'' section please)

 

 

Edited by Seth

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10 mins by car with someone. One to get the fish n chips, one to drive the car. Has anyone ever considered or seen a drive through fish n chips shop ? Definite winner in Blighty I reckon.

edit. Bannys do and a couple of others do.

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When we lived in London our local chippie was at the end of our street. And I always grew up with a chippie less than 5 mins walk away. But now, living outside of London, we don’t even have a chippie in our town! Nearest one is 20 mins drive away 😱😱

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we have a 24 mile round trip to get to our local fish and chip shop.      but id drive a few miles more and go to padstow and Rick Steins.     they only a few £ more and they are first class especially the tartar sauce

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I am spoiled for choice where I am as there are three that I would consider local and an equal drive - about 10 minutes. I do favour one over the others though simply because the end product is more consistently higher quality. I don't think I would travel very far specifically for fish and chips but if I caught wind that there was a particularly good chippy closeish (within 20 miles say) of where I happened to be I would certainly take the drive and try it.

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Being a rural dweller buying fish and chips to take away is a bit of a mission, it's usually a case of eating it in the car in a car park a few minutes away as if I took it home (30 mins away) they would start to "sweat" in their own steam.  It's only chippie suppers that suffer from this, I could get a Chinese or Indian takeaway home and it would be perfectly fine.

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Again 30 minutes from where we live to the nearest permanent chippy. I work in town so not so bad for me There is a good chippy van which sells massive fish suppers for £5.50 on the weekend and 10 minutes drive. I like the weekends. 😀

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Bacon butty and ketchup...took 5 minutes to make and 1 minute to consume with a mug of Yorkshire tea :)

Not fish n chips but easily on a par with it for the feel good factor. Travel time, @30 seconds from bed to kitchen.

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On 27/01/2020 at 17:30, Scuzzle said:

Being a rural dweller buying fish and chips to take away is a bit of a mission, it's usually a case of eating it in the car in a car park a few minutes away as if I took it home (30 mins away) they would start to "sweat" in their own steam.  It's only chippie suppers that suffer from this, I could get a Chinese or Indian takeaway home and it would be perfectly fine.

That is a problem with chips.  Trick for 10-15 min trip is open the bag a little to vent for a minute, not so long to let them go cold.  For longer trip, have you tried putting them in the oven very high for a few minutes?

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