Today (June 1) marks National Fish & Chip’s day and us Brits won’t hesitate to celebrate by nipping down to the local chippy for a battered cod and chips.
Each year, Britain spends on average about £1.2 billion on fish and chips, so whether you’re a cod, haddock, roe or plaice person, honour our national dish by heading down to the nearest chip shop and ordering a meal fit for royalty.
There’s nothing quite like biting into those grease-laden ‘chippy’ chips and it’s almost tradition these days for them to be served at a plaice with a brilliantly fishy pun in its name.
We took to Twitter and rounded up some of the best (and worst) chippy names across Britain.
— LADbible (@ladbible) 5 June 2015
We discovered a fish and chip shop with the most unbelievable name in Cornwall last week. pic.twitter.com/cqflIJvkxZ
— Tom Eames (@eamezey) 23 August 2016
The search for the best fish and chip shop name in Christendom is finally over. pic.twitter.com/MnJoQHCg0Z
— Ben Sutherland (@bensutherland) 23 May 2013
This Manchester fish and chip shop name is pretty much as perfect as you’re going to get pic.twitter.com/uXhAtKEUGu
— Stefan Arif (@TheStefanShow) 15 January 2015
UK fish and chip shops either have a normal name or some inventive pun name but this is pathetic… pic.twitter.com/oMpZEF7pWR
— 𝒃𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 hikikomori (@hikikomorisp) 29 August 2017
— Jeff in Margate (@Jeff_in_Margate) 24 August 2017
Excellent name for a fish and chip shop. Ho ho ho pic.twitter.com/S8AifbSj
— Katie Brennan (@katie_brennan) 23 October 2012
They weren’t so bad (cod do batter!). If you’re now drooling or cringing, be sure to get a chippy tea tonight because this is one of the most fintastic days of the year.