Nelson chip shop scoops national quality award

Holt's fish and chips award (S)
Holt's fish and chips award (S)
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Nelson’s Holt’s Fish and Chips has joined the fish-frying elite from across the whole of the UK by scooping the prestigious Fish and Chip Quality Award.

It is the only shop in Pendle to hold the award, and its young owner, Lee Holt, has already won lots of other honours nationally and locally.

The chippy is in Scotland Road, and proving a hit.

The National Federation of Fish Friers – the trade body that represents the nation’s fish and chip shops – runs the scheme as a way of raising standards within the fish and chip trade and enhancing the profile of the industry.

The scheme is a way of rewarding and promoting shops that provide good quality products and high standards of hygiene, as well as friers who show a high level of competence.

To qualify, each shop has to go through an inspection by an NFFF approved assessor who assesses the shop’s presentation, hygiene and cleanliness, staff training, equipment, frying and sales skills and most importantly the quality of the cooked product.

A NFFF spokesman said: “This award sets the new benchmark for quality within the industry. It will signal to the consumer that they can buy with confidence where the award is displayed, and it will encourage more outlets to raise their standards.

“Each Fish and Chip Quality Award is valid for two years and retention is dependent on standards being maintained as validated by NFFF officials and appointed assessors.”

Lee (26) said: “It’s excellent - I’m very pleased with it. It’s nice to be awarded with stuff like that!”

It is at 144 Scotland Road, you can ring 616532 or visit