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    The price of fish and chips where you are

    It's been a while since I had fish and chips from a local chippy, but I was home alone the other night and had a real hankering.

    So I pootled off down to the purveyor in a nearby village and ordered a medium cod, small chips, and a battered sausage (because I thought, why not?).

    I was a little surprised at the price - £10.50


    Has it all gone up in the past few months? I don't recall fish and chips becoming such a luxury item. It just seemed a surprisingly large amount for a simple takeaway - and they weren't large portions. If I'd had a large cod and large chips it would have been over thirteen quid! To feed a family of four, even modestly, you'd be pushing £40 or more.

    Or am I hopelessly out of date on prices?
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Thats what I order on a Saturday night, fish - chips - battered sausage but with the addition of a curry sauce…………..heaven.

    Price down here is £9.80.
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    In Sawbridgworth, Cod and Chips+ two plain sausages chips and an onion is £20

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    How irksome.
    If I were you I would sail to Iceland, catch a cod big enough to provide a wholesome fillet, then drive to Lincolnshire and dig up enough King Edwards to make a basketful of chips, then press and refine some rapeseed oil, build a fire and hang a cauldron over it filled with your oil, harvest some corn then mill it into flour, make up a nice batter (add an egg for a smoother mix), then batter the fish and cook yourself a delicious fish n chip dinner. You'll save a fortune!

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    One trip over the North Sea in a large, safe vessel during a very mild storm, gave me more than enough respect for those poor souls who go fishing for a living. Total respect guys. I also spent some time working in a fish shop (merely taking measurements!) but the heat and pace made me realise why I didn't complain about the prices. Despite our skepticism, our food industry does a great job, from fish and chip shops to top restaurants. Pay and enjoy!

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    £8.53 for regular f&c and a sausage at my chippy in Darlington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tixntox View Post
    One trip over the North Sea in a large, safe vessel during a very mild storm, gave me more than enough respect for those poor souls who go fishing for a living. Total respect guys. I also spent some time working in a fish shop (merely taking measurements!) but the heat and pace made me realise why I didn't complain about the prices. Despite our skepticism, our food industry does a great job, from fish and chip shops to top restaurants. Pay and enjoy!
    Well said, tixntox. That is what I meant to say.

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    I'd love to tell you what it is here but my one and only local fish and chip shop couldn't afford to stay in business. This is despite (or perhaps because of) having every kind of food emporium imaginable locally. They were replaced by a franchise posh burger bar, which seems to be doing well.

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    That would be £8.80 here near the centre of the Palatinate, certainly less out in the villages.

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    I mainly get fish and chips at the seaside and would think that £8.50 for a fish supper and a couple of quid for a sausage chaser is about right - and has been for a while.

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    between £8-10 here for what you had

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    2 large cod,1 regular cod,1 small battered sausage and a large chips (massive- plenty for the four of us) is about £22.

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    Cod and chips are €11.20. They’re worth every penny as the fish is always fresh, never frozen. It makes a huge difference. Galway Ireland.

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    £7.70 down here in Somerset.

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    £5.90 for a haddock or cod supper up here. Never heard of anyone adding a sausage to it, must be an English fad.

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    Our Friday regular is 1x cod, 1x chicken portion, 1x large chips between us, 1x chip shop curry, and 1x hot red curry. Total £16.09.
    Could reduce that by a couple of quid at another chippy nearby but the quality difference is worth the extra.

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    £6.00 - £6.50 for the cod supper in rural Northern Ireland, which includes peas

    Sausage would be an extra quid

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    Around these parts 2 med Cod and 1 reg chips = £13.55
    Not expensive considering the size of the portions and it's the best chippy in Chichester!

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    The chippy I use if I ever feel the need.





    CHIPS

    • Chips
      £2.20
    • £3.50
    • Chips and Cheese
      £3.00
    • Chip Cob
      £1.60


    FISH

    • Haddock
      £5.20
    • Cod
      £5.40
    • Breaded Plaice
      £4.40
    • Mini Fish
      £3.80
    • Mini Fish and Chips
      £5.00
    • Scampi
      £5.20
    • Cod Roe
      £1.50
    • Fish Cake
      £1.20
    • Cockles
      £1.80
    • Mussels
      £1.50


    PIES

    • Steak and Kidney
      £2.50
    • Chicken and Mushroom
      £2.50
    • Beef and Onion
      £2.50
    • Cheese and Onion Pasty
      £1.90


    SAUSAGE

    • Sausage
      £1.40
    • Jumbo Sausage
      £1.40
    • Saveloy
      £1.40
    • Black Pudding
      £1.80
    • Hot Dog
      £1.80



    CHICKEN

    • Chicken Quarter
      £3.00
    • Chicken Burger
      £2.50
    • Chicken Nuggets
      £2.40
    • Southern Fried Chicken
      £3.00


    FRITTERS

    • Potato Fritter
      £0.50
    • Pineapple Fritter
      £0.60


    BURGERS

    • Beef Burger
      £1.50
    • Burger and Bun
      £1.90
    • 4oz Burger
      £2.30
    • 4oz Cheese Burger
      £2.50
    • 8oz Grims Burger
      £3.65
    • Chicken Burger
      £2.50
    • Tropical Burger
      £2.90


    SAUCES

    • Mushy Peas
      £1.00
    • Beans
      £1.00
    • Curry
      £1.00
    • Gravy
      £1.00
    • Chinese Curry
      £1.00


    OTHERS

    • Onion Rings
      £1.50
    • Veg Nuggets
      £1.80
    • Ham Salad Cob
      £1.30
    • Cheese Salad Cob
      £1.30
    • Salad Cob
      £1.10
    • Buttered Cob
      £0.40
    • Thicksake
      £1.30
    • Can of pop
      £0.90
    • Bottle of pop
      £1.20









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    £7 here in Grantham for large Cod and (huge) chips at my local chippy. Extra £1.10 if you're some sort of weirdo who has a sausage with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guinea View Post
    I mainly get fish and chips at the seaside and would think that £8.50 for a fish supper and a couple of quid for a sausage chaser is about right - and has been for a while.
    Sausage chaser, love it, when I go to get the kids their grub from the mobile chippy on a Thursday evening, I call it the 'walk away sausage', its our little secret.
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    Cod?
    They should give it away for free.
    Haddock, that’s the ticket.
    Large Haddock n chips £9.50 around these parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampoc View Post
    £7 here in Grantham for large Cod and (huge) chips at my local chippy. Extra £1.10 if you're some sort of weirdo who has a sausage with it.
    Where about is it Lampoc, I use Alma park and I think it's £12 with peas/gravy delivered?
    Can't find gravy down south though.

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    I paid £13 last weekend for two medium fish and large chips.

    It actually struck me how cheap that was when you consider rent, profit, wages, price of fish, etc



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    Quote Originally Posted by Humptynumpty View Post
    Where about is it Lampoc, I use Alma park and I think it's £12 with peas/gravy delivered?
    Can't find gravy down south though.
    £12? Jesus... I use New Beacon Road Fish Bar - they don't deliver. They also do the best Chicken Tikka kebab in naan that I've ever had. https://www.beaconfishandchips.co.uk/menu
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humptynumpty View Post
    Where about is it Lampoc, I use Alma park and I think it's £12 with peas/gravy delivered?
    Can't find gravy down south though.
    That's because you have gravy with roast potatoes not chips you monster!

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    My large cod and chips at our local is £12.50 cooked to order.

    Add a sausage for £2.70.

    It's absolutely lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    My large cod and chips at our local is £12.50 cooked to order.

    Add a sausage for £2.70.

    It's absolutely lovely.
    Thats a pretty expensive sossy, but if its a good one then worth it, Im pretty sure the ones from the van are pretty basic, I'd pay extra for a 'artisan' battered sausage.
    Cheers..
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    Local chippy is £7.50 for 'large' haddock supper (i.e. with chips).

    Fish is pretty good, chips tend to be a bit 'limp'

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    Last night I got a cod, battered sausage, 2 chips and two curry sauces for £15. It wasn't my usual chippy as ours in closed on a Sunday and it was hands-down the worst chippy-tea I've ever had.

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    When I visit my dear old mum I usually call and get 2 fish and a portion of chips plus a tub of mushy peas - £9.60 for the lot.
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    Large haddock (with skin on) + medium haddock (skinless) + large chips and small gravy £10.90, if you can find a chippy that cooks fish with skin on - go for it, you'll never look back.
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    A brief scan of the responses shows that like most things, its more expensive down south

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Large haddock (with skin on) + medium haddock (skinless) + large chips and small gravy £10.90, if you can find a chippy that cooks fish with skin on - go for it, you'll never look back.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianw View Post
    A brief scan of the responses shows that like most things, its more expensive down south
    Needs 'levelling up'.

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    Medium cod and chips £10.95

    Large haddock and chips £11.95

    Battered jumbo sausage £3

    Steak & kidney Pukka pie and chips £6.90

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    Just under £8 for haddock supper here, which is theft considering the fish landed just 30 miles up the road. A rare purchase as not the healthiest things either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    £5.90 for a haddock or cod supper up here. Never heard of anyone adding a sausage to it, must be an English fad.
    No idea where that is

    £9.50 for angel cut(whatever that is) haddock and chips in Glasgow South side
    A family chippy night involves credit cards these days

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    Medium cod £8.70, regular chips (no small) £2.40, battered sausage £2.40.

    £13.50 total here.

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    2 cod, large chips, saveloy and a curry sauce is somewhere around the £16 mark at our local in Berkshire.

    The village one is more expensive and not as good as the one in the less salubrious estate further away.

    The air has a waft of drugs and kids wearing their hoodies up perched on bmx bikes. Looks like a low rent wannabe Salford type area.

    But the chips are amazing there. I’ve often found that fish shops that are also Chinese take aways seem to have amazing chips. No idea if any correlation there in reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    2 cod, large chips, saveloy and a curry sauce is somewhere around the £16 mark at our local in Berkshire.

    The village one is more expensive and not as good as the one in the less salubrious estate further away.

    The air has a waft of drugs and kids wearing their hoodies up perched on bmx bikes. Looks like a low rent wannabe Salford type area.

    But the chips are amazing there. I’ve often found that fish shops that are also Chinese take aways seem to have amazing chips. No idea if any correlation there in reality.

    Jeeeez! Not the best advert for the area !!!

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    Curry sauce with fish & chips !!!

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    My new favourite chippy: https://chipwick.co.uk/wp-content/up...1-v7-PRINT.pdf
    It was absolutely superb (I linked to the take away menu for comparison with the other prices given, but we ate in the restaurant)

    Tuesday is the day the mobile chippy comes to the village. Lovely, hard working people and we're always happy to give them our business, and we're not the only ones. But it's my daughter's run so I cannot tell you how much it costs in detail (usually less than £15 for 2 portions of chips, 1 scampi, 1 cod and a pair of sausages)

    Another favourite, a little closer: https://thepilotdungeness.co.uk/menu
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    Best chippy in our area, at Redcar.
    https://www.seabreezefishnchips.co.uk/main-menu

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    Best chippy in our area, at Redcar.
    https://www.seabreezefishnchips.co.uk/main-menu

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Medium cod £8.70, regular chips (no small) £2.40, battered sausage £2.40.

    £13.50 total here.

    Blimey - where is that?
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    £12.55 or £11.25 at our two nearest chippies. I would say that are a large portion of chips though. OAP fish and chips £5.25!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Blimey - where is that?
    Outer north east London, always seems to have a queue. Been twice, didn't rate too highly but I'm not a huge fan of fish and chips anyway.

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    Large Plaice, large Haddock both light batter and a portion of chips ( big enough for two) £13.50 takeaway. I personally dislike take away food of any description but will relent for Fish and Chips.
    Oh and forget the “ sweepings” sausage
    I FEEL LIKE I'M DIAGONALLY PARKED IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by tixntox View Post
    One trip over the North Sea in a large, safe vessel during a very mild storm, gave me more than enough respect for those poor souls who go fishing for a living. Total respect guys. I also spent some time working in a fish shop (merely taking measurements!) but the heat and pace made me realise why I didn't complain about the prices. Despite our skepticism, our food industry does a great job, from fish and chip shops to top restaurants. Pay and enjoy!
    Have you heard of economies of scale or specialisation? Imagine if I had to write an article every time I read the news or kiln fire 10000 bricks every time I moved house. I think we moved past what you are suggesting over 5000 years ago.

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