Whaley Bridge chip shop is frying high

The Fryery, Michelle Bailey, Tina Firth, Abbie Brown and Shannon Bennett
The Fryery, Michelle Bailey, Tina Firth, Abbie Brown and Shannon Bennett

A Whaley Bridge fryery has battered the opposition to be crowned Buxton Advertiser Chip Shop of the Year 2014.

We’ve been asking readers to tell us which High Peak fish and chip shop gets it right and why it should be named the best.

The votes have now been counted and today we can reveal that, from a shortlist of ten chip shops, The Fryery polled the most votes to take the title.

And owner Michelle Bailey believes her excellent staff who offer a “service with a smile” is one of the reasons why the Canal Street chip shop came out on top.

Michelle, 38, has worked at The Fryery for 15 years, taking over the running of the business in March 2011.

“I absolutely love my job,” she admits. “I love the customers and the area. We offer a service with a smile, and we have a laugh with the customers.”

Michelle runs the business with her staff Tina Firth, Abbie Brown and Shannon Bennett.

As well as being renowned for their traditional fish and chips, The Fryery also serves up a number of home-made specials, ranging from Chinese chicken and chicken madras curry to braising steak and chilli con carne.

“It gives customers that little bit more choice,” explained Michelle, adding “but it’s fish and chips that are always number one on the menu.”

Advertiser editor Jonathan Dodds said: “Congratulations to Michelle and her staff at The Fryery for winning this year’s award. To be chosen from a very competitive shortlist is a great honour.

“I’d also like to thank all our readers who voted, as well as the chip shops which took part in this year’s contest.”