A popular Bury St Edmunds fish and chip shop has been voted the best by Bury Free Press readers.
Peyton Plaice, in Barton Road, Moreton Hall, has been operating for eight years and won the accolade of Chip Shop of the Year after being shortlisted with 13 others last month.
Owner Paul Devine, who received the winning certificate from BFP editor Barry Peters, on Wednesday, said: “I’m very proud but this is for all of us who work there, and I’d like to thank all our customers who have obviously made the effort – off their own backs – to vote for us. I’m very please to have won - it’s nice to get some recognition for it really.”
Of what makes his shop special, the 52-year-old said: “We try to use the best quality raw materials - fish and potatoes - and cook things, as much as possible, made to order. We also vary things as much as we can - I tend to have seven or eight different types of fish on a Friday and Saturday to make it a bit different.”
Mr Devine’s family have been in the chip shop trade for 40 years. In 1972, his parents, Val and Bob Devine, opened the shop on Bury’s Howard Estate that he and his 16-strong workforce continue to operate, along with the shop in Barton Road.