High-frying chippie aims to go one batter

PUBLISHED: 12:13 12 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:03 06 May 2010

Stephen Wilding – looking to become Britain’s best fish and chip shop

Stephen Wilding – looking to become Britain’s best fish and chip shop

A FISH and chip shop owner is hoping to batter the opposition in the next round of a national competition. Stephen Wilding, owner of Saxon s Traditional British Fish and Chips, Biggleswade, has already won the accolade of being the best chippie in Beds, B

A FISH and chip shop owner is hoping to batter the opposition in the next round of a national competition.

Stephen Wilding, owner of Saxon's Traditional British Fish and Chips, Biggleswade, has already won the accolade of being the best chippie in Beds, Bucks and Herts. Now he is hoping to be the best in the south and central areas of the UK.

Stephen hopes to serve up the tastiest dish in the next round of the competition when he faces Duncan Nash of Seafare Fish and Chips from Aldershot.

The winner will compete against 10 other regional finalists for the major prize of being the best fish and chip shop in Britain.

"We've worked hard to maintain our high standards which saw us take the regional title last year," said Stephen.

"I am really grateful to all our customers as it's thanks to their support we've come so far again.

"We are now really excited about the challenge of becoming the best in the central and south area and maybe this time the best in Britain."

The competition is run by Seafish, which was established by the government in 1981 and serves all sectors of the UK seafood industry.

The regional winners will be announced at the end of October and the overall winner will be revealed at an awards ceremony in London, on January 24, which will be hosted by celebrity chef Ainsley Harriot.


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