Our story


Our obsession with fish & chips began way back in the early 1920s when Great Grandpa Harold, and wife Dorothy painstakingly saved all the money he earned from mining and playing amateur cricket for Accrington and bought their first ever fish and chip shop in in Romford near London early 1923.

And the rest as they say is history. 3 generations later it’s safe to say we’re fish and chip super geeks through and through. We still passionately explore ways to deliver even better fish and chips to our customers and cultivate a healthy obsession with cricket!

Not just your everyday fish & chip shop!

Nothing makes memories like fish and chips. It connects us to each other in such a special way, bringing to life moments from our childhood and beyond. We think that the buying and eating of fish and chips should be a family affair, something passed down from generation to generation, something that enriches the everyday.

We bring together over 90 years of experience with the best raw ingredients, time tested preparation and cooking processes and well trained passionate staff to make sure you can enjoy the most delicious fish and chips every visit.

We’re Ethical

We truly believe that fish and chips can be the tastiest meal you will ever eat, when prepared the fishnchickn way, but we don’t think this should be at the expense of the environment, people and communities.

Excellent fish and chips don’t happen by accident, they are the result of our attention to detail, our commitment to always use the best ingredients and the 94 yrs of experience that we put into ensuring every process and decision is right for our customers, our business and the environment.

It’s important to us that you can trust us, the provenance of our food and the decisions we make on your behalf to make our delicious food.

We’re Responsible


The health of the oceans and future fish stocks is very important to us as we can only thrive as a business if the seas and oceans and fish within them continue to thrive. We only source fish from sustainable fishing sources. This is why we purchase our cod, haddock and plaice from Iceland, where four trawlers catch to our specific requirements. In Iceland it is illegal to discard any by-catch and a strict quota system is run by scientists to ensure the continued health of fish stocks for generations to come.


We believe that a well looked after chicken is a healthier & tastier chicken. We therefore use only use grade A barn-reared Norfolk chickens which fully comply with the independently assessed Red Tractor Farm Assurance criteria. Red Tractor assures the welfare & conditions of the birds & guarantees a good standard of life. All of our chicken, from our 100% breast meat nuggets to our succulent rotisserie chicken; & our Southern Fried Chicken that is coated in our family recipe of herbs & spices is freshly cooked in store.


We care about the environment we live in therefore want to make sure that as a company we are finding new, innovative ways to reduce our impact on the world we live in. All of our packaging is in the process of being made of recycled material and or biodegradable, and we are committed recyclers.


We take our impact on the environment very seriously & strive to reduce our carbon usage by ensuring that all waste oil is collected, recycled & converted into biodiesel. By recycling our waste oil products into bio diesel we off-set not only our own carbon output but that of our customers’ travel to our stores.


01279 713560

fishnchickn Head Office
Chesterford House,
14 Stansted Distribution Centre, Start Hill,
Bishop’s Stortford, Herts CM22 7DG



You’ll be pleased to know our takeaways are staying open and we’re here for you in this difficult, strange time ❤️

Whilst our restaurants may be closed from Thursday 5th November, you can continue to order delicious award-winning food through our walk-in, Click & Collect or delivery services.

Whether you’re in the mood for sustainably sourced Icelandic fish & chips, British Red Tractor approved spit roast chicken or our 100% British beef burgers, we have a tasty treat for all the family! 😋🐟 🍟

Follow the link below to read about the changes we have made to provide a safe environment for our customers to shop in, our teams to work in and the investments we have made to ensure you can purchase fish and chips your way:

What we are doing to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible during this difficult time

We was also happy to be joined by our Principle Health Officer from Basildon Council, Christina Wennell to speak about what we are doing to keep our staff & customers safe in these unsettling times:

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