Award Winning Fish & Chips from the heart of North Yorkshire
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It’s official, we’re the Best Fish & Chip Restaurant in the UK!

What an exciting start to 2019 we’ve had here at Trenchers. If you didn’t know already know, on Thursday 24th January 2019, we became the winners of the Best Independent Fish & Chip Restaurant in the UK at the Fish & Chip Awards – we are absolutely over the moon!


Our team work incredibly hard and have done for the best part of 40 years (hasn’t time flown?!) we hope that our customers love Trenchers and that’s the most important thing to us, but to be recognised by our industry is really remarkable.

Key award judging criteria included great customer service, superb fish and chips and maintaining a first-class dining experience. Judges also looked for excellence in menu development and innovation; responsible sourcing policies, staff training and marketing activity.


Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive Officer at Seafish, said: “The National Fish & Chip Awards have been raising the bar in the industry for 31 years now and we know how much it means to operators to win what is a notoriously tough competition.  

This is an incredible achievement for Trenchers Restaurant and we want to congratulate them on officially being the best fish and chip restaurant in the UK. With the popularity of fish and chip restaurants on the rise, the eating-in experience is now on par with the very best traditional fish and chip takeaway businesses and Trenchers Restaurant is a prime example of this.


This category recognises and rewards our country’s best fish and chip restaurants for providing a stellar customer dining experience and for the standards and high level of professionalism, evidenced by our winner this year. Trenchers are well-deserved winners and we wish them the best of luck going forward."


Our award is particularly special for our General Manager Andrew Wilkinson. Andrew has been at Trenchers for over 16 years, tirelessly leading our brilliant team and providing a customer experience that we strive to make second to none.


We are so grateful for the award and all of the continued support from our lovely diners from both our beautiful Whitby and of course further afield too. Here's to an amazing 2019!


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Sarah Heppell