Nigel and Linda have been in the fish frying trade since 1988 and serving the people of Lancaster together for over 20 years. Nigel and Linda started working together at Linda’s parents' shop on Coulston Road. Years later, when Linda’s parents decided to retire, Nigel and Linda decided to buy their own shop on Prospect Street. To achieve this they had to sell their much loved house and uplift the children to live above the chip shop. The pair were determined to turn the run down terraced shop around and began investing money into renovation and the finest frying technology. This investment and Nigel and Linda’s knowledge and commitment was to set them apart from most other fryers.
After studying the history of fish and chips back to its humble beginnings nearly 150 years ago, they are committed to raising standards within the industry, aiming to bring fish and chips into the 21st century. Their fish and chips contain incredibly low levels of saturated fat compared to generations gone by. Recent analysis shows that 100 grams of a portion of Hodgson’s fish, chips and peas contains merely 5.5 grams of fat.
Hodgson’s Fish and Chips are prepared fresh daily from natural products. Hodgson’s sources their fish responsibly from sustainable stocks, only caught by reputable vessels. They marry this to trusty potatoes lifted from the fields of Pilling. They are simply cleaned, cut and fried to perfection.
Fish and Chips in a Newspaper
Hodgson’s Chippy were thrilled to announce that they had won the UK's Fish and Chip Shop of the year 2005/06.
Nigel and Linda receive their trophy from celebrity chef Brian Turner
|"To win this competition was a dream come true. It’s the best thing to have happened to us in our professional life and has made all the hard work worth it. We’ve worked in the fish and chips business for many years and it’s always been great fun. A great accolade for such a hard working committed team."|
|Nigel Hodgson – Young Fish Frier of the Year 2000|
|Paul Eden- Young Fish Frier of the Year 2005|
|It was a
proud moment for Hodgson’s when in 2000 Nigel won the National Title of Young
Fish Frier of the Year and in 2005 Paul too won the trophy. This was something
that we had worked at for a lengthy time, achieving this made history as we were
the first fish and chip shop to have two Young Fish Frier winners working at the
Judging goes through various stages of elimination and each candidate must have a very wide knowledge of the trade as well as, of course, being able to fry the best fish and chips. The competition is sponsored by the National Federation of Fish Friers and Drywite who are suppliers to the trade. Click the NFFF logo on the left for more news about our win.
Seafish Quality Award
In the new Star Rating Scheme Hodgson’s achieved a Top 5 Star Rating - only a handful throughout the UK have achieved this.
Hodgson's Chippy were crowned the best in Britain earlier this year when they won Fish and Chip of the Year, here they have also won the Best Team Award from the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board at a sparkling ceremony at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Rishton.
Says boss Nigel Hodgson: "To win this award recognises what a fantastic team we have at the shop and to succeed over contenders from hotels, colleges and restaurants, it is brilliant!"
2008 Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen Fish and Chip Shop of the Year - voted for by The Citizen readers
2006 Seafish Fish and Chip Shop of the Year
2006 Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2006 - Tourism Team of the Year
2005 Paul Eden - Drywite Young Fish Fryer of the Year
2003 Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen Fish and Chip Shop of the Year - voted for by The Citizen readers
2001 The Best Takeaway Award - voted for by the Lancaster Guardian readers
2000 Nigel Hodgson - Drywite Young Fish Fryer of the Year
1998 - 2010 Seafish Quality Award - Five Stars
What's in our food?
We sent our classic dish of fish, chips and peas to a UKAS accredited laboratory to be tested. UKAS accreditation means that the lab has been assessed against internationally recognised standards to demonstrate competence, impartiality and performance capability. Here's what they found.
|Energy Value kcal/kJ per 100g||145/608|
|Protein %||9.6||Available Carbohydrate %||14.2|
|Total Fat %||5.5||of which sugars %||0.7|
|of which saturates %||2.7||Dietary Fibre %||4|
|of which mono-unsaturates %||2.3||Moisture %||65.6|
|of which poly-unsaturates %||0.5||Ash %||1.1|
A great balance of protein and carbohydrate, plenty of fibre, low in fat and salt, our fish and chips are one of the healthiest options for a take-away treat!
One of our Most Important Awards:
Lancaster City Council gave Hodgson's Chippy top marks for compliance with food hygiene and safety procedures,
compliance with structural requirements and confidence in management control/procedures.
Lancaster City Council is working in partnership with The Food Standards Agency to run The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.
This is a national scheme, providing consumers with information about hygiene standards in food premises. We are inspected by local authority food safety officers to check compliance with legal requirements. The food hygiene rating given reflects the inspection findings.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme enables you to make an informed choice about where you choose to eat out or shop for food, as it gives you an idea of what's going on in the kitchen, or behind closed doors.
You can view the rating of the place where you choose to eat or shop by checking the sticker in the window, the certificate on display inside the premises or by going to the FSA website. Click the FSA logo to go to their website in a new window.
Ten Interesting Facts about Fish & Chips:
|1.||The UK has an estimated 10,500 fish and chip shops.|
|2.||On any Friday, one in five takeaways are from the chippy.|
|3.||The average portion of Fish & chips has 9.4 grams of fat per 100 grams, beating other takeaways – the average high street chain burger has 14.8g and French fries have 15.5g. Recent analysis shows that 100 grams of a portion of Hodgson’s fish, chips and peas contains merely 5.5 grams of fat.|
|4.||A portion contains 30 per cent of a female's recommended daily calorie intake and 23 per cent for a man.|
|5.||Cod is the most popular fish sold in fish and chip shops although haddock and plaice are also very much liked.|
|6.||You can get a third of your daily vitamin C from a portion of chips.|
|7.||Thick chips absorb less oil than thin ones, so chunky chips are healthier.|
|8.||In a further survey, fish and chips beat bacon for the UK's favourite smell.|
|9.||Walker's created fish and chip flavour crisps in 2009.|
|10.||Such is celebrity chef Brian Turner's love of the dish he has a chip fork made of silver always with him.|
|96 Prospect Street, Lancaster LA1 3BH · Tel: 01524 67763 · Family owned since 1998|