Chip shop is named a five-star fryer

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An award-winning fish and chip shop is frying high after scooping another national honour.

Carlo’s of Morpeth in New Market has become the first chippy in the town to earn a prestigious 5* Quality Fish and Chip Award.

The shop had to pass a rigorous inspection by the National Federation of Fish Friers, assessing its presentation, hygiene and cleanliness, staff training, equipment, frying and sales skills, and quality of product.

Owner Andrew Watt said: “Last month we won the Seafish competition for best fish and chip takeaway for Northumberland, Tyneside and County Durham, and now we have achieved yet another amazing award, confirming that we are one of the best in the business.

“The fish and chip industry standards keep getting higher and higher and we hope we can continue to move with the times.”