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Chip shop promises to open 'as soon as it's safe' after man delivers rooftop ode

16 April 2020 by
Chip shop promises to open 'as soon as it's safe' after man delivers rooftop ode

An award-winning fish & chip shop has promised it will start serving the seaside favourite as soon as it is safe to do so after a man climbed on to a restaurant roof and shouted his praise for the dish across the surrounding streets.

The Grimsby Telegraph reported that a man broke the coronavirus-imposed lockdown last weekend to climb on to the roof of Papa's Fish and Chip shop in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.

Footage published on the paper's website shows the man sat between a large P and A within the Papa's sign while shouting his feelings about the establishment, which in 2017 was voted Britain's best fish & chip shop in a BBC competition.

The paper reports that the man shouted: "They're the best in Cleethorpes. The fish is about this big – it's the best fish you can ever get."

The family-run fish and chip shop shared the following statement with The Caterer: "To anyone that's missing us please stay home and stay safe. We'll be open serving Britain's best fish and chips as soon as it's safe for us to do so."

For those who just can't wait Papa's, which was established in 1966 and now has eight sites in the north east, has shared its recipe for the perfect fish and chips and is selling its secret recipe batter from its website with all profits going to the NHS.

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