CELEBRATIONS were 'frying' high this week at Shap Chippy after claiming the title of ‘Best Chippy Chips’ in Cumbria.

Shap Chippy’s loyal customers voted in their masses to batter stiff competition from some of Cumbria’s top chippies, ensuring their perfectly cooked portions were crowned number one.

Owner Jo Hampson said: “We are so pleased that within a year of opening we have so many people from the area who care enough about their local chippy to vote for us. I'd like to say a big thank you to them all!”

The Choice Chip Awards, run by the Potato Council in recognition of Chip Week 2014, (17-23 February) reward the tastiest chips being served across the UK.

This year saw over 840 chip shops enter to compete to be named champion across ten regions in the UK, by a record number of 62,983 chip-loving Brits.

Caroline Evans at the Potato Council, said: “Britain is truly a nation of chip lovers and Chip Week is a fantastic celebration of our great food tradition. It’s no surprise so many voted in the Choice Chip Awards this year – the British public feel very strongly about their local chippy and are prepared to take the trouble to vote to put their favourite on the map.”

For more information regarding Chip Week, as well as chip recipes, chip facts and figures, visit www.chips.lovepotatoes.co.uk

For more information about Shap Chippy please visit www.ShapChippy.co.uk