SHAP Chippy has been shortlisted for two prestigious regional awards for 2019.

Less than nine months after being taken over by new owners Matt and Ashley Phillips, the outlet has been named a finalist in both the Best Restaurant Awards for the North West and the Cumbria Business Awards.

Last October - just three months under the new ownership - the chippy was handed the National Federation of Fish Friers Quality Award.

Out of more than 12,000 fish and chip shops in the UK, only around 250 are granted the status, which recognises outstanding food quality, the highest trading and hygiene standards.

Matt said: "What makes us so happy is that we have been nominated by our amazing customers for these prestigious awards."