Fish & Chips and Cricket...

A solid partnership since the 1920s!


Since 1923

The Lipscombe love affair with fish & chips began way back in the early 1920s when Harold Lipscombe a miner, and his wife painstakingly saved all the money he earned from playing cricket for Accrington – a highly regarded team – from the money supporters would generously give to the team and players who played particularly well. Fortunately Harold was a particularly good player and they were able to save enough to move to Romford, near London, and buy their first ever fish and chip shop in early 1923.

Son John then took the business over in 1952 and then his son Hugh in 1971. Hugh saw an opportunity to grow the business and expand to new locations, giving the company a snappy name – fishnchickn. Now Hugh and son James passionately explore ways to deliver even better fish and chips to their customers, and cultivate a healthy obsession with cricket!


We know all of our suppliers, the exact origination of our raw ingredients and the detail of the supply chain to our door. We regularly visit the Captains and crews of the 4 vessels that catch our fish to maintain our close working relationship. This close relationship and those that we have with our local potato and chicken farmers are the foundation of our business, allowing us to consistently provide our customers with only the very best. We don’t tolerate surprises when it comes to our food!


In 2012 and 2016 we were awarded the title of the best chain of fish and chip shops in the UK when we won the multi-retailer award at the National Fish & Chip Awards. An independent panel of industry judges evaluated us across everything from how we train our staff, our sustainable fishing and environmental policy to the consistency of our product and our customer satisfaction levels. We are very proud to have been recognised in this way.

Food to Enjoy,

Whenever and wherever.

Everyone deserves a treat every so often, and we think fish and chips is a treat for the whole family. You can rest assured that only the highest quality and freshest ingredients have gone into our food, all sourced from ethical, sustainable sources. Whether you’re eating alfresco, on the go, or around the table at home you can be assured of the same great taste every time.

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