A fish and chip shop near Great Yarmouth has earned its place among the best in the UK.

The Fish Inn in Bradwell is 'frying high' after bagging a Quality Accreditation from the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), sponsored by Sarsons Vinegar, for the first time.

The NFFF is the trade body that represents the nation’s fish and chip shops, and runs the scheme as a way of raising standards within and enhancing the profile of the fish and chip industry.

In a statement, The Fish Inn Bradwell said “We are delighted to gain our place in the scheme.

"To be recognized as one of the top fish and chip shops by the NFFF is indeed an honour and a credit to our hardworking staff, who I would like to offer my sincere thanks for the continued hard work and efforts to maintain our excellent reputation."

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Staff outside the Fish Inn in Bradwell.Staff outside the Fish Inn in Bradwell. (Image: NFFF)

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The business thanked its customers for their support and encouragement.

"It has motivated us to maintain our high standards which have been recognised with this accreditation," they said. 

The scheme is a way of rewarding and promoting shops that provide good quality products and high standards of hygiene, as well as friers who show a high level of competence.

To qualify, each shop must go through a virtual inspection by an NFFF Approved Assessor who assesses the shop’s presentation, hygiene and cleanliness, staff training, equipment, frying and sales skills and most importantly the quality of the cooked product.

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NFFF President Andrew Crook said: "The Fish Inn Bradwell clearly takes pride in where it sources its fish and potatoes from.

"Achieving the NFFF Quality Accreditation provides reassurance to customers that they are being served cooked food using high-quality ingredients.”

Each Fish and Chip Quality Accreditation is valid for a year and retention is dependent on standards being maintained as validated by NFFF officials and appointed assessors.