Say hello to one of the local fish and chip shops trying to win your vote as the best in south Cumbria.

Last month, The Mail launched the 'Best Chippy 2024' award with readers subsequently nominating their favourites.

From this, the ten finalists have now been revealed with readers able to vote for their favourite by picking up copies of the newspaper until Saturday, June 15.

Read more: Ten finalists revealed for The Mail Best Chippy Award 2024 | The Mail (

Each of the ten establishments will feature in their own article with a different one being highlighted each day as they vie to earn your support in the campaign.

First up is Chippy Bank, which has been serving the community for nearly five decades, with its home now found on King Street in Ulverston.

Introducing themselves, they said: "We started in a chip van on Flookburgh square before moving to the Ponderosa caravan park in Flookburgh - now Haven.

"The opportunity then came up to get the shop which we still call home now.

"We use fresh fish and peel and chip our own potatoes and feel proud to have stood in the community for 46 years."

The Mail: The chippy has been working in the local area for 46 yearsThe chippy has been working in the local area for 46 years (Image: Chippy Bank)

Most recently, Chippy Bank was named the Business of the Year at the Heart of Ulverston Awards - with the team now hoping that another title can be added to the mix.

Read more: Popular awards back with a bang | The Mail (

"Highlights over the years are the number of customers who have now become friends plus all the new customers we meet on a daily basis - every day is different and you never know who’ll you meet," said bosses.

"For the future we just hope to continue as we’ve already been doing, producing good quality food using fresh ingredients.

"We’ve also been looking into the possibility of branching out with a fish and chip van to widen our reach and do events."

Their eyes for the time being though are firmly set on the present as they look to become the first winner of the 'Best Chippy' award.

"Making the top ten is wonderful and especially as it’s voted for by local people and customers," said bosses.

"We would like to thank everyone who has thought of us and feel proud that people hold us in such high regard."

The winner of the 'Best Chippy 2024' award will be revealed in the week commencing Monday, June 24.