Towngate Fisheries has won many awards over the years. We have also always held a top hygiene rating of 5, so you can always be assured of premium quality fish and chips with great service guaranteed!

Towngate Fisheries awardsNational Food Hygiene Rating

Towngate Fisheries have always held a top rating of 5 out of 5 in the Food Standards Agency (FSA) food hygiene rating scheme. During inspections the food safety officer looks at:

  • how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • the condition of the structure of the building – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • how we manage and record what it does to make sure food is safe

Look out for the award sticker and certificate in the shop. To find out more about the scheme visit the FSA website.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Towngate Fisheries was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Thank you to all our customers who have taken the time to review us. If you haven’t already left a review, then why not visit our TripAdvisor page and tell us why you love our fish and chips so much.

Fry Magazine 50 Best UK Fish & Chip Shops

For the sixth consecutive year, Towngate Fisheries, Idle has been named as one of the UK’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Shops by Fry Magazine, one of the leading trade magazine for our industry!

As part of the judging we were assessed by a mystery shopper on a range of front-of-house aspects, from staff friendliness, cleanliness of the takeaway to product knowledge. Points were also awarded for the quality of the food with everything being critiqued from the crispness of the batter, to the texture of chips, to the flakiness of the fish.

ThreeBestRated, Bradford

Towngate Fisheries has been chosen as one of the three best fish and chip shops in Bradford by website ThreeBestRated. The top companies in each category are selected based on customer reviews, number of complaints, customer satisfaction ratings, cost and overall general excellence. You can see our listing at the following link:

NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award

Towngate Fisheries have held the NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award since 2005 and are the only shop in West Yorkshire to have held it for so long. The NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award is a national scheme, backed by the National Federation of Fish Friers, aimed at finding those shops throughout the UK that offer their customers the best quality fish and chips.

Seafish National Fish & Chip Awards

Towngate Fisheries has been a regular finalist and winner at the Seafish National Fish & chip Awards in various categories. These include:

NFFF Quality Award ‘Champion Award’ Winner 2018

This award recognises shops that have attained and exceeded the rigorous industry quality standards and have done the most to promote these standards to customers and other fish and chip businesses.

From Field To Frier Award Finalist 2017 and 2018

This award celebrates businesses that promote responsible ingredient sourcing and sustainability practices

Healthy Eating Fish & Chips Award Winner 2015 and 2017

This award is for innovation and menu development promoting healthier options to customers.

Outstanding Achievement Award

In January 2018 Towngate Fisheries owner Mark Drummond was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Seafish National Fish and Chip Awards. This award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the fish and chip industry and has been instrumental in advancing the industry.

You can learn more about the Seafish national Fish & Chip Awards by visiting

British Takeaway Awards

In November 2017 Mark won the Contribution to the Takeaway Industry Award at the British Takeaway Awards. You can learn more about these awards by visiting

5 Star Food Hygiene Rating

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Fry Magazine Top 50

ThreeBestRated Award

NFFF Quality Award

Seafish National Fish & Chip Awards