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Hollie Starts Apprenticeship

Hollie Starts Apprenticeship

6 April 2021

Hollie, who has been a server with Towngate Fisheries for two and a half years, is now undertaking an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Frying and Business Management.

Happy Easter from all at Towngate Fisheries

Easter Opening Times

25 March 2021

We’re open as usual over the Easter weekend, ready to serve your favourite fish and chips. We expect our Click & Collect slots to book up fast, so don’t delay.

Fish and Chips only £5 on selected days in March

Fish & Chips Only £5

1 March 2021

That’s right! Enjoy a tasty portion of our fish and chips for only £5 on any Monday or Tuesday throughout March. Click for full details.

Winter saver offer from Towngate Fisheries, Idle

Winter Saver Offers

19 January 2021

Check out our three great Winter Saver Offers, exclusive to Click & Collect orders.

Towngate Fisheries Christmas Charity Fundraiser

Christmas Charity Fundraiser Total

4 January 2021

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Christmas charity fundraiser in aid of Centrepoint Bradford. Click to find out how much we raised together.

Merry Christmas from Towngate Fisheries, Idle

Opening Times for Christmas and New Year

17 December 2020

Towngate Fisheries would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. Click to find out when we’re open through the festive period.

Towngate Fisheries Christmas Charity Fundraiser

Christmas Charity Fundraiser

1 December 2020

This December we are raising money for Centrepoint Bradford, a charity that helps young homeless people in our city. Make a donation and we’ll match it pound for pound!

Towngate Fisheries, Idle is open during lockdown

We’re still open during lockdown

4 November 2020

Towngate Fisheries will remain open throughout the national lockdown. We encourage customers to use our Click & Collect service but we are also able to accept walk-up orders at all times too.

Adam Hutton, Assistant Manager at Towngate Fisheries, Idle

Towngate Fisheries welcomes new Assistant Manager, Adam Hutton

9 October 2020

We are delighted to announce that Adam Hutton has joined the Towngate Fisheries team as Assistant Manager.

Walk up orders now possible at Towngate Fisheries, Idle

Walk-up orders now accepted

29 June 2020

We will be continuing to operate our Click & Collect service and would encourage all who can to continue to order in this way but we are now able to accept walk-up orders at all times.

Click & Collect at Towngate Fisheries, Idle

Click and collect system expanded

28 May 2020

In response to the overwhelming demand for our click and collect service, we have now added more slots, extra opening times and reduced the minimum spend required.

Open for Click & Collect at Towngate Fisheries, Idle

We’re now open for click and collect orders

29 April 2020

Find out how you can safely order your favourite fish and chips through our new click and collect service (minimum order £8)

Towngate Fisheries, Idle will open again soon

We’re opening again very soon

22 April 2020

Great news! From 30th April, Towngate Fisheries will be open again for click and collect orders only. Click for more details of how you can safely order your favourite fish and chips.

Towngate Fisheries, Idle is temporarily closed due to Covid-19

Temporarily closed

23 March 2020

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on 23rd March, we have taken the decision to close Towngate Fisheries until it’s safe to reopen. Please take care everyone.

Potato farm visited by Towngate Fisheries, Idle

A visit to the potato farm

11 September 2019

On 8th September 2019, Towngate Fisheries owner Mark Drummond travelled to Suffolk to visit some of the farms where the potatoes used to make our chips are grown.

Mark Lyness

Happy Retirement Mark

25 July 2019

‘All the best’ to Towngate Fisheries’ manager and frier Mark Lyness who is retiring on Saturday 27th July.

National Fish & Chip Day at Towngate Fisheries, Idle

National Fish & Chip Day offer raises over £1350 for Fishermen’s charity

17 June 2019

Thank you to everyone who visited Towngate Fisheries, Idle on National Fish and Chip Day. Together we have raised a fantastic sum for The Fishermen’s Mission charity.

Towngate Fisheries, Idle retains Quality Award

Towngate Fisheries retains Quality Award

28 May 2019

Following an in-depth assessment by an independent assessor, Towngate Fisheries has once again retained the NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Award.

Towngate Fisheries, Half & Half Giveaway

National Fish and Chip Day Half and Half Giveaway

22 May 2019

Friday 7th June is National Fish and Chip Day. Come along and celebrate with our Half & Half Giveaway!

Pulse Awards 2019

Towngate Sponsors Pulse Awards

24 April 2019

The Pulse Awards are back and Towngate Fisheries are once again the sponsor of the Community Contribution Award.

Happy Easter from Towngate Fisheries

Easter Opening Times 2019

10 April 2019

We’re open as normal over the Easter weekend, so you’ll never be without your favourite fish and chips.

Fry Awards 50 Best Takeaways

Towngate Fisheries reaches Fry Magazine's UK Top 50… again!

11 March 2019

Towngate Fisheries, Idle has been named as one of the UK’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaway Shops by Fry Magazine, for the fourth year running!

Hanson Academy Athletics Team sponsored by Towngate Fisheries

Towngate Fisheries Sponsor Hanson Academy Athletics Team

15 February 2019

Towngate Fisheries are proud to sponsor Hanson Academy Athletics Team who were raising money to buy equipment for their club.

Idle Juniors under 12s team, sponsored by Towngate Fisheries

Towngate Fisheries Sponsor Idle Juniors Under 13s

12 October 2018

Towngate Fisheries are proud to be kit sponsors for Idle Juniors Under 13s Football Team.

Queues at Towngate Fisheries on National Fish and Chip Day 2018

National Fish & Chip Day offer raises over £1100 for charity

5 June 2018

Thank you to everyone who visited Towngate Fisheries, Idle on National Fish and Chip Day. Together we have raised a fantastic sum for The Fishermen’s Mission charity.

National Fish & Chip Day 2018 offer at Towngate Fisheries, Idle

National Fish & Chip Day Offer - Friday 1 June

9 May 2018

Visit Towngate Fisheries on Friday 1st June 2018 for National Fish & Chip Day and get a regular portion of fish and chips for just £4. Click for full details.

Chris and James are taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

Towngate Fisheries sponsor transatlantic rowing race team

11 April 2018

Towngate Fisheries are proud sponsors of Chris and James from Idle, who will be braving the elements and rowing across the Atlantic in aid of two charities.

Towngate Fisheries, Fry Magazine Top 50

Top 50 for third year running!

5 March 2018

Towngate Fisheries, Idle has been named as one of the UK’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Shops 2018 by Fry Magazine

Towngate Fisheries wins two National Fish and Chip Awards

Towngate Fisheries winners of two National Fish and Chip Awards

29 January 2018

We’re delighted to announce that at the finals of the 2018 National Fish and Chips Awards, Towngate Fisheries and owner Mark Drummond were winners of two prestigious awards.

Mark Drummond wins Contribution to the Takeaway Industry Award at the British Takeaway Awards

Towngate Fisheries’ owner Mark Drummond wins top industry award

28 November 2017

Towngate Fisheries’ owner Mark Drummond has won the prestigious Contribution to the Takeaway Industry Award at the British Takeaway Awards.

Springfield Youth and Community Centre Story Room

Towngate Fisheries boosts fundraising for local reading project

14 September 2017

Towngate Fisheries has given a boost to the fundraising efforts of a group of local young people.

National Fish & Chip Awards Top 60

Top 60 Award for Towngate Fisheries

23 August 2017

Towngate Fisheries is delighted to announce that we have been judged to be one of the top 60 shops in the UK (and one of the top 3 in Yorkshire) in the 2018 Seafish National Fish & Chips Awards.

Towngate Fisheries article in The Telegraph

Towngate named top by leading publications

7 August 2017

Towngate Fisheries has been named in a list of top fish and chip shops by two national publications

Towngate Fisheries, sponsors of Idle FC

Towngate Fisheries continues sponsorship of Idle FC

21 June 2017

Towngate Fisheries are once again proud to sponsor local football team Idle FC

Queues at Towngate Fisheries on National Fish and Chip Day 2017

£1420 raised for Fishermen’s Mission

5 June 2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday 2 June 2017 for National Fish and Chip Day.

Towngate Fisheries awarded Fry Magazine Top 50 2017

Towngate Fisheries in top 50 UK fish & chip takeaways… again!

28 April 2017

Towngate Fisheries, Idle has been named as one of the UK’s 50 Best Fish & Chip Shops.

Towngate Fisheries retains five star food hygiene rating

Five star food hygiene rating retained

27 March 2017

Following our inspection, Towngate Fisheries are delighted to have retained our 5 star food hygiene rating.

Towngate Fisheries wins National Fish and Chip Award

Towngate Fisheries wins National Fish and Chip Award

27 January 2017

We’re excited to announce that Towngate Fisheries has won the ‘Healthy Fish & Chips Award’ at the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards.

National Fish & Chip Awards Finalists 2017

Towngate Fisheries shortlisted for second national award

15 November 2016

Towngate Fisheries has been shortlisted in the ‘Healthy Eating Fish and Chips Award’ category of the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards.

National Fish & Chip Awards Finalists 2017

Towngate Fisheries shortlisted in National Fish & Chip Awards

17 October 2016

Towngate Fisheries has been shortlisted in the ‘From Field To Frier Award’ category of the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Towngate Fisheries features in FlyBe Magazine

Towngate Fisheries features in FlyBe Magazine

10 August 2016

Towngate Fisheries will feature in this month’s FlyBe magazine, Flight Time, as one of the ten best fish and chip shops in the country!

Towngate Fisheries is open following it’s full refurbishment

Our refurbishment is complete

7 August 2016

Our great new refurbishment is complete and we’re now open again as usual.

Towngate Fisheries gains MSC certification

Towngate Fisheries gains MSC certification

11 May 2016

Towngate Fisheries has become the first fish and chip shop in Bradford to be Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified.

Inside Towngate Fisheries

Take a look inside our shop

10 March 2016

You can now take a virtual tour of Towngate Fisheries’ shop via our Google Maps page.

Fishermans Mission logo

Together we’ve raised £410 for The Fishermen's Mission

3 January 2016

Thank you to everyone who took part in Towngate Fisheries’ festive fundraising.

Bradford Good Food Gold Certificate awarded

Towngate Fisheries awarded Gold Good Food Award

25 August 2015

Towngate Fisheries has been awarded the Good Food Gold Award – the highest level possible – by the Good Food Award Team.

Top Quality Award for Towngate Fisheries

National award retained by Towngate Fisheries

30 April 2015

Following an assessment, Towngate Fisheries has once again retained the NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Award for a further two years.

National Fish & Chip Awards Winner 2015

Towngate Fisheries wins national healthy eating award

21 January 2015

Towngate Fisheries has won the ‘Healthy Fish & Chips Award’ at the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Towngate Fisheries sponsors Bradford Tigers Under 11s

Towngate Fisheries continue to support local community groups

27 November 2014

Towngate Fisheries has recently sponsored Bolton Woods under 11s football team and Thackley Football Club.

Mark Drummond of Towngate Fisheries

Towngate’s Mark Drummond to feature on Radio 4 documentary series

24 September 2014

Our eagle eyed customers may have spotted Towngate Fisheries’ proprietor Mark Drummond in this week’s edition of the Radio Times!

Towngate Fisheries sponsors Idle FC

Towngate sponsors kit for new Idle FC team

22 September 2014

Idle FC are a newly formed 11-a-side team, compromising of players from the local community.

Chip in for Charity

Towngate Chips In For Charity

6 November 2013

Have you got your voucher yet for our ‘Chip In For Charity’ event on Monday 11th November.

Towngate Fisheries sponsors Bradford Tigers 2013

Towngate Sponsors Bradford Tigers

24 September 2013

Towngate Fisheries has once again sponsored the Bradford Tigers Football Club, providing a complete new kit for the under 10s team.

Fish Friday 2013 at Towngate Fisheries

Fish Friday - Another big thank you!

1 July 2013

Thank you to everyone for making our charity ‘Fish Friday’ event such a success on Friday 21st June 2013.

Fish Friday 2013 at Towngate Fisheries

Fish Friday – 22 June 2012

3 June 2013

Come along to Towngate Fisheries on Fish Friday – 21 June 2013 – when we’ll be selling fish and chips for only £3.00 per portion.

Top Quality Award for Towngate Fisheries

Top award for Towngate Fisheries

25 April 2013

Following an assessment, Towngate Fisheries has retained the NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Award for a further two years.

5 Star Food Hygiene Rating at Towngate Fisheries

Top hygiene rating retained

8 April 2013

Following a recent re-inspection, Towngate Fisheries has retained a 5 out of 5 Food Standards Agency (FSA) food hygiene rating.

Fish frying at Towngate Fisheries

Mislabelled fish - not at Towngate!

2 April 2013

There has been lots in the news about the mislabelling of fish so we wanted to reassure you that you will always get the product you expect at Towngate Fisheries.

Mark Drummond and Alex Polizzi

Towngate's owner Mark Drummond helps BBC's 'Fixer'

27 February 2013

Watch BBC2’s ‘The Fixer’ with Alex Polizzi's on Tuesday 12th March and you may spot a familiar face.

Towngate Fisheries chips

Choice Chip Award Winner 2013

19 February 2013

Towngate Fisheries has won the Choice Chip Awards title in the Potato Council competition held to mark Chip Week 2013.

Towngate Fisheries raises money for Shelter

Towngate goes viral for charity

11 January 2013

Christmas is a time for giving so on 22 December, Towngate Fisheries decided to donate £1 for every ‘like’ or ‘share’ generated on our Facebook page.

Bio Boxes used at Towngate Fisheries

New Bio Boxes

15 October 2012

So you can enjoy your fish and chips at their best, we’re now introducing some new packaging – Bio Boxes.

Towngate Fisheries sponsors Bradford Tigers 2012

Towngate Fisheries sponsors Bradford Tigers

29 September 2012

Towngate Fisheries are pleased to sponsor Bradford Tigers Under 9s football team by providing them will all new kit.

Towngate Fisheries fish and chips with peas

Faultless fish and chips

5 September 2012

The Guardian attempts to determine what makes the perfect portion of fish and chips, with some help from Mark!

What's your idea of faultless fish and chips?

1 July 2012

Owner Mark Drummond helps The Guardian take a look at Britain's favourite takeaway.

Mark Drummond

Sharing our experience

8 May 2012

So have you ever wondered what Towngate Fisheries’ owner Mark Drummond is doing when he is not at the shop?

5 Star Food Hygiene Rating at Towngate Fisheries

Top marks in new food hygiene rating scheme

19 April 2012

Towngate Fisheries has been awarded 5 out of 5 in the new Food Standards Agency (FSA) food hygiene rating scheme.

Towngate Fisheries fish and chips with peas

Eat your fish and chips with a clear conscience

26 October 2011

We've had our fish, chips and mushy peas professionally analysed by Campden Technology Limited for nutritional content.

Towngate Fisheries sponsors Eccleshill Under 8s Football team 2011

Towngate Sponsors Eccleshill U8s

6 October 2011

Towngate Fisheries have sponsored the team by supplying them with a fantastic new kit for all their matches.

Towngate Fisheries sponsors England snooker player Kevin Firth

Towngate Fisheries helps local sportsman earn nation call up

12 August 2011

Towngate Fisheries sponsored Kevin Firth is celebrating being selected for the England Seniors Snooker Team for the next home international.

Jaqui Blay from The Pulse visits Towngate Fisheries

The Pulse comes to Towngate Fisheries

27 June 2011

Jacqui Blay from The Pulse, came to Towngate Fisheries to learn how to make the perfect portion of fish and chips.

Towngate named in top 10 best eats by The Guardian

Towngate named in top 10 best eats by The Guardian

27 May 2011

Towngate Fisheries has been included in a list of top budget eats in Bradford by The Guardian newspaper.

Towngate Fisheries gains NFFF Quality Award

Top marks for Towngate Fisheries

4 April 2011

Towngate Fisheries are the first shop in West Yorkshire to be awarded the new NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award.

National Fish & Chip Awards Finalists 2011

National Fish and Chip Awards 2011

1 February 2011

Congratulations to Fish & Chips at 149 in Bridlington who won ‘Best Independent Take-Away’ in the National Fish & Chip Awards 2011.

Mark Drummond

Towngate Fisheries on BBC Radio 5 Live

18 December 2010

Towngate Fisheries’ owner Mark Drummond was on BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast show today.

Towngate Fisheries sponsors Eccleshill Juniors

Towngate sponsors budding footballers

24 September 2010

Towngate Fisheries are please to announce that we are now the proud new sponsors of Eccleshill United Juniors TOTS group.

Towngate Fisheries loyalty card

Customer loyalty card launched

5 May 2010

You can now sign up for the Towngate Fisheries customer loyalty card.

Towngate raises money for NSPCC during National Chip Week

National Chip Week fundraising for the NSPCC

1 March 2010

We are please to announce we have donated a record total of £1392.71 for the NSPCC during National Chip Week

Towngate retains Seafish Fish Friers Quality Award

Seafish Friers Quality Award

15 February 2010

Towngate Fisheries have retained the highest five star rating in the Seafish Friers Quality Award for the second year running.