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“Like a homing beacon” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shap Chippy

Shap Chippy
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Shap
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fast Food, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bodmin, United Kingdom
1 review
“Like a homing beacon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Spent 10 days in Cumbria driving each day from Penrith to Windermere on a decorating project.
On day 4 on my way back to Penrith discovered Shap Chippy, didn't miss a day after that except for Monday when even Chippy's deserve a day off!
Chips were great, got talked into the 'Smokin Joe' by the staff on last day and loved it!
All in all a great experience with attentive staff and a lovely lady at the helm...you know who you are!!
Don't drive by without stopping, you won't be disapointed. I'm back in Cornwall now but next time up North I'll be back.

Gerry S

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gerry S
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GeorginaP, Owner at Shap Chippy, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you for your kind words, so glad we could keep you properly fed while you were in Cumbria. There's at least three of us claiming to be the lovely lady at the helm... and we all look forward to seeing you back here soon!
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English first
UK
Level Contributor
51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A top notch chippy for walkers or lovers of good chips.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Clean friendly and fast service. Really enjoyed our fish chips and mushy peas. Strangely the restaurant had a more restricted menu than the takeaway. Also there was only one type of fish otherwise I'd give this fantastic place a 5.
Amusing aside was when the young waiter asked if we wanted anything else. My wife enquired what our options were. He must'nt have been expecting to be interrogated as his response was "er more chips". Her heartless guffaws drowned out his attempts to mention the banana fritters with icecream (which were delicious). Cruel wife great chippy.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank birdovski
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GeorginaP, Owner at Shap Chippy, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you for your review and your obvious enjoyment of our food. You may be pleased to know that ALL the items on the take away menu are available for dining in, I'm sorry this wasn't explained to you. Quite simply we ran out of space on the black board as we have expanded our menu since opening in April.
Table menus will be in place soon, showing all the options - pies, sausages, scampi etc.... and the board will be kept for the fish specials we do in addition to haddock... Perhaps we can tempt you back...!
Thank you again for taking the trouble to review us.
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Kent
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food, good price and lovely staff - what more could you want!?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed in Shap for two weeks at the beginning of August and visited three times for various take-away's (though the sit in area looked lovely too).

On each occasion the staff were attentive and friendly and the food fresh and tasty. Even on our first visit, which happened to coincide with the exceptionally busy Total Warrior weekend and a village power cut, the staff kept their cool and the food was great. The battered fish (haddock) was beautiful and I would also recommended the 'smokey Joe' - a gorgeous pork sausage, home smoked and so tasty. Oh and chips with gravy; who knew this could be so good? I am certainly a convert!

I am looking forward to a return trip!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joanne D
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GeorginaP, Owner at Shap Chippy, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you - so glad you enjoyed our food enough for the repeat visits. The Total Warrior weekend, complete with power cut certainly won't be forgotten in a hurry... but we're looking forward next year's event. I think our team used every bit as much energy as the thousands of competitors at the extreme obstacle course!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very welcoming on a cool, rainy day hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

They were soooo accommodating upon our arrival 10 minutes before their scheduled closing time. The four of us hiked from Beckfoot, near Helton and were soaked through to the bone, and we were brought delicious fish, sausages, chips and onion rings to warm our bellies and souls. We especially enjoyed the warm welcome sign in the front window.
It's a must stop.

Visited August 2013
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Thank MAP08
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GeorginaP, Owner at Shap Chippy, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
I'm glad you enjoyed your meals with us after enjoying the Cumbrian weather....!
I think the welcome sign you refer to may be the "Walkers Are Welcome" in the window - Shap is proud to be part of the scheme and at the chip shop we always try and provide a good welcome however much rain you drip on the floor! Thank you for your review - I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.
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UK
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Hurrah, another new opening in Shap”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Welcome back Shap Chippy. We missed you over the winter months!

Shap chippy closed last year (2012) and we were delighted to see the new opening of Shap chippy in April this year (2013) with new owners and building makeover.

We have only ever had fish & chips and are very impressed. Lovely and fresh with a super crunchy but light batter. Service is always good although wait times can be lengthy at peak times as one would suspect when its this good. They have dine in facilities too.

Im a bit late writing this review so this is my experience from when they have opened in April to now August.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Littlemurf
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