TWO Market Deeping fish and chip shops are set to battle it out in the finals of a national award.
Linfords, in Market Place, and The Boundary, in High Street, are among the 50 finalists in the independent takeaway of the year category of the National Fish and Chip Awards 2013.
The shops, which both boast restaurants and have won multiple awards in the past, will be subject to mystery judging from awards organisers Seafish over the next six months.
This year’s is the 25th anniversary of the awards and the judging team say they are determined to find the best talent and highest standards in the fish frying industry.
Chief executive of Seafish, Paul Williams, said: “Seafish has been running the awards for 25 years and the calibre of entries demonstrates the battle for the national title is as fierce as ever.”