A VILLAGE fish and chip shop has been named the best in Berkshire.

Burnham Fish and Chips in Burnham Lane, run by brothers Sachinder and Kulwinder Singh Bal, bagged the title of Best Chippy Chips in the Choice Chip Awards run by the Potato Council.

This year, a record 68,000 chip lovers voted for their favourite chip shop out of 900 entrants across 10 regions in Great Britain.

The winners were revealed at the start of National Chip Week on Monday last week.

Sachinder said: “It’s nice to participate in what’s out there in our industry and to get an award for what we do every day.

“A big thanks to our customers that voted.” The shop has recently undergone a revamp, bringing it into the 21st century, but the brothers still ensure they serve traditional, tasty fish and chips.

Almost 700,000 tonnes of potatoes are made into fresh chips in Great Britain every year – that’s 333 times heavier than the London Eye.

Kate Cox, of the Potato Council, said: “Here in Great Britain we are undoubtedly a nation of chip lovers and Chip Week is a fantastic celebration of our great British food tradition.” For more information regarding Chip Week, as well as chip recipes, chip facts and figures, visit www.chips.lovepotatoes.co.uk