Monday, 19 March 2012

Funny names for Fish and Chip shops

‘Oh my Cod!!!! A Fish called Rhondda!



I was in discussion with my friend Paul about Chip Shops that have amusing names and so came about a madcap look at random Chip Shops around the East Midlands and beyond that have funny names. I promise you that I haven’t made any of these up. Cod’s honest truth.

A Fish called Rhondda (Ton Pentre, South Wales.), Oh My Cod (Hornchurch)

I found a number of 'Codfather' chippies.



'A Salt N Battered' was to be found in London road, Sheffield and in nearby Walkley, Sheffield was Codrophenia. (ref: Quadrophenia by The Who)

The others I found by chance through a random search on the internet. However I have to thanks Paul for the first one ‘In Cod We Serve’ and ‘apparently’ it appeared in the film Brassed Off.

In Cod We Serve. (Grimethorpe), The In Plaice (Clifton, Nottingham), Mr Chips (Grimsby), Frying Nemo (Goole), Moby Nick’s (Bradford), The Hippy Haddock (Halifax) Ickys (Leeds) Would you want to eat there?, Codley’s (Keighly) O'my Cod Fish and Chips,  (Majorca), The Frying Squad  (Northern Ireland) Battersea Cod's Home  (Sheffield), Flippers Fish Bar (Hythe)

Several cases of Friar Tuck or Fryer Tuck in the Midlands.

Fishcotheque (London), The Laughing Halibut (London),

Hedgehogs (Folkstone) Road kill alternative?



The Happy Haddock (Brighouse), Wi’bits (Huddersfield), The Fryer (Humberston – Grimsby),

Salt and Battery (Barnetby), Cod n’ Cockerel (Skeggy), Goodbuy Mr Chips (Derby), Friendly Fryer (Burton Upon Trent), Tasty Plaice (Eastwood – Nottingham)

There were many many, Crest of the Wave’s and Steve’s Fish ‘n Chips Bars.

Cods Scallops (Nottingham), Frydays (Swadlincote), Simply Fishy (Nottingham)

Great British Invention (East Leake), Frying Squad (Alfreton), Atlantis (Hucknall)

Chippy Shoppy (Nottingham), Trawler’s Catch (Loughborough)

Jolly Fryer (Kirby in Ashfield), Market Plaice Fish Restaurant (Sutton in Ashfield)



Harbour’s Fish Bar (Market Harborough), Poseidon Fish Bar (Leicester)

Hi Tide Fish Bar (Enderby, Leicester), Pisces Fish and Chips (Earl Shilton , Leicester)

Mermaid Fish Bar (Oakham), The Wise Plaice (Melton Mowbray),

The Codfather (Ryde – Isle of Wight),

Codrophenia (Sheffield),

Codfellas (Chesterfield), Fishy Business (Uttoxeter)

Spuds Place (Walsall),

Rock and Sole Plaice (London),Fish Bone (London)

 Ye Old Chippery (Barnet), Chips and Things (Dyfed), The Contented Sole (Dyfed)

Sglodion Y Sgwar (llanybydder)


Do you know of any others?

10 comments:

MorningAJ said...

I love the sound of Wi'bits because, as a Yorkshire lass in exile, I know what it means. You get funny looks round here if you ask for your fish and chips with 'scraps', (batter bits) but it's standard fare up North.

Now have you tried looking at mad names for hairdressers? Curl up and Dye, Grateful Head, Hair Today etc.

Jean said...

I once saw a chip shop called "the plaice to be" but I can't remember where it was.

Not sure I would want to buy from one called Icky !!

Gailsman said...

There used to be one in Beeston opposite Sainsbury's called Captain Cod.It's now Domino's Pizza.

Phil Lowe said...

MorningAJ: It's funny how the counties have different names for the same thing, like cobs and bapps.

Phil Lowe said...

Jean: the 'Plaice to Be!' Great! Wherever it was it was obviously in the right place.

Phil Lowe said...

Jean: the 'Plaice to Be!' Great! Wherever it was it was obviously in the right place.

Phil Lowe said...

GailsMan: I vaguely recall that one now you mention it.

John Copsey said...

The Chip Inn

Pamela Riker said...

Believe it or not, we have a CodFather in Phoenix, Arizona. English couple own it, and boy, it is the best fish and chips I've ever had (and I'm originally from the UK, so I know LOL).

Dave Collier said...

Some of my favourites, all UK:
The Almighty Cod : Seaton Carew and Tonypandy
Cod’s Kitchen : Crewe and Belfast
Cod Almighty : Grimsby and Bristol and Belfast and Hornsey Road, London
The Codfather : Northwich and Southampton and Northolt and Barnsley and Ludlow
Oh My Cod : Hornchurch and Maidenhead and Hertford
Chip Ahoy! : Polperro and Padstow and Cowes
The Haddock Paddock : Sedbergh
Salty Towers : Sheringham
A Fish Called Rhonnda : Pentre (between Treherbert and Tonypandy)
The Frying Squad : A number of these including Belfast and Aylesbury and Carrickfergus and Hither Green, London
Fish Face : Seaton Carew and St Neots
I have omitted the many puns on ‘plaice’.