ONE mobile chippy in Tadley has been been named as the best in Hampshire- and one of the top 10 in the UK.

Cod’s & Rockers, Tadley, features in Fry Magazine’s top 10 Best Mobile Fish and Chip Units 2021 awards.

It is the third time Cods & Rockers have won the award having previously secured a place in the top 10 back in 2019 and 2018.

The awards were revealed following an unannounced mystery dining visit where mobile units across the UK were marked on over 40 aspects of their business, from the quality of the food and customer service to their social media presence and their Covid safe practices.

Food remained the main focus of the awards, with all outlets assessed on the flakiness of the fish, the crispness of the chips and the crunch of the batter, alongside value for money.

Despite the challenges and restrictions posed by Covid, entrants did not let standards slip with the benchmark to pass set at 92 per cent for mobile units - the highest in the awards’ history.

Happy customers seem to agree with the award with tons of positive reviews left on the Cods & Rockers Facebook page.

One customer wrote: “The BEST curry sauce around OMG!! Scampi, chips, sausage and 2 pots of curry sauce devoured in our house tonight! Delicious, not greasy just delicious!! Thank you.”

Another said: “Best cod and chips ever! Fish nice and moist, not greasy, good batter and proper chips. Nice people too.”

Commenting on this year’s awards, Reece Head, competition organiser, says: “Without doubt, the last 12 months have been tough for fish and chip operators and many will not have dealt with this level of crisis management before.

“Allowed to operate during the pandemic, there was a lot they had to implement in a very short space of time to operate in a Covid safe manner. Many takeaways had to flip their businesses to click and collect and delivery, serve at the door, introduce card payments and work in much smaller teams. Likewise, mobile units introduced pre-orders and added new routes and additional vans to keep the nation fed.

“During a time of uncertainty, these operators have helped maintain a sense of normality. They’ve been at the heart of their communities, with a smile on their faces and hot food in their hands. And the fact that we’ve had our highest pass mark ever is testament to their hard work and dedication, and we would like to congratulate each and every one.”