Chip shop prices

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  1. Macca

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    I may well be out of touch but I've just paid £6 for a small battered sausage large chips and a can of Coke. I questioned it to find it was right. The large portion of chopped up potatoes was 3 pounds fucking 20. Is this normal?
     
  2. Nick

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    Think it is.

    Their cans of coke are usually about a quid on their own.
     
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    Best to look for tray deals now. Pie chips and mushy peas or curry sauce is £3 at mine
     
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    There's one in Galley Common, fish, chips and peas for about £3. Have a pizza as well for £3 and job done.
     
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    The chips should serve about 4 people though?
     
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    Chippies in Cov are expensive. Much cheaper up north despite virtually all other costs being equal.
     
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    Fish and chips £6 on average up here.
     
  8. Macca

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    Or one greedy bastard like me
     
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    Except perhaps the delightful Samuel Smith's beers in York, particularly at the Hansom Cab. Amazing top drop !
     
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    If you pop up Hillfields you can get your sausage battered for a fiver
     
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    And come home smelling of fish.
     
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    Medium fish & chips recently increased from £4.99 to £5.30 at the Spon End Fish Bar.
     
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    Fish chips and a curry sauce is nearly £8 from Gabriel's on earlsdon high street. Usually get it on a Friday lunchtime after work and then I won't eat again until Saturday evening so think it's good value.
     
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    So you don't eat for over 24 hrs ?? !
     
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    There's no fish and chip shops where I live. You have to order it in a restaurant, and then when you ask for vinegar, you get a funny look.
    It's about double the price anyone has mentioned above.
    I have it about once every 6 months, since I rarely eat in restaurants where it's on the menu.
     
  16. Sumo the Micky Quinn

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    When I left the UK in 2009, Petes Chippy in Nuneaton were selling 50p bags of chips, Actually there were 2 Petes, one on Croft Road, the other one recently (in 2009) opened in Chapel End and another rival in the Chapel End area also selling 50p bags of chips. Very small portions compared to normal but enough for one person and if memory serves correctly I think you could get fish & chips for about £1.20, again a grannies portion fish, a little bit bigger than a fish finger.
     
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  17. Marty

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    Yeah, don't need to.
     
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    Think the last time I bought fish and chips they were two shillings and sixpence.
     
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    You should all be happy you don't live up here in Callander, most expensive and worst chips I have ever had, we paid just under £20 for fish and chips, battered sausage and chips and a king rib with no chips. We usually head over to Bridge of Allan, about 14 miles away, to get decent chips but then they aren't as good as any I have had in Rugby or Coventry. And don't get me started on deep frying the pies, just put it in a microwave ffs!! Whenever I come down to Rugby the first takeaway is always the chip shop.
     
  20. Terry Gibson's perm

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    I had a piece of haddock and a small chips last night which was £6.10 I think (lost a bit of focus when paying as it was a pretty lady serving me)
     
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    Jim's chippy in Attleborough (Nuneaton) does a mini-fish, chips and mushy peas tray meal for £3.90. The fish is anything but mini, it's huge.
     
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    I remember a portion of chips being a tanner (6d in old money or 2½p today!) And if you were really skint, you could ask for a bag of scratchings and get a load of bits of batter with maybe a full chip or two inside!
     
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    I remember that, too HH. A long time ago!
     
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    18.20 for a pizza, chips with curry sauce, fish and chips with peas, mixed kebab, salad and chips.

    Not too bad. Dominoes would be that for a pizza
     
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    The Pizza Hut takeaways are a fiver each - bargain
     
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    Talking of cheap pizzas..…….
    Pizza & Garlic Bread: Frozen: Morrisons Shop
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    I never buy them though. Can't stand 'em. Soggy under-cooked dough covered with sloppy ketchup style sauce with a few bits of god knows what scattered on top! Horrible things!
     
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    I kjnow it's not pizza really ;) but pitta bread with a tin of tomatoes and some cheddar, and topping of your choice grilled is a half decent quick and easy snack.
     
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    Scratchings were the best. Used to love them.
     
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    Or put the toppings between 2 tortillas, gently heat in a frying pan to make a quesadilla, mmmmm delicious
     
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    Mate of mine at work (before I retired), used to bring in a salami and thinly slice it and fry it. (We had a small kitchenette in our tea-break room). It used to smell lovely but I never tried it myself.
     
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    Or £2 from a supermarket- Bigger bargain.
     
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    Naan bread and fresh sliced tomatoes are even better.
     
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    Jim’s mini fish are bigger than most other chippys large fish.
     
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    I once asked a girl on the deli counter at the Co-Op if she had any pork scratchings and she looked at me as if I'd propositioned her or something. :o
     
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    Petes in Bedworth still £1.99 for mini fish and chips - which is sufficient for 1
    However if you want quality go for Jims
     

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