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Codfather frying high after competition win

By Katia Harston, Chief Reporter Tuesday 4th March 2014
Pd49025-1 Ilham Shamchiyev at The Codfather

A FISH and chip shop owner is 'frying high' after being named best chippy in South Yorkshire by the Potato Council.


The Codfather, of Laithes Lane, New Lodge, was named best in South Yorkshire, and runner up in the Yorkshire and Humber region during the awards to mark National Chip Week.


Owner Ilham Shamchiyev grew up in Azerbaijan and had never even tried fish and chips until he moved to Barnsley in 2001.


He worked in several takeaways before moving to the Codfather seven years ago.

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Posted by David Wood I Tue 4th Mar 2014 at 8:17pm

Great News and very pleased for the Cod Father for being elected the best in South Yorkshire. Well Done! Woody (Senior)

But I do have a question? Which other Fish and Chip Shops in South Yorkshire took part!? Does anyone have a list? If so, perhaps they could let everyone know who the Cod Father was up against.

Posted by rob I Wed 5th Mar 2014 at 1:21pm

although not bad I've had better

the best chippy in Barnsley for me is Tunstall Cross chippy on Wath road Wombwell

Posted by michael moore I Thu 27th Mar 2014 at 4:06pm

Whenever I get a chance to make it back home to Barnsley, I always make a point to visit 'The Codfather' chippy, quality and quantity and taste, Drool.