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A Preston fish and chip institution has closed

Posted on - 13th January, 2018 - 6:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Food & Drink, Preston News, Takeaways
Shutters down at The Chip Inn Pic: James Moss
Shutters down at The Chip Inn Pic: James Moss

One of Preston’s most well-known fish and chip shops has closed and is now on the market.

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The Chip Inn, at Waterloo Terrace, was shut down by its owner Nigel due to retirement.

Auctioneers are now preparing to auction off the property in Ashton-on-Ribble.

The Auction House website states: “It’s a large corner end terraced building previously trading as an established fish and chip shop now vacant following retirement.”

Read more: New fish and chip shop opens in Preston shopping centre

Prestonians have been sharing their memories on the Preston Past and Present Facebook group.

John Fleming said: “Grew up on Flett Street, was a regular there.”

The Chip Inn at Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Anneliese Hilton
The Chip Inn at Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Anneliese Hilton

Jason McMillan said: “My grandparents used to live about two blocks down on Waterloo Terrace so very fond memories. I always remember being given a chip whilst waiting in the queue.”

Michelle Eidsforth said: “My Nan lived in Hesketh Street and we always had a chippy supper every other Friday.

“I remember the chips and scraps very well.”

Read more: What we made of ‘gourmet fish and chips’ from Friargate Chippy

It is due to be auctioned off on 13 February and has a guide price of £50,000.

In July last year it was raided with a man with a knife threatening staff and taking cash from the till.

Did you ever get a chippy tea from The Chip Inn? Let us know in the comments below

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