The UKs Best Fish and Chip Takeaway

Seniors Thornton was crowned the UKs Best Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop in January 2012.

The prestigious competition is held every year by the industry body Seafish, and trawls the best of the takeaways in the country to award just one takeaway with the coveted title of winner.

Seniors at Thornton was scrutinised from top to toe in a number of judging heats over several months, including mystery shopping and visits to the premises that investigated the food, where it comes from, how it’s cooked, staff training, and their plans for the future.

A nail biting presentation was made by all the finalists – of all times which was straight after Christmas - and the Horabin brothers wowed the panel of top industry judges with their passion, knowledge and commitment to keeping the good people of the Fylde Coast fed with the best fish and chips in the UK!

With a streamlined way of doing things, that means that all three Fylde Coast Seniors takeaways and restaurants benefit from Thorntons award winning ways.

It’s taken ten years of hard work, developing and refining the business and several entries to finally be good enough to win this once in a lifetime prize.

But it’s not over yet!

Winning this prestigious competition is just the start of the rest of the Seniors journey and we’d like you to come with us!

So what’s next?


More developments, more innovation and more things to make the Seniors Fish & Chip Shop experience one that you just can’t say no to.


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