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Buying a Fish & Chip Shop with Hilton Smythe

Some of our fish and chip shop businesses for sale

For SaleFrydays Fish and Chip Shop Alvaston DE24 8UQAlvaston, Derbyshire
For SaleTime and Plaice Ltd Dartford Kent DA1 2DLDartford, Kent
For SaleMo`s Plaice Ltd Dollar Clackmannanshire FK14 7DGDollar, Clackmannanshire
For SaleMaddys Chippy Ltd Ilfracombe EX34 9BJIlfracombe, Devon


One of the great British traditions – fish on Fridays!

From a ‘fish supper’ to a ‘chippy tea’ you just can’t beat it. Fish and chips is one of the nation’s favourite takeaways, which means chip shops have great profit making potential.  Fish and chip shops are particularly popular in seaside locations, although the national dish is enjoyed all over the UK. If you dream of owning a traditional chip shop, we can help you find and buy your perfect business.


Buying a chippy – a British staple

Fish and chips has long been the traditional British takeaway, and the food has been served up together since the 1800s. Did you know there are over 10,000 specialist fish and chip shops in the UK, many of them independent – that’s thousands more than fast food giants McDonald’s, KFC, Subway or Pizza Hut.

The local chippy is an important part of any community, but it’s not just battered cod or haddock and deep fried chips on the menu anymore. Many modern fish and chip shops now serve up a range of dishes including pies, chicken, fish cakes, scampi and burgers. For many people it’s the added extras that make all the difference – gravy, curry sauce or mushy peas.

What we Brits spend on Fish & Chips

Each year, Brits spend an average £1.2bn at fish and chip shops. If that’s a market you’d like to get involved in, then take a look at the opportunities in our listings. We have fish and chip shops and restaurants for sale all over the nation, and can guide you through the process of buying a business.

Fish and chip shops make the perfect family business, and many fish and chip chain restaurants started as a humble family-run company. Many premises come with accommodation included, which the business owner and family can live in or which can be rented out to provide extra income.

Financing your fish and chip shop

Buying a business is a huge investment, but that doesn’t mean it’s out of reach. If you’re serious about running a fish and chip shop, Hilton Smythe’s financial services team can help turn your dreams into reality. Lots of our customers need to raise finance in order to buy their dream business, but the majority don’t know how to approach lenders.

We take an honest, no-nonsense approach to funding to help buyers understand the process and commitment involved. Many people are put off because they don’t have any experience in buying commercial property or have never owned a business before. We’ve worked with many first time buyers to help them attain finance and become their own boss – regardless of experience.

We know you’ve got bigger fish to fry – so let us do the hard work for you! Browse our fish and chip shops for sale and start your journey to owning that dream chippy.

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