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Business News in County Durham

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A 'reel' catch has landed in the heart of Durham

A 'reel' catch has landed in the heart of Durham

A local, historic city has recently welcomed a new business to its streets: Freddie’s Fish & Chip Shop.

Following on from the success of the first Freddie’s, which opened in nearby Stanhope in September 2017, founder Jolyon Fenwick felt that the county’s capital city, Durham, was the natural choice for his next shop.

Freddie’s opened in early April and is said to have become a fast favourite with locals and visitors.

Freddie’s is supposedly ‘unique’ in a number of ways; homemade beer batter is used - which is unheard of outside of restaurants and gastro pubs - and sides are freshly made from scratch each day, using ingredients such as mint from a local greengrocer.

Jolyon said: “It occurred to me that the great majority of young men killed on The Somme came from four places: London, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the North East – places, as it happens, that were the ‘cradle’ of the British institution of fish and chips.