A FISH and chip shop based in Rhyl has re-opened its doors a year after it looked to have shut for good.

The Chippy, on Grange Road, shut last April, but returned yesterday (April 10) under the same management but with a new name, The Fish & Chip Shop.

Dave Jones, who ran The Chippy prior to it closing, agreed to take it back on after the property was bought by new owners, and said yesterday proved an extremely busy and successful re-opening day.

His family had been running it for more than three decades, while staff at The Chippy said news of its closure came as “shock” to them at the time.


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Last week, Dave told the Journal: “I wanted to re-open it because of the enjoyment of it all, and the history behind it.

“Alongside me is another Rhyl family (owning the property), so it’s very much a Rhyl family-run business, because we’re all about local people.

“It’s more or less going to be run in the same way; we’ve always had a good reputation for food, so we’re just keeping it as a traditional fish and chip shop.

“All of the food is cooked fresh to order, and we try to help other businesses, so only use locally sourced products.”

Prior to closing for good, The Chippy had reduced its opening hours earlier in 2023 after being left with “no option” because of “spiralling costs”.

The building underwent a large-scale refurbishment before re-opening, with new flooring and equipment now in place.

Its re-opening has also created at least five jobs, Dave added, while opening hours are 11.30am-2pm, and 4.30-8pm, Monday to Friday.

The store is based next to sandwich and cake shop, Neens Butties and Bakes.