I run the UK's 'cheapest fish & chip shop' where top nosh costs just 5p – you can feed your whole family for a fiver | The Sun

A CHIPPY has been dubbed 'cheapest in the UK' as hungry customers are dished out meals for just 5p.

The owner of Iestyn's Fish Bar, in Pontypool, Wales, has seen families of five fed for just £12 and offers the deal "to give back" amid a cost of living crisis.

Iestyn Evans' "cheap as chips" sale, which knocks off a whopping £2.95 from the original price, is available for two hours on several randomly selected days per month, but usually on Tuesdays.

And, customers can even take home a portion of battered chips within the deal, which usually cost £3.30.

The 28-year-old said: "We do have a good loyalty base.

"Prices are getting better for us but it's too soon for us to put our prices down – but putting stuff like these little offers in does help.

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"It gave everyone a little pick me up – a little bit of a buzz."

The generous 5p bag is provided with any other main food item, whether shoppers opt for a small meal or sizeable battered cod.

Iestyn has since seen hoard of hungry customers queuing outside the much-loved chippy.

"It was very popular for us," he added.

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"We've had loads of people coming in since then – mainly people who were a bit gutted that they'd missed out on it. They were like: 'When's the next 5p day?'"

Local hairdresser Kerry Jones, 33, managed to feed her family of five with the incredible sale.

She said: "I thought it was really cool – 5p for chips, you can feed the whole family for the evening."

Fellow happy customer Claudette Blair, 56, said: "It is very good for people who can't afford a good meal.

"It's good for the less fortunate than us."

Meanwhile, Dan Rogers, 29, took home five bags of chips, four battered sausages and a saveloy, which came to just £12.

"It's feeding a family of five. Usually I've come here and it would be about £25 or £26 so it's pretty much half," he told WalesOnline.

"It's one of the best chip shops around."

This comes as another UK chippy voted one of the best in England revealed its secret to success – and it's all in the batter.

The award-winning Gipsy Lane Chippery, located on a Leicester high street, has been a fan favourite with hungry locals for nearly 50 years.

Family-run by Danielle and Anton Mappouras, the popular takeaway has already earned itself the prestigious title of best chip shop in the East Midlands.

Meanwhile, the UK’s top 40 fish and chip shops were revealed – did yours made the cut?

They include chippies in Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Plus, winners of the 2023 National Fish & Chip Awards were announced in London at the Park Plaza earlier this year.

Ranked number-one in the Fish & Chip takeaway of the Year award was Whitehead's Fish & Chips in Hornsea, Yorkshire.

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Second place went to Fish Kitchen 1854, in Maesycwmmer, Wales.

Finally, in third place was The Fish Works, located in Largs, near Glasgow.

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