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'We're top of the chip shops' - Ruddys in Longlevens tops poll

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 01, 2014

Ben and Nathan Green with Samantha Gifford from Ruddys

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RUDDYS in Longlevens has been crowned king of the fish and chip shops.

The popular chippy on Old Gloucester Road topped a poll of more than 500 Citizen readers run on our website gloucestercitizen.co.uk.

It was a close battle with all the nominees receiving strong support – but Ruddys won through.

General manager and chief fryer Ben Green, 28, was delighted to have won the competition.

"All our fish and chips are cooked to order when the customers come in so they are really fresh," he said.

"People also comment on how spotlessly clean the premises are and how they like the personal touch we give to them."

Best seller at Ruddys is the cod and chips but staff also cook haddock, plaice and home -made fishcakes packed with smoked and fresh cod or salmon.

Each portion is also served with a slice of fresh lemon – just the sort of extra special touch which brings customers back time after time.

Ben said: "We have a fantastically loyal staff here. Some started here when they were 16 and are still here now they are in their 40s.

"We strive to be the best all the time.

"There is a lot of competition but if you are good at what you do people will come back.

"We have a great customer base."

Many customers went on to our website to praise Ruddys describing their fish and chips as 'amazing'.

The online ballot used a secure voting mechanism to ensure people only had one vote.

All the nominees received votes, proving that we are blessed by brilliant chippies in Gloucester, the Forest of Dean and Stroud.

But there could only be one winner – Ruddys, Longlevens.


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  • Hadagmaja  |  March 03 2014, 1:24AM

    Not a fan personally. Overpriced and usually greasy!

  • Apothegm_  |  March 02 2014, 2:26PM

    I hope that 50 years of eating fish and chips has not affected your weight! :-) When you see them next for some ruddy fish and chips, point out to them that the final 's' on their sign looks a bit crooked. Or maybe that, too, is traditional?

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  • Beegeeuk  |  March 01 2014, 3:31PM

    Ruddys are the best! A fact that is testified by their longevity...they've been in business since 1936 and I've been using them for over 50 years! That says it all.

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  • honslknjklyt  |  March 01 2014, 2:33PM

    Because so many people in these days do not tell the truth, all fairness in love and war seems to be long gone. Allowing one IP address is very restrictive but you can imagine little lord lee sat there on his todd if more than one vote per household was allowed, just sat there repetitively voting for himself. There are also those who get paid to "like" things and so the whole system becomes flawed. Of course there are those that get round it anyway by using hide my ip websites and so still get to vote for multiples. It is so sad that these review sites, vote for me sites, like me on facebook etc, are now all in the same pot, we can barely believe peoples reviews or results. It is sad indeed.

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  • Apothegm_  |  March 01 2014, 12:07PM

    As if it mattered!

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  March 01 2014, 10:31AM

    The secure system probably used the ip address of the voter, this would mean that mobile users would have problems, only one vote per household and in many cases the same for libraries and places of work!

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