Pontefract Fish & Chips Shop Fryer Flies The Gluten-Free Flag

The man behind Pontefract’s Ackworth’s Hillside Fisheries, Charlie Tipton, has fried up a storm since announcing his first monthly Gluten-Free Monday on the 2nd July 2018.

Promoted through the hillside Fisheries Facebook page, these nights have since attracted large numbers of Ackworth’s gluten-intolerant or celiac sufferers, further strengthening the relationship between the Ackworth community and this local historic eatery.

The next Gluten-Free Night at Hillside Fisheries is on March 4th.

For 70 years, before a devastating fire closed its doors, a fish and chip shop has stood where Hillside Fisheries now feeds for hungry mouths of Ackworth. Soon after opening the doors and feeling the full force of the community support, owner and chef fryer Charlie Tipton began receiving requests for a gluten-free version of his signature fish & chips, described by many of his customers as the best fish & chips in Yorkshire.

Since the first Hillside Fisheries’ Gluten-Free Nights, the first Monday of every month is now dedicated to the delicate art of producing the finest gluten-free fish & chips around.

A very enthusiastic customer of Hillside’s Gluten-Free Fish & Chips is eleven-year-old Eden, who is brought to the shop on the first Monday of every month by her mum. Her mum, Rebecca told us:

“Eden sends a very big thank you! She’s now written “Fish Supper” in our calendar, under every first Monday of the month, for the rest of the year. Thank you for making her a very happy 11 years old”

On the gluten-free nights, Charlie uses a gluten-free batter which whilst the other products are fried in beef dripping for the truly authentic Yorkshire taste of fish & chips; a separate, freshly drained and cleaned fryer is used for all gluten-free orders to ensure that no cross contamination occurs. To further ensure all the people of Ackworth can enjoy Hillside Fisheries, they also provide gluten-free sausages, fishcakes, scallops and curry sauce.

February 20, 2019

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