"So, on a bright and very breezy afternoon my son, Charlie, and I rolled up our sleeves, put on our gloves, armed ourselves with tongs and the all important rubbish bags and got on to the estuary to help give it a good clean."Read More
Keep up to date with all the happenings a Krispies Fish and Chips, Exmouth, Devon
As Exmouth is a seaside town there is a constant threat from hungry seagulls, they sit on the roof of the Church and eye us carefully so they can pounce as soon as our backs are turned. So, in order to avoid unwanted air born attacks we have to have to dispose of the food as quickly as possible. Fish and Chips for breakfast – yumm!Read More
I signed up as a volunteer about three years ago now. I wanted something that would challenge me in a different way to work and would help me give something back to this town I love so much.Read More
The day was a typical June day of torrential rain, it started at 4am when Tim had to go off to the fish market for the fish identification challenge. Next was the speed test, cook as many portions of Fish and Chips as possible in a given time...Read More
...I have suddenly realized how important it is to bring this National Award back to Exmouth.
Krispies Fish and Chips is nominated for the prestigious From Field to Fryer Award which will be awarded at the National Fish and Chips Awards ceremony in London on Thursday 26th January 2017. Here, Tim and Kelly Barnes explain exactly what this award is about and what it means to them.Read More
I think there a quite a few people in Exmouth that think Tim and I are a bit bonkers and our recent decision to have a holiday in Leeds with the primary aim of visiting as many fish and chips shops in the area as we could did nothing to allay reputation.
So, it’s true, on a not so sunny day in July we packed our bags (leaving the factor 50 and the sun hats at home) and headed up North for what can only be described as a Fishman’s Holiday.
Our plan was to use Leeds as our base and strike out for day trips from there and so it was, after driving through some of the most beautiful countryside in England we found ourselves in Whitby. We had never been to this lovely seaside town before and it was bustling when we arrived and as always it had the typical British summer weather to go with it, pouring with rain when we arrived and burning sunshine when we left! What I love about the British though is we are never beaten and when at the seaside we must eat fish and chips whatever the weather and that was true in Whitby as it is for Exmouth!
Our main aim of coming here was to visit Quayside, a family run shop that had won the National Fish & Chip awards in 2014. The shop looks stunning from the outside and the Frusco family were generous in taking time out of their busy schedule to show us round the shop. We then tucked into fishcake and haddock for lunch, they were excellent! Whitby was only one venue on our list and we managed to visit eight shops in total including the shop which was once the very famous Harry Ramsdens in Guiseley.
Everyone we went to see was so welcoming and generous with their time, we are really lucky to work in an industry where there is so much respect and friendship between people who are essentially competitors.
And so it was that we returned home, happy and inspired by the people we had met and the food we had eaten. And boy did we eat a lot of fish and chips so it was great to get back to the home comforts of – fish and chips. We did love it but you will be pleased to know our next holiday will be in Cyprus!
"...over the next week at pick up time other parents told me how their children had come home asking to eat fish and then pointing out the little blue MSC logo to them in the supermarket!"Read More
"We’ve been talking about it so long I cannot believe it is really here. Tim and I are pretty tense, it’s strange how setting yourself a target can make you nervous but over nerves comes the driving spirit to do what we do best, to Put Fish First and sell amazing Fish & Chips."Read More
Thank you to everyone who came down to the shop on Saturday and bought fish and chips all in aid of charity. We are really excited to report we raised £5412.31 for Vranch House School in Exeter. We are all still recovering but we will be posting the prize draw winners very soon and also more pictures and the story of our day so watch this space.
Here we all our having our photo taken for The Exmouth Journalwho will be featuring our Charity Day in the paper next week. It's only a week away now so be sure to tell everyone to come down to Krispies a week on Saturday (27th February) to buy Fish and Chips for £3 in aid of Charity.
Thanks Chippy Chat Magazine for supporting our Charity day in the February issue of your magazine
We are delighted to confirm that the Exeter Chiefs have kindly donated three amazing prizes to our Fish & Fun Charity day in aid of Vranch House Hydrotherapy Unit. They are a signed shirt, a ball and two tickets to see Chiefs vs Newcastle on 12th March. Thank you so much, you are brilliant. Remember to be in a chance of winning one of these amazing prizes you need to come down to Krispies on 27th February and buy a portion of Fish and Chips for Charity.
27th February 2016, 11.30am until 1500 portions are sold
In February 2016, award winning Krispies Fish and Chip Shop, Exmouth, Devon will will have been in business for 15 happy years and owners, Kelly and Tim Barnes wanted to celebrate in style by giving something back to the community who have served them so well over the years by having an event and selling their award winning Fish and Chips for only £3 a portion!
Kelly explains the method behind this madness “A birthday is always a good excuse to celebrate. We are passionate about what we do and we want to use this opportunity to spread the word about how great fish is, have some fun, but most importantly raise a significant sum of money for charity.”
So on Saturday 27th February 2016 Krispies will be having a Family Fish and Fun Charity Day. The shop will open at 11.30am and it will ONLY have Fish and Chips on the menu and they will be at the very special celebration price of £3 for both adults and children alike and EVERY SINGLE PENNY TAKEN ON THE DAY WILL GO TO CHARITY.
Kelly and Tim’s chosen charity is Vranch House School in Exeter, a unique charity that provides care, education, training and treatment for physically disabled children. The school is currently fund raising for a much needed renovation of their hydrotherapy pool, an essential tool for treatment of children with physical and painful conditions and Kelly and Tim are delighted that ALL the money will go to this very good cause.
“To ensure we raise as much money as possible” says Tim “we have set ourselves and the incredible goal of selling 1,500 portions. That’s 100 portions for every year in business and three times as many meals we have ever served before in a day.”
The whole thing has been made possible by extremely generous donations from key suppliers to Krispies including Friers Pride, Williams Potatoes of Exeter and Middleton Foods, T.Quality and last but not least, all of Krispies staff will all be working for free on the day.
“Without the kindness and support of our suppliers and staff the event would not be possible and we would not be able to be so generous to Vranch House School” says Kelly. “To raise as much money as possible and sell all 1,500 portions it will be a busy day but don’t be put off as we have laid on face painting, balloons and more to keep everyone entertained.”
So, put the date – 27th February 2016 – in your diary and come on down to Krispies for some fun, some Fish and Chips (for only £3) and to help raise money for charity. Remember EVERY SINGLE PENNY RAISED ON THE DAY GOES TO CHARITY so please feel free to pay a bit more for your Fish and Chips if you can.
One word of advice. Don’t leave it too late in the day, once 1,500 portions have been sold Krispies will have run out of Fish and Chips so the shop will be closed for the rest of the day no matter what the time is.
Krispies Fish and Chips, 57 Exeter Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 1PX
For more information, donate a prize to our raffle or to get involved please contact:
Ali Myer, Marketing Consultant 07947 251232, email@example.com or
Kelly Barnes, Proprietor 07860 803663, firstname.lastname@example.org
Krispies are delighted to have a main feature article in this month's edition of Chippy Chat Magazine – a key trade magazine for the Fish and Chip industry. The feature follows Tim and Kelly's journey from their humble beginnings 15 years ago to where they are today.
Krispies were delighted to provide free Fish and Chips to Spectrum – a night of fun and dancing laid on by Fever & Boutique nightclub in Exmouth. The evening was a free event for adults with learning disabilities and we understand that much fun was had by all.
An Exmouth fish and chips shop is frying high this week after being recognised by the National Federation of Fish Friers.
Krispies, on Exeter Road, won the Fish & Chip Quality Award that identifies outlets that serve the highest quality fish and chips following a thorough assessment of the premises, equipment, working practices, hygiene standards and management controls, along with the quality and taste of cooked fish and chips.
Krispies owner Tim Barnes said “The whole team at Krispies is delighted with the award. The assessment is very rigorous and looks at every aspect of the business to ensure we meet the exacting standards.”
The NFFF, the trade body that represents the nation’s fish and chip shops, runs the scheme as a way of raising standards within the trade and enhancing the profile of the industry .
In May this year, Krispies was proud to be part of the 2015 London MoonWalk. Kelly, along with friends Sammy Satchell and Emily Budd walked the night-time half moon marathon through the streets of London on Saturday 16th May. Team Krispies have exceeded expectations with donations for breast cancer charities, and have raised in excess of £1000 so far, with donations still coming in.
Thanks to all of our supporters for helping us raise so much money for such an amazing and worthwhile cause.
On Monday (10th Feb) Krispies handed over a cheque on the 10th February for a massive £500 to the Exmouth RNLI.
During the run up to Christmas, Krispies put together a luxury hamper with the help of other local businesses worth £300. Tickets were sold for £5.00 each and on the 23rd December the winner was drawn.
The money raised was to help go towards the £150,000 needed for the Exmouth Lifeboat launch and recovery vehicle which accompanies the Shannon class lifeboat due this year.