A SOMERSET fish and chip shop has been named among the UK's best.

Knight’s Fish & Chip Restaurant, in Glastonbury, has been named in the top 10 as part of the 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Organised by Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, the awards are the UK’s premier awards for fish and chip businesses.

Knight's will now compete against nine other finalists for the chance to take home the coveted title of the UK’s best fish and chip restaurant.

The UK’s top 10 fish & chip restaurants are, in alphabetical order:

• fish! Borough Market, Borough Market, London

• Fish City Belfast, Belfast

• Knight’s Fish & Chip Restaurant, Glastonbury, Somerset

• Malt and Anchor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

• Quayside Restaurant & Fish Bar, Gourdon, Aberdeenshire

• Saltwater Fish Restaurant, Torquay, Devon

• Something Else Fishy, Milborne Port, Sherborne, Dorset

• The Cods Scallops, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

• The Fisherman’s Wife, Whitby, North Yorkshire

• Trenchers Restaurant, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

The restaurant award category is open to all UK fish and chip businesses with a sit-in restaurant at the main business location.

Judges will make a final round of visits to each of the restaurants for mystery dining assessments, before crowning the UK’s best fish and chip restaurant on January 23 next year at the award ceremony in London.

Marcus Coleman, chief executive at Seafish, said: “The UK is world-renowned for fish and chip takeaways, but there are plenty of incredible restaurants serving tasty, healthy fish and chips to sit in customers day in day out.

"We have 10 of these exceptional restaurants represented in this list. Each is a credit to our industry and we wish them all good luck in the final round of judging.”

Award sponsor Alan Pearce, field sales manager at Goldensheaf, added: “These top 10 restaurants have proven themselves to be focused on providing the best sit in fish and chips dining experience available in the UK today.

"Each of them excels in a number of different areas from the quality of food they offer through to their commitment to sustainability and the way in which they support and develop their staff.

"Any one of them would make a worthy winner, best of luck to them all.”