Gluten Free Fish and Chips!

27 Feb

Update 31/08/14: Unfortunately Eggbuckland Fish and Chip Shop is now under new ownership and is no longer serving gluten free.  See Kingfisher Fish and Chip Shop review for an alternative option.

It was with great excitement that I received a press release yesterday from Eggbuckland Fish and Chip shop.  Firstly, thanks to Alice Williams of the Coeliac UK Plymouth group for passing this on.  Being able to go to the ‘chippy’ is one thing I’ve really missed since being diagnosed with coeliac disease.  So I was delighted to hear that this chip shop in Eggbuckland Village will be doing a gluten free night the first Monday of every month from next week.  Great news for gluten free Plymouth!

This also happens to be my old local chip shop that I used to go to whilst growing up in Eggbuckland.  I can’t wait to try it out on Monday.  Also on sale on Monday will be gluten free cakes made by Johanna’s 8 year old son Jake, with all proceeds going to Comic Relief.  You can find Eggbuckland Fish and Chip shop at: 1 Hayes Place, Eggbuckland, Plymouth, PL6 5RL


Full press release:

Johanna Haimes has now been at the Eggbuckland Fish and Chip shop for 10 years. This family owned local business is currently arranging a new regular monthly night to enable the many people in the Plymouth area that suffer from a Gluten intolerance to have traditional Fish and Chips.

On the first Monday of every month from now on people that require truly gluten free food, will be able to perfectly safely come in and order Fish and chips, sausage and chips, curry sauce or gravy. Although the menu will be slightly limited to start with, we would welcome any requests and we will do our best to ensure it is available for them the following month.

“There are only 139 Fish and Chip Shops in the UK that currently offer this service that are registered with the Coeliac Society UK. We have contacted the Coeliac Society to enable them to approve our service and suitability once everything is in place prior to the first night. Jo has also completed a course set up by the Coeliac Society UK and her certificate is proudly on show in the shop for all to see.

The fryers steam cleaned and new beef dripping used. Also a separate set of cooking utensils will be used on these nights only to avoid any traces of gluten.

Eggbuckland Fish and Chips shop is a small family owned business that is also very keen on sustainable fishing to protect fish stocks and the marine environment. All of the fish available is sourced from environmentally friendly suppliers that have Marine Stewardship Council approval. Jake, Jo’s 8 year old son has also put up some of his school work about the local marine environment on the walls of the shop to help educate customers about the marine wildlife.

The first Coeliac Night will be Monday 4th March Eggbuckland Fish and Chip Shop is at 1 Hayes Place, Eggbuckland, Plymouth, PL6 5RL, directly opposite the Prince Maurice public house and it will be open from 5pm until 10pm. There is plenty of parking available. If you have a large order (over £30) that you wish to pre-order or if you have any other enquiries you can call us on 01752 776506 and ask to speak to Jo.

For more information and quotes see this report from The Herald:


Kevin, Gluten Free by the Sea


3 Responses to “Gluten Free Fish and Chips!”

  1. Jo Newbould February 27, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    Oooh, gluten free fish & chips! Sounds lovely. Haven’t tried any yet, top of my list for March! Thanks for the inspiration. Jo.

  2. blindsplymouth August 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Thank you Kevin for sharing this. We can highly recommend of you suffer from #coeliac or #gluten #intolerance #plymouth. #GF


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