Quiz: Plan a chippy order and we’ll tell you where in the UK you’re from
They kick you out of the North if you put ketchup on chips
A fish and chips supper is a staple of British culture and a Friday night or beach trip isn’t complete without indulging in battered fish and thick chips. But let’s be blunt about it, there is a very big difference between the fish and chips you get around the country.
In the North it’s sacrilege to have anything other than gravy on your chips. A fan of ketchup with your fish? Don’t bother travelling above London, they won’t let you in.
And it’s not just sauces there’s a fight over, but the sides and even type of fish can determine where you are from in the country. For example those in the South will just have a wedge of lemon on the side whereas in Scotland it’s all about the pickled onions. In Wales you can’t leave a chip shop without your chips being covered in cheese and in the midlands they sometimes like to make your chips artificially orange?