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  1. Sarah

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    There's a new chip shop opened in my village,it looks great so went to try it out the other night and got a large portion of chips that cost £4 which I think is a rip off it wasn't even a big portion.They're now closed due to not meeting their standards very odd.
    Anyway what's would you expect to pay for chips I'm interested to so if it varies?:-)
     
  2. Bluey

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    If you paid £4 for chips on their own then you've been completely ripped off - as in massively, insanely, totally and utterly ripped off. Chips near me are usually a pound or slightly over - and that's usually a good sized portion.
     
  3. Callisto252

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    £4 is quite a lot to pay, mind you everything costs a bit more in the Cotswolds! Where I live now, a small portion costs £1.70 (and this is from a chip shop that claims to be the 'best in the East Midlands' - something I'd dispute since another chippy down the road makes exactly the same claim! ). Large I think is £2.20.
     
  4. Strat-tastic

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    Cheap as chips Sarah? Bluey's right about £4 being a rip off.

    Just looking at my local's website, they charge £1.95 or £2.70.

    The smaller portion is usually enough if you're having them with something else.
     
  5. Pembers in a Pear Tree

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    Yeah about £1.50 ish for a small portion, £2.50 ish for a large is about right.
     
  6. Bluey

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    I'm surprised to hear in this thread that some places charge even £2. Maybe chips are just exceedingly cheap where I live.
     
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    I want chips now
     
  8. Curryman

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    £1.90 - £2.50 is probably the range I see most often.
     
  9. neilold the red nosed reindeer

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    Are chips four pound everywhere where u live Sarah, or just that one specific place?
     
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    I will say one thing mind. Fish is very dear now. The chippy used to be a cheap tea. Nowadays it's more like an occasional luxury
     
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    Cripes! £4?! That is a rip-off!
     
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    Too right @neilold. A fish supper used to be a weekly event growing up. Now it's once every 3-4 weeks at best.
     
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    No everywhere else they're £2.50 but you have to drive about 7miles,this ones new and in the village I guess they hope people will be to lazy to drive and just pay if they reopen.
     
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    I wonder what it would cost to set up a chip van in your village @Sarah?
     
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  16. Sarah

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    I like your way of thinking:-)
     
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    The traditional chippie across the road from me charges £1 for a "small" portion and £1.50 for "large".

    Another place up the road does a cone for £1, "medium" for £1.30 and "large" for £1.80

    And another (on the same street) charges £1.60 for a "standard" portion, and £2.30 for "large".
     
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  18. neilold the red nosed reindeer

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    Three chippies in one street, that like the English version of the golden mile :-) I can only assume that your chippy is run by the kind of people that run food stalls at amusement parks and bowling alleys Sarah! :thumbdown:
     
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    Maybe they closed because no one wanted to pay those kind of prices.
     
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