KNUTSFORD Mayor Cllr Peter Coan officially opened a new fish and chip shop on Friday.

Hooked on the Heath has been launched by Craig Buckley, Victoria Howard and Chris Johnson, in Northwich Road, alongside the Heath.

The business partners were delighted by the huge response to their ‘soft’ opening over the Royal May Day weekend, and the town’s support at Friday’s official launch.

Victoria said: "We officially opened at 4.30pm on Friday, and were due to close at 9pm, but that was closer to 10 by the time we had served everyone who came along on the evening.

"It was a huge success, with queues down past our building and onto the Heath.

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Town Mayor Cllr Peter Coan at the opening. Picture by Tatton Photography

"Our shop was officially declared open by town Mayor Cllr Peter Coan, who cut a ribbon and gave a speech following one from Craig.

"He praised us for having the foresight to convert a disused, unconventional building into the high end fish and chip outlet it is now.

"He said it was what Knutsford had been missing for a long time, and noted that the food, shop fit and menu were more than in keeping with the community's needs.

"The customer feedback has been amazing, despite some people queuing for between 20 and 30 minutes just to get into the shop.

“We are so grateful for everyone’s custom, well wishes and patience on Friday, and feel so happy and welcome in Knutsford."

Hooked on the Heath will open six days a week, from Monday to Saturday.

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