The Lipscombe love affair with fish & chips began way back in the early 1920s when Harold Lipscombe a miner, and his wife painstakingly saved all the money he earned from playing cricket for Accrington – a highly regarded team. With the money supporters would generously give to the team and players who played particularly well. Fortunately Harold was a particularly good player and they were able to save enough to move to Romford, near London, and buy their first ever fish and chip shop in early 1923.
Son John then took the business over in 1952 and then his son Hugh in 1971. Hugh saw an opportunity to grow the business and expand to new locations. Now Hugh and son James passionately explore ways to deliver even better fish and chips to their customers, and cultivate a healthy obsession with cricket!