Dagenham chippy eyes UK record for longest chip

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Staff at The Golden Fish believe this chip could be the country's longest. - Credit: The Golden Fish

Workers at a chippy in Dagenham are feeling confident they have fried the country's longest chip.

Staff at The Golden Fish in Becontree Avenue believe that at 22cm or 8.6 inches their chip smashes a previous record of 7.1 inches.

The family run eatery - which was opened by owner Jim Plows 50 years ago - has sent a photo of the potential record-breaker to the Guinness World Records.

Businesses, including the Golden Fish chippy on Becontree Avenue in Dagenham are opposing the counci

The Golden Fish chippy has been serving for 50 years. - Credit: Ellie Hoskins

Mr Plows' son-in-law, Jason Aiken, who manages the chippy, said: "We're pretty confident. From a quick Google search, we can't find anything to beat it. We've not found a bigger one yet.

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The chip was fried and then frozen ahead of verification from the Guinness World Records team. - Credit: The Golden Fish

"Last year a 7.1 inch chip was reported, but we think we've smashed that."

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He described the potato it came from - a variety known as markies - as "massive". It was cut up, fried and frozen for posterity.

"I had never seen a spud as big," Jason said.

The Golden Fish in Becontree Ave, Dagenham, has won an award for being the "best takeaway in North L

The Golden Fish was named best takeaway in north London in 2015. L-R: Roy Plaster, Carol Gray, Jason Aiken, Jake Powell, and Steve Gray. - Credit: Paul Bennett

The potentially record-breaking find came on National Fish and Chip Day, which celebrates the industry and chippies including The Golden Fish which was named best in the UK in 2015.

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