A FISH AND CHIPS outlet has opened in Stroud, transforming the former bus station kiosk next to Vue Cinema.

Valley Fryer - the first food business for owner Jordan Allen - offers Stroud chippy-lovers a refined menu of fish and chip store classics.

“It was actually the building that gave me the idea of opening the fish and chips shop,” said owner Jordan Allen.

“I drove past one day, and I thought that it would make an amazing food outlet.

“What could be more traditional and iconic than a fish and chips shop?

“The first few weeks have been a bit of a rollercoaster but any issues that we have had are now ironed out.

“Things are now going well.

“It’s exciting. This is my first dive into the deep end. It can get quite stressful at times but it is worth it.

Jordan Allen - who grew up in a village outside Stroud - wanted to make quality fish and chips. 

“I’ve always been a Stroudie.

“We use really good quality cod which I get from one of my suppliers.

“It’s frozen at sea to lock in the freshness which is always seen as the preference.

“We have good chips. I use a brand of potato called Ramos - a Dutch breed.

“They are a really good chip potato.

“The secret to a good chip is the fresh potato. The fresher the better.

“It’s also important to cook at the right temperature, for long enough and to use a good oil.

“We have also had a lot of interest and a lot of enquiries about the gluten free menu.

“It’s definitely something we are going to do but I don’t want to overload myself at the beginning - it’s on the cards for this year.

“I am also looking at expanding the menu as we go.

“I like all things traditionally British and I see fish and chips as a British institution.”

Valley Fryer opens between 11.30 am and 8.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday.  

See their Facebook page for more details - https://www.facebook.com/valleyfryer