Cod Father

1 Norfolk Avenue, Birtley, Chester Le Street, DH3 2DG Directions

Tel 0191 410 2018
   Now closed Open today 11:30 - 13:30

Reviews

OUTSTANDING SCRAN

5
Best homemade beanies going. OUTSTANDING forget your average chip shops, this is the fish and chip shop to place your order , yum flipping yum
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The best BEANIE in the world

5
Tried to get a decent beanie everywhere. Failed. Then found this place. Ordered 4. Plus 2 fritters, 2 sausages and chips with batter. Got home in South Shields nd opened the wrapper. WOW. Everything large in portion size, super fresh, home style chips. Awesome. My new favourite chip shop. If you read any bad reviews about this place. Ignore them. It's probably a jealous competitor. I'm very hard to please but this place just made my day.
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The only chippy in the northeast that sells beanies

5
Okay, this is the ONLY chippy you will find from Chester-le-street to Birtley, Wrekenton, Bensham, Low fell & the coast i.e. Northshields, Whitley bay, Tynemouth etc that sell actual old school home made Beanies!

There is a few places that sell them, well only 2 from the above locations. However they are not the proper Beanies you would expect, they are more of a patte of mushed beans with added small bits of sausage. A proper beanie consists of baked beans wraped up inside sausage meat and then battered and deep fried. Think of a scotts egg but sausage meat with a juicy baked center.

A sad as it is me and my friend went around all of the above places one sunday trying to find a better beanie just to compare this oldschool classic treat. Trust me when I say its incomparable as NO other places sold them. Those that did advertise them never had any in stock and hadn't for month. One fish shop in Bensham even commented that they were hard to come by these days.

Finally, the Codfathers Beanies are hand made and apparently are a "nightmare" to make according to the owner so I hope he continues to make them.If not its game over for the beloved beanie.

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Defanite no go

1
I'm only working in the area and don't think I've ever seen such a grubby chip shop, not only dose the place not appear to have bin decorated in many many years there are floor tiles missing on both sides of the counter, grease, n fat all over the cookers tills n sides smelled like they haven't changed the oil in years aswell, the food was completely inedible, wast of time and money. in would defiantly avoid and try else where .
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