30 years for Dawson’s Fish Bar

Dawson's Fish and Chips Restaurant, Worksop  (w121016-3a)
Dawson's Fish and Chips Restaurant, Worksop (w121016-3a)

DAWSON’S Fish and Chip Restaurant in Worksop is proud to have served traditional and tasty food to loyal customers for 30 years.

The family-run firm, located on Gateford Road, was first opened by husband and wife team Barrie and Irene Dawson back in 1982.

Dawson's Fish and Chips Restaurant, Worksop  (w121016-3d)

Dawson's Fish and Chips Restaurant, Worksop (w121016-3d)

Three decades on, it is now run by their daughter and son-in-law Linda and Chris Simms, who are delighted to celebrate this special anniversary.

Chris said they would like to thank their customers for their kind and generous support over the years.

“We are very lucky to have a very loyal customer base and are something of an institution in Worksop,” he said.

“We always look after people when they come in and pride ourselves on great customer service and never compromising on the quality of our food.”

Chris said Dawsons’ success owes itself to serving good old-fashioned fish and chips in a traditional setting.

“The shop still has the same old-fashioned feel to it as it did when it first opened 30 years ago,” he said.

“We have really stuck to our traditional roots and are a kebab and burger-free zone.”

Whether you want a takeaway or a place to enjoy a tasty fish and chip supper in the 18-seater restaurant - Dawson’s is the perfect place.

Chris said the shop was featured on Yorkshire TV in 1990 after it was nominated for being one of the best fish and chip shops in the area.

“The gentleman who nominate us is now in his 80s and he still comes in the shop every week,” he said.

As well as serving great food to the public, the Dawson family are also committed to helping the local community.

Chris, along with his sons and niece, will run the Worksop Half Marathon later this month to raise money for Weston Park Hospital.

The Sheffield hospital cared for Irene Dawson, who passed away around six years ago.

Said Chris: “Our customers have already generously donated for our £1,000 target.”