Holiday fish and chips

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Wherever you go for a summer seaside holiday in the UK at some stage, the betting is that you will opt for fish and chips.

Where is the cheapest and most expensice place to buy?

But the prices you pay vary enormously with Wales being the cheapest place to buy you summer holiday staple and it costing over twice as much at some places in Cornwall.

Who says so?

Premier Inn which has looked at over 500 independent restaurants, takeaways, kiosks and stalls in 101 of the UK’s seaside towns. Incidentally it also looked at another traditional of a summer holiday visit at the seaside, a cornet with a flake in it known as a 99 and found a similar disparity.

But why should there be such a difference?

Why should a fish-and-chips meal in Aberystwyth cost £6.30 (in my village it is only £6 when the van comes on a Thursday) yet it costs £14.88 in Bamburgh in Northumberland? In four major towns in Cornwall – St Mawes, Padstow, Fowey and Looe – it costs twice as much or more? Two more towns in the south west of England, Salcome and Dartmouth in Devon were also in the top ten of most expensive places to buy your fish and chips.

Given that Cornwall is a county with many commercial fishermen, you could conclude that fish and chips would be cheaper. In Ceredigion where Aberystwyth is there are fewer commercial fishermen. Wouldn’t you conclude that in Ceredigion it would be more expensive since there is less supply?

Wales also had two other entrants in the top ten to buy your cheapest fish and chips – Swansea and Llandudno

As a result of this research, holidaymakers might believe that Cornwall was a more expensive place in which to holiday than Ceredigion and that Wales as a whole might be the place for a cheap summer seaside holiday.

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