The Whiddon Valley Fryer and The Whiddon Wagon , Barnstaple
Fish and Chip shop in Whiddon Valley of Barnstaple, and mobile catering Whiddon Wagon providing Fish & Chips (and all the other food you’d expect) for weddings, family and local events, plus regular weekly stops in Landkey, Swimbridge and elsewhere.
Owners: Father and daughter, Bruce Dimelow and Heather Dennis
Actions to date (to remove single-use plastics):
Moved over to biodegradable cardboard food trays, coffee cups, pea-pots
Wooden cutlery in the shop and wagon
Use paper bags instead of plastic in the shop
Offers free water refills and has signed up to the Refill Devon scheme
Recycle cardboard through North Devon Council
Switched from palm oil to sunflower oil which is delivered in reusable plastic drums.
Glass jars (e.g. for pickled onions) are re-used by local resident for home pickling!
Small stock of plastic bags is being used up in the wagon, but will then switch to paper bags as well.
Plastic straws currently only used for Shmoo drinks; looking into alternatives
Biggest challenge is probably the plastic condiments sachets, which need to be contained and portable.