Author: Emily Rawww

Lunch with Mother Christmas at Simpsons

mother christmas lunch


mother christmas lunch

It’s nearly the most wonderful time of the year and we’ve arranged for a very special visitor, Mother Christmas, to visit our Cheltenham restaurant every Saturday lunchtime throughout December!

Bring the little ones along to meet Mother Christmas between 12 and 2pm, for a fun-filled and festive afternoon on December the 1st, 8th, 15th or 22nd! Plus every child will receive a free copy of Simpsons’ new book, where you can discover how Mother Christmas saves the day!

We’ve loved reading about your visits to see Mother Christmas so far, including this post from Lady McKew who brought Baby T along to Simpsons to join in the fun!

Don’t forget to share your pictures on Instagram and tag us (find us by typing @simpsonsfishandchips)! We always love to see happy faces, like these girls below enjoying their time with Mother Christmas, as posted by Stopping at Two…

mother christmas simpsons

There’ll also be the chance to order some of our delicious fish and chips, take photos with family and enjoy the excitement of the festive season.

All of us at Simpsons and also Mother Christmas can’t wait to see you and your family at our Cheltenham restaurant very soon!

Time for Black Fry-yay

black fry-yay

black fry-yay

It’s nearly Black Friday, where across the world customers can choose from discounted products online and in-store.

At Simpsons, we didn’t want to miss out on all the fun, however this year we’re running our own special version of the event…a Black Fry-yay raffle!

Come along and place an order at either of our Cheltenham or Stroud shops and you’ll receive a ticket. Keep this ticket close as it could win you a delicious treat.

Our Black Fry-yay raffle will be happening all day on Friday 23rd and selected tickets can win one of the fabulous prizes on offer. We’re not giving too much away just yet though…you’ll have to turn up on the day to see what prizes are on offer!

So don’t miss out – come and try your luck at Simpsons this Black Fry-yay!

We’re helping to end loneliness with a senior and student meal deal at Simpsons Fish and Chips

read our blog on senior meal deal at Simpsons

read our blog on senior meal deal at Simpsons

The Simpsons Fish and Chips Senior Meal Deal is something we’re really proud of offering to our local senior citizens as it’s such a great deal! And with our recent top 25 ranking by The Times for the 100 best places to eat in the UK, there’s never been a better time to visit Simpsons.

Available at our Cheltenham restaurant Tuesday to Saturday, our Simpsons Fish and Chips Senior Meal Deal* is served between 11:45am and 2:00pm. Priced at just £10, our Senior Meal Deal consists of cod or haddock with chips, your choice of sauce and unlimited tea or bottomless coffee… it’s the perfect lunchtime treat!

We’re also supporting the ‘Campaign To End Loneliness‘ charity and will be offering both a senior and student meal deal. All you have to do is turn up and we’ll pair you with someone to enjoy a meal together – no-one should eat fish and chips alone after all!

Being recognised in the top 25 places of the final 100 by The Times has given us all a really great feeling as we know just how hard we work to serve delicious food in a fabulous environment!

Speaking in The Times, Giles Coren said: “This former Chippy of the Year squats on a corner off the main road looking more than anything like a bicycle shop or carwash. There’s an airy takeaway section on one side and, on the other, a wonderfully fresh-smelling eat-in restaurant.

“The incredibly helpful service staff wear 1950s-style waitress outfits, but black for a bit of chic, which is comforting to the clientele I found at noon on a Saturday taking advantage of the £10 “senior meal” deal. The place feels just as strong a sense of responsibility for the local human community as it does for the maritime one, everything here being positively frothed over by the Marine Stewardship Council.”

What are you waiting for? Come and visit us today…

* Only available for senior citizens, only served at lunchtimes in the Cheltenham restaurant, between the hours stated.

Supporting Recipes to Remember

maggies cook book

maggies cook book

At Simpsons we’re passionate about supporting both community projects and local charities. That’s why we’re so proud to be sponsoring Maggie’s Cancer Care’s new ‘Recipes to Remember’ cookbook.

The collaborative recipe book is an eclectic collection of over 60 contributed recipes and memories in aid of Maggie’s Centres, gifted by well-known personalities such as Raymond Blanc, Kirsty Allsopp and Victoria Derbyshire.

From hearty roasts to creative cakes, there’s so many delicious recipes inside the new book! All profits from sales will be donated to Maggie’s, helping them continue their vital work in supporting anyone affected by cancer.

Like your own copy? You can now pre-order Recipes to Remember at for just £20!

Time to get saucy with Fry-yay

fry-yay august offer

fry-yay august offer

We’re back with another exclusive offer for our Fry-yay club members and this time around, it’s a bit of a saucy one.

If you’re a member of our Fry-yay club, you can enjoy a FREE tub of sauce throughout August at Simpsons.

Visit our Cheltenham or Stroud shops, show your Fry-yay email to a member of staff and pick a sauce of your choice to enjoy for free with your meal.

Want to join in the fun? You can sign up to become a Fry-yay member right here, and receive special offers and exclusive news straight to your inbox every month!

From mushy peas to curry sauce, gravy and our homemade tartare sauce, the only problem this month will be choosing what one to have with your fish and chips this month at Simpsons…

Happy Fry-yay!

*Terms and conditions

  1. This offer is open to all subscribers of our exclusive Fry-yay club.
  2. Offer is a side of sauce of your choice from either mushy peas, curry sauce, gravy, tartare sauce or our jalapeno tartare sauce from both our Stroud or Cheltenham shops.
  3. This offer is only valid from 1st August 2018 until 31st August 2018 subject to availability.
  4. This offer needs to be accepted as redeemed and can’t be transferred.
  5. Using this offer shows you accept these terms and conditions.

The Summer Snack of Champions

We want all our Fry-yay club members to eat like champions especially when watching Wimbledon!

That’s why our very exclusive special offer for July is a FREE portion of fresh strawberries and cream.

Drop by our Cheltenham or Stroud shops, show your Fry-yay email to a member of staff and pick up your free portion!

Not a member of our Fry-yay club yet? Don’t worry – we love new people! Come and join us by signing up here, and receive new content and member-only offers straight to your inbox every month.

We can’t think of a better way to relax in the sunshine and watch Wimbledon than with some classically British strawberries and cream! Will we see you soon?

Happy Fry-yay!

*Terms and conditions

1. This offer is open to all subscribers of our exclusive Fry-yay club.

2. Offer is a portion of strawberries and cream for free available from both our Stroud or Cheltenham shops.

3. This offer is only valid from 1st July 2018 until 31st July 2018 subject to availability.

4. This offer needs to be accepted as redeemed and can’t be transferred.

5. Using this offer shows you accept these terms and conditions.

Thank Fish it’s Fry-yay!

Have you joined our Fry-yay Club yet? Here at Simpsons, we love giving you, our loyal customers’ fab offers and what could be better than exclusive discounts and getting all the latest news?

What is Fry-yay?

Fry-yay is our exclusive monthly offer available in both our Stroud and Cheltenham shops (available just for our Fry-yay club members). Once you’ve signed up, each Fry-yay is delivered straight to your inbox on the first Friday of every month along with all the latest Simpsons gossip.

Our First Fry-yay Offer

June 1st just happens to be on Friday this year, our first Fry-yay day… It’s also National Fish and Chip Day so, from that date – and – wait for it – throughout June, you can get 10% off all orders worth over £5*.

Great, How Do I Join?

Simply click here and sign up to our Fry-yay newsletter, it is that simple. Sign up now and don’t miss out.

Happy Fry-yay!

*Terms and conditions

1. This offer is open to all subscribers of our exclusive Fry-yay club.

2. When you sign up for the Fry-yay club, you’re eligible to claim our first Fry-yay offer; 10% off ALL orders worth over £5 in both our Stroud and Cheltenham shops.

3. This offer is only valid from  1st June 2018 until 30th June 2018 subject to availability.

4. This offer needs to be accepted as redeemed and can’t be transferred.

5. Using this offer shows you accept these terms and conditions.

Beards Diamond Rush



Who took part in Beards Diamond Rush last weekend here in Gloucestershire? We did! It was a very busy day for us at Simpsons as, if you haven’t already heard, we were lucky enough to be hiding one of the diamonds in our shop.

Beards Diamond Rush, now in its fourth year, is organised by Beards Jewellers and raises money for the Maggie’s Cancer Care, Cheltenham. This year, the search began with a countdown outside Beards on the Promenade before bounty hunters set off in search around Gloucestershire to find the hidden diamonds, all worth £2,500 each!

However this year’s Beards Diamond Rush featured a twist that was announced at 12noon – that there was an 11th diamond up for grabs. To uncover the 11th diamond’s mystery location, people had to buy clues to discover the location was Simpsons.


To add an extra bit of glitz to the event, treasure hunters were joined in our fish and chip shop by celebrity rapper Professor Green who said he was “sad he didn’t get any fish and chips” but came along to support the day’s activities and cheer on those searching in Simpsons.

Professor Green

The day was a great way to raise money for charity, highlight the fantastic local businesses in Gloucestershire and have fun outside with family and friends. Congratulations to the lucky winners who discovered the hidden Beards Diamond deep in our sweetie jar and well done to everyone else that managed to find the other hidden jewels!

By Popular Demand… Battered Crème Eggs are Back!

It’s Easter soon, which can only mean one thing… battered crème eggs are back at Simpsons! Did you get to try them last time round? If you did, you’ll know how egg-stra special they are. If not, what are you waiting for? Get to Simpsons between 19th March and 8th April and give yourself an egg-citing treat!

Our battered crème eggs are exactly that… yummy crème eggs coated in our special batter and deep fried to perfection. They taste amazing and strike the perfect balance between savoury and sweet. Sound great, don’t they? And to get you in the mood, here’s some crème egg facts…

Bigger, not smaller

Cadbury’s might get some stick for reducing the size of some of their chocolate bars, but when it comes to their crème eggs, they’re actually bigger than they used to be – weighing in at 1g heavier than they were back in 1977.

Born in 1923

The Cadbury brothers created the first crème eggs back in 1923 as ‘Fry’s Crème Eggs’, renamed in 1971 as Cadbury’s Crème Eggs.

Not just crème eggs

As well as the original crème egg filling, Cadbury’s has given us 25 other variations over the years including caramel and Jaffa fillings.

Bigger than Everest

Did you know that so many crème eggs are made each year (a whopping 500 million!) that if you were to stack the yearly amount produced on top of each other, the pile would be ten times the size of Mount Everest!

Seasonal availability

Now we never realised this but crème eggs are only available annually between January 1st and Easter Day! Back in the 80s, they were available throughout the year but after a drop in sales, Cadbury’s returned to seasonal availability.

How do you eat yours?

There is a recommended way to eat a crème egg (can you believe it?!) which is to bite down cleanly on the egg while holding it firmly in place – chewing and swallowing half of the egg and then licking the filling out of the remaining half, and eating the empty shell last.
Well, that sounds good, but here at Simpsons, we think you should eat it any which way you want… oh and definitely try our battered version!

Deep fried…

We all know that crème eggs taste delicious, but we think the best way to eat them is to batter them! At Simpsons, we’ve mastered the art of battered crème eggs to perfection. Come and try them for yourself!

A Valentine’s Bouquet… With a Difference!

Here at Simpsons HQ, we’ve been busy concocting a wonderful – and different – Valentine’s gift for that special someone in your life. Something that speaks to a person’s stomach as well as their heart! Want to know more? Let us give you a clue… it’s like a bouquet but with a difference!

Instead of flowers, try food. Here at Simpsons, we’re so excited to announce the world’s first edible fish and chip bouquet (As seen on LADbible). Consisting of a dozen potato roses with accompanying fish Goujons as the leaf shaped foliage, our romantic arrangement is hand-tied and presented in traditional newspaper… what a unique way to say I love you to your Valentine!

Bonny Ritchie, Development Chief and founder of Simpsons Fish and Chips explains why it’s such a perfect gift; “Everyone knows that the real way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, so we’ve put a little twist on the traditional bouquet of a dozen red roses this year by making them entirely edible. What better way to reel in your Valentine than with this tasty treat?”

If you love the idea of presenting our Valentine’s Fish and Chip bouquet to your perfect catch, you can pre-order yours today by popping in-store. But be quick! These special bouquets are only available on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday 14th February and are subject to availability. Order yours now!