Print Posted by Member on 11/14/2017 in Fish & Chip Shops

2017 Scotland’s No1 Award Winning Fish & Chip Shop


Fochabers Fish Bar is located in the picturesque village of Fochabers (IV32) in a prominent trading location situated on the High Street, and surrounded by a mixture of complementary businesses and residential property, leading to a consistently high level of footfall and passing trade. 

Fochabers benefits from a good choice of independent shops, hotels, Co-op and Morning, Noon and Night supermarkets, a health centre and both primary and secondary schools. The local town of Elgin provides a more extensive range of facilities, including a leisure centre, library, hospital, various supermarkets and a train station with services to Inverness, Aberdeen and beyond. 

The local area around Fochabers offers an abundance of outdoor pursuits and recreational facilities, including numerous walks and mountain bike trails, salmon fishing on the renowned River Spey, a number of excellent golf courses and whisky distilleries in the area, bringing good tourist trade to the region.

Winter pursuits such as skiing can be found approximately an hour’s drive away at the Lecht and the Cairngorm mountain ranges. 


Hilton Smythe are delighted to welcome to the market an opportunity to acquire a truly outstanding Multi Award-Winning Fish & Chip Shop business that has built up an enviable reputation not just locally but within the industry in general.

Fochabers Fish Bar has been voted Scotland’s No1 Fish & Chip takeaway as part of the National Fish & Chip Awards 2017 and is also recognised with accreditation as being an Investor in young people (investors in people) and Federation of Fish Friers Quality Award holder, a true testament to the calibre of business on offer. 

The business itself has enjoyed a consistent increase in turnover for the last 3 years and now operates at an outstanding level of turnover and net profit that will not disappoint. In addition to the excellent financial figures it must be clearly stated that these have been achieved with the business only operating on a 29-hour working week, leaving huge potential to take the business to the next level.

Fochabers Fish Bar operates from an immaculately presented traditional takeaway shop along with a 20 cover café. The business has undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment and is presented in a superb “turn-key” condition. 

It prides itself on delivering the highest quality food cooked fresh to order, along with an exceptional level of customer service. The fish bar uses sustainably sourced produce adding to the overall customer experience.

There is scope to further increase the already impressive level of turnover with the introduction of revised opening hours (currently only 29 hours a week), with additions of opening lunch time, offering a delivery service and introducing some new additions to the menu.

This is an outstanding high turnover, turn-key business operating on life-style hours which offers a new owner the opportunity to take this already thriving and award-winning business to the next level. Very rarely do businesses of this calibre with high turnover and short operating hours come to the open market therefore, early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The business has only now been placed on the market for sale as it’s our clients desire to relocate. A full and extensive training/handover package will be offered by the vendor.


Fochabers Fish Bar is located within a substantial ground floor take away and café premises, immaculately presented and maintained to the very highest standard, entered via ground level into a bright, airy and inviting interior, briefly comprising:-

Main Shop

Customer ordering and payment point with wall mounted TV displays, information notice board and highly visible wall mounted menu. 

Bright immaculately presented Café area with seating for 20 covers.

Newly refurbished Male & Female W/C’s


4 Pan Hewigo high efficiency range

Electronic POS 

Turbo oven

2 x Commercial microwaves 

External filtration machine 

Food prep area / work surface with sink

Refrigerated display unit

Refrigerated drinks display unit

Refrigerated salad bar 

4 Pot bain marie

Potato chipping area complete with quality associated equipment 

Office area 

Walk in refrigerated storage area

Plumbed washing machine 

Plumbed commercial dishwasher

Food prep / batter mixing area

Rear shop exit leading to recycling area and additional further storage area

Walk-in freezer


We are advised that tenure is offered on a Freehold basis.

There is also a large separate 3 bedroom accommodation available by separate negotiation.


16:00 – 20:00 Sunday – Thursday

16:00 – 20:30 Friday - Saturday


The business is run and managed by the current owner with 10 part time staff.


The business has reported substantial growth over the last 3 years, with an impressive current net profit figure.

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Business Brokers and Owners Member
Contact Member
Opportunity Local Business
Business Type Fish & Chip Shops
Annual Turnover AOR
Asking Price £445,000
Operating Since 0
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Fochabers IV32, UK

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