A KINVER chippy hopes to ‘batter’ the competition – after making the final stages of the British Takeaway Awards.

Mr Chips, in Kinver High Street, is among the top four in the West Midlands region and has made the final 60 nationally in the competition, which is organised in association with delivery service Just Eat.

They will find out if they are the cod-father of all takeaways at the awards night on November 12 at the Savoy Hotel in London.

Mr Chips owner Harbinder Dhanda said he believes the fact the shop adopts much more than a bread and butter approach with its customers and the local community is the reason for its success.

Mr Dhanda, aged 46, said: “We are a friendly and traditional fish and chip ship that goes above and beyond for our customers – if our customers want something different, we just do it, no problem.

“Our staff are friendly and local, they know everyone and it’s a family atmosphere – and obviously there’s the quality of the food too.

“Our customers have all been congratulating us and we have seen out footfall increase since we put the news on social media. It’s a small village and everyone knows each other.

“With the awards, they also look at what you do for charities and the community – and every Christmas we go to Stourbridge town centre and feed the homeless.

“We have an OAP’s home down the road and we always give them a discount when they order food and when there are charity events, we donate food vouchers as prizes.”

Takeaways have to negotiate a host of stages to reach the finals of the awards – which are now in their fourth year – including a vote, a mystery shopper and celebrity judging.

Mr Dhanda, who has run the shop for the last six years, added: “There are 40-50,000 takeaways in the country so to be down to this small number is a really big achievement.”