Place: Beatties Traditional Fish and Chips
Location: 220 Shankill Road
Type of Establishment: Fish and Chips Restaurant
Founded by the Beatties in 1962, this classic Fish-n-Chips shop not only serves the UK’s staple food, but is also a staple to its community. Beatties’ owner puts it best, “Beatties is the heartbeat of the commercial area, popular from infants to pensioners.” Establish, owned, and operated as a family business, Beatties aims to maintain a friendly, consistent atmosphere and to provide customers with the highest quality food. Using the best fresh ingredients available with no artificial additives or enhancers, Beatties offers a healthier “fast-food” option, which brings customers consistently back for another delicious meal. For those who don’t fancy fish, Beatties’ menu is complete with chicken, burgers, Ulster Fry, and much more.
The atmosphere matches the food’s superior quality. Each customer is treated as family, a trait that many shops lost in modern times. Between the hospitality and décor, this little shop certainly has character. Anyone who enters will back for more. As of September 2011, customers can have their fill of Beatties on Sundays. As part of its 50th anniversary preparations, this wee shop will serve traditional Sunday roasts, yet another reason to drop in for some grub.
Here is the owner, Alan _______ discussing Beatties’ importance on the Shankill: