A POPULAR fish and chip shop in Herefordshire will be taken over by new owners later this month.

Y-Pass Fish and Chip Shop in Ledbury will change hands as the current owner moves across the county to the Golden Valley.

Sue Brown said she would be leaving Y-Pass, in The Homend, but it would be "in the very capable hands" of new owner Dawn Barker.

Posting an update on Facebook, Miss Brown said: "As some of you may know I have sold the fish and chip shop as I am moving to Dorstone to live with my future husband, Jon.

"The shop will be taken over in the very capable hands of Dawn Barker and her family on November 8.

"I want to say a great big thank you to all the lovely customers I have met over the last few years, you have made me feel very welcome and supported the chip shop with great loyalty and frequency.

"I would also like to thank my friends and family who helped me whip the shop into shape in the early days and finally all the amazing staff I have had the pleasure to work with, I know it must have been hard putting up with me!

"I am going to miss Ledbury but I am looking forward to starting a new life in the Golden Valley."

She also wished the new owners a happy and successful future at Y-Pass, which was rated the second-best chippy in Herefordshire on Tripadvisor in November 2020.

New owner Dawn Barker said she would be taking over the shop with the help of her daughters.

"I'm hoping to carry on with the hard work and improvements Sue has put in over the last two years," she said.

"I have updated the menu slightly but I am happy to listen to people's suggestions for adding to the menu."