THE daughter of a woman who set up a renowned Herefordshire fish and chip shop said it is fitting that it is one of the highly commended runners-up. 

Audrey's has been in Ross-on-Wye for 55 years ever since Audrey and Ken Riches opened it in 1968.

It is now run by their daughter, Sharon and her husband Graham, who will be marking 30 years in charge next month. 

Sadly, Audrey died at the age of 93 last month. After hearing the news, hundreds of people left messages on Audrey's Fish Bar's Facebook page, proving how loved she was. 


"Since reopening last week we have been overwhelmed with the amount of cards, flowers and well wishes on the passing of Audrey," said Sharon.

"Audrey was a force to be reckoned with. She was an old Rossian who knew everyone, and everyone knew her. She will be sadly missed by everybody."

The shop is also known as 'Tudorville Chippy' due to being situated in that part of the town.

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One Tripadvisor reviewer said it was the best fish and chip shop in Ross.

The review says: "Family night treat. Haddock and chips, fish cake and chips and cod and chips, cooked fresh to perfection and so tasty."

The chippy also supports many local causes, including St Michael's Hospice, Ross Rugby Club, The Fishermen's Missions , Macmillan Cancer Support and Ross Ukraine Aid. 

"Here at Audrey's, our objective is to keep fundraising - it's all about community to us," said Sharon.