A FISH and Chip shop based in Cwmbran is in the race to be crowned Regional Independent Takeaway of the Year at the 25th National Fish and Chip Awards 2013.

Page’s Fish and Chips in Cwmbran is one of five Fish and Chip shops in Wales shortlisted for the award which has been organised by Seafish.

The five shops will now go on to compete against 45 others from across the UK to earn a place in the award ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel in London on January, 24, next year.

Page’s manager Jen Davies said: "We are absolutely delighted.

"Page’s is a long-standing family-run business, and it’s just brilliant that we have become so successful."

Over the next few months the businesses will be put to the test in a round of mystery judging by the Seafish panel.

Shops will be secretly rated on a number of factors including food quality and customer service in order to progress to the next round of the competition.

One winner from the five shortlisted in Wales will be chosen in October to compete for the overall UK title in January 2013.