A new fish and chip shop has opened in East Lancashire after taking over a historic business that first fired up its fryer in 1901.

Fry’s Fish and Chips has opened on Burnley Road in Crawshawbooth, taking over Toffalis which closed earlier this year.

New owners, Koren and Alex Fry, have completely rebranded the chip shop – while still keeping its traditional menu.

The aptly named ‘Fry’ couple, who live in Crawshawbooth, say they are looking forward to what the future holds.

Koren said: “We’re excited about what the next few months and years have in store.

“We haven’t got any major changes in mind - we are just going to stick as a traditional fish and chip shop.”

The new chippy officially opened to the public on Wednesday (17 November) and Koren and Alex said they were rushed off their feet.

Alex said: “We had a brilliant start, I’m not going to lie – we were really happy.

“I think we were very well received and we had a lot of familiar faces in here.”

Koren added: “The customers were just chuffed that a chippy has opened again.

“I used to work at Burnley Road Chippy in Rawtenstall before it closed – and a lot of my old customers came down, so it was nice to see their faces again.”

After 15 years running the chippy, owners of Toffalis, Costa and June, put their business up for sale earlier this year after Costa fell ill.

Lancashire Telegraph: June and Costa Tofalis first opened 'Toffalis' in 2006June and Costa Tofalis first opened 'Toffalis' in 2006

Costa and June issued a statement about handing the business over.

They said: “As we move on to our new chapter we are delighted to hand over the reins to Alex and Koren Fry.

“There has been a fish and chip shop on this site for over 120 years and we wish Fry's Fish and Chips every success as they continue on with the tradition of serving quality fish and chips to the lovely people of Crawshawbooth and from further afield.”

Koren added that Costa and June were helpful when passing over the business.

Koren explained: “They were brilliant. They went through every step with us and made us feel at ease. They’ve given us a few tips and tricks.”

“We hope everyone is happy and can enjoy our traditional fish and chips!”

Fry’s Fish and Chips is open Tuesday – Friday. Visit their Facebook page for more information.