The Pelican Fish & Chip Restaurant and Takeaway is MSC certified which means that we have made a commitment to the future of this beautiful blue planet that we call home; to doing what we can towards protecting our oceans, the species that call them home and the livelihoods that they support.
We are one of a growing number of good fish and chip shops that are helping to Turn the Tide on Overfishing by choosing to buy wild-caught or farmed fish from sustainably and responsibly managed fisheries.
We are very proud to be MSC CERTIFIED (chain of custody code MSC-C-53721), which means that we wholeheartedly support and promote sustainability, traceability and the ‘chain of custody’. Every link from the fishers to our customers is audited and certified to ensure the traceability of the fish you choose to eat.
So if you have chosen to order a prime fillet of our MSC cod or a beautiful frozen-at-sea MSC line-caught haddock or one of our battered or hand-breaded MSC plaice fillets or any of our homemade dishes - with Royal Greenland MSC prawns or any MSC Catch of the Day then pat yourself on the back because you are making an important and informed choice to make a difference!
The future will thank you!
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Survey carried out by Globescan January-February 2016
“It’s great to see one of the top chippies in the country, like The Pelican, prioritising sustainability by becoming MSC certified. They understand that sustainability is fast becoming a top consideration for fish lovers. They’re offering a great service to their customers by providing a choice which has a really positive impact on the health of the oceans.”
Our firm but floury-when-cooked potatoes travel only a few miles down the road from Avery’s Farm in Braunton. Chipped and cooked in the industry’s best vegetable oil from sustainable sources, un-hydrogenated and with no GM interference.
The Pelican has been awarded the Fish & Chip Quality Award which means that we are up in the top 2% of the estimated 10500 Fish & Chips shops in the UK!
To qualify we have had to satisfy an in-depth inspection by an approved assessor from the National Federation of Fish Friers. We were assessed on the overall appearance of the takeaway and the restaurant both inside and out, hygiene and cleanliness, staff training and records, practices and procedures of both front and back of house, equipment, staff knowledge and sales skills and, most importantly the quality of the final cooked product as it is experienced buy the customer.
OUR OPENING TIMES
We are open from Monday to Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:45
We are closed on Sunday
Barnstaple's own premiership footballer, George Friend, loves the Pelican for his fish and chips.
“I love good fish and chips but so often they are a disappointment. This establishment exceeded expectations. Easy to find and park. Appealing decor. Superb welcome. Then there is the food. Much of the menu is to be expected and so it should be. It's tradition! There are some variations and twists on the theme, for example, a delicious fish pie. I had the haddock and chips. It was so pleasing because of the light crispy batter (almost tempura texture) that did not detract from the fish. Chips were hot and well cooked.”