For several years, we used to go and get our fish and chip suppers from John’s Fish Bar on Cardiff Road. They were lovely chips, always cooked just right, never underdone or fatty. John and his wife, who cooked and served us, were always chatty.
They were from a large Italian family that had made Newport their home, with several of the family opening fish and chips shops in Newport and the surrounding area.
John’s Fish Bar was a delight to visit. From the classic fryer, potato splicer and cash register; through to the posters, illuminated signage, fishtank and framed photographs.
Then in autumn 2014 we found out they were selling up, as they wanted to retire. After serving fish and chips for over forty years, they felt it was time for a rest, and perhaps someone to serve them!
I still think about their fish and chip shop: the happy greetings, the lovely smell, the comfortable decor and of course – those yummy chips!
We were around the last week they were open and took some photos.