Fuming family slams chippie over tiny portion that ‘wouldn’t feed four-year-old’


The Brockworth Fryer in Gloucester has been forced to defend an order that came to a total of £9.80. 

It consisted of two portions of small chips, each for £1.40, two children’s meals of chips and fried chicken, each for £2.50, and a cod bite for £2.

The mum of the family, who wish to remain anonymous, told Gloucestershire Live: “We asked for a small portion of chips and they gave us one scoop. He said ‘What do you expect for £1.40?’ 

“You can see the state of the chips and the chip carton. We had one tiny scoop. It wouldn’t even feed a four-year-old child, that’s how many chips there were.

“We had four chicken nuggets and we were supposed to get a drink with those chicken nuggets and we didn’t get a drink or a lolly.

Gloucester chippie portion criticised

CONTROVERSY: The Brockworth Fryer in Gloucester has come under fire for these sizes (Pic: GLOUESTERSHIRE LIVE)

The Brockworth Fryer

RESPONSE: The manager has since hit back at his critics (Pic: GLOUCESTERSHIRE LIVE)

“You’re supposed to get a lollipop or a sweet with the kiddies meal, they didn’t give us that.”

However, the manager insisted that those were his standard portion sizes. 

He said: “You don’t complain when you go to McDonalds, do you, for their portion of chips?”

“The only thing I could say with the kids meals, they delivered me the wrong boxes. 

“Normally with kids meals, they’re quite big. I did say to the lady, I’m sorry they sent us the wrong boxes. So she said ‘okay, that’s not a problem’. That was it really.

The Brockworth Fryer

ORDINARY: He insists that they are his standard portion sizes (Pic: GLOUCESTERSHIRE LIVE)

“You don’t complain when you go to McDonalds, do you, for their portion of chips?”

Chippie manager

“Where else can you eat for £2.50?” 

The mum’s daughter even claimed that the chips weren’t cooked properly, but the boss insisted they were “quite good”. 

She added: “We aren’t going there again.

“Normally, we go three or four times a week. Sometimes we go at dinner time and at the evening. 

“But the manager has put us off now, I’d rather go to a chip shop that appreciated our money.”


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