A fish and chip shop has been the talk of the town after one of their festive menu items received national attention.

Longs Fish and Chips in Bridport have offered a festive variation to their traditional menu, adding deep fried Christmas puddings in December.

The chippy has two locations in the town, with one on King Street and the other on West Street.

Sue Rattenbury, the manager of Longs Fish and Chips, explained to the News where the idea had initially come from.

She said: “Well, we were doing our festive menu, and wanted to do something different from the past three years."

The shop previously offered deep-fried Brussels sprouts and pigs and blankets. This year, their festive menu includes loaded chips with Christmas stuffing and gravy.

Sue added: “After we came up with the change, we wanted to add a dessert that fitted the Christmassy gimmick and thought, why not?"

The puddings are deep fried in batter before being served with custard. 

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Other items on the festive menu include carrot and ginger soup, a prawn cocktail stack, roast turkey breast with pigs in blankets and a wintery vegetable crumble.

The fish and chip shop also offers more desserts on their menu including a gooey Belgium chocolate pudding, a salted caramel and cappuccino roulade and a selection of west country cheeses.

Since its addition to the menu, the tasty, sweet treat have proved to be so popular and has picked up national attention from the press.

Sue said: “They have actually been quite popular. We had Lorraine and BBC 5 Live come in and after that people have come in and said they’ve seen it on the TV.

“It’s been a bit embarrassing but the staff and customers have been so excited by all of this - it’s been great.”

Speaking ahead of next year, the manager revealed that there could be big plans ahead regarding next year’s menu.

“We’re definitely going to have to be bigger and better than before, but we’ve got a year to think it over.

“We have seen mince pies deep fried, so who knows,” she added.