Still top notch at South Sixteen in Braunton

Joseph Bulmer

The new owners of South Sixteen fish and chip restaurant continue a proud tradition of excellent food and a warm welcome.

THE name of South Sixteen in Braunton has long been associated with top quality scrumptious fish and chips – a reputation its new owners are already living up to.

Sally and Justin Davies bought the restaurant in September and having lived in Braunton for more than 40 years, were determined to make sure it continued to enjoy its status as one of the best fish and chips restaurants in the region.

They have been delighted with its success in their first three months, following numerous positive comments from both existing and new customers.

“We have been warmly welcomed since we took over and the transition has been very good, for which we would like to thank all our customers and our excellent staff,” said Sally.

“People have been very grateful to think that South Sixteen has not changed and still ahs the same high standards they have come to know, with a warm friendly atmosphere.”

Not only does the restaurant offer mouth-watering traditional fish and chips, it has also become renowned for a warm welcome from its friendly and efficient staff.

As well as some of the finest sustainably caught fish, South Sixteen also offers an array of tasty alternatives including burgers, pies, gammon and freshly baked pizzas, which the new owners hope to expand even further to offer their customers even more choice.

Local suppliers are used whenever possible – and in fact the South Sixteen potatoes are grown just a short distance away in the Braunton Great Field.

Open six days a week and able to seat 40 people, the restaurant is a popular destination for people both in the village and from across North Devon, not to mention visiting holidaymakers.

It could well be the meticulous attention to detail and daily cleaning, filtering and controlling that keeps people coming back time after time to enjoy the crisp, fresh tasting South Sixteen cod ‘n’ chips.

The high quality food and service is backed up by an affiliation to the respected National Federation of Fish Fryers, which provides stringent training programmes and a high level of support to its members.

For Sally and Justin, taking over at South Sixteen has fulfilled their long standing ambition to run a restaurant and the business was one they had admired for some time.

When the opportunity arose Sally left her job of many years in the retail industry to manage the venture, while Justin has continued in his senior position with a local manufacturing company, but offers his skills and knowledge as they work to ensure South Sixteen builds on the success of being one of the best fish and chip shops in Devon.