The mission of Get Battered Fish & Chips is to cook and serve the best fish & chips around, while introducing other English specialties such as Bangers & Mash, Pork Pies, Shepherd’s Pies, Pasties, and more. Alex Stokeld started Get Battered in May 2007 after years of dreaming about a chippie in his hometown Denver. He spent most of his summers growing up in England visiting his massive family(His dad was one of sixteen children). Naturally he fell in love with fish & chips, especially in places like Brighton, Lowestoft, and Whitby.
He realized that he couldn’t spend $800 every time he had a craving for fish & chips, so he opened his own fish and chip shop in Denver. The search for the perfect location took a few months and as soon as the lease was signed, Alex picked up a hammer and went straight to work. Converting a computer shop into a restaurant was not a simple task but after 4 months a restaurant was built.
Knowing its impossible to recreate the ambiance of Whitby, with the water, the fishing boats, the Abbey, and smell of the sea, Alex decided to simply decorate the place with things he likes – Football (soccer), Darts, Boxing, good music, Bob Marley, the Broncos, etc….
GB Fish and Chips also makes all of the English specialties in-house from scratch – yes we stuff our own Bangers. Alex’s father, Andrew, has been making Bangers (traditional English pork sausages) and meat pies ever since he came to the states in 1963. He and his brothers had a business – Pickwick Pies – in the Bay Area until the mid-seventies supplying bars and restaurants with Bangers and pies. Since they were, and still are, the best this side of the pond, Alex knew he had to bring them back. They are growing in popularity and GB will soon be offering more pies, such as Steak n Kidney, Chicken n Mushroom, Sausage Rolls, and might even consider doing something for those weird veggies out there.