Dodson's Fish & Chip Van Hire Testimonials

Check out our feedback below from our happy customers over the last five years.  Rest assured that if you do hire our fish and chip van you will be provided with the best service possible.

2013

Editor of the Hillam News

Thursday is fish & chips night at the (Monk Fryston) Community Centre car park.  The fish was a generous portion, cooked to order, and the chips were thick cut - just like they should be.  Great value and great flavour.

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Valerie (Private Party)

Quality food and service.  Mark was very helpful both before and during our party.  Delicious food served fresh, hot and on time. Lots of positive feedback about the food and service from our guests. Would highly recommend.

Mark Hopkins (Director - Premier Event Bars)

Dodson’s fresh catch have worked for me on two important job recently and on both occasions fulfilled the task without compromise. Should you require their services you will get reliability and a first class service from them. Im sure we will be working with them again in the future.

Fran (Private Party)
I used Dodson's fresh catch to cater for about 40 people for my husbands 40th birthday party.  Mark rang me the day before to check everything was ok and to find out if anybody had any special dietary requirements.  He turned up on time and proceeded to serve the most fantastic Fish and Chips which everyone of our guests thoroughly enjoyed.  He provided all the packaging and condiments...and I provided the bin bag for the empty trays! A great alternative to canapés or cooking yourself and one which many of our guests will use for future events.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mark and his team to anyone considering this cost effective and unique way to cater for a party.  Thankyou very much Mark.

Janette (Wedding)

Many thanks for your efforts on Saturday night.

Everyone thought that the idea of having fish & chips was fantastic and it  became a real talking point.  Throughout the evening compliments were passed to me about the high standard of the food you provided, it was lovely and hot, freshly prepared and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.  The batter was perfect, crisp and light and a great contrast to the lovely flaky fish.   So well done to both of you and thank you for your hard work.  We would be happy to recommend you to others who are considering having Dodsons as part of their party or wedding function.  Once again - many thanks and I wish you many years of success with your business venture.

Graham Loud & Katherine Fenton (Birthday Party)

Very prompt, efficient service, delivering delicious fish & chips!  We had a lot of compliments after our party on how fresh the fish was.

John Garrard (Birthday Party)

Thanks so much to Mark & Jade for helping make our 30th  birthday party an awesome event. The food was excellent quality and extremely tasty. Our friends couldn’t believe that we had our very own Fish & Chip Van, and I know that many of them came back for seconds (the sign of a good feast). We are so grateful to you both and it has been a pleasure dealing with you throughout. We would definitely recommend you to anyone else wanting a professional, successful and happy event.

Sally (50th Bithday Party)

Just a quick note to say a belated thanks for providing amazing fish and chips and superb service at my 50th Birthday in February.  Everyone really enjoyed the food and I had numerous compliments on your behalf such as 'best fish and chips I've ever had'! Would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone and wouldn't be surprised if some of my guests have already been in touch to make a booking. Thanks again.

Kingsley (Wedding)

Many thanks to Mark who provided a professional and efficient service from the beginning of the booking to our wedding day supper itself, the guests loved the idea and importantly the food tasted great!

Sam & Drew (Birthday Party)

Thanks for helping make our party such a great success.  All our guests loved the novelty of your Fish and Chip Van and the fish and chips were cooked beautifully and were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.  Such fantastic portions too! 
Drew and I were so sorry about the puncture, but you carried on so calmly (on the outside!) with those lovely smiles of  yours and didnt let the mishap interfere with your service , which really showed how professional you are. 
It was a great and quite silly party, and one we would love to repeat, and your catering certainly played a huge part in everyone's enjoyment of the party!

Chris (Leaving Party)

Just a quick note to thank you so much for catering at our party yesterday evening.  The Fish & Chips you provided we're the highlight of the evening; they were absolutely superb!  You guys were great and if we weren't leaving we'd definitely find an excuse to use you again.  I wish you both all the very best for the future, I hope to see another Dodson's van very soon - you've reminded me just how much I'm going to miss good old British Fish & Chips!?!

Paul Brooks (Yorkshire Party Booth)

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Joanne Ravening (Birthday Party)

Just to say Thank You very much for the 1st Class service you provided for my daughter's Birthday Party. The quality of the food was outstanding, the fish "amazing".  A very professional service, organizing the event was so easy with great communication too.  Would highly recommend to anyone.  Thanks again for making the night a memorable event for everyone.

Helen (21st Birthday Party)

Just a quick thank you for supplying your Fish and Chips everyone commented on how good they were...well worth the wait in my opinion!!  We will recommend and use you again for any future events.

Claire Kennady (Human Resources Advisor, Norgren)

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for catering our event on Friday last week.  I had so many nice comments about the quality of the food and I know everyone enjoyed doing something a bit different on a Friday lunchtime.  Thank you again.

Rob & Mary (Party)

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say a huge thank you for all of your hard work last Saturday.  We were most impressed with your professionalism, and the quality of the fish & chips was superb.  We have had many messages from guests thanking us for the party, and almost every one mentions what a good idea the fish & chips was, but also how delicious they were.  I know that several of your guests have taken your details, so I do hope that you get plenty more work as a result.  We shall definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for something similar.

Kay (Harrogate)

I just wanted to say a Big Thank you to you and Jade for our Fish and Chip van party last week!
You were punctual, the van was spotless and the fish and chips just delicious!
When I looked online for a company I was very impressed with your testimonials and just wanted to say that all the positive comments that people had made about "Dodson's Fish & Chips" were spot on!
Thank you for great service and for making my daughters birthday party a stress free experience!
I will recommend you to all my friends!

Simon & Jen (Wedding - Halifax)

We both wanted to send a quick note to say how fantastic our
wedding day was and how brilliant you guys were. The food was an absolute storm and everybody
loved it. The service we have received from you has been first class all along;
you have made it all very easy. We would highly recommend you to anyone in the future.
If ever you need a testimonial or any future customers have any concerns then
just send them our way.

Darren (Wedding - Burnley)

Dear Mark & Jade what can I say THANK YOU so much for making our day complete.  The fish n chips where awesome thank you for your service . Everone loved them and still mention them.  Its my 40th next year so will get my deposit in asap.  Thanks once again great service

Dan (Party - Sheffield)

Just to say a really big thank you for some great food and service on Saturday.  Everyone was interested in the idea of a chip van but I think everyone was very pleasantly surprised

by the quality of the food.  We have had numerous compliments on the food and how it made the evening more unique.  You have a very good business and I just wanted to say a proper thank you.  We wish you continued success and if the reviews of the night are anything to go by I may be asking you

back again in the future!! 

Kevin (House Warming - Isle of Man)

You guys were fantastic. The feedback we had from our guests was unanimous in that Dodsons were the best fish and chips they had tasted!

2014

Debby (Son's 21st Birthday Party - Altrincham)

Just had to let you know that I think that having you serve beautiful
freshly battered fish and chips was the highlight of the evening.
The food was fabulous - really tasty and piping hot.
You were great fun and everyone told me how delicious the food was and what
a great idea.
It was perfect as we had all ages at Charlie's 21st but EVERYONE loves fish
and chips - especially Dodson's!
I can't thank you both enough for a great service and coming all the way
from over the Pennines on a cold wintery night...

All the best for 2014

Lynsey (Birthday Party - Leeds)

Just a quick line to say thank you for the fish & chips on Saturday night. I can't believe I didn't get out to say hi!  Anyway, it all went down a storm and everyone had a really good night. Thanks for making it run so smoothly and I'm sure I will meet you properly at the next large birthday!!!!

Alison (Birthday - Dewsbury)

I just wanted to thank you again for Saturday night.   Everyone loved the fish and chips and could not stop complimenting them.  It really made the party as we had not told anyone what we were having to eat and was a complete surprise to everyone.  You have been very helpful throughout and so easy to deal with and I think the value is exceptional.  Thank you again so much.

Sarah (party)

Just a few lines to thanks you for the fantastic service you provided for my son's communion party on Sunday 11/05/2014.
Every thing was just as you described it would be.  Arrival time was spot on even though we are little off the beaten track, set up was swift and efficient needing no input from us which is a great bonus when you are trying to entertain guests.  The service was also very efficient and as others have stated the food delicious,  beautiful fish and moreish chips. The sausage option for some of the more fussy children was a great idea and as everybody knows you need to keep the kids happy.  A special thanks to both of  you for working so well under constant fire from the football game going on next to the van!  I have given people your details and would be happy to recommend your service to anybody looking for something a little different whatever the celebration or event.

Mike & Steph (Wedding)

Just wanted to say thanks very much for catering our wedding.  The food went down a treat.  Everyone has said how great it was and a nice difference to have fish and chips served like that at a wedding.  I'm sure my Auntie is planning on using you too for an event in the summer.

Julie (Wedding)

We're sat here reminiscing about our wedding and just wanted to say a big thank you.  Everyone has commented on how good the food was and really enjoyed them.  The sunshine certainly helped our seaside theme and I loved the 'Dobson' sign.  My god parents are having a 50th wedding anniversary next year and have already asked about you.  We will certainly be recommending you.

Thanks again.

Fiona (Party)

Just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic service you gave us for our party last Saturday 21st June and we appreciate you coming so far!

The fish & chips were delicious and many of our guests said they were the best they has ever had!!

Thank you again and we will be recommending you to everyone!

Kerry (Party)

Thank you very much for your time yesterday . . . Everyone was so pleased with the food & the service . . . I've already passed on your number to 4 of the guests who have asked!!

Janet and Chris (Wedding)

Thank you Mark . . . We have just sat down having cleared the marquee following what has been a wonderful wedding.  Many things made it a day to remember and your contribution was very much appreciated.  We will not hesitate to recommend your services to other.  The fish and chips and service were first class.

Very best wishes.

Hannah & Chris (Wedding)

We just wanted to say thank you so much for attending our wedding on Thursday.  Everyone commented how lovely the fish & chips were and what an unusual idea it was.

Thank you so much for making our special day even more so.

Michael & Rebeckah (Wedding)

I'd just like to say thank you for catering our wedding and giving it a really personal touch.  The food was wonderful and everyone has told me how fantiastic they thought it was, from the perfectly cooked fish and chips to the brilliant service at the hands of the two very capable lads who served us.  We really appreciate all of the effort put in to make it go smoothly, and even with a few hiccups of parking availability it all went so well.  Very impressed with the service, the price, and most of all the food which was of the highest of standards.

We look forward to having an excuse to use you again for catering and could not recommend your catering highly enough to anyone and everyone.  Hopefully next time we'll have a quieter time and place for you to set up!

Emma and Lee (Wedding)

I just wanted to say Thank you Thank you Thank you for the brilliant food and service at our wedding.  Everyone said that they were the best fish & chips they had ever had.  Thank you for making our day perfect.

I will recommend you to everyone I know.

Madeleine and Nick (Party)

Just to say thank you so much for the fantastic job you did on Sunday.

We had such a lovely time and you made it so jolly and completely stress free.

We will certainly see you again and we wish you future success of your splendid business!

Jake (Corporate Event)

Just writing to say thank you for today, the service, and the food was first class.  Thank you for managing to fit us in at such short notice, as a facilities Manager it is always a pleasure to work with companies that we can rely on, and I will definitely be recommending you for future events.

Thank you again.

Susan (NJ Screen Prints Event)

I just wanted to say thank you for Friday’s event at NJ Screen Prints.  I did tell the team directly on Friday how pleased we were but I just wanted to repeat that to you.  I was a little anxious about how you would get through the numbers on the day in the window given but the team were brilliant.  We had organised for groups to come down each half an hour but to be honest they served each group in less than the allotted time.  There was minimal queuing and the line moved very quickly.  The team were very friendly and professional and dealt with everyone’s requests throughout the event.  As for the food – the feedback from everyone was that the food was outstanding, it was all very tasty, very fresh, hot and portions were very generous.  I am not sure how they managed it but some people went back for seconds!  Overall the event was a great success and we would definitely recommend you to others.  Thanks again

Charlotte (Regional Marketing Manager - Begbies Traynor)

Mark and Jade catered for 150 guests at our annual client Christmas party in Hull.  Everyone thought the fish and chips were fantastic.  The van looked great; it was really clean and looked really professional.  Would definitely recommend.

Caroline (The University of Law - York)

Just a quick email to follow up on Saturday.  Thanks so much for coming I hope it was worth your while in the end and do let me know if you would be interested in attending for next year - we'd love you to be there!.
Thanks so much

2015

Claire Ratcliffe (Birthday Party)

Just a quick message to say a massive thank you to your team who provided the catering for the party on Saturday 31st January in Sutton Coldfield.  They were brilliant - really professional and everyone was impressed with the quality of the food.  Managed to keep the party a surprise amazingly so everything went according to plan.  I would be happy to recommend you to potential new clients.

Katherine & Will (Wedding - Derby)

Just a quick note to say thanks for providing fish and chips for our guests at Darwin lake last Friday. Everyone said how much they enjoyed the fish and chips and from our perspective you were very organised and tidy and ran a very good service.

Grace (Party - Nottingham)

Just wanted to let you know what an absolutely fantastic night we had on Saturday. The fish and chips were absolutely delicious, everybody commented on how fabulous they were and what a good idea it was for the party. The quality of fish and the way there were cooked was perfection. The two gentlemen who served us were brilliant, kind and amenable to everybody. Thank you so much for making my sons 18th birthday party so good. I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who will listen!

Grace (Corporate Lunch - Leeds)

Just a quick note to say thanks so very much for today.  Totally amazing, everyone loved the Fish & Chips, they were so delicious!  The whole set-up and friendly, professional, efficient service was outstanding, totally hassle free and a pleasure to deal with you and your team.  I will have no hesitation in using you again and I will be recommending you to others, be it for business or private parties.  Wishing you all the very best

Linzi (Wedding, Lincolnshire)

Just wanted to say a big thank you for making my wedding reception special.  The food was fantastic and the staff were really friendly and nice.  All the guests commented on what a lovely meal it was.

Sara (Christening)

Just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday.  The boys did great.  The fish and chips were a great success.  I think most people at the christening were blown away with the quality of the fish and also thought it was a fabulous idea.

Thank you for remembering the gravy for my daughter.  You definitely got a 10 out of 10 from her.

Mary (Party)

Just a quick email to say "A HUGE THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXCELLENT SERVICE AND FOOD" on Saturday 7th March 2015.  Everybody really enjoyed the fish and chips, positive comments all round.

Lynne (Party)

Dan and partner (Ann I think it was) were excellent.  Everyone enjoyed their fish and chips, especially the children.  The quality and quantity was perfect.  Will be highly recommending you to everyone.  Thanks again for your hard work and service.

Katharine and Liam (Wedding)

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday!  The fish and chips were great and everything went brilliantly.  Definitely award-winning!

Ruth (leaving party, Lincoln)

Just wanted to send a massive thankyou for what I can only express as "exceptional".  My leaving do was a huge success and everyone was amazed by your food.  I didn't get to meet the 2 members of staff who kindly organised the evening but Vanessa made sure they were happy with the arrangements.  My "tokens" appeared to work well and stopped some passers by from attempting to gain a free supper!  I think by the tokens that went you served 86 portions which was a good guess on my behalf. 
Just wanted to pass on my thanks and to let you know that I would most definitely recommend you and I am sure my guests will be passing on your details also.
Many thanks Mark & very best wishes to you

Jane (Birthday Party - Solihull)

I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for catering my birthday in Solihull on the 21/03. People are still talking about how amazing the food was.......thank you! You guys were amazing!

Laura (Christening)

I just wanted to thank you for the service you provided at our daughers christening last week.  Both me, Paul and our guests really enjoyed the fish n chips / sausage n chips . . . the service was quick and friendly and the food was yummy!!  So thank you again.  I would definitely recommend you.

Catherine (Wedding)

Just to let you know we had a fantastic night on Saturday and the guys were great.  Everyone loved the fish and chips and a few people commented that it was the best battered fish they had ever had!  Thanks for helping to make our party a success, I know a few guests are thinking of getting in touch for their next event.  Best wishes.

Grace (birthday party)

Just wanted to let you know what an absolutely fantastic night we had on Saturday.  The fish and chips were absolutely delicious, everybody commented on how fabulous they were and what a good idea it was for the party.  The quality of fish and the way they were cooked was to perfection.  The two gentlemen who served us were brilliant, kind and amenable to everybody.  Thank you so much for making my sons 18th birthday party so good.  I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who will listen!  Thanks again.

Richard and Ruth (Party)

I just wanted to say thank you for the fish and chips on Saturday evening.  The event went very smoothly and we had some loverly comments on the quality and cooking of the food which I wanted to pass back to you.  People particularly commented on the lovely crisp batter and cleanliness of the van.  The fish was cooked so well it fell off the tiny forks, and some people suggested larger ones would make them easier to eat.  The evening was fun, staff helpful and friendly.  We will definitely be recommending you in the future.

Will and Taff (Wedding)

Just a quick note to say thanks for providing fish and chips for our guests at Darwin Lake last Friday.  Everyone said how much they enjoyed the fish and chips and from our perspective you were very organised and tidy and ran a very good service.

Jane (Corporate Event)

Just a quick note to say thank so very much for today.  Totally amazing, everyone loved the fish & chips, they were so delicious!  The whole set-up and friendly, professional, efficient service was outstanding, totally hassle free and a pleasure to deal with you and your team.  I will have no hesitation in using you again and I will be recommending you to others, be it for business or private parties.  Wishing you all the very best.

Linzi (Wedding)

Just wanted to say a bug thank you for making my wedding reception special.  The food was fantastic and the staff were really friendly and nice.  ALl the guests commented on what a lovely meal it was.

Caroline and Barny (Wedding Party - Stafford)

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for our wedding garden party on Saturday night (18 July), the service was exemplary and the fish and chips fantastic.  I absolutely would recommend you to anyone.  The fish and chips went down a storm.  We wish you ongoing well deserved success.  Many thanks again.

Sarah (Bosch Packaging)

I wanted to thank you and your team for both the excellent service as well as fish & chips on Tuesday.  Dan was very helpful and everything ran smoothly.  We all hope to see you at our next event!

Amy (Wedding)

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for providing food at my wedding yesterday.  The service your provided was fabulous and the fish itself was outstanding.  Everyone has commented on the generous portions and how amazing it all tasted.  It all really added to our amazing day.  Thank you so much.

Gillian (Corprate Event - Listers)

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say "thank you" for the excellent night last night.  It was a HUGE success and everybody has been talking anout how great the food and service was . . . it goes without saying that I will be letting the Marketing Department know that you are the people to call upon if required.

Fiona (Halifax)

Thank you!  Whilst it might have been pouring with rain, you served 100 guests with piping hot, delicious fish and chips.  The 'southerners' particularly enjoyed true 'northern' mushy peas and some were even brave enough to taste your delicious curry sauce!  Service was with a smile and a cheery word to each and every person.  Thank you for helping make our special day so memorable.

Andrea and Scott (Wedidng)

Thank you for the fantastic food at our wedding on Saturday!  We had loads of people complimenting you on the delicious fish & chips :)  Loads of people said they were the best they had tasted, well done and thanks to you and the lads so much for helping us to have a brilliant wedding.

Bridget and Paul (Wedding, Shrewsbury)

Just wanted to let you know how pleased we were . . . 

The fish and chips for our evening meal at our wedding were just perfect.  The van was great - feeding almost 200 guests, everyone said how lovely the fish was.  We had lots of children at our wedding, and so it was perfect for all ages.  It fitted in with the feel of our day perfectly and was just no mess, no hassle, fantastic value, great fish & chips!  Thank you so much - fabulous food and you were so friendly too that it was a real pleasure having you as part of our day.

Mr and Mrs Duncan (Wedding)

We just want to say a massive thank you for catering at our wedding on the 25th July at the Craven Arms.  The food was of a really high standard and absolutely delicious.  Our guests loved the idea and also really enjoyed the food (some went for seconds!)

You were very well organised, punctual and the service was second to none.  You were also very efficient and helpful when I gave you incorrect bank details for the payment!

I can't recommend your company highly enough and I look forward to booking you again in the future.

Liz (Wedding - Corby)

I wanted to say thank you so much for coming to Corby and providing us with fish & chips, the feedback was fantastic and they taste excellent (even though hubbie will never let me live it down not getting him sausage & chips lol) thank you again and I will certainly recommend you to people.  Communication was also brilliant.

Tracy (Wedding - Derby)

I just wantedto say thank you so much for the professional service you provided at our wedding.  Everyone commented on how delicious the food was whether it was the fish, sausage or veggie burger - we had very happy guests!  The guys serving were polite and went about their business in setting up so quietly and efficiently that I hadn't even noticed they had arrived!  It was the perfect meal for our perfect day and we will definitely highly recommend your business in the future.  May I also say that our honeymoon was at Leeds Festival this past weekend and we bought from your van here too.  The fish and chips were so great that my husband had them 4 times over the weekend!!  Thanks so much for everything and we wish you yet more success for the future.

Ally (Party)

Mark and team, just to say a huge thank you to you for yesterday.  The service you provided was brilliant from beginning to end and all of our guests, big and small, were raving about the quality of the food as well as the service.  You were all brilliant from beginning to end.  Thank you from me and also from Fin who was blown away by the whole day and in particular you guys.

Caroline (Corporate Event - The Authentic Food Company)

I just wanted to say a huge huge thank you for making our 30th Birthday celebrations so amazing.  Ben & Micheal were fantastic and I didn't end up getting over to the other site today but I believe they went down there well too.  I have to tell you the fish and chips were absolutely gorgeous . . . non greasy and was sooooo yummy!!! Our tummies were well and truly filled.  Thank you for everything and I will not hesitate to recommend you in the future!!!  Have a wonderful weekend and keep up the amazing work!!!

Jono & Hayley (Wedding)

Just a quick message to say how impressed we were as were all our guests at the service & quality provided with the fish and chip van.  We'd just like to say a BIG THANK YOU for making our day even better than expected.  We were totally blown away.  Thank again.

2016

Nelli (Marketing Executive - GuySalmon Land Rover)

Thank you very much for all your help today and providing a delicious meal!  I appreciate you making time for our team considering it was short notice too.  Here are some comments below from our team:

'They were the best Fish & Chips ever - best food visitor we have had'

'Just to say thank you for the chips, they were great'

'Thank you for the most tastiest Fish and Chips ever - delicious Mushy Peas too!'

Nina (Surpise Party)

What a success!!!  It was a party highlight as expected.  The impact value it has as the van parks up outside and everyone realises that is what they are eating is enormous.

The excitement just overflowed.  Your guys were fantastic, professional, friendly and able to cope with our over-excited crowd.

Not only does the whole conecpt have huge novelty value, the quality of the fish & chips is "the best I've had" those were the actual words from everyone - deservedly award winning!

Its going to be the thing that everyone talks about for years to come.

Thank you so much.

Mary (Party - Staffordshire)

Just wanted to say thank you for catering for our party on Saturday night.

I can only reiterate all the positive feedback on your website as all our guests were absolutely raving about your fish & chips.  It is always difficult to cater when you have never personally experienced the service you are booking and as I work in catering I am probably more critical than others.  On many occasions when we eat out I think that I could have dont much better myself.  But Saturday night with Dodosn's Fish & Chips was perfect food.  Exceptionally high quality fish, chips and accompaniments.  "The best fish and chips ever" was a quote I heard all evening.

The service was outstanding.  The guys working were lovely.  You fulfilled every request, the children were very happy and a friend from Yorkshire was in heaven with her chips, curry sauce and tray of scraps!

All in all we were absolutely delighted with the service you provided and I would have no hesitation in recommending you or booking your service in future.

I just wish I could have another portion now!

Many many thanks

Amanda (School function - Oakham)

On behalf of The Friends' of Brooke Priory School, I would like to say a sincere thank you for the excellent catering provided by your catering team at our Quiz night event on Saturday evening.  The feedback from everyone who attended the event was that the quality of the fish and chips was superb.  The Magnum ice creams went down very well too!  The catering staff were very friendly and professional.  We would definitely use your company again for similar events and I would have no hesitation in recommending you.

Julie Bocock

just wanted to say thank you very much for Saturday night. The fish and chips were a great success, so many of our guests commented on how good they were.

Alan (Birthday party - Wakefield)

I just thought I would send you an email to congratulate you on a fantastic job at my wifes birthday party.  The fish and chips were lovely and everyone thoroughly enjoyed them.  The way your team worked to serve the 120 people was outstanding and everyone has commented how nice they were.  When you book something like this over the internet you are always worried what you will get on the night but I have to say it was brilliant and the quality was first class and I would have no problem in booking you again.

Roxanne and Martin

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the food you provided last night. It went down a storm, all the guest loved them and commented on the quality of the fish and chips. Thanks so much :)

John Heffernan

Everyone was absolutely delighted with your service as you could see from the enormous queue and the fish and chips were delicious! It’s great to work with an external caterer who just gets on with the job and does it so well like you and Jade have done.

Helen & Hugh (Wedding - Hertford)

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a massive thank you to you and your colleague (I'm afraid I didn't catch his name) for all your hard work yesterday. The food was absolutely fantastic - even better than I remember
it being when we came to sample it that day in Melton Mowbray! We like to think of ourselves as connoisseurs of fish & chips (!), and we can honestly say that yours are the best we've ever tasted.  We had lots of positive comments about them from our guests too. The generous portion sizes definitely went down well, and the fact that the food was so fresh and hot made a real impression. I loved how light the batter on the fish was, and how the chips weren't at all greasy - and yet, they still made for a suitably decadent wedding breakfast! Lots of people commented on how yummy the ice cream was too (the chocolate one was a particular hit).  Last but not least, thank you for your professionalism and excellent
communication. All my emails over the last year or so have been met with speedy responses, and I was never worried that you'd let us down in any way. The speed of service was also impressive, particularly considering we had 140 guests on 17 tables. You run a well-oiled machine!
Thanks again and best wishes.

Simon Deakin

Just a quick one to say thanks very much for your contribution to our wedding at Saltmarshe Hall on 29th May. 
Everything was bang on time, the van looked great and, most of all, the food was great too, had loads of people telling us how much they enjoyed it!
So thanks again, very much appreciated! 

Steve Walker

I just wanted to send a quick mail to thank you for helping to make our special day go so well.
The team were punctual and the food was brilliant.
All our guests loved their meals and it helped make the day complete.

Janet Ketchen

Just popping by to say thank you so much for your catering at our event last night.

Rave reviews from the staff who loved the grub!

Michelle McCardle

I hired Dodson's Fresh Catch for my 40th birthday party on 6th Feb.  I can honestly say they were some of the best fish and chips that I have ever had.  Really impressed everybody at the party.  Massive thanks to you all.

Amy Boyles

I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday. The guys were great and the fish & chips were absolutely delicious, everyone commented on how lovely they were. It was a fantastic addition to our party.

Mr and Mrs Hodgkinson

just wanted to say a huge thank you for supplying food for our wedding. We throughly enjoyed it and had lots of comments of how lovely the food was! Everyone loved our quirky option of the fish and chip van and think it was perfect for a summer afternoon. Your set up was great and timing for everything perfect. So thank you again for all your work you put in. Staff were great and friendly. 

Michelle and John

I just wanted to say. Big thank you for making our party so special yesterday. It was a big hit, everyone thought the fish and chip can was genius and thoroughly enjoyed the food.
Thanks again.

Kate Nicholas

Just wanted to let you know the fish and chips were brilliant at our party in Darley Dale on Saturday evening. People, food and every other aspect. Thanks to everyone involved. 
All our guests loved the meal and have not stopped speaking highly of the quality etc. 
Thank you very much.

Sammy Ellis

We hired Dodson's Fresh Catch fish and chip van for our evening food at our wedding reception in April 2016 and have to say they were possibly the most delicious fish and chips we have had!!!! They arrived in good time to set up and get everything organised and were ready to go bang on the planned time, all the staff were so lovely and friendly and were very fast on service too. We all said the portions were very generous!! We were a little worried being a van it may have been a bit small but they were bigger than what you normally get from the fish and chip shop!! We bought the gold package and everybody got a side of curry or peas too which were also delicious. Plenty of condiments set out nicely on a table next to the van and everybody was feeling full and happy!! I didn't sample it myself but the vegetarian option was also said to be delicious! Highly, highly recommended to anybody wanting efficient, friendly and delicious catering at a function and smiling faces at the same time. yum yum!!!

Emma Procter

Fab fab fab We hired Dodsons for our wedding food...... Brilliant service both professional and friendly (Andy and Paul).
Everybody is still complementing how fresh the food was and how generous the portions were,
Our veggie guests were equally as pleased with their food. 
The communication up untill the day was spot on too. 
Would definitely recommend Dodsons fresh catch to anyone who is thinking of having fish n chips for an event .

Liz Bowser

I wanted to say thank you so much for coming to Corby and providing us with fish & chips for our wedding last year, the feedback we had was fantastic from our guests and the food tasted excellent (hubbie still won't let me forget that he didn't get sausage & chips lol) thank you again for everything from the continuous support and contact leading up to the day and on the day arriving in plenty of time to set and dealing with the massive crowd of guests, the staff were very friendly and professional throughout, I will certainly recommend you to people

Charlotte Cumming

So pleased that we chose (simply from an online search & their excellent reviews) Dodson's Fresh Catch to cater for our birthday party, in a field, in Suffolk, last weekend. From the first contact they were friendly, helpful & efficient. Will & Katherine arrived, set up & prepared our supper undaunted by the torrential rain. Our guests are still talking about their delicious fish and chips - 'best ever', 'wonderful', 'tasty', 'crispy', 'generous portions'. I would not hesitate to recommend them - service with a smile.

Ian Crawford

Thank your for being part of the evening catering for my daughters wedding at Bell Hall York 23.7.2016.
The guests raved about the quality of food and service, my daughter loved how the van fitted into the festival theme of wedding and other caterer.
Many thanks for contributing to her magical day.

Hannah JW

Dodson's Fresh Catch served the most amazing fish and chips at our wedding reception last week. They were absolutely delicious and went down really well with our guests. Mark was also really professional and supportive leading up to the wedding. Thank you so much! Hannah and Mark

Simon

Just a quick email to say thank you and the guys for the catering on Saturday evening it was excellent and everyone really enjoyed the food and it was excellent quality. 

Olivia and Tim

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for providing your delicious food at our wedding reception. We had so many comments about how amazing it all tasted and our guests loved the originality of having a fish & chip van at our wedding!
Thanks for everything - you helped make our day so special. Sorry I didn't actually get the chance to come and say hi! The day is all a bit of a blur!

Rachel and Andy

I’m sorry I didn’t get to say thank you on the day so I just wanted to say a quick thank you for everything you did to help make our day so amazing! We received so many compliments about the food and the fact there were people coming back for seconds spoke volumes. The food was amazing, it was just what we wanted and your service was very professional and efficient, we will definitely recommend you to others!

Dan and Jodie

We would like to thank you for doing fish and chips at our wedding. Despite a delay due to traffic around York, your team showed up and cooked some excellent fish and chips and served them in record time. Our guests were super excited to be fed before the ceremony and were definitely not disappointed. The fish was clearly fresh (very tasty) and the batter was perfect: light and crispy, the chips were excellent too. The portion size was also just right for a lunch time. The two lads serving were also great and dealt with a hungry crowd with smiles and good cheer.
So thank you again and we would 100% recommend you to a friend.

Zoe and Sam

I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for Saturday. Everyone was absolutely loving the fish & chips- they were beautiful! Thank you so so much.
Great food, great service- fantastic! 
And we cannot wait to have them again this Saturday.
Hannah
I just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday. The guys who served us were really friendly and professional. Everyone loved the food and it was the perfect choice for our party. 
If there is anywhere I can review the service online, do let me know as I always like to compliment brilliant service. 
We will be in touch next time we have a big party to cater for!
Donna Norris
I would just like to say a thank you for the catering on Friday at our corporate event. I appreciate the fact that we did not have to do anything other than plug you in and I thought you were very efficient in serving such a large number of people so quickly. Also, the food was very nice with decent sized portions. I would definitely recommend your services.

Helen

I just wanted to say Thankyou for Saturday night - my guests all loved the fish n chips and I had many comments about how good they were! Thankyou so much!

Nicola and Stu

Just a quick note to say thank you for coming on the 22nd and providing your fab food.
Many of our guests comments on how delicious it was and how professional your were in your approach to serving a large amount of people!
We would be happy to recommend you.

Georgina

Just a quick “thank you” for the great job which you did on Saturday night at my 60th birthday party in Yeadon.

The two boys who came in the van were really friendly and enjoyed a laugh.  They were very well organised and did an amazing job serving nearly 100 people.  I had great feedback from my friends about the quality of the food, and many said what a fantastic idea it was to have a mobile fish and chip van to do the catering.  I also thought it was a nice touch when the boys told me that not only had they brought the fish and the vegetarian option which I had ordered, they also brought with them sausages, just in case someone said that they didn’t want fish.  What a great idea as I have actually

discovered that people don’t read invitations!  I had wondered whilst I was mingling why some people had sausages – I then found out the answer!

Once again, thank you very much for Saturday night, and also for the help which you gave leading up to my party.

2017

Shannah Phillips

Just wanted to say a big big thank you for your services on the night of my 21st birthday - everyone LOVED the food and it was so great to have gluten free and vegetarian options.

Thanks a million.

Nicola Dawson

Just a quick email to say thank you for your amazing fish and chips on Saturday!!
Everybody has commented on how delicious they were!  I never got chance to say goodbye so thought I would send you a quick thank you email!!
Will definitely recommend and use you for future events too, thanks again!

Charlotte

Thank you for everything on Friday night. It was superb and everyone has commented how great the food was!

Sian Johnston

I remembered today that I never followed up to say ‘thank you’ for your visit back in April – it all went really smoothly and the guys who came were great and everyone from our side enjoyed!

Sarah

Thank you so much for coming to the party on Saturday. Everyone said your food was delicious.

Mr and Mrs Cooper

Thanks for the great job last night. The lads were a credit to you. The food was great, the service was great. Absolutely spot on! 

Jayne

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your friendly and professional service at our 50th Birthday party.

It felt like everything went just as I’d hoped for. The fish was really beautiful and I feel 100% happy with our decision to use Dodson’s.  Fabulous fish and chips and great service.

Thank you again for helping us to make our party such a huge success.

Julie

I am sorry I did not get to meet you last night but I would like to thank you for the service that you provided.

All the guests where really happy, especially those with the food allergies.

The service was first class.

Sarah George (Digital Editor of Bride Magazine)

We've featured Dodson's Fresh Catch in our online story 'alternatives to a sit-down dinner for your wedding'

http://www.bridemagazine.co.uk/articles/alternative-ideas-to-a-formal-wedding-breakfast

Louise Aitchison

I just wanted to email to say thank you so much for your service on Saturday!! The set up was quick the food was AMAZING! All our guest absolutely loved the food!! Also the service was quick, friendly and professional !!

Thank you all so much !!

Bruce and Georgia

We both wanted to say a massive thank you for catering our wedding. EVERYONE loved it! All the guests said that the food was amazing, we've not heard a bad word said about it. Honestly you guys were brilliant! 

Vicki and Luke

I just wanted to say thank you for catering at our wedding on 19th August. Our guests loved the fish and chip van, they thought it was a great idea and we’ve heard many rave reviews (some people even went back for seconds!).

Claire Needham

Just wanted to say how fantastically efficient your guys were. To serve 74 people in the time you did was brilliant. The portion size was fantastic too. Many guests couldn't fit in the evening buffet!!  I will be sure to recommend your service.???Thanks again and wishing you a busy future.

Claire Myers

Thank you so much for yesterday.
The guests loved it, I would highly recommend to people.

Nicola Dawson

Just a quick thank you for providing the best fish and chips at my 40th last weekend! All the guests have commented on how delicious they were too!
Would definitely use Dodsons again for any future events and would recommend you to friends and family!
Thanks again x

Lucille

Very tasty, excellent efficient service and the portion size was humongous!
Hired Dodson's for a wedding and would highly recommend!

Mat and Emma

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for the superb food and service at our wedding at the weekend (25th November).

All our guests (around 150) were served in just over an hour and the overall feedback on the food was that it was some of the best fish and chips they'd had!

We can't recommend you highly enough.

Thanks again.

2018

Helen and Hugh

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a massive thank you to you and your colleague (I'm afraid I didn't catch his name) for all your hard work yesterday. The food was absolutely fantastic - even better than I remember it being when we came to sample it that day in Melton Mowbray! We like to think of ourselves as connoisseurs of fish & chips (!), and we can honestly say that yours are the best we've ever tasted. 
We had lots of positive comments about them from our guests too. The generous portion sizes definitely went down well, and the fact that the food was so fresh and hot made a real impression. I loved how light the batter on the fish was, and how the chips weren't at all greasy - and yet, they still made for a suitably decadent wedding breakfast! Lots of people commented on how yummy the ice cream was too (the chocolate one was a particular hit). 
Last but not least, thank you for your professionalism and excellent communication. All my emails over the last year or so have been met with speedy responses, and I was never worried that you'd let us down in any way. The speed of service was also impressive, particularly considering we had 140 guests on 17 tables. You run a well-oiled machine! 
Thanks again and best wishes.

Karen

Many thanks for the excellent fish and chips you supplied for our daughters wedding. There were many positive comments from our guests.

Hannah

Jason and I would like to say thank you so much for providing our wedding catering. It was delicious and our guests loved it!

Denise

Thank you for such a fantastic service last night in the rain !! You were great, the fish and chips superb. we have had many comments this morning about the very high quality of the food.
Well done you did a great job and thank you so much.

Mel

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the fantastic service we had on Weds night at our MD’s house.  The team were great and I had so many people telling me how fantastic the food was one even took the time to email in:

“I am not a connoisseur of “fish and chips” but those served on Thursday were the very best I have ever tasted”

Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Emily Wilson

Just a bit of feedback from the catering you supplied us with last Friday.  I was on annual leave, so unfortunately wasn't able to have the fish and chips myself!
However, my MD has fed back to me that they went down very well. The portion sizes were great, everyone was very happy with the quality of the produce and the selection on the condiments table went down very well also.
People with special dietary requirements also felt very well catered for.
A few people commented that they were so full they didn't bother with another meal when they got home!
Thanks very much for your service and for kindly switching the dates due to our inclement weather at the beginning of the year.
We wouldn't hesitate to book you again for future events.

Ruth

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for serving the wonderful fish and chips at our wedding. So many people said they were delicious - both Brits and Americans alike! I’m so glad we had fish and chips, it was he hit of the night and thank you for being so professional throughout.

Debbi Mason

Oh my goodness – what amazing food you provided for my husband’s 50th birthday party last night.  Thank you so much.

All our guests commented on how gorgeous everything tasted – one went so far as to describe it as nectar from heaven!!!

The service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble.  Can’t thank you enough.  I’ve left a review on facebook for you.

Hayley

Thank you for yesterday, everything went very well, we received lots of good feedback.

The fish and chips were lovely.

Hannah Allum

Dodson’s provides the catering for our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier with the service or food. Communications were clear and prompt from the outset, very easy to deal with. On the day the guests loved the food and commented on how delicious it was. Do your guests a favour and avoid the chicken dinner, book Dodsons instead!

Mel Fox

Can’t thank you guys enough for providing such amazing service & food for our wedding in May. 
Everyone commented on how the fish & chips were actually the best they had tasted, a few guests don’t usually like fish & chips and thoroughly enjoyed them! 
We would highly recommend you and already have done!

Katy Howick

Used Dodsons for our evening reception food at our wedding. Us and all the guests absolutely loved it! Easy experience from start to finish, would highly recommend and would definitely use again if needed! Thank you x

Natasha Boden

Dodson's Fresh Catch provided the most fantastic evening meal for our wedding on the 27th July it was truly incredible and exactly what we wanted. Their communication leading up to our big day was brilliant and they catered brilliantly for our gluten free guest. Everyone who attended our wedding said how amazing the food was. The gentlemen serving our food were so polite and approachable, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much to Dodson's Fresh Catch and their team for making our wedding day so perfect.

Daniel Wilson

Thank you to Dodson's Fresh Catch who catered for our wedding guests in the evening. Mark & Jade were amazing from start to finish! The guests really enjoyed there grub!

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