The Golden Fry story so far… a great family run business dynasty

By Linden Jones in Feature

THE May family have been serving the best fish and chips to the people of Bodmin since the 1960s with third generation Philip May now running the show.

Originally, they were a young family from Port Isaac who built a small business into a household name in the town - Golden Fry!

Philip May’s grandparents opened the take-away in 1969 with Gerald, Pete and Lorraine (Phil’s father, uncle and aunt) at that time still only children. In 1989 Philip’s parents, Gerald and Sue, took over the running of the business and just a few years later their son, Philip became full time in the business.

During 1996 Fernley’s in St Austell was taken over by the May family and they ran it successfully for five years before handing it over to family member, Lorraine, who in turn passed it over to Phil’s uncle Pete who still runs it very successfully today.

Now in 2017 many of the major decisions are made by Phil with some design input from his wife Vicky, who is herself also a local business owner. Their latest success has been to create the mobile vans, Golden Fry On The Move, which can be found locally on Fairpark, Bodmin, from this month onwards serving their famous fish and chips between 12 noon and 1.30pm, every Tuesday through to Friday. Look out for their amazing mobile chip shops with the flying fish emblem emblazoned across them.

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