THERE is speculation on social media that a beloved Worcester chip shop may be re-opening.

Ambleside Fish Bar closed its doors on June 22 last year.

The closure of the fish bar sparked a huge reaction from the Worcester News readers, with more than 400 comments posted on Facebook when the announcement was made.

Hayley Lewis said: “Gutted. Tony and Andy are staples of Ambleside. Decent hard-working chaps. Been going there since I was a kid and always loved the entertainment show they put on as well as the massive portions of chips and Moby sized fishes.

“They’d always help someone in need. God knows what has happened for this to happen but I’m genuinely gutted and upset for them.

“It wasn’t your average chip shop. Tony and Andy used to provide a virtual comedy show and they knew nearly every customer, even little old me.

“They would always ask how everyone in the family was and be genuinely interested in your response. This had been going on for around 30 years.

“I never thought I’d be emotional over a bloody chippy, but it was much more than that, they were local legends.”

Now, rumours are going around on Facebook that the beloved chip shop may open its doors once again.

We tried to contact the former owners but were unsuccessful. If you have any information about the chip shop re-opening please do get in touch.