A CIRENCESTER chippie will be rolling back the clocks this weekend by offering portions of fish and chips for 99p.

Friar Tuck in Dyer Street has teamed up with the Norwegian Seafood Council for the promotion which will see 99 fish and chip shops across the UK taking part.

The NSC will deliver 14 tonnes of cod to those fryers taking part in the event which is celebrating Norway Day on Saturday, May 17.

Mike Gorton of Friar Tuck warned fish fans that it would be first come first served until the promotional fish had all gone.

"We are so pleased to be taking part in this annual celebration," he said. "Fish and chips are a firm favourite in Cirencester! I know that our customers will enjoy the delicious Norwegian cod and chips on offer - and they will certainly enjoy the prices too.”

UK director for the NSC Jack-Robert Moller added: “Norway has provided UK fish and chips shops with delicious cod from the icy Barents Sea for nearly 70 years now.

"We are so pleased that due to the abundance of sustainable cod in Norway, that we are able to give the gift of this fish to the people of Cirencester in celebration of our historic Norway Day.”