Welcome to Ship Deck

A warm welcome and friendly face awaits you here at Ship Deck. We take great pride in everything we do.  Consistent high quality food, and service with a smile is what we are good at.

Ship Deck is a traditional, yet modern fish and chip shop based in Trethomas, Caerphilly, which is owned and operated by husband and wife team Ryan & Kimberly Hughes.

Ship Deck is known for its pure white flakey fish, crisp light batter, twice cooked chips and amazing home made meals. Great food, A great team, and a queue of customers who look forward to getting tucked in.

So what fueled Ship Deck to set sail? .. Let’s find out.

Ryan has been in the Fish & Chip industry for more than half his life. He began working in his local chippy from the age of 14, and worked his way up from potato preparation to manager. This is where he met Kimberly as a customer. She was the fish to his chips!

Ryan has a huge passion for quality food and the drive to run a successful business. During his time in the industry, he achieved many prestigious, National Awards at the National Fish and Chip Awards, One being YOung Fish Fryer Of The Year 2016. This is where the Hughes family, knew one day in the near future they must open a fish and chip shop of their own, to create fish and chips for others to enjoy. 

Trethomas was the perfect place. Surrounded by factories, offices, schools and a great local community,

 it was a must.

After snapping up the run down building, with the help of their youngest Charlie, family & friends, full refurbishment was complete. Doors opened in July 2019. The couple expected it to be a small village chippy that would tick over to provide them with a career they love. They were wrong, very wrong. Ship Deck quickly became very popular and somewhat a local icon!

Our customers love us, find out why below.


Jason WilliamsJason Williams
06:03 08 Aug 23
Great food pre ordered just had to pick up.lovely and fresh,fish cakes top notch
Jo BrittenJo Britten
17:54 07 Aug 23
Superb! We ordered the haddock supper and it was stunning. The fish and chips were delicious as were the tartar sauce and mushy peas. Sustainably sourced food containers too just excellent. The BEST fish and chips in South Wales.
Nathan CrosbyNathan Crosby
11:12 06 Aug 23
Damon PitmanDamon Pitman
18:55 04 Aug 23
Great food and welcoming staff. One of my favourite places for food.
Jeff CookJeff Cook
21:27 02 Aug 23
Fantastic fish bite and chips curry sauce to die for great service and will definitely be back
Naily WilliamsNaily Williams
10:43 14 May 23
Great food, reasonably priced and the menu had a few nice choices you don’t always see at most takeaways.
Tricia KingTricia King
19:26 07 Mar 23
Wanted to try this place for a while and was not disappointed, freshly cooked fish and chips tasted perfect. We added mushy peas and tartar sauce which pushed the price up but still good value for money. Comprehensive menu of the usual fish and chip shop favourites and some pub favourites like hunters chicken and all served by pleasant staff, I would definitely recommend a visit

Food perfectly cooked to order

Everything here at Ship Deck is all about quality, we only use the highest quality sustainable produce which is cooked to order with love and care – you’re in safe hands here!

Our Potatoes

Potato Heart

Our potatoes are carefully sourced. Sampled for sugar content, size and most importantly quality. Then, twice cooked for the fluffy inside and the crispy outside… that we all know and love  

Our Batter

Great quality fish deserves great quality batter… light, crisp & fluffy – consistent every time.

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