Cape Gazette

go brit! Celebrates its first anniversary in British style on April 13

go brit!
18388 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE 19958
Apr 10, 2013
1:30 PM

The little darling of British fish-and-chips shops is planning a smashing bash on April 13 to celebrate her first anniversary in the States.

go brit! will host a party from 6 to 9 p.m., with plenty of giveaways, fun facts and favorite British music performed by Cathy Gorman, dubbed Sussex County’s Sweetheart of Song. She’ll sing British songs loved by many generations.

“We have so much to celebrate,” said Alison Blyth, owner of go brit! The Lewes eatery is known as the “little sister” to the popular go fish! in Rehoboth Beach.

 “From the first day that I opened go fish! in 2002, customers asked for more fish-and-chips shops. It seems as if everyone wants one on their doorstep,” she explained. “Now that we have a shop in Lewes, we can see how much everyone loves this chippy concept.”

“Chippy” is the word used in the UK to describe an informal fish-and-chips shop that serves quintessentially British favorites – and it’s clearly a hit in Delaware. Blyth hopes to add more go brit! restaurants in coming years. She has promoted the franchise concept with the line, “Spread the word, more British are coming.”

go brit! kicked off its first year with much fanfare, starting with NBC’s Today morning show host Hoda Kotb cutting the ribbon on April 7, 2012.

After a surprise visit to go brit!, the respected Delaware food critic Patricia Talorico raved about the food and called Blyth the “Queen of Fish and Chips.”

Of course, the international interest in the London Olympics and in Prince William and Lady Kate’s firstborn have helped make both go fish! and go brit! popular destinations. 

Both go fish! and go brit! strive to share authentic British comfort food in a setting that defies the ordinary and transports visitors to a version of the much-loved British chippy. For instance, the modern Lewes building on Coastal Highway is sympathetic to old England’s charm, with its arched brick entranceway and gracious double doors that became the perfect backdrop for side-by-side, bright-red British telephone boxes. The interior mixes old, new and traditional British décor and pays tribute to iconic London buildings in a vibrant red-and-grey toned mural. 

Blythe says the April 13 celebration will offer a “jolly good time.” Join the celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 13. Located at 18388 Coastal Highway in Lewes (next to the Atlantic Cellular Verizon store), go brit! is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. To learn more, visit the website at


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