The best 20 fish and chip shops in Britain

Is your favourite chippy on the list?

Sometimes we can’t help thinking that these sorts of lists are produced solely to provoke outrage. What else could explain a list of the greatest fish and chip shops in Britain without a single nominee from Sussex or Cornwall?

The 20 chosen chippies are the Top 20 shortlisted for the 2018  Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, the top prize available in what will be the 30th National Fish & Chip Awards. There has apparently been ‘extensive judging’ thus far, with more scrutiny to come before the list is whittled down to 10 – the winner will be announced on 25 January.

You can see the full process and criteria at the official website, but let’s get to the bit you really want to know about: the fish and chip shops themselves. There are a couple of finalists for each of 10 regions:



Cromars Classic Fish & Chips

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St Andrews, Fife

Forehill Cafe

Ayr, South Ayrshire


Hennighan’s Top Shop

Machynlleth, Powys

Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips

Hirwaun, Rhonda Cynon Taff

Northern Ireland


Crossmaglen, County Armagh

The Dolphin Takeaway

Dungannon, County Tyrone

North East England

(Northumberland, Co. Durham, Tyne & Wear, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire)

Fish and Chips At 149

Barnard Castle, County Durham

Millers Fish & Chips

Haxby, North Yorkshire

North West England

(Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire)

Fylde Fish Bar

Marshside, Merseyside


St Annes, Lancashire


(West Midlands, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Warwickshire)

Oldswinford Fish & Chips

Dudley, West Midlands

The Golden Carp Chippy

Redditch, Worcestershire

Eastern England

(Lincolnshire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire)

Burton Road Chippy


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Platten’s Fish and Chips

Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk

London & South East England

(Greater London, Middlesex, Essex, Sussex, Kent, Surrey)

Henley’s of Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe, Essex

Newington Fish Bar

Ramsgate, Kent

Central & Southern England

(Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Berkshire)

Best Fry


Captain’s Fish and Chips

Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

South & West England

(Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Avon)

Bishopston Fish Bar


Harbourside Fish & Chips


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