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Revealed: the top 40 fish and chip shops in the UK

The nominations for Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year 2024 are in. Has your fave made the cut?

Amy Houghton
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Amy Houghton
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Is there anything that warms the cockles more at the seaside than a newspaper wrapping of freshly battered cod, fluffy chips, mushy peas and a squeeze of lemon? We think not. Here in the UK, we take an awful lot of pride in our fish and chip scene, but with that comes an awful lot of dispute over which chippie is the very best. 

Swooping in to help settle that debate is the National Fish and Chip Awards. The top 40 entries for its 2024 Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year category have just been unveiled, so now you can see whether your fave stands a chance of getting the coveted crown. For 2023, it went to Whiteheads Fish and Chip Takeaway in Hornsea, East Yorkshire

Andrew Crook, President at the National Federation of Fish Friers, organiser of the awards, said: ‘Fish and Chip Takeaway of the Year is a notoriously difficult category to stand out in, but the panel of experts had many tough decisions to make. However, we’ve selected an exceptional shortlist that showcases the unwavering passion, dedication and excitement that the fish and chip industry brings to British culture.’

You’ll have to wait until February 28 2024 to find out the winner. But if you’re feeling ambitious (and hungry) in the meantime, you could always use the list to do your own fish and chip tour of the country conclusion. Here’s the shortlist. 

Cumbria

Angel Lane Chippie – Penrith

Lancashire

Westgate Fish & Chips - Morecambe

Westend Fish and Chips - Oswaldtwistle

County Durham

Yarm Road Fish and Chips – Darlington

Yorkshire

Lighthouse Fisheries of Flamborough – Bridlington

The Fish Bank – Sherburn-in-Elmet

Auckley Friery – Doncaster

Mr C’s – Selby

 Lincolnshire

Catch 22 – Tattershall

Angells Fisheries – Newark-on-Trent

Pips chips – Cleethorpes

Marina Fish & Chips – Skegness

Linfords Traditional Fish and Chips - Market Deeping

Greater Manchester

Eastleigh Town Street Fryer - Marple Bridge

Chips @ No.8 – Prestwich

 Cheshire

Hooked on the Heath – Knutsford

 Herefordshire

Fiddlers Elbow Fish & Chips – Leintwardine

Bristol

Bishopston Fish and Chips 

Norfolk

French's Fish Shop – Wells-next-the-Sea

Essex

The Fish Inn Clacton - Clacton-on-Sea

Henley's of Wivenhoe – Wivenhoe

Johnny Macs – Colchester

London, Kent, Surrey

Stones Fish & Chips – London

Newington Fish Bar – Ramsgate

Sandy's Fish and Chip Shop - Folkestone

Lewis’s Fish and Grill – Maidstone

Seafare – Guildford

Oxfordshire

Harrisons Fish & Chip Co. Botley - Oxford

Hampshire

Mike’s Traditional Fish & Chips – Bishopstoke

James Backhouse - New Milton

Wales

Posh Fish and Chip Company - Cardiff

Fintans Fish & Chip Co – Cardiff

Hennighan's Fish & Chip Shop – Machynlleth

Finneys Fish & Chips - Benllech

Ship Deck - Caerphilly

Zero Plus Fish & Chips – Cardiff

Scotland

The Wee Chippy - Anstruther

Garioch Fish Bar – Inverurie

The Fish Works – Largs

Northern Ireland

Chipmongers - Portstewart

Now take a peek at our own list of the best fish and chip shops in the UK.

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