Phillips agrees that knowledge is the most important thing he looks for when looking for good fish and chips on his own. “I ask where the fish come from,” he says. “Is he captured durably? Does it have MSC certification? In what oil is it fried? If the staff know a lot about their product, you can tell it takes care and attention.

“If they don’t know which fish it is, or if it has been in the hot box for 15 minutes, I don’t feel reassured that it will be a hard-hitting product.

One thing that stands out from the Fry list is that few of the stores that have been named in the top 50 are located in the big cities (there is only one in London, on the outskirts of the city). Many are in small towns or even villages. According to Phillips, before Covid, it was not uncommon for customers to make a 1.5-hour round trip to visit Shap Chippy.

With that in mind, if you want good fish and chips, it’s worth traveling, says Crolla. “It’s pretty common for businesses in small towns like Musselburgh to get overlooked in UK-wide competitions and not get the recognition they deserve, so it’s an incredible feeling to be nominated.” , she admits.

However, Head would like to point out that the top 50 winners are not ranked; each has their own unique charms. “Two stores can enter from the same street or the same village, which is why we don’t have a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. If one store is 9th and the other 49th it could have a negative effect on the business, which is the opposite of what we are trying to achieve.

  • Auckley Friery, Auckley, South Yorkshire

  • Callaways Fish & Chips, Dorchester, Dorset

  • Carlo’s, Alnwick, Northumberland

  • Castiglio’s Fried Fish & Chips, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

  • Chippy Chippy, Holyhead, Anglesey

  • Chips @ n ° 8, Prestwich, Manchester

  • Chish & Fips, Norwich, Norfolk

  • Cox’s at the Lighthouse, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

  • Croft Street Fisheries, Farsley, Leeds

  • Davenport’s Fish & Chips, Louth, Lincolnshire

  • David’s Fish and Chips, Brixham, Devon

  • Dhillons Fish Inn, Throckley, Newcastle

  • Dunkeld Fish Bar, Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross

  • East Coast, Musselburgh, East Lothian

  • Every Fish Bar, Harrow, London

  • Farnhams Fish And Chips, Boverton, Llantwit Major

  • Fiddlers Elbow Fish and Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire

  • Traditional Finnish fish and chips, Reading, Berkshire

  • Fintans Fish & Chip Co, Llanishen, Cardiff

  • Fish ‘n’ Fritz, Weymouth, Dorset

  • Fisherman’s Bay, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

  • Fish bar Fochabers, Fochabers, Moray

  • Fraser’s Fish and Chips, Penzance, Cornwall

  • Kendal, Kendal, Cumbria Fridays

  • George’s Fish and Chips, Hanham, Bristol

  • Harlees Fish & Chips, Westbury, Wiltshire

  • Henley from Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe, Essex

  • Hiking, Brynhyfryd, Swansea, Glamorgan

  • Clinging to the moor, Knutsford, Cheshire

  • Jason’s Fish and Chips, Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk

  • Land and Sea, Sowerby, York, North Yorkshire

  • Traditional Linfords Fish and Chip Shop, Market Deeping, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

  • Market Hill Fisheries, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

  • McLeod’s Fish and Chips, Inverness

  • My plaice fish and chips, Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk

  • Newington Fish Bar, Ramsgate, Kent

  • Priory plaice fish and chips, Ulverston, Cumbria

  • Sea salt + sole, Dyce, Aberdeen

  • Seasmiths Fish + Chips, Porthtowan, Truro, Cornwall

  • Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria

  • Shaw’s Fish and Chips, Dodworth, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

  • Smith’s Chippy, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

  • Sykes, Pendlebury, Salford, Greater Manchester

  • The Cafe Royal, Annan, Dumfriesshire

  • The Cottage by Haddocks, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire

  • The Crescent Fish & Chip Shop, Flint, Flintshire

  • Esk Cafe, Carlisle, Cumbria

  • Fish at Goose Green, Wigan, Lancashire

  • The Fish Bar, Crewe, Cheshire

  • The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire

  • The Convent, Carrickfergus, County Antrim

  • The Golden Fry, Benllech, Isle of Anglesey

  • The Horseshoe Fish Bar, Pontnewynydd, Torfaen

  • Little Chippy Tyldesley, Manchester

  • Plaice to be, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

  • The Shire Fryer, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

  • Tony’s, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire

  • Towngate Fisheries, Idle, Bradford, West Yorkshire

  • Fish and Chips from Valerio, Lanark, South Lanarkshire

  • Yan Fish Bar, Cardiff

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