The shortlist for Britain’s best chippy has been announced

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Claudia Canavan

Is your local on the list?

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Friends, it’s that time of the year again. The gloriously battered, dunked and deep fried time when we discover just which shops are on the shortlist to be crowned the UK’s Best Fish and Chips.

 

Glory be.

 

Revealed, as always, by the official National Fish and Chip Awards from Seafish, it’s a region-by-region breakdown of the finest chippers in the land. The one to beat is last year’s overall winner, Simpsons Fish & Chips in Cheltenham, which the panel of expert judges praised for its quality fish, crunchy batter, homemade tartare sauce and gluten-free options.

 

With no further ado, read on to see if your local is on the shortlist.

Region: Scotland

 

1. Cromars Classic Fish & Chips

Where? 1-3 Union Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9PQ, cromars.co.uk

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2. Fochabers Fish Bar

Where? 19 High Street, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7DX, fochabersfishbar.co.uk

 

3. Low’s Traditional Fish and Chips

Where? Unit 4, Westill Shopping Centre, Old Skene Road, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6RL, lowstraditional.com

 

4. Forehill Cafe

Where? 19a Mount Oliphant Crescent, Ayrshire, KA7 3EN, forehillcafe.co.uk

5. Palombo’s of Balloch

Where? 40 Balloch Road, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, G83 8LE, palombosofballoch.co.uk

 

6. The Plaice To Be

Where? 2 Stonyhill Avenue, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA1 4JE, plaicetobe.co.uk

 

7. The Frying Squad

Where? 9 Balloo Road, Bangor, County Down, BT19 7PG, fryingsquad.com

Region: Wales

 

1. Andrews Fish Bar

Where? 32 High Street, Welshpool, SY21 7JP, facebook.com/Andrews-Fish-Bar

 

2. Hennighan’s Top Shop

Where? 123 Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth Powys, SY20 8EF, hennighans.co.uk

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3. Simply Fish & Chips

Where? 36 Tynewydd Road, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 3SP

 

4. Hikary’s Fish Bar

Where? 74 Briton Ferry Rd, Neath, Port Talbot, SA11 1AP, hikarysfishbar.com

 

5. Hooked @ 31

Where? 31 West Street, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9AL

 

6. Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips

Where? 36 High Street, Hirwaun Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF44 9SW, penalunas.co.uk

 

Region: Northern Ireland

 

1. Fish City

Where? 33 Ann Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT1 4EB, facebook.com/fishcitybelfast

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2. Raffos

Where? 174 Andersonstown Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT11 9BZ, facebook/raffos

 

3. Spinnaker

Where? 10-12 Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel, County Down, BT34 4BP

 

4. Superbites

Where? Cardinal O’Fiach Square, Crossmaglen County, Armagh, BT35 9HG, superbites.co.uk

 

5. The Dolphin Takeaway

Where? 19 Georges Street, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT70 1BT, dolphindungannon.co.uk

 

6. The Friary

Where? 78 Prince Andrew Way, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 7TB, the-friary.com

 

 

Region: North East England

 

1. Fish and Chips At 149

Where? 36 Galgate Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8BH, 149fishandchips.co.uk

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2. Pantrini’s Fish and Chips

Where? 11-13 Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 1LX, pantrinis.co.uk

 

3. Miller’s Fish and Chips

Where? 55 The Village, Haxby, North Yorkshire, YO32 2JE, millersfish.co.uk

 

4. Papa’s

Where? Great Gutter Lane, Willerby, Hull, HU10 6DP, papasfishandchips.com

 

5. Whitby’s Restaurant & Takeaway

Where? Leicester Avenue, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 6DR, whitbysrestaurant.co.uk

 

6. Whiteheads Fish and Chips

Where? 6 The Greenway, Hornsea, East Yorkshire, HU18 1SL, whiteheadsfishandchips.com

 

Region: North West England

1. Hodgson’s Chippy

Where? 96 Prospect Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3BH, hodgsonschippy.com

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2. Pisces

Where? 92 Poulton Road, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6TF, piscesfishandchips.co.uk

 

3. The Fish and Chip Plaice

Where? 75 Hazelhurst Drive, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1TN

 

4. Fylde Fish Bar

Where? 117 Fylde Road, Marshside, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9XP, fyldefishbar.co.uk

 

5. Papas

Where? 68 School Brow, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 2TA

6. The Big Blue

Where? 177 Knutsford Road, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 2QL

 

Region: Midlands

 

1. Chesters

Where? 151 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7JH, eatatchesters.co.uk

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2. Oldswinford Fish & Chips

Where? 140 Hagley Road, Dudley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 2JD, oldswinfordfishandchips.co.uk

 

3. Seafish Restaurant

Where? 68 Cromford Road, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3FP, seafishrestaurant.co.uk

 

4. Catchems End

Where? 134 Kidderminster Road, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1DL, catchemsend.co.uk

 

5. The Golden Carp Chippy

Where? Unit 8, Matchborough Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0BQ

 

6. Winyates Chippy

Where? Unit 4, Winyates Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 ONR, winyateschippy.co.uk

 

Region: Eastern England

 

1. Burton Road Chippy

Where? 169 Burton Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3LW, burtonroadchippy.co.uk

 

2. The Cod’s Scallops

Where? 170A Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. NG8 2QP

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3. The Elite Fish & Chip Company

Where? 2 Grantham Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7NB, elitefishandchips.com

 

4. Grosvenor Fish Bar

Where? 8 Lower Goat Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1EL, fshshop.com

 

5. My Plaice Fish and Chips

Where? 45 Baker Street, Gorleston, Norfolk, NR31 6QT, myplaicefishandchips.co.uk

 

6. Traditional Fish & Chips

Where? 2 Steeple Court, Cambridge Street, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1QB

 

Region: London and South East England

 

1. Henley’s of Wivenhoe

Where? 9 Vine Parade, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO7 9HA

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2. Olley’s Fish Experience

Where? 65-69 Norwood Road, London, SE24 9AA

 

3. Poppies Fish & Chips

Where? 6-8 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR, poppiesfishandchips.co.uk

 

4. Papa’s Barn

Where? 497 London Road, Ditton, Kent, ME20 6DB, papasbarn.co.uk

 

5. Seafare St. Johns

Where? 104A Hermitage Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 8TQ, seafarestjohns.co.uk

 

 

Region: Central and Southern England

 

1. Arlesey Fish and Chip Shop

Where? 9 High Street, Arlesey, Bedfordshire, SG15 6RA

 

2. Godfrey’s Fish and Chips

Where? 41 High Street, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2SD, godfreyschips.com

 

3. Ridgeway Fish Bar

Where? 7 The Quadrant, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9RA, ridgewayfishbar.co.uk

 

4. J Henry’s Fish & Chips

Where? 5 Upper Northam Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 4DY, southamptonfishandchips.co.uk/jhenrys

 

5. Sonny’s Traditional Fish and Chips

Where? 52 Sandy Lane, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire ,SO50 8GB, southamptonfishandchips.co.uk/sonnyss

6. The Codfather

Where? 6 Botley Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2HE, southamptonfishandchips.co.uk/codfather

 

Region: South and West England

 

1. Dornan’s Fish & Chips

Where? 10 Summercourt Way, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0DY, dornansfishandchips.co.uk

 

2. Kingfisher Fish and Chips

Where? Chaddlewood Shopping Centre, 6b Glen Road, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 2XS, kingfisherfishandchips.co.uk

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3. Krispies

Where? 57 Exeter Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1PX, krispies.co.uk

 

4. Ashley’s Fish and Chips

Where? 121-123 Belle Vue Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 3DJ

 

5. Bennett’s on the Waterfront

Where? 14 Trinity Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8TJ, bennettsfishandchips.co.uk

 

6. Bishopston Fish Bar

Where? 264 Gloucester Road, Bristol, Avon, BS7 8PB, bishopstonfishbar.co.uk