5 Of The Best Fish And Chip Shops In England

Chippy tour of England anyone?

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Fish & Chips are a staple of English gastronomy. What is interesting about this particular combination is that it’s an amalgam of cultures that have crossed English shores in the last few centuries.

The concept of fried fish was first brought to England by Spanish Jews in the form of Pescado frito and then in 1860 the first fish and chip shop was opened by a man named Joseph Malin who sold it as “fish fried in the Jewish Fashion.”

Throw in some chips, and there you have it. Recently Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Devon claimed the top spot as the best chippy in Britain and may even score a Michelin Star. 

In that spirit, we’ve found five of the best fish and chip shops in England for 2017. Based on the finalists of the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards.





Henley’s of Wivenhoe

Location: 9 Vine Parade, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO7 9HA,

Speciality: All of their chips are peeled and chipped fresh each morning with a fancy wet fish display where they’ll fry the fish right in front of you. 




Godfrey’s Fish and Chips

Location: 41 High Street, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2SD

Speciality: They offer ‘Battered Halloumi’ if you’re not in the fishy mood. 




Oldswinford Fish & Chips

Location: 140 Hagley Road, Dudley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 2JD

Speciality: They keep it traditional with Chip Baps, Tinned Roe and Cockles. 




Miller’s Fish & Chips

Location: 55 The Village, Haxby, North Yorkshire, YO32 2JE

Speciality: Quorn Battered Sausage, Spam Fritter and Salt & Pepper Squid. 




Hodgson’s Chippy 

Location: 96 Prospect Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3BH

Speciality: A mixed platter of chicken nuggets, scampi, onion rings, breaded mushrooms, filo king prawns and an assortment of heinz dips & lemon wedge. 



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Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.