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Top 10 Fish and Chip Shops in the South West

Top 10 Fish and Chip Shops in the South West

Picture Credit: The Scallop Shell.

Hanbury's, Babbacombe, Devon

This award winning fish and chip joint has been going for 30 years and has customers who travel for miles for its spankingly fresh fish and perfectly crispy chips.
Cod and Haddock come from sustainable fisheries and all other fish - including plaice, pollock, monkfish and john dory, are landed in the South West. It's a good place to eat in - quirky, reclaimed furniture including an old church door decorated with sea shells and reimagined as a large table. But the option of a take out and hunkering down on a bench to soak up the picturesque views.  

Harbourside Fish & Chips, Plymouth, Devon
Outstanding, sustainable fish from this legendary chippy, fans travel long distances when the craving strikes. Conscientious about recyclying, friendly staff and fast service. Sit on the Hoe with your prize and watch tye boats.

 Harbour Lights, Falmouth, Cornwall

People rave about this fantastic award-winning Chippy situated on the Harbour front in Falmouth. Harbour Lights was one of the first fish and chip shops nationally to fully consider fish sustainability - they only sell fish from sustainable fish stocks and their chips are made from local Cornish potatoes. The gluten free batter is delicious, chips are chunky and grease free. A new contemporary makeover has made this a perfect spot to munch on the British national dish with a harbourful of boats to gaze upon. We like.

 Knights Fish and Chips, Glastonbury, Somerset

A favourite with festival-goers, this raved-about Chippy has been in the same family since it opened in 1909. Head here for the freshest, immaculately sourced plaice,  haddock and cod or opt for one of their legendary fish cakes. Impeccable eco-credentials and a delicious menu, which also caters for vegetarians. Plus they stock local Somerset cider to go with your meal. 

The Fish Shed at Darts Farm, Topsham, Devon.

Highly recommended. Locally caught Lyme Bay fish - battered or grilled - served up with delicious crunchy chips. If you're feeling flash there's lobster and chips or scallops and bacon with chips on offer too.

Squires, Braunton, Devon.

A favourite with Country Calling readers, this no-frills Chippy has been in the same family since 1969. Incredible fresh fish from sustainable sources, and crispiest of chips make it well worth a detour. Heaven after a long day surfing.

Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cornwall
Gorgeous light filled, wooden floored restaurant, tables with blue checked cloths and a perfect place to eat your fish and chips. All the classics are here, beautifully fresh and sustainable. A newcomer that's worth a detour.

The Scallop Shell, White Row Farm Shop, Beckington, Somerset

This fantastic fishmonger – situated in the brilliant White Row Farm Shop – has recently started doing takeaway fish and chips from Tuesday-Saturday. The quality is outstanding and it's a perfect pit stop for anyone heading to and fro from Bath.

Stein’s Fish and Chips – Padstow and Falmouth, Cornwall.

Needless to say, Rick Stein has nailed it with his Fish and Chip Shops, situated in Padstow and Falmouth in Cornwall. If you can face the queues (horrendous in high season but not an issue the rest of the year) you will be rewarded with an amazing choice of fish (battered or grilled), sauces and dripping-cooked chips. The ultimate posh Chippy.

 Daniel’s, branches in Weymouth, Poole and Portland, Dorset.

Fans have nothing but praise for this micro-chain of Chippys on the Dorset coast. Incredibly fresh and delicious traditional fish and chips, and their scampi also come highly recommended. There are fish cakes too and calamari and for veggies a classic cheese and onion pasty or a stilton and mushroom pudding. 

And a special mention also goes to the following Fish and Chip shops, recommended by our readers...

Pisces in Sherborne

Papa's in Weston-Super-Mare 

Palmers in Yeovil

Top Chippy and Rolands Happy Plaice in Porthleven

The kiosk on Charmouth High Street

Fish and Chip stall on the beach in Lyme Regis.




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