If you are keen on travelling around the UK, the food might be a major part of why you want to do so. And there is no dish more traditionally British than the staple, fish and chips. However, it has to be said that the quality of fish and chips can vary considerably depending on where in the UK you are. With that in mind, we have compiled this short list of the best places to find fish and chips across the UK. Let’s take a look.
This frequently tops the list of having some of the very best takeaway fish and chips in England, so it’s certainly somewhere that you might want to look to if you are keen on experiencing that. What’s more, you’ll also be able to find some truly beautiful scenery, and the Bamburgh Castle accommodation is some of the best accommodation in the country to stay at too. So all in all, it’s well worth the trip, for the fish and chips and more.
You would certainly want to consider Whitby too if you were after some traditional fish and chips. This again is one of the most famous places to visit for fish and chips, and it is definitely somewhere that you are going to want to check out if you are keen on trying that – as well as being able to have a nice relaxing time in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Top tip: try the world-famous Magpie Cafe, which has been serving up truly phenomenal fish and chips since 1937.
There is something special about Whitstable, and you would certainly find yourself able to visit it without ever stepping foot in a fish and chip shop, and still have a good time. However, while you are there, you may as well try out the last fish and chip shop in the south to still fry with beef dripping. There is no doubt that this helps to make their fish and chips truly delicious, so check out VC Jones if you are indeed in the area – you won’t regret it.
It would make sense for some of the best fish and chips to be up North in Scotland and beyond, because of the access to the Atlantic and the North Sea, where much of the high quality fish comes from in particular. This results in some truly fresh fish, and that is of course helpful when trying to find a delicious dish. In Brae, you will find the UK’s most northerly fish and chip shop, Frankie’s Fish & Chips, which as well as being something of a tourist highlight, also genuinely offers one of the best fish and chips anywhere in the UK.
Those are some of the top choices if you want to take a fish and chip tour of the country. You won’t go far wrong with any of those.