Get your guide to the best Fish & Chip shops in the UK!

The Official Guide to the UK’s Quality Fish and Chip Shops 2021 has been published


This has been compiled by the representatives of the Fish & Chip industry, the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) in collaboration with Sarson’s vinegar.

You can now find Britain’s best Fish & Chip shops who have received the NFFF Quality Accreditation near you, download or request your printed copy from

With 382 million meals from fish and chip shops eaten every year in Britain, and ‘Chips’ and ‘Fish & Chips’ taking the two top spots as the nation’s most popular British dishes ahead of Roasts, English Breakfasts and bangers and mash , it’s clear the love for this British tradition shows no signs of fading.

All shops listed in the guide are participants in the NFFF Quality Accreditation scheme, supported by Sarson’s Vinegar. This scheme identifies Fish & Chip shops that have undergone a thorough assessment of the premises and equipment, the working practices, hygiene standards and management controls, together with of course, the quality and taste of the fish and chips.

With a time-honoured recipe over 200 years-old and a unique 7-day ageing process, Sarson’s iconic malt vinegar gives your chips that true tangy kick and makes for the perfect Fish & Chips – chips are not chips without Sarson’s! Whether it’s rekindling that childhood nostalgia tucking into a takeaway from your local chippy on Fish & Chip Friday, or taking the NFFF’s guide on tour to try different interpretations of this much-loved dish across the UK, there are a whole host of places you can enjoy the ultimate Sarson’s Fish & Chips which have made the cut for the NFFF guide:

  • Penaluna’s Famous Fish and Chips, Wales – For those looking for a Welsh staycation, Penaluna’s Famous Fish and Chips is the one for you. Found at the foot of the Brecon Beacons National Park, their delicious Fish & Chips make for the perfect post-hike treat.
  • Taylors, Stockport – After frying Fish & Chips for over 55 years and through three generations, Taylors in Stockport know this quintissentially British dish back to front. They’ve even been awarded an OBE for their services to the Fish & Chip industry!
  • Belmont bay, Harrow, London – Traditional Fish & Chips is top of the menu here at Belmont Bay in London, where Fish & Chips first took hold in the UK. Delicious gluten-free options are available.
  • Clifton Village Fish Bar, Bristol – This chippy sits at the heart of quaint Clifton village, and it has done for over 40 years. The grandmother from this family-run institution worked behind the counter until the ripe old age of 86!
  • The Cods Scallops, Leicester and Nottingham – Chef John Molnar has travelled the length and breadth of the UK to hone his award-winning Fish & Chips recipe and his shops are previous National Fish & Chip Award winners. With over 20 species of seafood on offer and delicious homemade sauces, this is not one to miss for those visiting one of their sites in Nottingham and in the outskirts of Leicester!

Catherine Martin, Brand Manager for Sarson’s said: “We congratulate all the Fish & Chip shop operators across the UK that are featured in this year’s NFFF 2021 guide! As the UK’s number 1 vinegar brand, we share the NFFF’s value for the culture of Fish & Chips and are delighted to support this badge of quality recognising the best Fish & Chip shops, who work tirelessly to serve one of our nation’s favourite dishes”.

On the NFFF Quality Accreditation, Andrew Crook, said “The NFFF Quality Accreditation showcases the leading fish and chip takeaways across the UK, the shops that we all love to buy our fish supper from.

“The NFFF Quality Accreditation assessment is extremely comprehensive. Achieving the NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Accreditation provides reassurance to customers that they are being served delicious food using high-quality ingredients. We encourage anyone who loves fish and chips to look out for the ‘BIG Q’ sign in the shop window.

To find out if your favourite chippy has made the ‘The Guide to Quality Fish and Chip shops’ or download or request your printed copy, please visit

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