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10 of the tastiest places for fish & chips in Somerset

PUBLISHED: 12:26 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:26 09 June 2017

Fish, chips and mushy peas (c) Salt & Malt

Fish, chips and mushy peas (c) Salt & Malt

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Battered fish, golden chips and a generous side of mushy peas or curry sauce all wrapped up, and dosed in salt and vinegar – nothing gets the mouth watering more than the British favourite of fish and chips. With your help, we pick 10 of the tastiest to enjoy in Somerset

Esplanade Fish Bar, Burnham-on-Sea

When it comes to fish and chips, you’re in good hands at the Esplanade Fish Bar standing proudly on Burnham-on-Sea’s promenade. This family run business has been handed down through four generations; you can definitely say this British treat is in the DNA here.

All the traditional treats you’d expect at the chippy can be found here; a range of fish served in a light, crumbly batter alongside perfectly cooked chips. Take a seat in the large seating area or find a spot overlooking the sea.

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Papa’s, Weston-Super-Mare

Well renowned and loved by many, people come from far and wide to enjoy a delicious fish supper at Papa’s. The award-winning restaurant boasts a friendly welcome, and guests can enjoy eating in the charming dining room or soaking in the sea with a takeaway along Weston-Super-Mare’s vibrant seafront.

There’s a wide selection of fish to choose from including haddock, cod and skate, among others, all coated in a light, golden batter and there are plenty of puff pastry pies with tasty fillings too.

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Star Fish Bar, Burnham-on-Sea

Foodies are spoilt for choice in Burnham-on-Sea when it comes to tasty fish and chips as our readers also suggested Star Fish Bar in the town. This popular spot is fronted by a friendly team who are always smiling – and diners can be assured of a pleasant visit time and time again.

Make sure to go hungry; portions are generous here and an order of their light and crispy battered cod will be accompanied by a healthy portion of freshly cooked chips!

The Scallop Shell, Bath

Boasting a plethora of awards, known for serving ‘one of the best fish suppers in the UK’ and also named one of our tastiest restaurants in Somerset, The Scallop Shell in Bath is a must-visit for any seafood fan.

It is a casual affair at The Scallop Shell with modern, industrial décor, friendly staff and a vibrant atmosphere. Traditional fish and chips can be enjoyed in or available to takeaway – there’s plenty of different fish to order alongside chunky chips, crispy but perfectly fluffy on the inside.

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Piggy in the Middle, Porlock

Found in the centre of pretty Porlock, Piggy in the Middle is a charming spot to enjoy freshly cooked fish and chips. A plate of light battered cod, tasty chips and all the traditional chippy trimmings can be enjoyed in the cosy restaurant or to takeaway. There also plenty of award-winning homemade pies to choose from including vegetarian options all served with lashings of gravy.

The restaurant is dog-friendly too; perfect for a refuel after taking your four-legged friend for a stroll round the village and nearby Porlock Weir. If you’re planning to sit in, make sure to book ahead as it tends to get busy!

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Harbour Fish Bar, Watchet

A generous slice of light crispy battered cod and perfectly cooked golden chips – sound good? This is what you can expect from your takeaway from Harbour Fish Bar in Watchet.

Diners can either enjoy dinner al fresco, soaking in views of the harbour front or take it next door to Pebbles Tavern, an award-winning cider pub, boasting a warm welcome and colourful, quirky interiors.

Salt & Malt, Chew Stoke

The award-winning fish and chips served at Salt & Malt can be sampled in the heart of the stunning Chew Valley. Why not order a battered cod, chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce and enjoy picnic-style while admiring the beauty of Chew Valley Lake?

You can be assured of a fresh slice of fish as its all sourced locally and delivered daily. There are also plenty of gluten-free dishes to choose from. Those in Bristol can also sample fish and chips at the Chew Stoke restaurant on the city’s harbourside.

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Winstons Fish Bar, Weston-Super-Mare

Only a stone’s throw from Weston-Super-Mare’s Marine Parade and seafront, diners can’t miss the eye-catching blue and white frontage of Winton’s Fish Bar. The menu is brimming with various fish to choose from including battered slices of cod, haddock, plaice, halibut and even a delicious Fisherman’s Pie.

Take a seat inside and enjoy fish, chunky chips, curry sauce and a slice of bread and butter all washed down with a cuppa or perhaps take away your meal and enjoy the atmosphere sat at Weston-Super-Mare’s beach.

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Knights Fish and Chips, Glastonbury

It’s a family affair at Knights Fish and Chips in Glastonbury; expect a warm and friendly welcome as soon as you walk through the door whether you’re dining in the restaurant or picking up a takeaway. The wood burning stove in the restaurant is a lovely treat on a chilly evening too!

There’s plenty to choose from on the menu, and you can even have your fish fried the way you like it with thick or light batter. Make sure you order one of the tasty pea fritters and homemade tartare sauce to go along with your fish and chips!

Winscombe Fish Bar, Winscombe

Don your stretchy trousers before picking up your takeaway from Winscombe Fish Bar – the generous portions are sure to fill you up! The family run chippy has a highly regarded reputation and visitors will come far and wide to get their fish and chip fix.

The freshly cooked fish and crispy, sumptuous chips are packed with flavour, and their gluten free dishes served on the last Sunday of the month are extremely popular too.

Love the foodie scene in Somerset? Keep an eye out for nominations opening for the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2017! In the meantime, why not take a peek at a few more of our favourite places to eat and drink in the county...

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