Trip Advisor reveals ten of Somerset’s best reviewed fish and chip shops

Written by on November 21, 2020

IT’S the weekend so you might be looking for a break from cooking and instead will opt to call up a takeaway for a chippy tea.

Whether you are a cod and chips fan or a chips and gravy lover there are plenty of fish and chip shops across the county who can serve up your chippy favourites.

Here are ten of the top fish and chip shops in Somerset, as currently rated by the Trip Advisor website.

The reviews work by a five-star rating system on their website, so pick up your phone and give them a call.

1) Papa’s

Address: 20 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LN

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 1,547 reviews

Example review – Ellen (5 stars): “Really exceptional fish and chips , well organized , covid friendly, good price . Generous portions.”

2) The Old Ship Aground

Address: Harbour side, Quay Street, Minehead, TA24 5UL

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 1,579 reviews

Example review – Danny (5 stars): “Dropped in on the off chance for dinner, very friendly staff everybody said hello the food was perfectly cooked and very tasty, menu with quite varied we will definitely return.”

3) Abbey Friar

Address: 257 Westbury, Sherborne, DT9 3EH

Rating: 5 stars out of 150 reviews

Example review – CforSwimming (5 stars): “Ordered cod twice chips and mushy peas. Service from Stephen, Martin and their colleagues was excellent, as always. Wonderful Saturday evening meal.”

4)Tom’s Fish Bar

Address: 7 Summerland Road, Minehead, TA24 5BP

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 169 reviews

Example review – Phil (5 stars): “Called here for a quick fish and chips take away while we were staying at Butlins. The two guys working the fryers were really friendly and working hard to get the food out quickly. I ordered regular haddock and chips for myself and two small cod and chips for my wife and daughter and the food was cooked to order and with me within 10 minutes and only set me back £15 which was pretty reasonable. Back at Butlins and we quickly realised how generous the portions were! The small meals would probably have been enough for me and they were definitely more than enough for the missus and nipper – I ended up saving some of the chips to heat up later as a late night snack! The fish tasted great and was cooked well and the chips were lovely too, proper crispy old fashioned chips! All in all we were really happy with the scran. The only slight disappointment was my haddock was a bit greasy and soggy in the middle, like it needed to drain off for a bit longer before packing it up but I suppose that’s a trade off when you’re trying to get food out quickly. Anyway it’s not worth marking down for that. Great food from some great friendly guys, will happily go back next time we’re in Minehead.”

5) Atlantic Fish Bar and Restaurant

Address: 69 Meadow Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1QL

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 462 reviews

Example review – stevenbG9506CT (5 stars): “Called here yesterday after looking at the Trip advisor reviews. Lovely fish and chips in a clean, socially distanced restaurant. Well worth a walk from the seafront for.”

6) Esplanade Fish Bar, Burnham-on-Sea

Address: 3 Esplanade, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 1BB

Rating: 4 stars out of 325 reviews

Example review – Stay04652944129 (5 stars): “Sunday afternoon, between the showers, we sat outside and had a lovely meal. The fish was excellent. The chips plentiful. The staff were cheerful and pleasant. I was recommended to go there, and I will certainly return.”

7)Knight’s Fish Restaurant Est.1909

Address: 5 Northload Street, Glastonbury BA6 9JJ

Rating: 4 stars out of 482 reviews

Example review – Mr Butlins (5 stars): “Had a realy lovely meal to celebrate a birthday , as always fantastic food and service and the best fish ever, a massive thank you to Charlotte for always making us so welcome it is such a pleasure to go there for a meal.”

8)Winstons Fish Bar

Address: 15 Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1AU

Rating: 4 stars out of 1,100 reviews

Example review – Trip742219 (5 stars): “Family friendly , very welcoming and helpful ! Fast & affordable service will definitely visit again.”

9) The Beachcomber Bar and Restaurant

Address: The Beachcomber Warren Road, Brean, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 2RP

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 583 reviews/

Example review – Trisha1968 (5 stars): “Visited here for Sunday lunch on our staycation omg the portion size was huge (2 yorkies) and delicious also visited midweek and had the scampi and chips yet again huge portions (12 scampi, loads of chips) and delicious. Well done to all staff during covid social distancing and cleanliness was outstanding highly recommended this place.”

10) Whitstone’s Traditional Fish and Chips

Address: Charlton Crossroads, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5PT

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 414 reviews

Example review – foz66666 (5 stars): “Best chips I’ve had in a while. Regular chips is £2.50 and you get more than enough and they wasnt greasy at all. Highly recommended.”

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