Crisp golden batter, flaky white fish and fresh chunky chips doused in salt and vinegar...who doesn't love fish and chips, especially eaten at the seaside!
1. The Magpie Café, Whitby
Known for its dramatic abbey ruins, and connections with both Captain Cook and Dracula, join the queue outside The Magpie Café, probably England’s best-known fish and chip restaurant. In business since 1939, much of the fish taken straight from the boats at the harbourside fish market opposite the restaurant.
2. The Golden Girl, Scarborough Harbour, Yorkshire
Serving the best seafood dishes and the finest fish and chips on the seafront, you’ll find The Golden Girl overlooking Scarborough’s harbour. With speciality fish dishes, an extensive wine list, great views and atmosphere, it’s got the lot!
3. Ocean Fish Bar, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
With four-and-a-half miles of golden sands, this is the ultimate bucket and spade beach – and when hunger strikes, the Ocean Fish Bar has years of fishing expertise, ensuring the freshest catch. Tuck in!
4. Bentleys Fish and Chip Shop, Blackpool
With its famous tower and promenade, seven miles of award-winning golden beaches and the magic of illuminations, you’re never far from a fish and chip shop for a supper on the sands. Bentley’s is one of the best, where, along with fish, chips and mushy peas you can also tuck in to battered black pudding!
5. Maggie’s, Hastings Pier, East Sussex
After a major refurbishment, Hastings Pier is now back in service and, along with circuses, plays, concerts, film festivals, farmers’ markets and urban sports, it has Maggie’s, it’s very own fish and chip bar.
6. Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop, Suffolk
Whether you want to sit down or grab a takeaway, you’ll have to join the queue – which often stretches right around the block – to eat at the family-run Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop. But it’s well worth the wait!
7. Catch, Looe, Cornwall
In this working port, fish is big business, and among many fish and chip shops, it’s worth making your way to Catch, voted the Best Newcomer in the National Fish and Chip Awards 2016.
8. Squires Fish and Chip Restaurant, Braunton, Devon
Home to the exceedingly good (and exceedingly popular) chippie, Squires, eat in the restaurant or join the queue for takeaway and head back to the beach for dinner whilst watching the surfers take on the Atlantic waves.
9. East Beach Café, Littlehampton, West Sussex
Right on the beach front, the design of the East Beach Café is based on a piece of driftwood. With such an eclectic design, the menu matches and you can make your choice from seaside favourites including salt and pepper squid and beer-battered fish and chips.
You don’t need a car to visit the seaside! By booking your train tickets through the Trainline App in advance you can save an average of 43% versus buying on the day of travel. For more ideas on popular places to visit in England, head to www.visitengland.com