The best plaices to eat fish and chips on the Greater Anglia network

Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Days Out

Winston Churchill once referred to them as “the good companions” and some 70 years on, takeaway fish and chips are as popular as ever. A signature dish in the UK, our nation consumes a staggering 382 million portions every year.

Thanks to its expansive coastline and prolific potato farming, some of the freshest fish and fluffiest chips are to be found in East Anglian chippies.

If you’re Essex way, try Henleys of Wivenhoe (, a winner in this year’s National Fish and Chip Awards. Suffolk’s Mark’s Fish & Chips in Southwold (01502 723585) and the famous Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop ( are popular spots; while J Thompson in Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth (01493 728006), French’s in Wells-next-the-Sea (; and No1 Cromer ( in Norfolk get our vote, too. Now all you need to do is decide whether you want vinegar with that…

Did you know?

The time-honoured practice of wrapping fish and chips in newspaper was abolished in the 1980’s, when it was ruled that the ink might be harmful.