21 Suffolk fish and chip shops to try

It's the nation's favourite takeaway so why not indulge and support your local fish and chip shop? I

It's the nation's favourite takeaway so why not indulge and support your local fish and chip shop? Image: Getty Images - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Friday September 4 is National Fish and Chip Day. Here’s our guide to some of the best fish and chip shops in Suffolk

Fish Dish fish and chips is a Felixstowe favourite. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Fish Dish fish and chips is a Felixstowe favourite. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Friday September 4 is National Fish and Chip Day – and what better way to support local food businesses than by treating yourself to the nation’s favoruite takeaway?

Fish and Chip shops all over Suffolk have opened up for takeaways with social distancing measures in place and some offer delivery. So, we’ve compiled a list of some of the great ones you’ve told us about Order online or by phone if you can, try to avoid peak times and crowds, and if you’re out and about be sure to maintain social distancing. Check websites or call to confirm opening hours as they’re changing all the time to meet the demands of Covid-19.


Ready to serve you - Chris Christou, George Christou and Carol Hatt of Mrs T's Fish and Chips in Sou

Ready to serve you - Chris Christou, George Christou and Carol Hatt of Mrs T's Fish and Chips in Southwold. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sole Bay Fish Company, Southwold

Blackshore, Southwold IP18 6ND

A family-run fishmongers and restaurant at Southwold Harbour with a huge selection of seafood dishes to choose from on the menu from mixed platters to oysters and lobster. Traditional cod and chips is fried in homemade batter and served with chunky chips, mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce. Open for takeaway every day from noon to 4.30pm (check website for hours) but these will be reviewed as the situation changes.

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The fishmonger will continue to remain open from 8am to 4pm every day.

Woodbridge Quality Fish and Chips says it all. Image: Woodbridge Quality Fish & Chips

Woodbridge Quality Fish and Chips says it all. Image: Woodbridge Quality Fish & Chips - Credit: Woodbridge Quality Fish & Chips

The Little Fish and Chip Shop, Southwold

2 East St, Southwold IP18 6EH

Loved by the local community for some of the best fish and chip in the area. Fresh fish is delivered daily so treat yourself to freshly fried chips with a large battered cod and a selection of tasty extras.

Open 11.45am to 8.30pm every day. Pre-order by messaging on Facebook with your order, date, and time preference along with your contact details so staff can call to confirm the order and process card payment over the phone.

Mrs T’s, Southwold

Southwold Harbour, Blackshore, Southwold IP18 6TA

Set in an atmospheric old boat house this is another favourite among locals for its traditional fish and chips. Fish is cooked fresh to order in a light, crunchy golden batter with lovely crispy chips. Open for takeaways from 11.45am to 3pm, except Mondays, and until 5pm on Saturdays.

Social distancing measures in place – request salt and vinegar when ordering, and only one customer can order at a time in the shop.

The Regal Fish Bar, Felixstowe

Sea Rd, Felixstowe IP11 2DH

A family-run restaurant that doubles as a takeaway. It has a loyal local following as one of the best fish and chip shops in Felixstowe. All fish is cooked to order from fresh and chips are fried in beef dripping.

Call 01394 273977 for the latest opening times.

Fish Dish, Felixstowe

Undercliff Rd W, Felixstowe IP11 2AD

Voted one of the ten best fish and chip shops in the country by Fry Magazine in 2017. Choose from cod and haddock, rock eel, salmon, sole and plaice. Open for takeaways and from 11.30am to 7.45pm. It is operating a phone (01394 670202) and collect service.

Hamilton Fish and Chips

Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe IP11 7DT

Felixstowe’s newest fish and chip shop. Staff welcome you at the door to take your order. Freshly cooked fish, plus burgers, pies and sausages. They also offer OAP portions. Social distancing means a 2m queuing system is in place.

Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop

High St, Aldeburgh IP15 5DB

With a reputation for being one of the greatest fish and chip shops in the entire country, expect outstanding fresh fish caught off the Suffolk coast and golden chips made from local potatoes. The shop has re-opened after lockdown and with social distancing measures in place is taking orders and serving from 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm.

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Bury Fish & Chip Shop, Bury St Edmunds

St Andrew’s St, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SD

Located just around the corner from Moyse’s Hall Museum and The Apex. The shop is operating a click and collect service from its website in order to keep everyone safe.

Horringer Fish Bar

Glastonbury Rd, Bury St Edmunds IP33 2EX

Within striking distance of Ickworth Park offering a full menu. Excellent food and helpful service. Phone your orders through (01284 752508) for extra safety.

The Codfather, Sudbury

King St, Sudbury CO10 2EQ

The first fish and chip shop in the area to be recognised with a quality award. Expect wonderfully fresh fish at reasonable prices. Fish is collected from Billingsgate Fish Market every market day, and the menu offers a wide selection including grilled fish, seafood and homemade burgers. You can also buy fresh fish from the wet fish counter.

Call 01787 882100 for details on fish availability and social distancing regulations.


The Cod House, Beccles

Ravensmere, Beccles NR34 9DH

A firm local favourite selling high quality fish and chips. Open 4.30pm to 8:30pm Tuesday to Saturday, and noon to 1.30pm Friday to Saturday. The Cod House is closed on Sunday and Monday. There are no walk-in orders on Friday, and click and collect ordering is preferred. Phone 01502 712559.

Halesworth Fish & Chip Shop

London Rd, Halesworth IP19 8LW

This family-run business is highly praised for its high quality fish and chips, and excellent value for money. They also cater for gluten-free fish and chip lovers with a monthly gluten-free day on the first Saturday of the month. Phone 01986 875301 to order.

Seashell, Halesworth

Bridge St, Halesworth IP19 8AB

Wonderfully fresh fish – generous servings come with light, crunchy batter and a generous portion of chips. Friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Phone 01986 872293 to order.


Framlingham Fish Bar,

College Rd, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9EJ

Ed Sheeran’s local chippy according to an Instagram post last summer. He likes his fish and chip supper with the his favourite tomato sauce. Social distancing applies, of course.

J’s Traditional Fish & Chip Shop

Crown Point, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham, Woodbridge IP12 4RX.

This terrific shop has been frying fish in the local area for more than 40 years, using only the very best, locally sourced ingredients and supporting local suppliers and tradespeople. Fresh fish and chips They have a wide selection of pies and burgers as well as different types of fish and children’s and OAPs portions. Call 01394 382 795 to order. Handy on-site parking.

Cumberland Fish Bar, Woodbridge

Cumberland St, Ipswich, Woodbridge IP12 4AB

Just the job after a walk along the River Deben and through the town’s atmospheric streets.

The Fish Bar has been operating a phone and collect service. The menu is on the Facebook page then call 01394 382608 to order and pick up your meal.

Melton Fish Bar

Station Rd, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1PT

Fresh fish and chips plus snacks such as cheesy chips and homemade chilli with nachos. Friendly service with safety measures in place for staff and customers. Open noon to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm. To order call 01394 382319.


Tudor Chip Shop

High St, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 5DY

Hadleigh’s local chippy is open noon to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm with strict social distancing rules in place designed to keep everyone safe. Phone 01473828601 for ordering information

Our Plaice (The Limeburners)

Willisham Road, Offton, Ipswich IP8 4SF

Conveniently next to the pub, it’s a welcome spot in this rural part of the county. Know for quality food, friendly service and generous portions. Phone and collect service. Call 01473 658318 to place your order.

Miller’s Fish and Chips, Ipswich

London Rd, Ipswich IP1 2HH

Family-run, independent fish and chip shop sourcing fish from sustainable sources and their potatoes bought locally as often as possible. They also serve burgers and kebabs. Delivery service available. In addition to fish and chips they also offer Call 01473 226678.

Britannia Fish Bar

Woodbridge Rd, Ipswich IP4 2EA

With a reputation for excellent food and friendly staff, this traditional fish and chip shop also serves gluten-free meals plus pizza, chicken and burgers. Phone 01473 258358 for ordering details.

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