If you want to know if somewhere is a good place to live, start with the chip shops. 

For the record, Somerset is a fantastic place to live at least according to The Official Guide to the UK’s Quality Fish and Chip Shops 2021.

The county has made the list six times and there's nothing fishy about that.

Representatives from the Fish and Chip industry, the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) and Sarson’s vinegar have analysed chip shops up and down the country and these are the special few that earned the prestigious NFFF Quality accreditation.

Yeovil Express:  UK’s Quality Fish and Chip Shops 2021.Credit: Sarson's and NFFF UK’s Quality Fish and Chip Shops 2021.Credit: Sarson's and NFFF

On the NFFF Quality Accreditation, Andrew Crook, said "The NFFF Quality Accreditation showcases the leading fish and chip takeaways across the UK, the shops that we all love to buy our fish supper from.

"The NFFF Quality Accreditation assessment is extremely comprehensive. Achieving the NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Accreditation provides reassurance to customers that they are being served delicious food using high-quality ingredients.

"We encourage anyone who loves fish and chips to look out for the 'BIG Q' sign in the shop window.”

According to a YouGov poll, 382 million meals from fish and chip shops are eaten every year in Britain.

Both 'Chips' and 'Fish and Chips' take the top two spots as the nation's most popular meals, outranking even beloved Roasts, English Breakfasts and bangers and mash.

So, here's a list of the best places in Somerset that can enjoy that classic fish supper.

The best chip shops in Somerset 

 

Argus Fish Bar

The Argus Fish Bar is one of the most popular spots for a quick bite in Bristol.

With a 4.0 rating on Tripadvisor, the classic fish supper is in safe hands here.

Where: Avon, 114 West St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 3LR

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cost of a classic fish supper: £7.15

Clifton Village Fish Bar

With a 5 star award for their fish and chips, it is no surprise that Clifton Village Fish Bar has made the list.

Where: 4 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8 4BP

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm and 4:30pm - 9pm, Friday to Saturday: 11:30am -11pm and Sunday:12pm -9pm

Cost of a classic fish supper: £5.95

George's Fish Bar

Newly refurbished, this award-winning chippy is getting some well-deserved recognition and we can't wait for our next fish supper.

Where: 183 High St, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3RD

Opening hours: Friday - Saturday: 11.30am to 2.30pm and 5pm-9pm, Wednesday - 5pm -9pm

Cost of a classic fish supper: £6.60

Knights Fish Restaurant

Believe it or not, Knights has been open for 110 years and it's the oldest choppy to remain with the same family in the country.

Where: 5 Northload St, Glastonbury BA6 9JJ

Opening hours: Monday to Friday- 12pm to 1:45pm and 5pm to 8:30pm, Saturday- 12pm to 8:30pm

Cost of a classic fish supper: £4.60

Something Else Fishy

Something Else Fishy in Milbourne Port has also rightfully made the list and our mouths are watering at the idea of our next visit.

Where:  1 High St, Milborne Port, Sherborne DT9 5DG

Opening hours: Tuesday: 5:30 pm to 8:30, Wednesday : 5.30pm to 7:30pm, Thursday- Saturday: 11:30am to 1:30pm, 5pm to 8:30pm

Cost of a classic fish supper: £6.90

Stoke Bishop Fish Bar

Established in 2010, Stoke Bishop Fish Bar has a sister and you've met- Clifton Village Fish Bar. 

Where: 13 Druid Hill, Bristol BS9 1EW

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 4.30 to 9 pm, Friday to Saturday: 12:30pm to 2:30pm, and  4.30 to 9 pm and Sunday:4:30pm - 8:30pm

Cost of a classic fish supper: £5.95