Whether it's breaded or battered, cod or haddock, there's few things better than a proper chippy tea.

It's the original teatime treat that can be enjoyed by the whole family at the seaside or at the dining room table.

Unsurpisingly, as one of the UK's favourite takeaways there's a plethora of chippys across the Lancashire, and it can be hard to know exactly which ones are the best.

Aiming to discover some of the "top rated" indepdent businesses in the UK, Tide decided to analyse TripAdvisor’s data across various eateries including “independent fish and chip shop”.

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The average rating and number of reviews for each chippy was collated, before multiplying these figures together to form an overall score for each business, which was then used to determine the top independent fish and chip shop in the UK.

And a chippy in Ramsbottom made it into the top 10 list.

Fish and Chip Co, ranked at number 10, and it prides itself on producing homemade pies, puddings, chilli and more - while all fish is fried to order.

Top 10 independent fish and chip shops included:

  1. Oban Fish and Chip Shop, Oban
  2. Eric’s Fish and Chips, Thornham
  3. The House of Bruar Restaurant, Conservatory and Fish and Chip Shop, Blair Atholl
  4. Fish and Chips and 149, Bridlington
  5. Qualisea Fish & Chips, Eastbourne
  6. The Beer Fish and Chip Shop, Beer
  7. Market Place Fish & Chip Restaurant, Ashbourne
  8. Lloyds Fish and Chip Shop, Lampeter
  9. The Independent Taproom & Beer Shop, Brighton
  10. Fish and Chip Co., Ramsbottom
The top rated independent fish and chip shops in the UK
The top rated independent fish and chip shops in the UK

The chippy is rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor, based on 117 reviews.

One reviewer, called Glynn4, wrote: "This chippy is consistently excellent. Food is terrific and the service is always great (lovely people and nothing is too much trouble).

"Popped in on my way home from a long hike last night for pudding, chips, peas and gravy. Delicious!

"My dog was also happy with a sausage for his tea. Thank you : )

"Keep doing what you're doing guys."

JohnPII said: "Fast and huge portions, the fish is magic and so is the Irish curry and sausage, chips are excellent."

HlizM added: "Fantastic fish and chips, beautiful fish with crispy batter, great chips, very generous portions. The fish are so large they barely fit in the box. Staff are efficient and friendly. I will be a regular visitor here."

richardmR2295VO wrote: "Best chippy I’ve ever been to. Amazing food and service. Great quality and consistently fantastic. I love this place."

Heather Cobb, VP Member Engagement Marketing at Tide, said: “As Covid restrictions are relaxed, many people are cautiously optimistic about the reopening of businesses, eager to resume activities they enjoy (such as travel, dining out, and shopping) in a safe way.

"In our report, we focused on the perfect small businesses to visit on your summer break - including the top 10 performers across various hospitality, retail, and leisure niches - and our research highlights that customers appreciate the local, independent companies that provide great experiences, personalised service, and a connection to the local environment.

“With Tide, business owners can register a limited company and open a business account, all in one go, for free. It only takes minutes to apply, and you can have your certificate of incorporation within hours... We are dedicated to supporting start-ups and small businesses, so we even pay the £12 incorporation fee on your behalf”.

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