10 of the tastiest places for fish & chips in Cheltenham

PUBLISHED: 16:25 29 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:26 29 November 2018

Does your favourite chippy make the list?

Does your favourite chippy make the list?


Battered fish, golden chips and a side of mushy peas or curry sauce all wrapped up, and covered in salt and vinegar – there’s nothing quite like a deliciously indulgent chippy dinner. With your help, we pick 10 of the best places to get your fish and chips in Cheltenham

Lakeside Takeaway, 34 Grasmere Road

One of the longest serving fish and chip shops in Cheltenham, Lakeside Takeaway is a firm favourite with a loyal clientele coming in weekly for their fish and chip fix. Popular as it is, you may be waiting a small while for your dinner but the friendly staff keep you entertained so it doesn’t feel like you’re there very long at all. And anyway, its worth building an appetite for their generous portions.

Charles Takeaway, 3 Royal Well Place

“Shall we go get a Charlie’s?” Those wonderful words are music to our ears on the end of a boozy evening out in Cheltenham or after the working day when cooking is the last thing we feel like doing. Alongside their delicious battered fish and chips, family-run Charles Takeaway also serve up kebabs, pies, burgers, southern fried chicken and plenty of tasty sides.

The Big Fish, 166 Bath Road

Recently refurbished, The Big Fish on Cheltenham’s lively Bath Road now boasts a lovely, contemporary dining area for guests to sit in and enjoy their fish and chips, as well as taking them home. All freshly cooked, expect all the traditional choices you know and love – as well as the option to have a gluten-free dinner if you contact the restaurant in advance.

Simpsons Fish and Chips, 75 Priors Road

Named the ‘UK’s Number 1 Fish & Chip Takeaway 2016’, you’re in good hands when it comes to your chippy dinner at Simpsons. Fish and chips have been in the family for nearly 40 years, and they continue to serve up freshly cooked, battered fish and chips as well as inventive choices such as their Valentine Day’s fish and chip bouquet and battered cream eggs at Easter. You can sit in their restaurant, takeaway or order for delivery via Deliveroo.

Norwood Fish Bar, 31 Shurdington Road

Crispy battered cod, golden chips and a side of piping hot mushy peas – if you mouth isn’t watering yet, the option of battered hulloumi will! Fondly described as a ‘good old fashioned chippy’, the family-run Norwood Fish Bar has plenty of experience when it comes to serving up the perfect, freshly-cooked chippy dinner. Keep an eye out for lots of offers throughout the week including gluten-free Fridays and money-saving specials.

Cheltenham Fryer, 222 Bath Road

Whether you’re after a hearty chicken and mushroom pie, chips covered in curry sauce or a traditional battered cod alongside mushy peas, Cheltenham Fryer have got you covered. Another popular fish and chip restaurant on Bath Road, diners can choose to eat in their cosy, and very friendly, setting, takeaway or order for delivery. Make sure to visit hungry – portions are very generous at Cheltenham Fryer!

Mr Plaice – Fish and Chips, 233 London Road, Charlton Kings

For Charlton King residents, or those who find themselves tempted driving past on the way home from work in Cheltenham’s town centre, Mr Plaice – Fish and Chips is the perfect stop-off for a delicious fish and chip supper. Ours is a crispy battered sausage, chips, curry sauce and a cold can of something fizzy.

Benhall Fish Bar, 33 Benhall Avenue

If you’re after an ample helping of lightly battered fish and crispy-on-the-outside and fluffy-on-the-inside chips, or maybe even a freshly cooked kebab pitta, get yourself to Benhall Fish Bar. Their delicious chippy dinners have earned themselves a loyal following, and their regulars would be quick to recommend their favourite fish and chip shop. Benhall Fish Bar also offer plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

For Cod’s Sake, 94 Tewkesbury Road

This small fish and chip takeaway may be a 10-15 minute walk from the bottom of Cheltenham’s Lower High Street, or a short drive from the town centre, but it’s definitely worth the travel. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at For Cod’s Sake even when the team are busy – which is most of the time! Food is carefully prepared, freshly cooked and portions are plentiful. They also regularly host the Pop Up Vegan Chippy and dates are updated via their Facebook page.

Fairview Fish Bar, 134 Fairview Road

Sometimes all you fancy is a paper bag of battered fish, chips and plenty of salt and vinegar for an indulgent lunch or after a long day, and the welcoming team at the Fairview Fish Bar are happy to ensure this craving is satisfied. If you’re a curry sauce fan, you won’t be disappointed with the mouth watering homemade curry sauce on offer.

Have we missed your favourite chippy in Cheltenham? Let us know in the comments below, on the Enjoy Cheltenham More Facebook page or email us at EnjoyCheltenhamMore@archant.co.uk.

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