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the best takeaway fish and chips in north devon – A locals guide

Calling all fellow foodie adventurers! If you’re anything like me, you know that no coastal getaway is complete without indulging in the crispy goodness of fish and chips. Nestled along the stunning coastline of North Devon, Byron Woolacombe offers more than just breath-taking views and sandy shores, we’ve got some real treasures when it comes to satisfying those seaside cravings too. So, let me take you on a journey through our top spots to get your fish and chip fix, straight from the locals line!

If fish and chips isn’t your thing then check out our best restaurants guide for a platter of other ideas to suit all tastes!

1 –Squires Fish Restaurant – braunton

Now, if you’re up for a short drive from Byron Woolacombe, Braunton is where you’ll find Squires Fish Restaurant. This place has been dishing out seafood delights for longer then I can remember (since 1969!) and if you ask any local where serves up the best fish & chips 10 times out of 10 you will be told to head to Squires! Trust me, their crispy battered haddock is worth every mile of the journey. You can also sit within their boujoux fish restaurant and enjoy delights like steamed fish and chowders!

2 – Lynbay Fish and ChipsIlfracombe

Just a short jaunt from Byron Woolacombe, in the beautiful working harbour town of Ilfracombe is home to Lynbay Fish and Chips. This family-owned spot has been frying up goodness for generations, and it shows. Whether you’re dining in or taking your meal to go, you’re in for a treat. I recommend sitting outside the shop on the harbour wall benches too take in the wonderful view of the harbour and fishing boats – just watch out for opportunist seagulls!

3 – Mor ShellfishMortehoE

Now, let’s not forget about Mor Shellfish in Mortehoe. This hidden gem specializes in all things shellfish, from succulent crab to plump prawns. Pair your shellfish feast with a side of crispy fries, and you’ve got yourself a meal fit for a king. If you are up for a challenge why not walk the steep Devonshire hill to the beautiful village of Mortehoe, you can certainly burn a few chip fried calories off enroute! If not, a convenient National Trust car park can be found opposite Mortehoe square.

4 – Woolacombe Fryer – Woolacombe

Can’t get enough of that classic seaside taste? Then you’ve got to check out Woolacombe Fryer. Located right in the heart of Woolacombe, this spot knows how to fry up fish and chips that’ll have you coming back for more. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite on the go or sitting down for a leisurely meal, you cant beat being able to walk from the beach to the restaurant in just minutes!

5 – Scoff’s Original Restaurant & TakeawayBarnstaple

In the heart of the historic market town of Barnstaple, Scoff’s Original Restaurant & Takeaway is a popular spot for locals craving delicious fish and chips. With a focus on quality ingredients and generous portions, Scoff’s offers a menu that caters to both traditionalists and those seeking a twist on the classics. Whether you’re dining in or grabbing a takeaway to enjoy by the river, Scoff’s commitment to excellence ensures a satisfying meal every time.


Now, why should you choose Byron Woolacombe for your fish and chips feast? Well, besides the obvious fact that we’ve got some of the tastiest seafood around, there’s something truly special about this place. The laid-back vibe, the stunning scenery, the warm hospitality – it all adds up to the perfect setting for enjoying a classic British meal by the sea. So, what are you waiting for? Come on down, grab a seat, and let’s dig in together. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

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