Many British people enjoy fish and chips on Good Friday - so why not enjoy some of Northumberland's finest fish from our selection of the best chippys in the county?
Lots of Brits enjoy fish and chips on Good Friday, but did you know that this stems from a Christian tradition of eating fish instead of red meat on Good Friday?
Whether you are religious or not, fish and chips are seen by many as something of a national dish in Britain, and we consume over 150 million portions of fish and chips from fish and chip shops in this country. There are over 10,000 fish and chip shops in Britain!
We are lucky enough to have lots of fantastic ‘chippies’ in Northumberland – so why not get the whole family round to enjoy a traditional British staple? Here’s just a few that you could go to for your Good Friday fish and chip fix.
The Front Traditional Fish and Chips, Newbiggin
Situated on Newbiggin’s Front Street, The Front offers a range of delicious deals, and is known as Newbiggin’s favourite chippy. What’s more, if anyone in the family isn’t keen on fish, they also offer burgers and pizza, so there’s something for everyone.
V Gorman’s Fish and Chips, Ashington
Established in 2010, this family run fish and chip shop prides itself on sourcing its fish only from sustainable and traceable sources. Owner Vicki prides herself on making all of all of her patties, fishcakes and savouries from scratch daily – even the tartare sauce is made in the shop!
Coastline Fish and Chips, Blyth
Situated right by Blyth Beach, Coastline were once named the ‘best seaside fish and chips in the UK’ by the Guardian newspaper. They offer gluten free options, and their cod and haddock is fished sustainably. This family-run business first opened in 2002, and has won numerous accolades for their excellent food and service.
Fish and Chips at No10, Morpeth
Situated on Market Street in Morpeth, No10 offers all the classics, including fish and chips, battered sausage and Pukka Pies. They even offer Doddington’s Dairy ice cream for dessert if you fancy a sweet palate cleanser for after your main meal.
A firm favourite with our office team, we couldn’t leave Surjan’s out of our list. At around 12:30pm every Friday, the team enjoy a takeaway treat together, and it’s usually chips on the menu!