NOMINATIONS have been flooding in over the weekend for the best place to buy fish and chips in Cheshire – and it’s time to reveal our shortlist.

After launching our new Best of 2022 competition in Northwich Guardian, Knutsford Guardian, and Winsford and Middlewich Guardian at the end of April, we wanted to know where you think is the best place to buy fish and chips.

Lissie Wright Hair in Northwich was the first winner in our Best of 2022 competition as she took the Best for Hair title.

Next came JD’s Café in Winnington with owner John Solomon making the county’s best pie and Rebecca Collins at The Beauty Spot in Northwich is officially Best for Nails.

The Best Pub title went to The Lion in Moulton and Sharon Power at Power Fitness, Northwich, has just been announced as the Best Gym or Fitness Instructor.

Now we need your help in crowning the Best for Fish and Chips.

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best Of post on our Northwich Guardian, Knutsford Guardian or Winsford and Middlewich Guardian Facebook pages and comment under the post with the name of your winner = 1 vote

2. Name your favourite in the comments section on this article via our website = 2 votes

3. Purchase a copy of this week’s Northwich Guardian, Knutsford Guardian or Winsford and Middlewich Guardian (June 2 edition) and fill in the entry form = 5 votes

(*NB For newspaper entries, email a screenshot of the completed entry form to – please note that only original copies will be accepted. More than one entry can be submitted per person but you will be asked to provide your own unique reference code for each entry to avoid duplication eg if your name is Smith you may wish to write Smith123 or HS21! as your code. You will need to provide a different code for each entry submitted. For full terms and conditions go to

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Monday and we will be announcing the winner next week.

Keep an eye out for our next Best Of appeal on our social media pages on Friday, when we will be asking readers to send in nominations in our next Best of 2022 category.


Castle Chippy, Northwich (The English Chip Shop, The Cod’s Pollocks)

Unofficially, this fish and chip shop in Chester Road goes by many names, but one thing is for certain – mouth-watering fish and chips await at this place, with many people putting it forward to be included as one of our finalists.

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Central Chippy, Northwich

Located in Central Road, Rudheath, it describes itself as a ‘family-run neighbourhood traditional fish and chip shop’.

One nominee said: “We live in Weaverham and go there; the food is always still hot when we get home,” while another said it was ‘absolutely fantastic’.

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Lucky Petes', Northwich

You can find Lucky Petes' in Winnington. They've been serving battered goods here since 1984.

A nomination read: “One million per cent, can't eat fish and chips from anywhere else.”

Another added: “I love the chips, peas and gravy from there.”

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Don Perfetto, Northwich

This establishment in Witton Street sells a whole host of food, including traditional fish and chips, desserts, milkshakes, pizza, burgers.

A nominee said: “Don Perfetto’s traditional fish and chips with real Cheshire potato, great prices and big portions.”

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The Codfather, Northwich

This award-winning chippy regularly features as one of the best in the whole country and even specialises in gluten-free fish and chips.

It describes itself as: “A traditional multi award winning fish and chip shop based in Northwich. We have been voted a top 60 chippy in the UK for 2016/17/18/19/20.”

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Winsford Fish and Chips, Winsford

This family-run business in Woodford Lane is committed to providing the best fish and chips.

They are award-winners too.

One reader said the food is ‘consistently delicious’.

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Winsford Fryer, Winsford

It opened in January this year, this new chippy on the block in High Street is already proving popular. Serving traditional fish and chips, many residents left glowing nominations.

One said: “I won’t get fish and chips from anywhere else now! Cooked fresh to order.”

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Hooked on the Heath, Knutsford

This chippy has already scooped plenty of awards and admirers and there are also plenty of five-star reviews on Tripadvisor for the Northwich Road establishment.

One nomination described it as ‘the best Knutsford has had for decades.”

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