IN honour of national fish and chips day we wanted to know where in Mid Cheshire serves the best British tradition.

What makes a good serving of fish and chips?

Is it the crispy batter surrounding the flaky fish teamed with perfectly cooked chips?

Do you add mushy peas or gravy or curry sauce?

Do they taste better when you eat them out of yesterday’s newspapers?

So far in our Best of 2023 competition, we’ve given out six awards in Mid Cheshire:

Best for Hair – Oliver Gibney Hairdressing

Best for Pies – Ka Pie

Best for Nails – Samantha Dean Nails and Makeup

Best for Roast Dinner – The Red Lion, Little Budworth

Best for Cocktails – Grape and Bean

Best for Breakfast – Kanya Bistro and Bar

This week, it’s fish and chips and now we need your help to choose the winner from our seven shortlisted nominees.

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best for Fish and Chips shortlists post on our Northwich, Winsford and Middlewich, and Knutsford Facebook and Twitter 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 and Winsford Guardian or Knutsford Guardian (Thursday, June 8 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 different coupon submitted. For full terms and conditions go to

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Monday, June 12 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.


Central Chippy

Central Chippy

Central Chippy, Central Road, Rudheath

One nomination simply said this place “is the best” so it was a must for our shortlist.

Another liked that the fish and chips are served in a box and are always piping hot.

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The Corner Fish and Chip Shop

The Corner Fish and Chip Shop

The Corner Fish and Chip Shop, Princess Street, Winsford

Recommendations say this is “the best tasting chips as everything is fresh”.

Another said: “I’d recommend this place to anyone.”

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The Codfather

The Codfather

The Codfather, Manchester Road, Northwich

Happy customers say the “fish, chips, peas and curry are beautiful” and “you can’t go wrong!”

Another said: “Definitely The Codfather and I’ve tried them all.”

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The Cods Pollocks

The Cod's Pollocks

The Cod’s Pollocks, Chester Road, Northwich

Reviews for this popular place say “the food is amazing” and “it’s the best ever”.

One nomination said: “The Cod’s Pollocks is brilliant and they cater for big or small appetites.”

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Lucky Petes

Lucky Petes

Lucky Petes, Winnington

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

A review siad: “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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Kings Lock Fish adn Chips

Kings Lock Fish adn Chips

Kings Lock Fish and Chips, Booth Lane, Middlewich

One review on their Facebook page said: “It’s the best chip shop and I’m 77 years old!”

Another said: “It’s the best chippy by far.”

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Hooked on the Heath

Hooked on the Heath

Hooked on the Heath, Northwich Road, Knutsford

One review on their Facebook page said: “First class food and first class service.

“Definitely got me ‘hooked’!”

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