The 10 Best Fish and Chips in Gloucester

25 January 2023

Gloucester might not be near the sea but that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good old fashioned portion of fish and chips. That’s why the Collegiate team has been doing some digging to bring you this round up of the best fish and chips in Gloucester.

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Many students will agree that one of the best things about living in Gloucester is getting to enjoy the bustle of a busy city centre but also having spectacular nature nearby. On top of that, you’ll find the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham nearby too so our search can double as an exciting foodie tour of the area! Throw in some amazing take away options that you can enjoy from the comfort of our student accommodation in Gloucester with its excellent, central location and you pretty much have every base covered.

You can also check out our guides to the best bottomless brunch in Gloucester as well as our guide to the Gloucester Quays if you’re looking for a little more culinary inspiration. But for now, why not get yourself a cuppa, settle in and send this guide to your friends so you can all get planning your next classic chippy tea together.

Queens Fish & Chips, Barnwood Road

Just outside the city centre, you’ll find some of the best fish and chips in Gloucester at Queens Fish & Chips. You’ll find all your traditional fish and chip shop favourites here including a choice of fish, pies, sausages, fish cakes, chicken, kebabs and more to go alongside your chips. It’s ideal if you’re a bit snowed under with work and need some hot and delicious food delivered right to your door.

Open: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2pm & 4:30-9:30pm, Sunday 4:30-9:30pm
Rating: 4.1 stars
Where: 67 Barnwood Road, GL2 0SF
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Ye Olde Fish Shoppe, Hare Lane

Just a 7-minute walk away from your Gloucester University accommodation, you’ll find Ye Olde Fish Shoppe. It isn’t just limited to the city either, it was actually voted best fish and chip restaurant in the UK in 2020 so you can be sure you’re in for a good meal here. This quaint, picturesque place is one of the oldest and most iconic buildings in the city. So you can go for the food but you’ll stay for the welcoming atmosphere and unmissable photo opportunity.

Open: Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-9pm
Rating: 4.6 stars
Where: 8 Hare Lane, GL1 2BB
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Mermaid Fish & Chips, Kingsholm Road

If you’re in need of a study break and a bit of fresh air, just under a 15-minute walk away from your Gloucester University accommodation you’ll find Mermaid serving up some of the best fish and chips in Gloucester. This is definitely a more traditional fish and chips shop offering, although they offer an impressive array of specials including pineapple fritters, battered mushrooms and even a battered burger.

Open: Monday 4:30-8:45pm, Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-2pm & 4:30-8:45pm
Rating: 4.2 stars
Where: 6 Kingsholm Road, GL1 3AT
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Seymour Fryer, Seymour Road

You’l find some of the best fish and chips in Gloucester at Seymour Fryer and at super reasonable prices – especially if you check out their meal deals. Available every day they’re open, you can have chips and curry sauce for just £2.70, chips and fish bites for just £3.30 and more. It’s a bit of a walk at around 25 minutes away but at those prices, it makes for a good way to spend your lunch break!

Open: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-2pm & 4:30-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30am-9pm
Rating: 4.4 stars
Where: 76 Seymour Road, GL1 5HF
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Coney Hill Fish & Chip Shop, Coney Hill 

You’ll love our list of unusual places to visit in Gloucester, although if you’re looking for some cheap and cool finds to spruce up your student accommodation room, you’ll find some great finds at the Gloucester Car Boot & Flea Market. When you’re done bargain hunting, tucked away on a little housing estate nearby, you’ll find some of the best fish and chips in Gloucester at Coney Hill. This fish and chip shop is well-known and loved by the city’s locals for its super-fresh fish and crispy chips. Check out their meal deals where you get chips and a drink included for a real bargain lunch.

Open: Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday 12-2pm & 5-8:30pm,
Rating: 4.7 stars
Where: 4 Coney Hill Parade, GL4 4QE
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Russell’s Fish and Chips, Broadway

For the best fish and chips in Gloucester but with an elegant twist, it’s definitely worth a trip to Russell’s. As well as a traditional offering, you can find more luxurious items including breaded whitebait, salt and pepper squid and mussels to enjoy alongside your freshly cooked chips. They do take away but we’d really recommend eating in at this lush venue that resembles a classic countryside pub.

Open: Monday-Sunday 12-2:30pm & 5-8:30pm
Rating: 4.4 stars
Where: 20a High Street, Broadway WR12 7DT

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The Cheltenham Fryer, Cheltenham

With so much exciting stuff happening in the city, our roundup of the best unusual places to visit in Gloucester could change all the time! We’d definitely need to include a trip to Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway steam train where you get to enjoy your fish and chips while taking in the area’s famed countryside views. Cleverly named the Cheltenham Fryer, this heritage railway is a great way to explore the wider area while you’re studying in Gloucester.

Open: Tuesday-Thursday & Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm
Rating: 4.8 stars
Where: The Railway Station, Cheltenham, GL54 5DT
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Simpsons Fish & Chips, Priors Road

Given that it’s so close by train, if you’re exploring the best student nights in Cheltenham then you may like to try Simpsons if you’re after a pre-drinks chippy tea. It was crowned the best fish and chip shop in the UK in 2016 and has over 20 awards for its classic fish and chip combos, and the more unusual seasonal offerings including deep-fried creme eggs and figgy pudding.

Open: Sunday-Monday 4-9pm, Tuesday-Saturday 12-2pm & 4-9pm
Rating: 4.4 stars
Where: 75 Priors Road, GL52 5AL
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The Wellington Fryer, Wellington Street

Just less than a 15-minute walk from our Gloucester University accommodation, you’ll find the Wellington Fryer. Serving up some of the best fish and chips in Gloucester, here you’ll see a small but perfectly formed menu. It includes your choice of traditional fish and chips as well fish cakes, chicken, battered sausage and much more. This cute little cafe is takeaway only so you can enjoy a chippy dinner from the comfort of your student room in no time.

Open: Tuesday-Saturday 5-10pm
Rating: 4.8 stars
Where: 27 Wellington St, GL1 1RD
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