These are the best fish and chips shops in Kent – in your opinion

07-06-2019 20:06

Like the good queuing, the ample cups of tea and the stiff upper lip, it is also a typical British tradition to eat fish and chips on Fridays.

To celebrate today's National Fish and Chips Day (June 7), we wanted to hear from you where to find the best chippies in the county.

We have asked KentLive readers to cast their vote by commenting on the names of their favorites in Dover, Thanet, Folkestone, and Kent.

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Take a look at the results below.

Kent – Barming Fish and Chips

Fish and

Barming Fish and Chips at Maidstone was voted by you as the best overall in the county.

Mel Wallis has been working at Tonbridge Road Chippy for three years.

She explained why she feels so popular: "Good food, non-greasy fries and gracious staff. The staff is incredible.

"We are only friendly to the customers, it has always been like that, it is a very close barming in the community.

Part of Barming's Fish and Chips

She continued, "We have a pay-it-forward system where the customer comes in and many of our customers donate food.

"We have a wall where all the donated food hangs and the homeless come in. They take a ticket off the wall and give it to the counter and get their free food."

How did that start? Mel said, "We have a homeless homeless man called Roger, who is quite old and fed for years anyway, and he really came from there.

"It was a cold winter night and I have just posted a post on Facebook saying that if anyone knows someone I need for food and homeless, please send it on our way.

Mel (left) has been working for the Chippy for three years

Barming Fish and Chip store is certainly appreciated for its role in the community

Marie Jordan said, "Definitely Barming Fish and Chip Shop the food is amazing

"The staff are amazing.

"They helped the homeless in Maidstone to pre-pay their meals, which is much appreciated.

"They even came with them one evening and spent their free time there to serve food they donated, amazing people.

"To feed fantastic food and the best staff plus the homeless with their pay-it-forward program," agreed Jo Exall

"Simply the best," Chris Mitchell concluded.

Dover – Schlossstraße Chip Shop

Castle Street Chip Shop has been voted Best Chippy in Dover by KentLive readers.

Pauline Gevaux commented, "Castle Street is best, try everything else, not nearly as good."

Lee Ireland is a big fan of Castle Street due to the freshness of the produce.

He explained, "Castle Street will cook the fish fresh for you when you order."

Folkestone – Seafarer Cheriton

Seafarer Cheriton has achieved first place in Folkestone.

For many it had been their favorite in the last few decades.

Viv Hale commented, "SEAFARER in Cheriton, always fabulous!

"Undoubtedly, seafarers, consistently hot, fresh and large portions, I'm glad we discovered this place," said Fran Hickson.

Linda Richardson said, "Seafarers Cheriton's 100% friendly staff are always eating hot and fresh cooked with them for over 20 years."

Samantha Stephens said: "For me and my breed, the sailors are honorable … they do something for everyone, or in our case, everything for everyone … we love the cod with a battered sausage on the side."

Thanet – Peters Fish Factory, Margate

Peters Fish Factory won the most votes in Thanet.

Sonja Williams, one of her many loyal fans, said: "Peters Margate[is the best]! Literally say it every time we eat there.

"Great staff and fabulous food."

"Petes fish factory Margate on the sea, just the best," repeated Eileen Mcfetridge.

Alan Harford commented: "Pete's fish factory for sure – that's my F & C scale now."

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