Hiring Now

OPENING HOURS

WE ARE NOW CLOSED

We will reopen February 2023 Thanks for your custom throughout 2023

THE FINEST FISH

Fish

Our delicious Cod and Haddock are sourced solely from the Icelandic seas. This ensures that our fish is of the finest quality. Perfect succulent white flesh encased in our special batter.

PROPER CHIPS

Chips

Our potatoes are sourced locally from farms in and around North Devon. They are freshly prepared in our shop on the day of opening. These chips are guaranteed to be fresh from the basket every time.

ALL MAJOR DEBIT & CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

All Major Credit - Debit Card Accepted

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY

Woolacombe Fryer
4.1
Based on 439 reviews
powered by Google
Connor Whitney
Connor Whitney
09:06 05 Sep 22
I love this chip shop. I've been coming here for the last 10 years or so and... it's the best fish & chips I've ever had! The service is always impeccable and the food never disappoints. The only recent negative reviews that I can see are from people who clearly don't know what they're talking about!read more
Marian Dudek
Marian Dudek
08:03 05 Sep 22
I can't believe some of the recent reviews for this chip shop. I’m a long time... customer and their food is always perfect. They're a family-owned business that has never failed me with their fish and chips. I'll admit that it doesn't exactly have the best atmosphere, it is a takeaway after all! But they're always friendly, happy to see us and quick service.read more
Rupert Head
Rupert Head
16:25 30 Aug 22
I have been here 3 times during our holiday in Woolacombe and the food was... always very good. The service is quick, with a lot of choice on the menu. The only thing is I wish they had some healthier options like salads, but other than that it's great.read more
Smith Jack
Smith Jack
09:53 29 Aug 22
I don't know what some of these recent reviews are on about, this chip shop... offers quick service. The staff are really efficient and the food tastes great. When I first stepped in, I was expecting a typical 15min wait for my food...but that's not how it works here. They are short staffed an doing their best. Good work guys, don’t let the bad reviews get you down.. your food is great and the service too.read more
Amy Jordan
Amy Jordan
17:15 28 Aug 22
Large order served up VERY quickly. We placed an order for 40 small cod and... chips with 20 pots of curry sauce and 10 peas. Really amazed at how quickly and efficiently they sorted our order. Food was piping hot and probably some of the best takeaway fish and chips I’ve ever tried. Perhaps it something about eating fish and chips by the sea that makes them taste so good here. Very happy with our food. Thanksread more
A Google User
A Google User
17:15 28 Aug 22
I'm genuinely shocked at some recent reviews of this chip shop. We always go... there when we are in Woolacombe and they have never let us down. The chips are always crispy and the fish is always fresh, whether it's the cod or haddock. I highly recommend you stop by and try then out!read more
Craig Yardley
Craig Yardley
07:47 26 Aug 22
Amazing fish and chips! Arrived at their busiest time but the team worked... brilliantly to get through the ever increasing crowd. Very clear and easy to read menus and the best chips I’ve had in a long, long time. Truly excellent!read more
Vincent Hart
Vincent Hart
16:17 25 Aug 22
I love this place. The owners are so friendly and the food is always fresh. I'm... not sure how they keep up with the demand! I always get a good size portion of cod and it's never greasy or too salty. The chips are also delicious. Definitely worth trying here for fish and chips.read more
Claris Salley
Claris Salley
09:11 22 Aug 22
The haddock I had from here was really great. A bit cheaper than the cod on... offer. But it tasted great and chips were good too. Curry sauce was ok, but I’ve had better.read more
Lisa
Lisa
08:30 22 Aug 22
Just come back from our family holiday in Woolacombe and this chip shop was... always popular with everyone. Tried pretty much everything they had on offer during the two weeks we stayed in Woolacombe. The burgers were bang on! Cod really flaky and batter not greasy at all. Kids loved the chicken nuggets and the coddies. Recommended.read more
Glen Gavin
Glen Gavin
17:07 21 Aug 22
Perfectly cooked cod in a light and crispy batter. Mushy peas also really nice.... Much better than my local chippy, wish you were closer to me! Everything served in a nice box which makes it easy to eat while sat by the beach.read more
Dakini Valimbe
Dakini Valimbe
00:29 21 Aug 22
We went here while visiting Woolacombe for the day, big queues but worth the... wait. Very good fish and chips. Highly recommended.read more
Iwona “luckyiwona” Ciechanowska
Iwona “luckyiwona” Ciechanowska
20:40 07 Aug 22
Best Fish & Chips we ate in a long time. Also we had the best service. Fast &... Prompt. We were very impressed how professionally is run this small business and especially the front house. We were wonderfully served by three young boys : Ryley, Bradley and Preston. They customer skills is in a really high standard. It was pleasure to watch the boys working and chatting with them. Big clap to proud parents. You did fantastic job 👏! Best wishes for the future to the business owner and to boys. Iwona & Patrycja with families xxread more
David Webster
David Webster
18:51 07 Aug 22
Descent enough food but taking full advantage of the fact they have no... competition and prices are vert very high, service very slow it took an hour to serve around 20 people and 4 attempts to get my order right. Not surprising when the 4 staff serving all looked under 13.read more
Chris
Chris
19:21 05 Aug 22
The Apple Shop of chippies. You will need to camp out the night before to avoid... the queues.It's hardly surprising as listening to the accents of those waiting, people from all over the UK decide to eat here! Unlike our local chippy that seems to serve the local towns population in just minutes.Come early, we've been in line for over an hour and they are starting to run out of fish!read more
MartinR
MartinR
17:11 21 Jul 22
Fantastic chips!! Best we've had in a long while. Crispy, but fluffy white on... the inside, and not greasy. Decent sized portion for £3.50. And we loved the full-sized wooden forks. The young chap who served us our chips was really friendly and chatty. Definitely recommending this place. It's a shame we're not local as we'd be regulars!read more
James Coleman
James Coleman
12:24 21 Jul 22
Decent enough fish and chips. Just a little busy but expected given the... popularity of the village.No complaints.read more
Andy Ward (smallscalemodels.co.uk)
Andy Ward (smallscalemodels.co.uk)
05:58 12 Jul 22
Between five of us, we had fish, chips, peas, battered sausage, curry sauce and... everything was cooked to perfection and tasted fantastic, the staff are great and nothing was to much trouble, even though being under massive pressure due to being extremely busy. Great job by all, we will definitely use again when on holiday in Woolacomberead more
sean warsap
sean warsap
22:25 22 Jun 22
Excellent fish and chips was highly debating whether to spend £11.10 on a large... cod and chips but I'm glad I did was the best fish and chips I've tasted in a while. There was a bit of a wait for food but it was well worth the wait would recommend trying here :)read more
Haps
Haps
06:32 22 Jun 22
It's a chippy.... Nice people.. quick service. One day I think we must have got... refried chips hence the 4 not 5 stars.read more
Michael Larsen
Michael Larsen
15:29 25 Apr 22
I can't believe some recent reviews...I was here the week before Easter and I... appreciate the young staff doing a great job in difficult circumstances. With Covid still lurking and a shortage of staff I thought they did a great job. I had quite a few takeaways in my week and they were all piping hot and beautiful. Coming from France I really do appreciate good old fish and chips. Cheers.read more
Sunita Pachova
Sunita Pachova
07:02 02 Apr 22
Great fish and chippy near the bay hotel… normally a long queue so just factor... that into your trip. Also do fun kids boxes, roast chicken options. All good tasted freshly cooked and warm so overall a good experience.read more
Wojciech Kucz
Wojciech Kucz
17:16 25 Oct 21
I recommend it to everyone. The best fish. Fast, tasty and cheap.
John Roden
John Roden
12:06 15 Oct 21
Very busy, 40 minutes wait for order but worth it. I had a large cod and chips.... The batter was crispy and the cod was perfect. The chips were crunchy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. Great fish and chips.read more
Magdalena Pacek
Magdalena Pacek
09:59 02 Oct 21
Very good fish and chips! Speedy service so don't get disheartened if you see a... long queue. It will be served quickly , they are just very popularread more
helen blanton
helen blanton
08:33 06 Sep 21
Really wier set up, that just works. The best chip shop fish I've ever had! The... batter was very light and crisp, the cod was really fresh and a good sizeread more
Diane Viechweg
Diane Viechweg
21:56 05 Sep 21
There was a long queue so we knew they would be worth trying out - we weren't... disappointed. One of the best fish 'n chip meals we've ever had! The fish batter was light, crispy & not too greasy. If you're visiting Woolacombe, its definitely worth stopping hereread more
Mike Diack
Mike Diack
15:39 21 Aug 21
Food was very good. Fair prices but a very long queue at 7pm on Thursday.... Queued for 70 minutes, yes over an hour. Food very good if you can wait. Cooked just right and not greasy.read more
Tom Bell
Tom Bell
22:27 12 Aug 21
Had wonderful fish and chips today. I have visited this chippy many times over... the years and it is has got better each time. Today I had to wait 40 minutes due to the large queue. Nobody had gone abroad but descended on woolacomberead more
Simon White
Simon White
19:24 27 Jul 21
Just had fish and chips from here, and the whole family agrees that they are... the best we’ve had for a long time! Fantastic chips and beautiful batter.Thanks guys.read more
Annie Charles
Annie Charles
19:16 25 Jul 21
Best fish n chip shop in Devon by far (well alongside my other fav... Lynmouth!!)Average price for fresh top rated fish n chips. Variety of choice on the menu suitable for all. Card and cash.Smells lovely and taste amazingly good!Wish I could bring some home!read more
simon linwood
simon linwood
16:59 23 Jul 21
Good chippy, decent price and fresh. Recommend despite the queues, worth it.
Stuart Speer
Stuart Speer
11:23 19 Jul 21
For a first timer to Woolacombe Fryer I thought the staff did great given the... circumstances and the virus situation in the region. Whilst there was a long queue to begin with that was partly down to other places not being open or being short staffed. Food was lovely and decently cooked. Mum and I enjoyed our supper overlooking the town and beach from a good vantage car park with the sun going down...lush.read more
Simon Norris
Simon Norris
17:48 09 Jul 21
Nice fish but the chips had been refried and you couldn’t taste any potato due... to them being full of grease. We might have made a mistake going at opening time rather than a little later when they’d have to be cooking fresh. Friendly service.read more
Seb May
Seb May
16:14 07 Jul 21
The fish and chips are very nice, crispy and cooked well not soggy and pale... chips.There is often a lengthy queue, but I guess that’s just part of it and it didn’t take too long.I don’t know if it’s a northern thing for me to expect but they don’t have bread rolls on the menu for a chip butty. They did provide them on request but it was not buttered bread so a bit dry.I find it quite crazy people complaining about portions particularly of chips. My partner and I shared a large fish and chips and were well stuffed.read more
Sarah Blake
Sarah Blake
05:50 26 Jun 21
Lovely chips to enjoy whilst watching the sea. Can get very busy and therefore... a long wait on occasions.read more
maxine
maxine
17:30 23 Jun 21
Fish and chips good but need to queue for food. Shuts during 3pm to 5pm.
Isabella.h. Church
Isabella.h. Church
11:05 02 Jun 21
Loved it every single time we’ve been here. Been coming to woolacombe for 15... years and this chip shop always makes it 10x better to sit on the balcony and chill, perfect sizes, completely reasonable price 10/10 probably better than the chip shop at home 😳Edit- only downside is the queue, but it’s the same everywhere in Woolacombe (2 hours waiting for nearby pizza, compared to maybe 20 minutes?) and we’ll worth itread more
Helen Hodges
Helen Hodges
16:41 29 May 21
Fab meal lovely ladies served us will definitely go back again
Luke Green
Luke Green
19:12 14 May 21
Was nice, shame about only one portion size of chips. definitely think they... need to look at making sure they have more food ready at peak times, saves waiting around outside.read more
Matt Lane
Matt Lane
14:43 02 May 21
Best in town, very tasty.
Abi
Abi
14:42 02 May 21
Lovely freshly cooked chips. Best in town so be prepared for the queue....... watch out for the seagulls too :)read more
Jerry Smart
Jerry Smart
16:10 28 Apr 21
Excellent food ,fish fresh and chips not fatty
Cortney Richmond
Cortney Richmond
19:52 18 Nov 20
Many a good fish and chip supper bought here but be warned at peak season it... can be busy so be prepared to wait.....its worth itread more
neil lawrence
neil lawrence
20:21 22 Oct 20
Brilliant food, very well set up for online orders and it was ready when they... said it would be. Best fish and chips I've had this year. Keep it up guysread more
Pat Cooper
Pat Cooper
20:27 19 Oct 20
Excellent fish and chips. Very popular so short wait in socially distanced... queue. Can order on line and then pick up.read more
Eoghan Hennessy
Eoghan Hennessy
12:51 19 Oct 20
Nice bunch of lads, great fish and chips... what more could you want
Ronald Smith
Ronald Smith
14:42 10 Oct 20
Collected small cod at 17:05 on 9 Oct when I got home I found plenty of batter... and hardly any fish.I guess the answer is don’t get fish at 5 o clock when they open as it’s likely your fish will be left over from lunchtime and re heatedread more
Steve Gibson
Steve Gibson
16:56 22 Sep 20
Greasy Fish, from freshly cooked.. Cheesy chips amazing.. Local shop across the... road, the owner is so relaxed..... Not drunk or high as a kite.. Just pure factread more
Tom Perrott
Tom Perrott
20:58 13 Sep 20
Lovely fish n chips after a day at the beach.
Zoe Li
Zoe Li
15:06 11 Sep 20
Best fish and chips I’ve had in a long time. Had rather disappointing fish and... chips from Squires in Braunton a couple days ago. Woolcombe Fryer was way better. Crispy chips and batter, and the server actually asked how much salt and vinegar you wanted. Fast service too.read more
Peace Soup
Peace Soup
15:38 03 Sep 20
Very good!!!
Leon D'labbis
Leon D'labbis
12:28 03 Sep 20
Big Q but worth the wait
Andy Millows
Andy Millows
19:32 01 Sep 20
Ok food, filled us up, but chips not the best and the fish cake was overcooked.
Billy Ling
Billy Ling
14:29 29 Aug 20
Very busy nice fish n chips
David Hughes
David Hughes
19:50 25 Aug 20
Not a bad little chippy. Food was ok, nothing special, filled us up. Avoid the... cod bites they were like leather...read more
Jamie
Jamie
17:20 02 Aug 20
Does it what says on the tin. Standard chippy. Friendly service
Jenny Hathaway
Jenny Hathaway
12:38 02 Aug 20
Great tasting fish and chips, batter was seriously yummy... friendly staff too.
Paul  Lumley
Paul Lumley
20:01 01 Aug 20
Best chips in Woolacombe. Friendly and fast service...but be prepared to... queue.....they are Popularread more
luke Salmon
luke Salmon
17:18 26 Jul 20
Nice clean chippy with excellent fast service, My only gripe is everything was... very soggy even the battered sausage but that's a personal thing that I like things nice and crispy.read more
Hermione Wheeler
Hermione Wheeler
19:08 23 Jul 20
Chips were dry, burgers were dry, gave me fish fingers instead of chicken... nuggets and my dad ordered a large and they gave him the smallest fish ever. I'm angry.read more
al davis
al davis
20:11 19 Jul 20
Excellent fish and chips and an ideal part of the coast to watch the sun... setting.read more
Will Lavelle
Will Lavelle
19:37 11 Jul 20
Proper good scran
ryan melbourne
ryan melbourne
14:25 21 Feb 20
Friendly staff, okay chips but not the best, decent portions though. Chicken... nuggets were lush!read more
Robert Davis
Robert Davis
13:00 22 Nov 19
Absolutely Awesome Chip Shop One Of The Best You Will Goto But Expect A Little... Wait As Super Busy But High Standardsread more
jolene
jolene
15:41 03 Sep 19
Lovely beach ,perfect for families ,one side dogs are not allowed ,theres a ... lifeguard hut and lifeguards on the beach .It was very busy when we went but found a space ,there was a drink and food van on the beach ,toilets are not to far either ,few shops further up .lovely day spent hereread more
Sam Cunningham
Sam Cunningham
12:46 22 Aug 19
Really nice food on both occasions - the cod was light and flakey with crispy... batter, and the chips were nice too. My children enjoyed the chicken nuggets which looked like actual chicken and not grey mush that you sometimes find. The peas were OK, not as mushy as I like and I only got half a pot.read more
Helen Dedden
Helen Dedden
17:14 14 Aug 19
Excellent food, friendly service. Be prepared for a queue as they are popular.... But worth the waitread more
Andrew Miles
Andrew Miles
19:35 24 Jul 19
There was a fair queue when I went, but the service was quick and efficient so... I wasn't waiting long. The fish and chips were fresh, tasty and reasonably priced. Definitely recommended if you fancy fish and chips by the sea in Woolacombe (they definitely taste better on the beach 😉)read more
Robbie H
Robbie H
05:58 12 Jun 19
Okay fish and chips. Had better but did the job.
Next Reviews
js_loader
FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER

WE ARE
OPEN 12pm till 5pm ONLY


THIS IS DUE TO STAFFING SHORTAGES
BACK OPEN AS USUAL TOMMOROW
SORRY TO DISAPPOINT
close-image