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16 Cheap Street, Newbury RG14 5DD, England
+44 1635 42147
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11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Always come here and always top quality cod & chips with great service. Might have to wait a few minutes for the chicken but worth it.

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Thank JaseyB
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Ok, so it says that this is "probably the best chip shop in the world" on the window, and I did visit at about 3pm on a Saturday afternoon, but I did find the staff not attentive and the chips the worst that I have ever tried... They were dry, lifeless cold and hard on the gums. Also they were... More 

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Newbury
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Awful! I've never had a fish cake that was so hard on the outside it was difficult to cut! Chips were limp & soggy. This place has never been the same since they got rid of the restaurant. My advice...AVOID! Never going back there again..

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Thank LinedancerNewbury
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We had just moved into our first home and had no food on us so decided to get some food from here. We were not dissapointed! The chips are good, battered sausage delicious and fish good. Very reasonably priced and the staff are very friendly. We've been here a few times since and sometimes the fish has been slightly under-cooked... More 

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Thank Lucy D
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Ordered large haddock and chips. Fish was Beautiful not much batter but a well cooked fish. Chips were quality. The problem occurred when I found hard scales in my mouth. I looked further and found that the skin was on and that is fine I like skin, but on closer inspection I found that this fish had not has the... More 

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Thank Stephen E
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I ordered a large cod and chips. I was told that there was no large cod ready so this would have to be cooked from scratch, which I was pleased with as I'd rather have this than something that has been sitting in the warming unit for a while. The fish arrived after about 6 or 7 minutes which was... More 

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1 Thank Robert E
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

The fryer (cook) was serving up fresh large cod as I was being served so I asked if I could have a freshly cook cod, I was told "NO I have to take them from the front"!!!... Whilst I understand that, to be honest the front cod looked like it been there some time (I am sure they will tell... More 

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Thank David H
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146 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

The Fish and Chips are very nice but the seating is on high stools with a narrow bar like table that goes along a wall. The food if cooked fresh is very nice, but I recommend you take away rather than eating in.

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Thank MarkSGray
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Wish we hadn't eaten here...cold chips...which we complained about but no apology and it should of been very easy to rectify by cooking some fresh chips ! Would of took them 5 mins But this was not offered ...real shame as was so looking forward to fish & chips as it's not something I have often..more of a guilty pleasure...... More 

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1 Thank jb1707
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Have just returned from this place,and have to say am very disappointed. The food was sub standard to say the least visibly dried up warm,not hot ,chips which I strongly suspect had been in the warming tray for a few hours,we made a complaint and were given more from the back of the tray ,these were no better as they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Cheap Street, Newbury RG14 5DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 42147

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?