WE asked our readers where they thought sold the best fish and chips in Tynedale. Here's what they said.

1 Balls, Prudhoe

Recommended by most readers was Balls in Prudhoe, including Zoe Bradley, Leanne Dodd and Julie Fisher.

Ian Warburton said: "Excellent food, lovely service."

Hexham Courant: Courant readers' top picks for fish and chipsCourant readers' top picks for fish and chips (Image: Hexham Courant)

A Google review said: "Absolutely fantastic in all ways. Owner so friendly and helpful. Can't fault anything."

2 Oceans, Haltwhistle 

Keith Slaney recommended Oceans 'by a country mile'.


Scott Paul Newton also recommended Oceans.

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One Facebook review said: "Fantastic quality chunky, flaky, white cod, crispy light batter and yummy chips."

Hexham Courant: Top fish and chips spots in TynedaleTop fish and chips spots in Tynedale (Image: Pixabay)

3 Paxtons, Hexham

Geoff Rudd said: "Been all over the country and still think you cannot wack Paxtons."

Dave Scott also recommended Paxtons.

4 The Sea Chef, Acomb, Hexham

Di Hewitson recommended Sea Chef in Hexham.

Another Facebook reviewer said: "Food always lovely and the staff are too."

5 Haydon Bridge Fish and Chips

One Google review said: "Absolutely fantastic every time l travel that way, it's fish and chips from here, cooked fresh to order, delicious."

6  Hexham Fish Bar

Another popular choice for locals is Hexham Fish Bar.

"What a fantastic experience. Beautifully cooked fish dishes served with care and attention. Highly recommended," a Google review said.

7 The Sea Chef, Priestlands Estate, Hexham

Another local favourite is The Sea Chef in Priestlands Estate.

A Google review said: "Nice place to get fish chips, nice staff, very helpful."

8 Boatside Inn, Warden 

The Boatside Inn is located just outside of Hexham and is rated well by local residents and travellers.

One review on Google said: "Best fish, chips and mushy peas I've had for years."

9 The Tannery, Hexham

A reviewer sampled the pub's fish and chips and left a five-star rating on Google: "The food is very reasonably priced but excellent in quality and portion sizes, vegetarians catered for too."

10 The Golden Lion, Allendale

A Tripadvisor review said: "We had a meal, fish and chips and steak and ale pie, absolutely delicious."