Two Thanet businesses feature in new Fish and Chips Staycation Guide’

Fish and chips by the sea

Beach Buoys in Margate and Newington Fish Bar in Ramsgate have made it into the pages of a ‘Fish and Chips Staycation Guide’ launched by JJ Foodservice to help Brits to combine their UK holiday with the nation’s favourite takeaway – fish and chips!

More than 23 million British people will holiday in the UK this year, bringing £31 billion to the economy.*

JJ’s Head of Communications, Elit Rowland said: “We want to make it easy for people to find the best places to visit while enjoying traditional British fish and chips.”

The Staycation Guide features 30 fish and chip shops from the UK which are near outstanding views and popular tourist attractions.

Nadine and Simon at Margate’s Buoy and Oyster

Highlights include Beach Buoys in Marine Drive, which serves cockle popcorn and is close to Margate Caves, Turner Contemporary and Dreamland.

Newington Fish Bar, in Newington Road, also features and is listed as being in reach of the Royal Harbour.

All UK fish and chip shops were invited to be involved in the Staycation Guide in an official ‘Call for Fish and Chip Shops with a View’ campaign which ran last year.

The free registration was advertised through the fish and chip trade press and social media.

An independent panel of judges consisting of shop owners, industry consultants and suppliers selected 30 shops based on the Food Hygiene Ratings (minimum 4 out of 5), quality of customer reviews (Google, Trip Advisor and Trust Pilot) and their proximity to attractive tourist locations from stunning views to historical monuments etc.

The launch co-incides with national fish and chips day today (June 4).

Find the guide online here


  1. Newington Fish bar is nowhere near the Royal Harbour, it must be a 10 minute drive so not within walking distance anyway.

    We unfortunately had the misfortune of stopping over there a couple of weeks ago as it was recommended but the chips were too thick, white and uncooked in the middle. They were also barely warm. We ended up binning them. I would have gone back and asked for fresh but we were continuing on our journey. I was surprised and put it down to bad luck that day. I expect it cannot always be like that if they are getting awards.

    • You were unlucky, we are regulars, and the fish is cooked to perfection, cod white as snow and the skate thick and chunky, staff great

  2. LOVE Beach Buoys and the Buoy and Oyster – Such lovely fresh seafood and cracking customer service. Easily the best restaurant/takeaway in Thanet, if not the country. Well Done!!!

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