The Delicious Fish & Chip Trail, Yorkshire

Sample the delights of Yorkshire’s finest fish & chips on this trail which takes in the famous seaside towns of Whitby, Scarborough and Saltburn. Visit the historic town of Helmsley on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors or take a trip on a steam railway where you can eat a fish & chip supper as you chug along enjoying the view.

A plate of Yorkshire fish and chips
Take a delicious road trip on the Yorkshire fish and chip trail
Whether it’s eating them wrapped in newspaper sitting in a car as the rain pours down or relaxing in a deck chair on the beach as the sun glistens on the water, fish & chips is a Great British tradition. This culinary driving tour of Yorkshire’s best fish & chip shops and restaurants is a fun and delicious way to explore this beautiful county and the popular seaside resorts of Whitby, Scarborough and Saltburn.
The Foodie Travel Guide

  • Explore Yorkshire by car
  • Visit Yorkshire’s seaside resorts
  • Taste Yorkshire fish and chips
  • Eat traditional English puddings

Follow The Fish & Chip Trail

Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK. With its extensive coastline, mysterious moors, patchwork of dales and historic market towns, it offers endless possibilities for foodies who like to go on a road trip. The clever marketing people at Visit Yorkshire have put together The Delicious Fish & Chip Trail. Criss-cross the county tasting seafood as you go. Whether eaten straight from the paper or from a plate, with mushy peas or a nice glass of wine, you can’t beat a good portion of Yorkshire fish and chips.

Taste Yorkshire

Try beer-battered fish with a strong cup of Yorkshire tea, homemade fishcakes, and traditional British puddings such as Spotted Dick, a steamed lemon sponge pudding with currants. It’s quirky name comes from the old English names for pudding: puddog or paddock.

Whitby Harbour Yorkshire
The Magpie Cafe Whitby

Trail Highlights

There are over sixteen different places featured on the trail but some of the highlights include:

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway – hop aboard and enjoy a fish and chip supper

Scotts – in the historic town of Helmsley (voted Best Fish & Chip shop in 2013)

Blakeley’s – a family-run establishment situated close to the canal in the heart of Brighouse

The Cavendish Pavilion – resembling a Victorian style station building, it’s situated in the heart of the Bolton Abbey Estate

Magpie Café in Whitby – No visit to Yorkshire would be complete without treating yourself to a plate of fish and chips at this famous café


  • Download the map for the Delicious Fish and Chip Trail before you go
  • Visit Whitby for the annual Goth Weekend in the autumn. St. Mary’s cliff top churchyard inspired Bram Stoker to write his world famous book, Dracula
  • Fancy a pint? Combine your seafood tasting tour of Yorkshire with the Delicious Yorkshire Ale Trail

Where to Stay

The Feversham Arms and Verbena Spa in Helmsley – a lovely hotel with its own spa. It’s a great a base to explore all the culinary delights of the region.

The Black Swan in Helmsley – an historic inn on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors with its own restaurant and tearoom.

Shallowdale House – for its countryside views and comfortable rooms and close proximity to Ampleforth Abbey.


Fox terrier, Mr Hendricks expert dog friendly days out Yorkshire
Perfect trip to take me. Did you know that in Scotland Spotted Dick pudding is sometimes known as Spotted Dog Pudding?

Mr Hendricks

How to Find The Magpie Cafe Whitby


The Magpie Cafe, 14 Pier Rd, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3PU


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