Wigan Borough's best chippy tea

Posted: Monday 3rd June 2024

As a well-known Great British dish, there is little wonder that fish and chips has garnered its own national awareness day.

Whether eaten with a barm or a ‘babbies yed’, washed down with peawet or gravy, our borough’s residents are known far and wide for their unique combinations of this culinary staple.

This year, for the first time in its history, National Fish & Chip Day has moved from its usual Friday slot to a Thursday, 6th June, in honour of the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Fish and chips has long paid an important role in British society, and it was even responsible for keeping up the morale of the nation during some of its darkest hours.

During the war, the British Government safeguarded the supply of fish and potatoes which meant the staple was one of only a few dishes never to be rationed during both world wars.

To honour the iconic calendar date, we asked our followers where they went for their chippy tea.

Here are some of our follower’s favourite places to catch a bite:

  • Gidlow Plaice, Gidlow Lane, Wigan: Offers excellent value meal deals.
  • Green Lane Chippy, Holden Lane in Leigh: Great gluten free options.
  • Grosvenor street Chippy, Newtown: Top-rated, traditional fish & chip shop
  • Chapel Green Chippy, Hindley: Delicious, fresh fish and the best curry sauce!

For those looking for a ‘plaice’ to eat-in why not try

  • Gallimore’s Restaurant, The Wiend, Wigan: Great value and conveniently located.
  • Foresters Arms, Standish: A lovely, traditional pub with great home-cooked classics
  • Nevison Country Inn, Leigh: A hidden gem! Great food, great atmosphere and no booking required.

Join us on Saturday, 8th June, as we commemorate 80 years since the D-Day landings, a day that undoubtedly changed the course of WW2 for the allied forces and paved the way for the liberation of occupied Europe.

Our family friendly event takes places from 10am in Mesnes Park and includes a military vehicle showcase, entertainment, stalls and children’s funfair.

The military parade will start from the Cenotaph at 10.30am and make its way down Standishgate and into the park.

Find out more about what’s on in the borough.