Rectory Fish Bar in West Bridgford – Haddock, Chips and Mushy Peas for tea

The Rectory Fish Bar on Rectory Road in West Bridgford has been there for as long as I can remember. I have always been given great reports about the place and many people have told me that they serve the best Fish and Chips in West Bridgford and that I should get my ass over there to try them out.

On their Facebook page they say that they are “A family run fish bar where we always put quality and customer service first.” I had heard that it was revamped a year back, but everyone still said that they were good.

I popped in for an early Fish and Chips Friday, on a Thursday 🙂 to try them out, ordering my usual chippie tea of ‘Haddock, chips and mushy peas’

Chips for Everyone!

I really could not grumble about the amount of chips I was given, I could see the chap scooping them in, three scoops full! I honestly wondered how they were all going to fit in!

The Box was so packed out that I could barely see the Haddock and some of those chips were as big and thick as my fingers. It was probably a good thing though as all those chips kept my fish hot all the way home 🙂

Haddock, Chips, and Mushy Peas

Until I put it all on a plate I had not realised just how big the Fish was, it would not fit on a standard plate. It drew great merriment when I was telling my mate how big it was, he said it was like an old fishermans story. The fish got bigger each time I talked about it 🙂

It was a pretty good piece of Haddock, really great flavour of the white flesh, deep and meaty. The batter was quite good but suffered a bit from the walk home as the bottom of the fish was stuck to the box so I lost the bottom of the batter. That was the only grumble I had though

The chips were very solid and well cooked, they had an almost nutty flavor, not sure where that came from though.

The mushy peas were also good very dark green and vibrant, I really should have ordered a large pot as I was enjoying them so much and I still had a whole load of chips to dip.

All together this meal was £7.10, but if I came back I would bring someone to split the chips with so it might be even better value.

Was it the best in Bridgford? It was very good and I enjoyed it immensely. I think George’s has better batter but I think the flavour of the Haddock at the Rectory was preferable in my opinion.


Rectory Fish Bar is located at

16 Rectory Road, Nottingham NG2 6BG, England

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