WITH 382 million meals from fish and chip shops are eaten every year across the nation, with 'Chips' and 'Fish & Chips' taking the two top spots as the countries most popular British meal, next to Roasts, English Breakfasts and bangers and mash, it's clear the British novelty is here to stay.

There is always a fish and chip shop close by, with over 15 plotted in Basingstoke alone. But with so many to choose from, who are Basingstoke's favourite fish and chip shops?

Below are five top fish and chip shops in Basingstoke, rated by Google reviews:

Basingstoke Fish and Chips, Chineham

Available for takeaway and delivery, Basingstoke Fish and Chips are rated highest on Google, with a score of 4.3 stars by their customers.

Based in Chineham shopping Center, this chippy offers a large menu of fish, chips, burgers, breakfast baps, drinks and even a vegetarian option. Basingstoke Fish and Chips also offer an extensive 'extra' menu, containing onion rings, mozzarella sticks, southern fried chicken strips and battered chocolate, from Mars Bars to Snickers.

One reviewer wrote: "The fish and chips were amazing; good size, crispy batter and fresh fish for very reasonable price."

Another wrote: "Ordered fish and chips for delivery through JustEat. Chips were great, fish was also good. Reasonable price and good quality."

Winklebury Fish & Chips, Basingstoke

Based at 56 Watson Way, this fish and chip shop scored a high 4.2/5 from their customers. Given the high ratings, they are praised for the quality of their food and the service provided, with one reviewer writing "Chips are wonderful best I've tasted... truly pleasant and talkative staff...Not much more I can say except recommendation to try the chips they are to die for!!"

Another reviewer wrote: "Their cod is fabulous and so big. Also they do Chinese food which is good. Never had a bad meal from them."

Peters Fish Bar and Chinese Takeaway

Open from 12.00pm and closed on Sunday's, Peters Fish Bar and Chinese Takeaway has been given a rating of 4.4/5, with customers complimenting the restaurant for their service and 'tasty' portions.

Half fish and chip shop, half Chinese takeaway, the restaurant offers a wide menu, with the only complaint from reviewers being that they are cash only.

One reviewer wrote: "They are always very lovely in here. Fast service even when their busy. I was 50p short once and they let me off to pay them the top up next time. Food quality is good and consistent but not there best you've had. CASH ONLY but there's a cash point like 10 metres Down past the shops."

Another wrote: "Cash only but I had a few coins. Hot and tasty and good portions."

Bao Diep Fish Bar

With a score of 4.6/5 and a large menu featuring fish, chips, burgers, pasties, chicken balls, pies and much more, Bao Diep Fish Bar are praised for their good 'quality' food and 'friendly' staff.

Bao Diep is located 26A Burnaby Close and is takeaway only, with no dine in seating available.

One reviewer wrote: "Always a pleasure. Best chips in town. Note: Not open Bank Holidays :("

Another wrote: "Freshly cooked fish and always a generous portion of chips."

Mariners Fish & Chips

Located at 9 High Street, Overton, Mariners Fish & Chips is a takeaway only restaurant that offers a wide range of food from: fish, chips, vegetarian burgers, sausages, pies and much more. The restaurant have been highly praised for their menu options and friendly service, with one reviewer saying: "Best fish and chips I have ever tested . Would recommend it."

Closed Sunday's and Monday's, Mariners are back open Tuesday and Wednesday from 5.00pm - 10.00pm and Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 12.00pm.