Other reviewers have it right - the interior of Ye Olde English Fish & Chip is enough to make many less staunch diners turn and run. All the more for those of us smart enough to take a chance on this hole-in-the-wall joint. The inconspicuous white clapboard exterior hides more than a dated and minimally decorated dining area - it hides a true labor of love.
We were greeted by the owner and her team, who briefly stopped preparing food to show us to a table and take our order. The menu at Ye Olde English Fish & Chip is equally minimal - you'll find several kinds of fish to choose from, and have a choice how many filets you'd like to take on. (There are a couple of other entrees to choose from, though we paid them scant attention.)
Fixed up in short order, our plates were heaping with freshly fried haddock. Two filets were more than I could finish, though my husband relished the three he finished. The chips were equally well done, and equally fresh. There's no mistaking the quality of the signature dish here, and the owner took obvious pride as we quickly ate.
I was stuffed to the gills, but couldn't contain my curiosity about what desserts were available. When the owner ticked off no fewer than five different pies, all of which are homemade, I simply had to buy some for take away to be enjoyed back in our hotel. The pumpkin and blueberry pies were heavenly, and the raisin pie was a special treat.
Don't read a book by its cover. We heartily endorse Ye Olde English Fish & Chip, and will be dreaming of the quality food we had there for years to come.
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