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Oldhams of Westicliff

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Oldhams started from humble beginnings! At the end of the Second World War Bill Oldham started selling shellfish from a barrow in the Eastend of London. He opened one of the first fish and chip shops in the area in Asheville Road, Leyton in 1950 with a frying range so early in its design, that his wife Lil Oldham, had to shovel coal to heat the oil.

With the family moving out to Essex in the early sixties, it seemed natural for both sons Rodney and Derick to also work in the fish and chip trade alongside Bill. Rod bought Supreme Fish Bar in West Road, Westcliff in March 1967. This became the first fish and chip shop in the town to open a licensed restaurant on the premises.

The name was changed to Oldhams in 1984. However, throughout this time, Oldhams has always been known for the high quality of the food and service, winning a number of awards locally and even countywide in the National Fish and Chip Awards.

What our customers say

"This was the first time we visited Oldhams in Westcliffe. We went with a small group of friends before heading to the Palace Theatre. Although we had to wait for a table, the wait was worthwhile. The fish and chips were easily the best I've ever had. I highly recommend the restaurant."


"We were taken there for an Xmas treat which included the meal and a pantomime. All our meals were excellent and the service was first rate. My wife polished off all her large cod which is something she rarely does. Well done Oldhams."

Alan Clay

"Visited last night.... wonderful cod Roe & chips. Freshly cooked, not greasy & I never eat the batter but ate every bit last night! Fantastic friendly staff. Will definitely be back."

Anna Reed

"Just had the best chippy tea in years. Cod, chips, buttered roll, curry, mushy peas and wally. It was mint! Top class grub and fabulous customer service. Thanks."

Jo Dear

"Came here today and was actually surprised how nice it was. I don't normally get fish and chips as they are normally quite poor but this was really nice battered sausage wasn't the usual pig ear sausage most places use it was high quality and the saveloy was cooked perfect.. Will definitely be coming back."

Elliott Evans

"I’ve been here many times before, the staff are lovely and helpful, and the food is pretty good. The milkshakes are yummy, and I usually grab the meal deal which finishes at 5pm I believe. Worth the money."

Emily Faith

"Lovely friendly service, hot food, good quality selection & reasonably priced. Many thanks, we will be back."

Zoe Marshall-Smith

"Amazing place for fish and chips authentic tasting mouth watering also well prepared with care and love (family business) , customer service welcoming and kind approach from the beginning and first ever visit won’t be the last."

J Barrow