THERE's nothing quite like a chippy tea on a Friday and today is all the more reason to have it.

As it's Good Friday, here at the Free Press we've taken a look at five of the best chippies in Wycombe for a treat this Easter bank holiday. 

The ratings are all according to Trip Advisor.

South Hill Fish & Chip Shop and Tummy Filler are the leading hot spots for fish and chips in High Wycombe, according to avid TripAdvisor reviewers.

1. South Hill Fish & Chip Shop - 31 reviews 4.5 stars

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Holmer Green patrons of South Hill enthused about the "very nice fish and chips", commending their unique hand-chipped fries.

One person said: "Best fish and chips by far!

"First visit here after various recommendations and it did not disappoint."

2. Tummy Fillers - 46 reviews, 4 stars

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Similarly, Tummy Filler's batter and fish received warm praise for being "good, like no other around", along with their "tasty" chips in a comfortable environment.

3. Cozy - 15 reviews, 3.5 stars

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Meanwhile, Cozy Fish and Chips Kebab was highly recommended for its "very generous portions", while offering the "best kebab & fish and chips" combination.

4. Churchill's Fish & Chips  - 75 reviews, 3 stars

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Lastly, Churchill's Fish & Chips Hazlemere had diner's driving up to enjoy their meals overlooking the valley, but their "quality varies" throughout the week.

5. Harbour Fish & Chips - 12 reviews, 5 stars

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This Flackwell Heath chippy, visited by a popular Youtuber food critic, has been hailed for having the "best fish and chips by far." 

One person said: "We usually go to other takeaway shops but had been a bit disappointed recently with the quality of the food.

"We had Haddock, Cod and a small chips. The cod had the skin taken off, which I prefer and the batter crispy.

"There were more than enough chips for two of us. Everything freshly cooked so hot and tasty."

Why do people eat fish on Good Friday?

The tradition of eating fish on Good Friday traces its roots back to the catholic rule of not consuming the meat of warm-blooded animals on Fridays.

When this rule was decried by the Catholic Church, many opted to eat fish instead. However, in the 1960s, a new ruling by the Vatican stated that this could be modified based on the person's economic circumstances. 

For other Christian groups, the tradition is very symbolic as Jesus referred to his disciples as 'fishers of men'.

Early Christians would also identify themselves using a fish symbol, a practice that continues today.

For many non-Christians, the tradition persists with many choosing to only eat fish on this day.

So where you head for your next supper is your call!