The Fish Shop Camberley

The Fish Shop opened its doors in December 2014 with the ambition of bringing the freshest fish from around the UK to our friends and neighbours in Camberley, Surrey.

Since our opening we have been amazed by the response, and it has been truly humbling to welcome so many visitors to our shop from near and far.

We have stayed true to our core values, ensuring that every single product we sell is the freshest, best quality available and we are really proud to be able to showcase the best fish in the world. We work closely with a very select few suppliers, who share our values, and we have close friendships with many of the fishermen who catch the fish you will find on our counter. We also actively support The Fishermen’s Mission which is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care, helping all fishermen, active or retired and their families. We have helped to raise funds and awareness for this very worthwhile charity for many years and were very proud to be awarded their Outstanding Achievement Award in 2013.

And finally to our team – Jasmine, Tiago, Charlotte and Ashleigh – our business simply wouldn’t be what it is without them. They are truly inspirational and wonderful to work with. They are as passionate about the business as we are and we are very lucky to have them on board

We hope you enjoy our website. If you would like to contact us for any additional information, or would like to give us feedback please get in touch

Sue x

We just love #FishFriday

The weeks are flying by and we find ourselves at our favourite day of the week #FishFriday

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We’ve got a busy day ahead and a shop full of fabulous seafood

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Heaps of shellfish – Scottish Razors, Live Langos and Scallops, Oysters – Fine de Claires, Colchester and River Teign, Live Whelks, Winkles, Sea Urchins, Crabs and Lobsters, Bad Boy Tigers and plump juicy King Prawns

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A seafood lover’s delight – Crabs, Lobsters, Caviar…

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Sashimi grade tuna and swordfish are always a winner

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Beautiful fish from Cornwall and the South Coast

Hope to see you soon

 

Sue x

What a fabulous start to 2017

We had a rather short week last week, only opening from Thursday to Saturday, but it was really wonderful to see so many of you starting your New Year with some fabulous seafood

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Our favourite Hake-Hunters on the Ajax, out of Newlyn

The fish we were sent last week from our Cornish fishermen was some of the best we’ve ever seen. The quality was absolutely outstanding and this week’s looking just as good. We are so privileged to have access to some of the best fish in the world and we all feel very proud to be able to showcase the best of British seafood in our little shop in Surrey

We’ve got a huge haul due in tomorrow…

From Cornwall – Super-chunky cod and ray wings, thick monk, haddock, mackerel, squid, lemons, sardines, John Dory, black bream and hake.  Andrew’s also been out on the water and we’re getting a few of his highly sought after lobsters and pollack.

From the South Coast there will be beautiful day boat brill, dovers, turbot, wild bass and our extremely popular winkles and palourdes.

Our extra large crabs are on their way up the A303 from Devon as I write this and will be heading to the pot first thing, so should be ready for us to dress after lunch.

And then we’ll have all the usual suspects – Shetland Scallops, mussels, WesterRoss salmon… it’s going to be a seafood lover’s delight

I did get things a little wrong last week and totally underestimated how busy we were going to be, meaning we sold out of everything very early each day. If you know you’d like something in particular give us a call on 01276 66618 and we’ll pop it away for you so you don’t have to get up at silly o’clock to bag your first choice

Sue x

 

 

We’re back tomorrow

After having the last few days off we’re very excited to be getting back to normal on Thursday 5th January

It’s going to be a great start to 2017, with a fabulous selection and good availability. As we start into our 3rd year we’d like to thank you all for your ongoing support and encouragement.

There’s lots of fabulous fish arriving from Cornwall first thing in the morning, and we’ll be opening our doors at 7:30am as usual

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Andrew’s been out in the water all day today and is sending us everything he’s caught. We’ll have lots of his stunning, plump fresh Mackerel, Sardines Pollack and Cod. We’ve also got superb Turbot, John Dory, Lemons and Monk arriving as well as our super-chunky Ray wings, Cod fillet and Hake

We’ll be in extra early to make our delicious fish pies and fishcakes and for those of you who like the easy life we’ll have all our usual marinated fillets – all ready just to pop in the oven

We’re looking forward to seeing you and wishing you a very Happy New Year

Sue x

Hogmanay is on its way

Now that Christmas is over and there’s only a couple of days left of 2016, our thoughts are turning to New Year celebrations 

We’ll be open on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st and are expecting deliveries of some fabulous seafood

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Fish will be a bit limited, as many of our fishermen don’t land their catch until the first markets in the New Year, but we’ll have plenty of shellfish on the counter to tickle your tastebuds

The pot will be boiling first thing in the morning for our lobsters and crabs and I’m heading up to the market super-early to collect all our oysters, scallops and prawns

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We’re open from 9am until 5:30pm tomorrow and 9am until 3pm on Saturday – you can always give us a call on 01276 66618 to let us know your requirements

Sue x

 

 

Merry Christmas to you all

We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you so much for being truly fabulous customers and friends

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Our little team worked their socks off this week, with a marathon 30 hour shift getting all the ordered prepared for collection and the shop set up for the busiest day since we opened

It was a totally bonkers marathon of a day and we really appreciate your patience while you waited for your order. Thank you so much for your kind words of support and the many thoughtful gifts – bubbles, chocolates, homemade cakes and sausage rolls, croissants, lardy cakes and bacon butties – they were all very much appreciated and really helped us get through the day.

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and all your wishes are fulfilled.

Dont forget we don’t open again until Friday 30th December

Sue and #TeamFish

46 thoughts on “The Fish Shop Camberley”

  1. Sue, Jasmine and Team; It was very good of you to share your experience today, and such a pleasure to hear you talk through the lobster and crab dressing. I hope to visit again soon, next time with my cool bag and Ice packs! Many thanks, Richard

    1. Thanks Richard, I’m really glad it was useful for you to spend a bit of time in the shop. If you need anything else, you know where we are, Sue

    1. Hi Ben. We often get large haddock fillets so could cut the loins from them if you needed them. Best to ring a day or two in advance to check what size we’re getting, if they’re too small you won’t get decent loins from them.

    1. Hi Mark, yes we do sell live cockles. They come from Teignmouth in Devon and cost £12.50kg – they’re exceptional, we have them most weekends although it does depend on harvests

  2. Hi Sue,
    Came in the shop yesterday and bought two platters of shell fish, I have to say they were both delicious right down to the very last winkle, brilliant. Thank you.

    1. Hello,

      Sorry for the delay in replying, IT ‘challenges’! Thanks so much for your lovely comments, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the platters, they’re very popular, although we don’t usually have enough space to put them onto our display, so many customers had no idea we did them!

  3. My husband and i so enjoyed meeting Andrew and his wife Sally today. The atmosphere in the shop was amazing . The lobster was delicious. Look forward to trying more of your wonderful fish soon.

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We were so lucky to have Andrew and Sally with us today. There definitely was a real buzz in the shop. Delighted that you enjoyed your lobster, we’ll have lots more once the season gets underway and Andrew has promised to come back for a weekend in the summer

  4. What an unexpected find! Good selection, good service and good quality. And excellent fish-cakes. I do hope it all goes well for you.

    1. Thank you Jon! We’re really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to The Fish Shop and delighted you like our fishcakes. Many thanks and kind regards

      Sue

  5. Have just placed our first order (rainbow trout for Christmas Eve). We were most impressed by the welcoming staff and the advice provided on fish type and size. Look forward to our first tasting and hope to join the band of regular customers.

  6. Hi all, still reeling from the enthusiasm you guys injected me with last night on the Fish Workshop. Thank you so much for a fabulous fishy experience. We did so much more than I imagined, great instruction, great motivation and tons of good info. See you soon all, Josie

  7. Good morning Sue, just a quick note on your web site, looks great we are just leaving the fishing grounds now 11pm monday have hake aboard for sale in Newlyn wed morning, keep up the great work all best Alan and Crew Ajax PZ36

  8. Hi Sue. Looking for something special for Christmas lunch. My sister and I don’t eat meat so I’d like something that I can easily cook alongside the stuff for everyone else. Turbot? Is that seasonal? Others suggestions please

    1. Hi Becky, Turbot would be lovely, or a Wild Bass would also be a really delicious treat for Christmas. You could maybe do something indulgent like a Lobster Thermidor, or a simple but fabulous roasted loin of Cornish Hake (I had hake on Saturday at Rick Stein’s in Winchester and it was really delicious with a rich mushroom sauce) Give me a call on 01276 66618 when you have a chance and we can talk through some options.

  9. As I said when I phoned up earlier, the large fillet of cod we bought from you was sensational, even though I had frozen it, it was still delicious with great texture.

    1. Hi Andy, we’re so pleased you enjoyed your cod, and appreciate your lovely comments. It was Cornish fish, supplied directly from Newlyn fish market and we’re so proud to have such a fresh, delicious product on our slab x

  10. Sue, Duncan and Jasmine came to the Camberley WI along with their fish and gave a fantastic talk and demonstration on how to fillet fish. Sue also told us about all the fish and where it comes from and about herself and family. I now know why it is called “Passionate about fish”.

    1. Hi Jackie, thanks for the lovely comments, we really enjoyed the evening! It was great to see so many of our customers and have the opportunity to explain what we’re all about x

  11. Just wanted to say how helpful Sue is. We are having a Seafood party on Saturday ,some great advice given and a very friendly service. Thank you

    1. Thanks Claire! That’s lovely of you. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday. We’ll have everything ready for you x

  12. Have just added hake to the list of fresh fish bought from you. Wow!!! Will probably never eat fish out again ! The fish we have had from you has been exceptional . Thank you

    1. Hi Julia, thanks so much for the lovely comments! Our hake was caught by Alan & crew on the Ajax, out of Newlyn and is hugely popular. It’s such a delicious fish, and the quality of Alan’s catch is always exceptional. If you tweet at all, he’s @Ajax_Hake and does enjoy seeing the finished results!!

  13. hi sue i came in today for some tuna and fish pie mix. i asked about fish stock, will you have some on Saturday if so can you put one a side for me i’ll be in Saturday afternoon. many thanks

  14. Thanks for the wonderful salmon we bought from you yesterday. Had friends over for a dinner party last night. It was delicious (and not just because of my cooking…). We think what you have is a real gem, and just down the road. We will certainly be buying all our seafood from you in the future.

    1. Hi Daryl, we’re really delighted that you’re salmon was a success! Thanks for your lovely comments, and we look forward to seeing you again soon x

  15. We live down the road from your shop and have passed it several times with out coming in. On Saturday we decided it was time to have a look. I love shellfish and Tina is a lover of Italian food and a great cook (although a vegetarian she prepares and cooks meat and fish for me).She had promised me a pasta clam dish, one of my favourites.
    What an absolute gem your shop is! Friendly and knowledgable staff who obviously care about the products they sell and the customers they sell them to. We bought fresh clams and some pasta! We both love to cook although my skill level is poorer than Tina’s so we have signed up to one of your fish course in May. We can’t wait.
    I had a fantastic clam dish (thanks Tina) last night.
    Your shop is a revalation
    Thank you
    Stuart

    1. Hi Stuart, thanks so much for your lovely comments, we’re so pleased you enjoyed your visit. The clams are fabulous, Jasmine cooked some for us last week, and the’re back on the menu for Wednesday night. Sorry, I didn’t get the chance to speak to you when you came in, I was aware of the fish workshop conversation, but was tied up with other customers – looking forward to welcoming you to the art of fishmongery in May 🙂

  16. Had fresh scallops in their shells bought yesterday. The most amazing flavour. Easy to cookBest thing we have eaten for months Great store very friendly and helpful. We are so excited to find you on the doorstep

    1. Hi Faie, Thanks so much for taking the time to post your comments, we’re delighted you were happy with your scallops. We had some last weekend too, I just couldn’t resist them, and have to agree, they were pretty special! Hope to see you again soon, Sue x

  17. Hi there, great to have you back. I used to be a regular when you had your first shop in Camberley and also when you moved sadly, too briefly to your last one there.
    I have been buying my fish online from Cornwall!! Not very economic when you are a single pensioner living alone!
    I have yet to visit your Frimly Road establishment but as I live only half a mile away it won’t be long.
    Does one park on the pavement (I have a blue badge) as walking any distance is not my strong suit?
    Also can I pre-order online, I didn’t see anything on your website, or do I ring on the day to see what is available?
    I am particularly keen to get hold of A:Winkles and B: Huss/dog fish/Rock salmon. I have only managed to get the latter at the Mariners in Basingstoke Covered in batter) I believe there is or was an embargo on it.
    Excuse the diatribe its just great to herald your return. Here’s hoping you have sufficient customers to support you this time.
    Kind regards,
    Mr David Rowe.

    1. Hi David, thanks for getting in touch and we’re delighted to be back! Camberley certainly seems to have missed a fishmonger and we are extremely busy, which is fabulous…

      You are more than welcome to park at the side of the shop. You’ll notice a wide driveway on the right hand side, as you’re looking in, and we own that, so please feel free to pop your car there whenever you are visiting. There is a bit of a pothole by the wall on the right, so just mind your footing!

      We don’t put the rage on our website as it changes every day with prices and availability, we do get a wide range of species, and our focus is on premium quality, fresh, seasonal fish which we mainly source from Newlyn in Cornwall. You’re very welcome to call either in the morning, or around 11am the day before as I will know what I have managed to get from Newlyn fish market by then. It is purchased on the market and then delivered overnight, arriving in the shop at around 4am.

      We usually have winkles. I buy them live and cook them in the shop. We also carry a stock of ones we have cooked and frozen, to make sure we have them available. I also do get dogfish from time to time, but only when the quality is exceptional.

      Pease let me know if I can be of further assistance. Our phone number is 01276 66618 if you want to give me a call,

      Kindest regards

      Sue

    1. Hello, thanks for getting in touch and I’m so sorry for the delay in responding, I’ve been having ‘admin troubles’!

      Yes, we sell whole crab. We get them delivered live and cook them in the shop. We also stock brown shrimps – at the moment we only sell peeled, but we can also get them whole. You can always call up and place an order, I just need a few day’s notice. And… we always have cockles, they’re one of our most popular products. If you need any further info, please give me a call on 01276 66618

      Kind regards

      Sue

    1. Hello,

      Hi Keith,

      Thanks for your message and so sorry for the delay in responding to your message. The website is new and improved and I’ve had a bit of an admin nightmare, so this has slipped through the net. Totally my fault, but I think I’ve got to grips with it now.

      Yes we do sell Arbroath Smokies, we have them most days but do occasionally run out – its a good idea to give us a call a day or so before you want them to make sure we’re not waiting for another delivery. We get them directly from Iain Spinks at The Original Smokie Company and they are really delicious – the smell is like bonfire night! They cost £14.95kg and the weights vary, but the ones we have at the moment work out at roughly £6 a pair

      Kind regards

      Sue

  18. Do you sell red mullet and Tilappia ? I know the latter is farmed in this country but not certain about the Red Mullet. Would love to come and buy both.

    1. Hi Maralyn. We do sell red mulletwhenever it’s available and we’ve actually got some coming in tomorrow, fresh from Newlyn, Cornwall. We don’t sell tilapia as we mainly focus on wild capture British species with a few premium exceptions like tuna and long prawns, Sue

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