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 Jonathan – 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

THE STARS ARE ALIGNED!

☀️☀️THE STARS ARE ALIGNED!☀️☀️

A Bank Holiday weekend AND glorious sunshine predicted, what more could we ask for

However you plan to enjoy your weekend #TeamFish will be working their wellies off making sure everything is ready for a busy few days. We’ll have a brilliant range of super-tasty ready made kebabs, our famous and highly addictive potato salad, platters, lobsters and lots of other scrumptious treats to help you celebrate the sunshine

Andrew’s Newlyn lobsters will be going through the pot, so we’ll have lots of cooked and dressed available, as well as our ‘garlicky’ half lobsters – perfect to pop on the grill. Or if you prefer prawns, our whopper #Badboy Tigers can also be garlicked up, ready to throw on the barbecue

Please give us a call on 01276 66618 if you know exactly what you’d like and we’ll make sure we put your order in a safe place for you to collect at your leisure. Otherwise pop down in your shorts and flip flops and see what takes your fancy

Sue xx

Celebrating the start of the Cornish Lobster Season

On Saturday 28th April, Andrew our intrepid lobster fisherman, will be joining us at the shop to celebrate a rather early start to the Cornish Lobster Season

We’ll be celebrating the day with lots of freshly cooked and live Native lobsters, as well as a fabulous selection of superb fish and shellfish

 

With our ‘early season’ Newlyn lobsters starting from around £14 each, they’re sure to be popular, so make sure you get your orders in – it’s still very early in the season, so we definitely recommend you pre-book to make sure you don’t miss out

And just to add a little extra excitement, the BBC will be visiting us on Saturday morning to film Andrew’s visit and see how both Andrew and our customers benefit from, and enjoy, our ‘special relationship’ – we hope you can find time to pop along and show him your support

Sue x

If you love our #AjaxHake…

We’d love you to cast a vote

So many of you have enjoyed our #AjaxHake over the last 3 years and we’re absolutely delighted that Alan and the crew of the Ajax have been nominated for 2 industry awards (we did nominate them, along with many others in the fish industry)

If you would like to ‘cast your vote’ for Alan, the link is below. It would be absolutely amazing for this hard working, dedicated, passionate fisherman to get the full recognition he truly deserves

The category that you can cast your vote in is ‘Demersal Fisherman of the Year’. The ‘Sustainability Award’ for the excellent work that Alan was heavily involved in to get the Cornish Hake through MSC certification is not open for public vote but will be decided by experts within the industry

It only takes a couple of minutes and we’d really appreciate your help to get Alan and the crew recognised.

Follow the link below if you’d like to vote…

Demersal Fisherman of the Year

 

 

We’re working hard to reduce our packaging output and you can really help…

Help  us to achieve our #TeamFish Goal for 2018

#ReduceReuseRecycle

So many of us watched David Attenborough’s Blue Planet and, like the majority of our customers, #TeamFish were horrified by the shocking images of plastic pollution. So, after thinking long and hard about what more we could do, we started 2018 with our New Year Resolution to ‘significantly reduce our packaging output’

We’ve come a long way in a short space of time, but there’s still so much that can be done and with your help we can definitely do so much more.

A few things we’ve done so far…

❤️ Given out over 3000 free reusable coolbags – with more on the way
❤️ Replaced our plastic carriers and HDPE fish bags with paper alternatives
❤️ Replaced our polystyrene trays with fully recyclable / made from recycled alternatives
❤️ Introduced compostable / fully recyclable paper packaging for some of our products
❤️ Replaced single use spoons and forks with wooden alternatives
❤️ Over 500 customers Christmas Orders were packed in cardboard boxes instead of plastic carriers
❤️ Since we opened we’ve always separated our organic, recycling and non-recyclable waste. And the vast majority of our non-recyclable waste is used to produce electric energy
❤️ Encouraged our customers to bring in their own re-usable dishes to totally eradicate the need for any packaging at all ????

What you could do to help…

❤️ Remember to bring in your coolbags or, if you don’t have one yet, a reusable carrier bag
❤️ Consider bringing in your own dishes to take your fish home in
❤️ Rinse out all of our plastic packaging and make sure it goes into your recycling bin
❤️ Let us know of any packaging ideas or plastic-free initiatives you’ve seen elsewhere – we’re open to all suggestions
❤️ Spread the word ????

There is still a long, long way to go, and at the moment we are working with what we believe are the ‘least worst’ packaging options available. But, as things change and better food packaging solutions come onto the market we can move very quickly to become even less reliant on plastic

Sue x

Impress your Solemate this Valentine’s Day…

If you’re racking your brain trying to come up with something absolutely delicious to serve up to that special person in your life, our Valentines Menu might help to inspire you

We’ve chosen some of our all time favourite ready-prepared fish and shellfish ideas and turned them into a Valentine’s Day menu to tickle your taste buds. Everything is simple to cook and truly scrummy, so if you’re not that confident when it comes to cooking seafood we can help you to create a gastronomic extravaganza that you’ll both enjoy

Click on the link below to download the full menu…
Valentines Menu 2018

If you know what you’d like, or would like a little help making your selection, give us a call on 01276 66618 and we can take you through the various options and pop your order in the book. There will be lots available on the day, but we do recommend placing an order as we can sell out very quickly on busy days

A real treat – our lobster platter for 2

We’ve got lots more great ideas, so get in touch and we can help you make a truly memorable evening

Sue x

51 thoughts on “The Fish Shop Camberley”

  1. thank you so much for all your help and advice in providing the party platter this weekend, all tasted so fresh. The dressed crab was a huge hit.

    1. Hi Amy, yes we do sell lobster tails. They are a frozen product so we always have them in stock. Even better, native lobster season in almost upon us, so although we also always have fresh Natives, live, whole or dressed when the season starts in full in early May they are abundant and the price drops significantly. If you’d like more details give us a call on 01276 66618, Sue

  2. Hi Sue, Duncan and Tiago, Thank you so much for the fish preparation workshop which I attended last Friday. It was fun and inspiring to learn from such professionals as yourselves. I think I might have to get myself booked onto a shellfish preparation course in the future. 🙂

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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!!

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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 🙂

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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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