Newlyn is, and will always be, our first choice for fish due to the quality of fish landed there on a daily basis and the wonderful relationships we have with many of the people who live and work there. Since we first opened we have been overwhelmed by everything that our supplier, Newlyn Fish Company, has sourced from the market. Located right on the Southwest toe of the UK, Newlyn has been a working harbour since the 15th century and is now one of the UK’s largest fishing ports with more than 600 vessels and 100 fishermen landing up to 40 different species of fresh fish daily. The location of the harbour, adjacent to some of the richest fishing grounds in the Northern Hemisphere, brings a wonderfully diverse catch and the Newlyn Fleet are renowned for landing fish of exceptional quality. Originally made famous by Cornish sardines or ‘pilchards’ and more recently with the outstanding quality of the Cornish Hake, the fishermen landing into Newlyn really understand that they can add value to their catch by working hard to maintain quality.
The market itself has recently undergone a significant £1.3m refurbishment, transforming it into a fully refrigerated, state of the art facility. This was completed in 2019.
At around 4am the graders sort the days catch by size and species ready for the buyers to arrive. Fish is sold by auction to the highest bidder, so it can get quite nerve-wracking depending on how much fish was landed and how many buyers are desperate to get their hands on the catch
Newlyn Species we love to see on our fish counter…
Weather and seasons permitting, pretty much every day we will see Hake, Cod, Haddock, Monkfish, Plaice, Lemon Sole, Dover Sole, Turbot, Brill, Sand Sole, Skate (Ray) & John Dory. Bass, Mackerel, Sardines, Gurnard, Red Mullet, Squid
And whenever they’re available, you will also find… Pollack, Whiting, Witch Sole, Megrim, Dabs, Red Bream, Couches Bream, Gilt Head Bream, Black Bream, Grey Mullet, Dogfish (Huss/Rock) Conger Eel and occasionally Cuttlefish
110a Frimley Road
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