ILFRACOMBE'S ONLY FRESH FISHMONGER!
OUR FISH CAFÉ
OUR BOATS LAND SHELLFISH DAILY
S & P was established in 1986 and has been heavily involved in the fishing industry ever since. We are well known locally for providing customers
both retail and wholesale with the freshest sustainable fish and shellfish caught direct from our own vessels, keeping food miles from sea to plate
to a minimum. Despite the trials we face in the industry with regards to quotas and banned species, this year S & P is celebrating 30 years of catching fish...... something we are very proud of!
Our boats land freshly caught seasonal fish and shellfish straight to our shop on Ilfracombe Harbour frequently, so from fresh locally caught
Lemon Sole and Gurnard to locally caught Crab and Lobster we offer seafood to suit a variety of tastes. We also host a harbour front licensed
café serving fresh seafood platters and salads or why not try a Lobster sandwich with a cold glass of Pinot Grigio?
S & P Fish Shop is the front of a much larger business which comprises a fleet of fishing vessels and their crew. It all began in the 1980's when brothers Scott and Paul were moved to Lee Bay from Reading.
All of our vessels are registered with the Responsible Fishing Scheme which recognises fish sustainability. S & P supports this in order to allow the fishing industry to survive and be in existence into the future for the younger generations to appreciate.
Our friendly café offers a wide array
of fresh, locally caught seafood for you to enjoy, from seafood platters through to salads & sandwiches.
As I walk into S&P fish shop on Ilfracombe harbour Clare is unpacking the new waterproof labels and Rich is dressing lobster. “I’m learning,” admits Clare, “anything you want to know about fish or how to cook it - ask Rich.” I soon discover Clare knows a lot more than she is letting on. She is married to P for Paul - one of the Wharton brothers who founded S&P trawlers: the largest fishing fleet in North Devon. Paul is the skipper of the banana-yellow potting boat ‘Lady of Lundy’ which supplies lobsters and crabs directly to the shop. Add to this the fish which comes off the trawlers and S&P is the only wet fish shop in North Devon fed directly from the boats. Clare’s also running the licensed café selling seafood sandwiches and platters right on the harbour. With the fishing boats only ten metres or so away, you can’t beat this for food miles...
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We are now closed for the season and will re-open in March 2017.