Friday June 2nd saw National Fish and Chip Day – as if we needed an excuse!! It is estimated that 333.6m portions of fish and chips are consumed in the UK each year, and we know that now guests holiday is complete without trying their own portion! We have some excellent establishments locally offering the best (and freshest) fish and chips caught on Britains seafood coast.
Here are our top recommendations!
- Britannia at the Beach, Beesands. http://www.britanniaatthebeach.co.uk/This little seafood cafe (know by many locally as “the shack”) is meters away from the beach in one of Devons traditional fishing villages. Local fishermen provide the fish- much of which is caught in the bay outside. They cook delicious fish and chips to take away (sit on the beach or the picnic tables outside) but also have inside seating and an extensive menu showcasing the best of the local fish and shellfish.
- The Cricket Inn, Beesands http://www.thecricketinn.com/ is well known for its seafood, and the freshest fish, lobster and hand dived Scallops are caught straight from the Bay in front of the inn by the village fishermen. Eat inside or head outside to sit in the sunshine by the beach with views over towards the lighthouse.
- The Start Bay Inn, http://www.startbayinn.co.uk/Torcross dates back to the 14th century when it was known as The Fisherman’s Arms and was used by the local fishermen who worked their fishing boats from the village beach infront of the pub. The Start Bay Inn is popular with locals and visitors alike, offering a huge selection of fish and shellfish (again much of which is caught directly in front of the pub). They have a sit down restaurant as well as offering take away.
- Rockfish Dartmouth. http://www.therockfish.co.uk/restaurants/dartmouth/Head over to Dartmouth to Rockfish, owned by Chef Mitch Tonks. They source much of their fish from the fish market at Brixham, where buyers from all over the world are eac day looking to secure some of the catch. They have a great restaurant which is amazingly child friendly (each child gets a goody bag of activities) and also have a popular takeaway, sit on the benches along the harbour and watch the boats come in.