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The 10 Best Norfolk Fishmongers

Updated: Apr 13

Make the most of your time in the county by using nothing but fresh fish for your dishes! Here are the best Norfolk fishmongers we’re lucky enough to have on our doorstep.

#1 Routs of Wisbech


Charlot Cottage, Walsoken Road, Emneth, Wisbech, PE14 8DZ


A raw fillet of salmon half on a bed of crushed ice at the best Norfolk fishmongers


Perhaps the closest to the Crafter’s Retreat sits Routs Fishmongers. They have everything from haddock to tuna to salmon to crab to cockles among their stock, freshly caught every day. If you don’t feel like driving too far, this is the answer to your “best fishmongers near me” search.


#2 The North Norfolk Fish Co


8 Stable Yard, Holt, NR25 6BN


A fillet of salmon on crushed ice

The North Norfolk Fish Company offers a wide variety of shellfish, fresh fish, and smoked fish, all for your home cooking needs. They might be a small shop, but you can’t beat the spectacular daily catch selection. So whether it’s line-caught cod or prime turbot, you’ll find everything you need to rustle up a tasty meal on the Crafter’s Retreat fire pit or in the well-equipped galley kitchen.


If you’re looking for a specific type of fish for your recipes, they’ll always welcome your call. Otherwise, simply drop in for a visit! You’ll quickly understand why they are one of the best Norfolk fishmongers.


#3 Donaldsons Fishmonger


Austin Fields, Kings Lynn, PE30 1PH


Fish lying on a market stall with customers shopping at a local fishmonger

The fish available at Donaldsons depends on the day. The traditional, family-run fishmonger specialises in providing nothing but high-quality fish for your dishes. They have everything from large prawns to swordfish to sardines to wild bass.


Our favourite? The meal deal offers! You must check them out while you’re in the area. They’re unarguably one of the best fishmongers near me.


#4 G R Bunning & Co


Meadow Cottage, Thetford, IP25 7SH


A pile of freshly caught cod fish

Located at Jubilee Hall Farm in Cranworth, G R Bunning & Co are Norfolk’s local fishmongers. By the locals, they’re affectionately known as “Bunning’s Fish”. The family-run business ensures they receive the finest, sustainably sourced fish in the world.


Find the winter opening hours below:


· Monday — 9 am to 5:15 pm

· Tuesday — 9 am to 5:15 pm

· Wednesday — 9 am to 5:15 pm

· Thursday — 9 am to 5:15 pm

· Friday — 9 am to 6 pm

· Saturday — 9 am to 4 pm

· Sunday— CLOSED


Tip: Make use of their home delivery service! It’s free for all orders over £50.


#5 Gurneys Fish Shop


28 Market Place, Burnham Market, Kings Lynn, PE31 8HF


A raw fillet of salmon half on a bed of crushed ice at the best Norfolk fishmongers

Brown shrimps, lobsters, oysters, crabs, mussels, salmon, and so many other delicious, freshly caught morsels can be found at Gurneys in Burnham Market. The shop was founded by Mike Gurney over 40 years ago after he discovered how to grow oysters and smoke fish.


If you’d like to keep up to date with their happenings, it’s worth following them on Instagram!


#6 Howard & Son


17 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich, NR3 1LJ


Lobster on a bed of ice at a fishmonger's market stal

Howard & Son cater not only to consumers but also caterers. From meats to poultry to free range eggs to smoked fish to shellfish, you can find it all right here in this one of our best Norfolk fishmongers.


All their fish is wild caught from nearby areas, the species changing with the seasons. Their speciality, however, is local Cromer crabs and lobsters. But they have a vast selection of other shellfish and fish, including but certainly not limited to:


· Kippers

· Haddock

· Trout

· Salmon

· Dover sole

· Wild sea bass

· Turbot

· Halibut

· Cod

· Coley

· Plaice

· Skate wing

· Mackerel


#7 Cole’s of Kings Lynn


15-19 East Coast Business Park, Clenchwarton Road, Kings Lynn, PE34 3LW


A bed of fresh shrimp at the best fishmongers near me

Throughout recent years, the popularity and appreciation of high-quality fish has blossomed. Coles of Kings Lynn has certainly done their part to keep up with the changing times.


All produce can be prepared as per your requirements. Your wish is their demand. Just make sure you order ahead of time if you’re in a rush. Otherwise, feel free to drop in as and when you need to visit one of the best Norfolk fishmongers.


#8 Arthur Howell Fish


60 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AQ


A selection of fish on crushed ice at a fishmonger's market van

This small, brightly coloured fish shop is a relatively new addition to the local fishmonger market here in Norfolk. However, the Arthur Howell brand has been alive and well for a long time.


Inside their shop, you’ll find crabs, lobsters, and other types of crustaceans that will help elevate your cooking — and no doubt be the star of the show. You’ll also have the luxury of pollock, gilthead bream, hake, bloaters, and mackerel among their daily catch.


The fishmonger buys the produce directly from the well-loved A M Frarys, who brings their catch straight into the quay.


#9 Davies Fish Shop


7 Garden Street, Cromer, NR27 9HN


A group of clams and cod on a bed of crushed ice at a local fishmonger stall

Sitting in prime position in the bustling seaside town of Cromer is Davies Fish Shop. All their produce is freshly caught at the beginning of each day, allowing you to sample the best of British seafood and fish.


Amazingly, you can even find ready-made fish pies and pâtés for you to take away and sample at home. What more could you ask for?


#10 City Fish Norwich Ltd


12 Market place, Norwich, NR2 1ND


A skillet holding mussel chowder on a black table with two slices of sourdough bread on the side

Norwich has a whole host of things to do — including picking up fresh fish for your evening meal! We know you’ll be disappointed if you don’t get to sample their catch of the day. It’s simply a must-visit (hence why it made our best fishmongers near me list!).


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