Dorset Seafood

We're Weymouth's harbourside fishmonger, based in the historic Old Fish Market, with counters full of the freshest Dorset seafood and shellfish, landed daily on the quayside right outside the shop. We're a community business with strong ties to the local fleet, proud of our produce and its provenance, always ready to answer your questions or offer some expert advice.

We're Open As Usual, Serving our Local Community

Our fish market on the harbourside is open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4.30pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. If you can't come in to visit us, our new online shop is open for business, offering a national delivery service with exclusive discounts for local customers. We're also happy to take orders by phone for next working day deliveries in the DT1-5 postcode areas. For customers based in Dorchester, our seafood trailer visits Currys PC World car park every Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Shop Weyfish Online

Now you can shop for the finest Dorset seafood, fresh from the harbourside, without leaving home, from anywhere in the UK. Our new online shop is simple to use with orders hand-packed straight from our counters every day for speedy delivery nationwide. And if you live closer to the quay, residents in postcodes DT1-5 can join Weyfish Local and enjoy an extra discount on every online order.

Phone For Local Deliveries

Our contact-free home delivery service runs daily, Monday to Friday, covering Dorset postcodes DT1-5. Please call us on 01305 761277 to check current stock, pricing or to place an order. All orders must be placed by 4.30pm for next day delivery. Minimum order value £20. To allow for contact-free delivery, card payment is taken via a secure iZettle service.

The Seafood Shack in Dorchester

Our freshly-stocked seafood trailer is open in Currys PC World car park on Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2RY every Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Doset Seafood Deliveries

The Dorset Catch

The clear waters of the Dorset coast are home to Britain's finest seafood and shellfish. The daily catch lands fresh Portland crab and lobster, magnificent line-caught sea bass in season, mackerel, pollack, sole and plaice. Wonderful oysters, mussels and hand-dived razor clams and scallops. But with over 40 local species, from John Dory to Billy Winters, the truth is we never know quite what the tide will bring in.

Expert Fishmongers

Behind the counters you'll find Steve Abbott and Tim Withers, both highly skilled, experienced fishmongers who've worked with fish all their lives. There's craft and artistry in everything they do, whether it's preparing your favourites or helping to select something different for a special occasion. Ask them a question or two; they'll be delighted to offer advice on cooking and enjoying the day's catch.

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

The Old Fish Market

Weymouth's historic fish market has been a harbourside landmark for over 150 years. Constructed in 1855, by renowned British architect Thomas Talbot Bury, it was built to provide a permanent home for the town's twice-weekly market.

Over the decades, it hasn't always played host to its original purpose, housing storage for the harbour and sadly falling into disrepair. But more recently, Weyfish has restored this Grade II listed building to the role it was intended for, the commercial heart of the local fishing industry.

Over the decades, it hasn't always played host to its original purpose, housing storage for the harbour and sadly falling into disrepair. But more recently, Weyfish has restored this Grade II listed building to the role it was intended for, the commercial heart of the local fishing industry.

The Weymouth Fleet

The fishing industry has been central to Weymouth's economy and culture for generations. Today, the majority of the local fleet are day boats, fishing the inshore waters with lines, nets and pots, the most sustainable of fishing methods, producing little by-catch or discards. Most boats are owner-operated, single handed, landing their catch daily on Custom House Quay.

We don't just support the local fleet, we're a part of it, fishing for bass, crab, lobster and inshore flat fish. The Weyfish Boat Company aims to run modern, well-equipped vessels, guaranteeing more days at sea to ensure a better livelihood for their crews.

Weyfish has become the heart of the fishing community, providing a community facility where everyone is welcome and their catch is gratefully received. The shop has a real buzz about it... Everyone has a smile on their face and everyone is here to help.

Robert Summerhayes, Secretary, Weymouth & Portland Fishermen and Licenced Boatman's Association

Wholesale

We're pleased to work with many local restaurants and cafés, as well as some further afield, who share our passion for the highest quality, sustainably-caught Dorset seafood. Orders are taken and collected daily to bring the freshest produce from the boats to the plate, meaning not just more memorable meals for diners, but important investment in the Weymouth fishing community.

Processing

Weyfish has the facility to store up to three tons of live crab and 500kg of lobster in a specially filtered, temperature-controlled environment, with regular independent inspection. The catch is cooked and processed direct from live storage, never frozen. We hand-pick our crab the old-fashioned way on a daily basis, ensuring a far superior product to any modern mechanised operation.

Protecting the Environment

As well as supporting the most sustainable methods of inshore fishing, we’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint to help protect the local environment and sustain our planet.

With part-funding from Low Carbon Dorset as part of the European Regional Development Fund, we’re installing an air source heat pump with underfloor heating that will help us save 6.8 tonnes of CO2 every year. We’ve also installed solar panels to power our processing unit and our fully electric delivery vehicle is driven by sustainable solar and hydro energy.

Looking Forward

The regeneration of the Old Fish Market is a private passion for Weyfish owner Sean Cooper, with the aim of opening up the building for everyone to enjoy. Our recently refurbished shop has modern, purpose-built counters to display our fabulous local produce.

 

We've also welcomed Hatch on the Harbour, serving deliciously laid-back #seafoodstreetfood, ready to take away or eat on the harbourside.

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Catch @ The Old Fish Market

Right now, we’re hard at work creating a stunning new fine dining venue. We’re busy converting upstairs at the Old Fish Market into a unique restaurant experience, opening this summer. And we’re pleased to be working with local businesses and craftspeople to complete the project, keeping every penny spent so far in the Dorset economy.

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  • Our custom-built spiral staircase is being created by Mocean Ltd, based in Portland, and will be installed in February.
  • The steps will support pieces of the original flagstone floor, hand-cut by local stonemason Mark Hardy.
  • Low Carbon Dorset are helping us to fund an air source heat pump and underfloor heating system, which will be installed by PowerNaturally from nearby Bournemouth.
  • High level windows are being installed so that natural light floods into the upstairs space. The glazing is being supplied by Roman Glass.
  • First fix electrical installation is underway, thanks to local electrician Pete Williams.
  • Restaurant lighting design will be completed by John Bullock Lighting Design from Sherbourne.
  • We're delighted that all of the works are being overseen by Ken Morgan, one of Dorset’s leading conservation architects.

Stop Press... we're excited to announce the appointment of our restaurant General Manager. More about Alexis Ross coming soon...