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

Our fish market on the harbourside is open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

Home Delivery Service

Our contact-free home delivery service runs daily, Monday to Friday, covering a different area each day. Deliveries are available to those in the Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester, Preston and Portesham areas with full delivery details below.

Please call us on 01305 761277 to check current stock, pricing or to place an order. All orders must be placed by 3pm the day before delivery is due in your area. There is a minimum order value of £20 plus a £2 delivery charge. To allow for contact-free deliveries to take place, card payment must be taken over the phone at the time of ordering.

DAILY DELIVERY ROTA

Monday DT5 & DT4 (Orders by 3pm on Sunday)
Tuesday DT3 (Orders by 3pm Monday)
Wednesday Surrey Areas (Orders by 4pm Tuesday)
Thursday DT1 & DT2, Central Dorchester & South (Orders by 3pm Wednesday)
Friday DT4 & DT5 (Orders by 3pm Thursday)
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 - 5.00pm
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.

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

Weyfish Boats

We don't just support the local fleet, we're a part of it. Weyfish operates three boats; the Ellie Ann, an Offshore 25 for bass, Shaman, a Cygnus 26 for bass and potting, and our latest addition, a new Cheetah Cat. The Weyfish Boat Company is led by Bob Hope, joint-owner of Weyfish and an experienced bass fisherman. The aim is to run modern, well-equipped vessels, guaranteeing more days at sea to ensure a better livelihood for their crews.

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.

Looking Forward

The regeneration of The Old Fish Market is a private passion for Weyfish owners Sean Cooper and Bob Hope, with the aim of opening up the building for everyone to enjoy.
Right now, we're renovating the interior to create a much larger space to display fabulous local produce.

  • Shellfish bar - Selling oysters on the harbourside
  • Hot food bar - with cooked fish and shellfish
  • Viewing pool for local crab and lobster
  • Modernised storage tanks for our live catch
  • New fridges and freezers
  • New, purpose-built display counters
  • ... With the same old faces behind them!
Plans