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Barkworths is open for business, however we are operating strict social distancing measures to keep everyone safe. We are also offering home delivery to SY1, SY2 and SY3 – call or text Ian on 07947 478445 with your order. please be as specific as you can regarding what you would like. We will also deliver meat, fruit & veg and delicatessen items (if you have placed a fish order).

Q About us

Barkworths is Shropshire’s largest independent fishmongers and has been a trading name in Shrewsbury for nearly a century. At one time the company even owned its own trawlers! Present owner Ian Cornall bought the business in 1996 having previously worked his apprenticeship for eight years. A loyal customer saw the potential in Ian and kindly lent him the capital to buy the business.

At this time many fishmongers had already gone out of business or were struggling – including Barkworths. This was largely due to the rise of the supermarket giants and convenience shopping. It was time for a new sort of fishmongers to take a stand – and stand they did, beating any supermarket on quality, variety and outstanding customer service. New types of seafood, as well as high quality traditional British fish, were taking this fishmonger upmarket.

In more recent years Ian has developed the vision further - after introducing champagne and crab sandwiches as a small side-line, these quickly evolved into the wonderful Saint Pierre seafood bar opposite the main shop. The two continue to thrive and develop in Shrewsbury’s increasingly popular indoor market area.

Q Where is it sourced?

Over the years we have worked hard to find suppliers who deliver high-quality products consistently, many of which buy fish straight from dayboats (boats which go out for one day then land their catch).

Much of this fish can be with us the following morning. As we sell so many different species we have suppliers from Scotland to Cornwall and also take regular deliveries from the U.K.’s second-biggest fish market in Birmingham, where fish from all over the world is brought in.

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