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Holiday Accommodation in Devon for Brixham Fish Market Tours

30 September 2015 | 1 comments

Most tourists who stay in Holiday Accommodation in Devon, particularly on the coast in areas such as Paignton, Brixham and Torquay will usually sample fish and chips from one of the many chippies in the area. The fish is fresh and most serve the nation’s favourite cod as well as haddock and mackerel.  However, it is surprising how so many people love fish and chips but never expand their culinary experiences  to other types of fish which are equally if not more delicious.

There are so many fish to fry, bake, poach and put into sumptuous fish pies or pour scrumptious sauces over that a true fish connoisseur will be spoiled for choice. You certainly will be if you take a tour around the Brixham Fish Market where there are more than 40 varieties of fish being sold at auction.

Up with the lark

Every year fish to the value of around £25 million is caught and auctioned to the highest bidder. Buyers include local restaurants, fish and chip shop owners and national procurers for supermarkets, hotel groups and restaurants in the major cities. Around half of the catch is exported to countries around the world.

The Brixham Fish Market auctions’ claim to fame was that it was shown on ‘Fish Town’, a series broadcast on Sky Atlantic.  Depending on where your holiday accommodation in Devon is, you’ll need to get up very early to take a Brixham Fish Market tour, since the auctions begin at 6 in the morning. Your guide will meet you at the market and show you around.

You will be able to buy some fish and take it home to cook in your self-catering accommodation in Paignton, Brixham, Torquay or surrounding areas.  Fish is so easy and quick to cook no matter which method you choose and it’s also very good for you.

End the tour with a full English Breakfast

After the tour you will be taken for a full English breakfast at the Shipmates Café on Brixham Quay and we’re certain if you ask nicely, the chef there will be happy to discuss fish recipes with you.

The next Brixham Fish Market tour is on Wednesday 14th October 2015. Tickets cost £12.50 but bear in mind that no one under 14 is allowed to attend. For more information email: or call Barry Young at the British Trawler Agents on 07973 297620.

If you haven’t yet booked your Holiday Accommodation in Devon but would like to attend contact us at Bedford Holiday Apartments and we will do our best to help.

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