Fencebay & Fins
A food chain in its own right, this small complex includes a farm shop, smokehouse and seafood restaurant, The Catch at Fins, as well as hosting a monthly market.
Fencebay Fisheries is a food chain in its own right. There is a farm shop selling a range of foods produced by local Ayrshire farmers, fishermen and country folk. Their smokehouse produces a number of smoked goods, utilising the local waters for their catch and harvest of fish and seafood. These are dished up at their restaurant, The Catch at Fins, where head chef Gary Brown serves up highlights from the waters including a tapas selection of their endeavours - smoked salmon, marinated herring, smoked duck, and more - as well as hot and cold seafood platters, fishcakes, classic fish and chips and oysters. Prices are reasonable given the quality and super freshness of the seafood, demonstrating that the minimal journey from sea to service is a pay off for diners and shoppers. Their own produce is also sold at the indoor farmer’s market they play host to on the last Sunday of every month, with a revolving group of local suppliers taking space in the whitewashed cowshed. Fencebay also sells seafood platters, that can be ordered as centrepieces for dinners, parties, celebrations, barbecues or as gifts.
- Provides: Children's portions
Reviews & features
Ayrshire food trail: where to get the best seafood along the coast20 Jul 2018
Where to find fish and shellfish around Ayrshire and Arran, fresh from the sea or expertly cooked and presented
With long sandy beaches and spectacular sea views, dramatic cliffs, undulating golf links and a string of coastal towns and villages, the identity of Ayrshire and Arran is intimately tied into its coastline on the Firth of Clyde.
Sustainable shellfish18 Mar 2015
Far more than just fish and chips awaits in Ayrshire, with sustainable local langoustines and lobste
When asked to think of seafood from Ayrshire, your mind would be forgiven for being transported to a bench beside the seaside, fish and chips in hand, the sweet, steamy waft of vinegar and newspaper filling your nostrils while seagulls squawk overhead…
Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart offers some pointers on Scotland's smoked fish1 May 2009
The smoking of fish is one of the few Scottish traditional practices related to food to be flourishing today. Here we provide a spotters’ guide to the differences in Scotland’s best-known smoked fish, while Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart offers…