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Scarborough Fare of Melton Mowbray, a fishmongers for all your fresh fish and game requirements

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Stuart and Jayne Scarborough own and run Scarborough Fare Fishmongers on Sherrard Street, Melton Mowbray. 

We pride ourselves in supplying quality fresh fish and seafood to both the public and catering customers.  We prepare fish to your requirements. 

Our fish and other fresh seafood is delivered 5 nights a week to our shop in Melton Mowbray, from fish markets around the country.  We usually carry 30 – 35 different types of fish and a wide range of seafood.

We do not sell any pre-frozen fish, but sell fresh fish from sustainable stocks, which means the larger and more mature fish are sold.  For example, our Salmon fillets will be from a 12 – 14lb fish. 

The fish we sell includes:

  • Swordfish steaks
  • Tuna
  • Perch
  • Snapper
  • Halibut

We also sell fresh Cod, Haddock (you can even buy natural smoked Haddock) Wild Sea Bass, Sea Trout and Dover Sole (a speciality to look out for is Jayne’s own fish pie mix!)

Other seafood, also available:

  • Anchovies in garlic or oil
  • Crayfish tails
  • Sardines in basil
  • Seafood salad
  • Crabsticks
  • Roll mop, prawns and cockles
  • Salmon or cod fishcakes
  • Kipper fillets
  • Smoked mackerel

Our selection of free range eggs includes duck, quail and even ostrich.

At our Melton Mowbray shop, we also stock a range of quality frozen seafood products at very competitive prices, from potted shrimps to seafood cocktail to squid.  We do a full range of prawns whether your needs be cooked or raw, small or large.  Whatever you require, we can source it for you, including crabs, lobsters and oysters.

We sell game when in season.  This includes wild rabbit, pheasant, mallard, partridge, venison and wild boar.  Our venison sausages are especially delicious in red wine and do try our wild boar and apple sausages.  Also highly recommended is our smoked duck breast and venison casserole.

When visiting Scarborough Fare Fishmongers, don’t worry if you are not sure how to cook something to get the best results.  Stuart and Jayne have years of experience and can recommend ideas from basic cooking to delicious dishes that will be the talk of any dinner party!



Opening Times
Monday                 Closed
Tuesday               8am – 4pm
Wednesday          8am – 1pm
Thursday              8am – 4pm
Friday                    8am – 4pm
Saturday               8am – 3pm

Please note that we only accept cash and cheques

Trade enquiries welcome



As well as at our shop in Melton Mowbray, you will also find us at the following Farmers’ Markets:

1st Saturday in the month  Sleaford
3rd Saturday in the month  Bingham
2nd and 4th Saturdays in the month West Bridgeford
Every Wednesday - Market Deeping



Please mention ‘The Best of Melton Mowbray’ when visiting Scarborough Fare fishmongers, whether at their Melton Mowbray shop of at one of the many Farmers’ Markets.

latest reviews

In February 2010, said about Scarborough Fare

Excellent quality fish. Service with a smile... advice when you need it.

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In February 2010, said about Scarborough Fare

we use this buisness for our restaurant the eating house and would like to say that the service is very good and the fish is always fresh and very very good

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In January 2009, said about Scarborough Fare

Tasty, fresh fish, superb choice, reasonably prices, obliging service, what more could you ask for!!

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In November 2007, said about Scarborough Fare

I have shopped at Scarborough Fare for many years and have always been greatly impressed by the range and quality of the products on sale. You can be assured that only the finest fresh fish and game can be purchased from this fine establishment. Stuart has a trained eye and will not carry anything that is lower than superb. people need to stop buying 5 day old fish from the super market chains and realise what quality really is . Take a trip to see Stuart and Jayne you wont be dissapointed.

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In October 2007, said about Scarborough Fare

I visit Scarborough Fare regularly and wouldnʼt dream of getting my fish from anywhere else. A few weeks ago I had friends round for dinner and bought some Plaice to cook with a prawn sauce. Everybody was really impressed with the Plaice, which tasted fantastic (because of its quality and freshness - not because of my cooking!)....unfortunately I do need to improve my prawn sauce recipe - it was too heavy for the fish. Iʼve bought all sorts of fish from their range - always delicious and always really fresh. Jayne and Stuart always make you really welcome and they’re always happy to help with tips on cooking and recipes.

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In August 2007, said about Scarborough Fare

it makes no difference whether you go to see jayne in the main shop in sherrsrd street or take a trip to see stuart at scarborough fareʼs sister shop at the cattle market, you are always greeted with a friendly smile. always willing to help and offer advice on how to cook some of there more exotic products. the fish is always fresh and of the highest quality, this place is what family run businesses should be like.

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  • Contact Us

    Scarborough Fare
    54 Sherrard Street
    Melton Mowbray
    LE13 1XJ
    M: 07971 918130
    F: 01664 562426

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