ABOUT US

From a small take away in 1980, to Kent’s favourite fish and chip shop today. This is our story.

Only High Quality and Fresh Food

It all started 37 years ago, when Ken & Nigel Derrett were both working in separate busy restaurants. Both had young families at the time, and were inspired to create a business out of their skills. They had a brilliant idea to start a premium fish and chips takeaway in their hometown of Ramsgate, in Kent. Newington Fish Bar was born.

In 2005, The Independant newspaper places us at #1 in their survey for the Top 50 UK Fish Shops.

Helping charities is an important way of giving something back to the community that supports us. Find out more about our charitable work here.

AWARD WINNING

AWARD WINNING

In 2002, we featured in the Top 100 Fish & Chip Shops in the UK by Tony Mudd, and have continued to receive recognition.

We were presented with the top food hygiene award in 1992 by Thanet District Council, and have received a gold standard ever since.

In 2009, we were the first shop in Kent to receive the prestigious Five Star Fish Fryers Quality Award, by Seafish, Now run by the National Federation of Fish Fryers. See more about it here.

The secret of our success?

Our Team
Ken, the co-founder of Newington Fish Bar

Co-Founder

KEN DERRETT

Ken is a qualified chef, and spent the early part of his career working in exclusive restaurants in Mayfair, London. Since 1980, he has jointly run the Newington Fish Bar with his brother Nigel. Nowadays, Ken can be found out the back cutting fresh fish for the day’s customers.

Ken, the co-founder of Newington Fish Bar

Co-Founder

KEN DERRETT

Ken is a qualified chef, and spent the early part of his career working in exclusive restaurants in Mayfair, London. Since 1980, he has jointly run the Newington Fish Bar with his brother Nigel. Nowadays, Ken can be found out the back cutting fresh fish for the day’s customers.

Co-Founder

NIGEL DERRETT

Nigel is a qualified chef, and learnt his trade at Marchesi, a famous restaurant in Broadstairs. He then embarked on a 37 year adventure with his brother Ken, and opened the Newington Fish Bar. He can usually be found chatting with customers in the restaurant.

Nigel, the co-founder of Newington Fish Bar
Nigel, the co-founder of Newington Fish Bar

Co-Founder

NIGEL DERRETT

Nigel is a qualified chef, and learnt his trade at Marchesi, a famous restaurant in Broadstairs. He then embarked on a 37 year adventure with his brother Ken, and opened the Newington Fish Bar. He can usually be found chatting with customers in the restaurant.

Claire, chef and fish fryer

CLAIRE

Fish Fryer

Claire has shown great potential and has grown into her new role of fish fryer. She’ll be cooking your cod!

Sarah, Fish & Chip Artist

SARAH

Senior Counter Assistant

Sarah has been working at the shop for a long time and is one of our vital senior staff.

JORDAN

Counter Assistant

Jordan often gets compliments from customers for his friendly customer service and smile.

Lisa, the Senior Counter Assistant

LISA

Senior Counter Assistant

Lisa has has been with us for a long time and is loved by her colleagues and regular customers.

Paul, the chips maker at the Newington Fish Bar

PAUL

Chipper & Stock Controller

Paul has been making the chips and for over 20 years. Thanks for the tasty chips!

Viv, cleaner and waitress

VIV

Assistant & Cleaner

Viv helps a lot around the shop. We wouldn’t be nearly as effective without her.

Claire, chef and fish fryer

CLAIRE

Fish Fryer Claire’s shown great potential and has grown into her new role of fish fryer. She’ll be cooking your cod!

Sarah, Fish & Chip Artist

SARAH

Senior Counter Assistant Sarah has been working at the shop for a long time and is one of our vital senior staff.

Jordan, Fish & Chip Artist

JORDAN

Counter Assistant Jordan often gets compliments from customers for his friendly customer service and smile.

LISA

Senior Counter Assistant Lisa has has been with us for a long time and is loved by her colleagues and regular customers.

Paul, the chips maker

PAUL

Chipper & Stock Controller Paul has been making the chips and for over 20 years. Thanks for the tasty chip

Viv the waitress

VIV

Assistant & Cleaner Viv helps a lot around the shop. We wouldn’t be nearly as effective without her.

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