Britannia was established in 1995 by fisherman Nick Hutchings and his wife Anita. Nick is from a long established Beesands fishing family and has been fishing in and around Start Bay all his working life. His knowledge and experience have been handed down through the generations and Nick soon recognised the necessity to provide a consistent supply of fish/shellfish even through periods of adverse weather. This is where the idea of building the live holding tanks evolved from.

Due to our unique location, fresh seawater is easily accessible and allows safe storage of crab, lobster and scallops, in optimum condition, keeping it lively and fresh until dispatch.

Nick fishes daily (weather and energy permitting!), on his Gemini catamaran. The boat is fully equipped for potting, netting, scalloping and trawling and so whatever the season we should be able to provide a catch from the bay. During the day he keeps in regular contact with Anita, who concentrates on the marketing of his and other local boats' catches. Often the catch is sold before it reaches dry land!

It is through the enthusiasm and demand of our many visitors that our home delivery service has come about. Now you no longer have to wait to visit Beesands to enjoy the very best in fresh, local fish and shellfish, our products can be delivered safely to your door, carefully wrapped and packed in ice for freshness by overnight courier.

Britannia excels in providing a personal service to its customers. It is a family run business, supported by loyal and trusted employees, who will do their utmost to fulfil your requirements. Give the staff at Britannia a ring they'll be happy to help.

Our freshly prepared and frozen seafood can also be found at the following local outlets:
  • Ashbys Easy Stores, East Charleton, Nr Kingsbridge
  • Avonwick Shop, Avonwick
  • Avonmill Deli, (Avonmill Garden Centre), Loddiswell, Nr Kingsbridge
  • Churchstow Post Office, Churchstow, Nr Kingsbridge
  • Dittisham Post Office, (Red Lion Inn), Dittisham, Nr Dartmouth
  • Dean Court Farm Shop, Buckfastleigh
  • Frogmore Bakery, Frogmore, Nr Kingsbridge
  • Galleon Stores, Galmpton, Nr Brixham
  • Harbertonford Post Office, Harbertonford, Nr Totnes
  • Holywell Stores, St Anns Chapel, Nr Bigbury
  • Kingswear Village Stores, Kingswear, Nr Dartmouth
  • Louises, Preston, Nr Paignton
  • Newton Ferrers Post Office and Stores, Newton Ferrers, Nr Plymouth
  • Riverford Farm Shop, Staverton, Nr Totnes
  • Riverford Goes To Town, High Street, Totnes
  • R.S. Village Stores, Loddiswell, Nr Kingsbridge
  • Strete Post Office, Strete, Nr Dartmouth
  • Stoke Gabriel Stores, Stoke Gabriel, Nr Totnes
  • Stokeley Barton Farm Shop, Stokenham, Nr Kingsbridge
  • Townstal Road Filling Station, Dartmouth
  • Yealmpton Stores, Yealmpton, Nr Plymouth

Our cafe on the seafront is now open daily from 10am til 8pm and later for evening bookings For more details call 01548 581168 or email to
Britannia At The Beach, Beesands

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