The company was founded by Ben Woodcraft in 1995. Ben was an inshore fisherman, located on the Essex coast, with twenty years experience who began by selling his own catch to London’s top restaurants. He saw a gap in the market for top quality seasonal produce. The business grew with Ben sourcing more and more for his London customers. The business has grown by reputation and had to expand.
Today he delivers top of the range, just-caught fish straight from our coastal waters direct to some of the top restaurants in London – and all from a converted barn on Mersea Island.
Inspiration from the local environment
In 2006 Ben bought Rewsalls Old Barn, a listed traditional Essex Barn. It has been lovingly restored and now houses the business.It can be found in East Mersea on Mersea Island and has fantastic views of the estuary.
West Mersea has a thriving fishing industry and it is famous for its oysters which are cultivated in the estuary. Ben’s Fish is ideally placed to liase directly with local fishermen, farmers and growers from around the East Coast.
Free delivery to Central London
Ben currently supplies fish, shellfish, game and other seasonal produce to many of London’s top restaurants. The Ben’s Fish vans make daily deliveries throughout London.