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.
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.

LISA 2

Counter Assistant

Lisa the second joined us earlier in 2018. She has been a hit with our loyal customers.

Viv, cleaner and waitress

ANNA

Counter Assistant

Anna joined us in the spring of 2019. We wouldn’t be nearly as effective without her.

Lisa, the Senior Counter Assistant

JENNY

Counter Assistant & Cleaner

Jenny keeps our customers happy while ensuring the place is spotless.

Paul, the chips maker at the Newington Fish Bar
PAUL

Chipper & Stock Controller

Paul had been making the chips and for over 30 years. Always missed. RIP Paul.

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.

LISA

Senior Counter Assistant Lisa has has been with us for a long time and is loved by her colleagues and regular customers.
Jordan, Fish & Chip Artist

LISA 2

Counter Assistant Since joining us in the summer of 2018, she has become a vital part of our success.

Viv the waitress

Anna

Counter Assistant Anna joined us in the spring of 2019. We wouldn’t be nearly as effective without her.

JENNY

Counter Assistant & Cleaner Jenny keeps our customers happy while ensuring the place is spotless.

Paul, the chips maker

PAUL

Chipper & Stock Controller Paul had been making the chips and for over 30 years. Always missed. RIP Paul.

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