Our Team

The secret of our success

Nigel Derrett

Nigel learnt his trade with Trust House Forte, then Marchesi, a famous restaurant in Broadstairs. Following the retirement of Ken, he spends more time running the business side. Followers on Facebook will often see Nigel on their newsfeed in short videos.

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 is retired but can be found in the shop helping out.

Claire

Took her City & Guilds education at Thanet tech and went onto manage the restaurant at North Forland Golf Course. After leaving there she went onto run the restaurant at Royal Temple Yacht Club before being poached by us.

Sarah

After Sarah had spent time bringing up her children, she started with us and quickly trained to take on a supervisory role and has now become joint Manager along with Claire.

Jenny

Former supervisor with Rooks The Butchers, Jenny joined us with a lot of qualifications that were transferrable to our trade and now holds a supervisory role with us.

Sonia

Sonia had spent a lot of her time working in local pubs and Corby Tea Rooms. She is well known for her friendly manner, and its amazing how many people she knows, just about ever customer that comes in.

Sarah 2

Sarah worked for us 15 years ago and left us to bring up her son and become a stay-at-home mum. She rejoined us in 2019 and is our main server during lunchtime, Monday-Friday.

Melanie

Melanie joined us earlier this year and is progressing perfectly into her role as a qualified server.

Maria

Maria joined us earlier this year and is progressing perfectly into her role as a qualified server.

Natasha

Natasha started with us at the beginning of 2020 and soon fitted in, she had time of this year to have her baby boy and has now returned to her job.

Summer

Summer is one of our younger assistants who started earlier this year. She is working with us part-time while she is studying at college.

Rhys

Rhys started after the first lockdown in 2020 and is our Potato Process Technician (chip boy). He also works around his college course to become a carpenter (chippy again).

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