4th major national award for local fishmonger and cafe

Robert and Ailsa Latimer enjoyed a splendid and successful day at Birmingham NEC culminating in the receipt of the prestigious award of National Fishmonger of the Year 2015.

Robert Latimer established Latimers Seafood 12 years ago on the former petrol station site which overlooks the sand and sea at Whitburn. The business grew rapidly and now employs 30 local staff having recently extended its indoor cafe to provide an outdoor deck vista overlooking the magnificent coastline.

Previous national awards for Latimers include BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming Award for Best Local Retailer, Best Independent Seafood Retailer, Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards and The Food Standard Agency’s 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating.


National Fishmonger of The Year 2015 Awards

The award was announced and presented by Nigel Barden food journalist and chair of this year’s judges, at the Farm Shop & Deli Show 2015


Listen and watch to what the Chair of Judges, Nigel Barden, said about us before we were presented with the award – he read out some of the comments you had sent in about us – they were lovely! Thank you everyone for your support – it really does make a huge difference to us.

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5 replies
  1. Harry chalmers says:

    Well deserved award I go to latimers every Saturday and there is always an excellent choice of fresh fish plus friendly staff.well done everyone at latimers

  2. rob says:

    Thank you! The judges loved the comments our customers left about us, and that was an integral part of the judging – so thanks are due to everyone who took the time to do that for us!

  3. Joyce hartung says:

    Congatulations– well deserved.Formerly from Sunderland,now living in Germany,I regard visits to Latimers as highlights of my holidays in England!Hope to be bck soon.

  4. Pat Patterson says:

    Congratulations! Well deserved award. Great variety of fish, fresh as fresh and served by friendly, knowledgeable staff. I love coming to the shop.

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