The Fish Shed, Topsham, Devon

Owned by a former scallop diver, The Fish Shed in Topsham is highly regarded as one of the best Fish and Chip and wet fishmongers shops in the country.

Fisherman delivery his catch to the fish shed in Topsham

If shopping at Darts Farm in Topsham makes you hungry, wander over to the Fish Shed for a plate of fish and chips. The seating is outdoors with a few nautically decked wooden tables and old buoys hanging from the rafters. If it’s a wet day, retreat to your car to eat them. It’s a true British summer holiday tradition.

The Foodie Travel Guide

  • Eat fish & chips
  • Buy fresh fish
  • Shop for local Devon produce
  • Explore the Exe Valley

Fresh Plaice on display at the fish counter

Eat Fish Fresh From Lyme Bay

At The Fish Shed, you’ll see the local fishermen making their deliveries straight from the boat to the shed still sporting their yellow wellies and overalls. The fish is freshly caught from Lyme Bay and landed within 12 hours.

Tuck in to a Plate of Lobster and Chips

Choose from a wide array of different fish. It can be cooked in the traditional beer batter or grilled as a healthy and tasty alternative. You can even go the whole hog and order lobster and chips or scallops and bacon with chips.

 fisherman in yellow wellies at the Fish Shed in Topsham

 Blackboard menu at the Fish Shed 


Where To Stay in Devon 


The Carys Arms Hotel Babbacombe near Torquay

Carys Arms 

Babbacombe, Devon

One of Devon’s best boutique hotels with superb seaside gastro dining and spa.

Rooms from £195 a night.



Fox terrier, Mr Hendricks, expert on dog friendly days out in Devon

Well-behaved dogs like me are very welcome so you can stop here for a bite to eat after taking me for a walk along the Exe Valley trail.

Mr Hendricks

How To Find The Fish Shed in Topsham


The Fish Shed, Darts Farm Shopping Village, Topsham, Exeter, Devon EX3 0QH


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Sally is the founder and editor of The Foodie Travel Guide. She travels around the UK and beyond in search of the best foodie days out, tasting experiences and delicious places to stay. She loves a glass of English sparkling wine, afternoon tea with friends and escaping London for gastronomic adventures.