Our Fish

Cod at the Start bay inn Torcross
Cod
Cod is caught in the cold waters of the atlantic. It is a large round fish with an olive-brown back with yellow and brown spots, and a white underside. The flesh is firm white and chunky with a mild and characteristic flavour. We serve this fish filleted and deep fried in batter.
Haddock at the Start bay inn Torcross
Haddock
Haddock is abundant in the North Sea. It is a round fish of the cod family with grey skin and a line along both flanks. The flesh is firm creamy and delicate, slightly drier than cod and with more flavour. We serve this fish filleted and deep fried in batter.
Lemon Sole at the Start bay inn Torcross
Lemon Sole
Lemon Sole is caught in and around the Start Bay. It is a flat fish of the plaice family. It has light brown skin with dark brown spots on the upper side and a creamy white underside. The flesh is white and extremely delicate and moist with a light and fresh flavour. We serve this fish whole on the bone which we grill or fillet and deep fry in batter.
Dover Sole at the Start Bay Inn Torcross
Dover Sole
Dover Sole is caught in and around Start Bay. It is a flat fish with an elongated to oval body with olive-brown skin on the upper side and creamy white skin on the underside. The flesh is finely textured with a dry and firm quality. The meat is slightly richer than that of the plaice or lemon sole. it is said to be one of the finest sole available. We serve this fish whole on the bone or filleted, both of which are grilled.
John Dory South Devon
John Dory
John Dory is caught in and around the Start Bay. It is a flat fish with a comparitively large head which makes it appear quite ugly, its skin is yellow brown and gold and on either side of the body is a black spot. Its flesh is firm white and chunky. Very delicate in taste, and a little similar to lobster or crayfish. We serve this fish whole on the bone which is grilled or filleted which is deep fried in batter or grilled.
Turbot at the Start Bay Inn South Devon
Turbot
Turbot is caught from Plymouth. It is a flat fish with thick dark skin and raised spikes on its back, creamy white on the underside. It is a slightly oily fish with firm flesh similar to a halibut however with a less dry and more delicate flavoured flesh. We sell this fish whole on the bone and grilled.
Red Mullet Start bay Inn torcross
Red Mullet
Red Mullet is caught in and around the Start Bay. It is a small pinky red round fish. It is an oily fish with delicate white flesh and a distinct however delicate flavour. We serve this fish whole and grilled.
Bass Start Bay Torcross
Bass
Bass is caught in and around the Start Bay. Some of our stock is caught by Paul, who enjoys fishing with live sand eels just off Torcross beach. It is a round silvery fish with a greyish-blue back and white underside, it is known as the salmon of the sea. Its flesh is chunky with slightly pink flakes, it is rich with a very full flavour. We serve this fish whole on the bone or filleted both of which are grilled.
Brill Start Bay Inn Torcross Kingsbridge Devon
Brill
Brill is caught in and around the Start Bay. It is a flat fish similar to turbot. It has a brown upper side and a cream speckled underside. It has a chunky and firm white flesh with a delicate texture and flavour. We serve this fish whole on the bone or filleted, both of which are grilled.
Plaice Torcross kingsbridge
Plaice
Plaice is caught in and around the Start Bay. Some of our stock is caught by Paul when he scuba dives. It is a flat fish, creamy white on the underside and grey-brown with orange spots on the upper side. The flesh is delicate and white with a distinct flavour. We serve this fish whole on the bone which we serve grilled, filleted and deep fried in a batter.
Ray Wing Torcross Fish
Ray
Ray is caught in and around the Start Bay. It is a flat diamond-shaped fish, only the wings with prominent bones are sold, the rest of the body is discarded. Its flesh is pink and sweet, string like flakes fall off the soft bones. It is unlike any other type of fish. We serve this fish deep fried in batter.
Monkfish Torcross Devon
Monkfish
Monkfish is caught in and around the Start Bay. The monkfish are a large headed ugly brown fish, for which reason only the tail is sold. Its flesh is very chunky and white and is generally cut into strips for cooking. the flavour is light and delicate. We serve this fish deep fried in batter or pan fried in garlic butter.