Where do Hanbury's buy their fish from?

Our MSC Cod and MSC Haddock are caught in the deep, cold, unpolluted waters of the north- East Atlantic around Iceland and Norway and the Barent Sea, north of Russia. These fisheries are very efficiently managed with fishermen and scientists working together to ensure sustainability of the fishery. Unlike EU fisheries, discarding fish overboard is not allowed and all fish must be brought back into port to be sold. Fishermen will buy other fishing vessels’ fish quota so they may land their catch and sell it legally.

Our plaice, lemon sole, monkfish, john dory and hake are all landed in South West Ports, which include Brixham, Plymouth, Looe, Polpero and Newlyn. We only buy from reputable suppliers who are able to track back to where their fish was landed and can actually name the trawler that caught the fish.

We are currently working with fisheries officers from the Marine Conservation Society to ensure our supplies of fish are from sustainable sources and are also looking at new sustainable species of fish for our customers to eat. We are also guided by our suppliers, Seafish( the authority on sea food) and the Marine Stewardship Council in respect of sustainability matters

When did Hanbury's start business?

January 1982 – David & Maureen took over the takeaway and opened the restaurant in March 1997.

David Hanbury started his working life in engineering where he stayed for 17 years. David decided he fancied a new challenge and the Hanbury family wanted to stay in the Torbay area so they moved into the food business and Hanbury’s Famous Fish and Chips was born.

Many years on, David is still very much involved in the business and enjoys nothing better than cooking his award-winning fish & chips!


All of our potatoes are grown in the UK, with the majority coming from Cambridgeshire which are normally the Agria variety. In the early season (summer months), we source locally when possible.

Does Hanbury's source local products?

GT Orsman


Our excellent pork sausages and beef burgers are made by local butcher Orsmans of Shaldon, (near Teignmouth).

However, quality is of paramount importance to Hanbury’s and we will buy outside our local area and from abroad to provide the best quality food to our customers. Check out our suppliers page to see what other local suppliers we work with.

Salcombe Dairy


Our delicious ice-cream is made near Plymouth by Salcombe Dairy. As you can see, we buy local produce where possible.