Tuesday - Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00

Seafood Bar


12 - 16.00


10.30 - 19.00


11.30 - 16.00


Rye Fish Market is an exciting local business set in the heart of the  local fishing community,  driven by locally landed fish. We opened our doors for the first time in 2022.

The inspiration for the design for the Fish Market lies firmly on the continent - If you have ever been lucky enough to experience the fish markets  of France  or Spain, you will feel right at home in Rye. We have a huge selection of local fish that is landed right behind the shop  each day.  We have lobster tanks and cook our own lobsters, crabs and whelks too. We will fillet and prepare your fish any way that you like - and be on hand with preparation and cooking tips.

In June 2023, we added a fully licensed Seafood Bar to the mix, serving fabulous fresh locally caught, cooked and prepared  fish & seafood. Our core menu includes wonderful fresh oysters, locally caught crab sandwiches and lobster rolls. Our focus remains firmly on local produce. The fish is all caught by our boats here in Rye and along the Sussex coastline. The bread is made especially for us by local artisan bakers: Brioche by Andrew at the Oak Bakery  and Sourdogh by Rye's own self-proclaimed  Lazy Baker Richard at The Whitehouse. 

And then there's the bar! Again, we focus heavily on local producers. We have wonderful wine from local producers Charles Palmer, Mountfiled and Chapple Down and beer and cider from the Three Legs Brewery and Curious Brew. 

The Fish Market is part of the Chapmans Fish Group. The Rye depot is a fish landing site, a wholesale and retail company and export hub for Kent and Sussex.

Our company has over 35 years experience in the fish industry - and is still very much a family run operation. Located on the banks of the Rye Estuary on the boarder of Kent and East Sussex, Rye is one of the few working harbours left in the UK.  The site operates as a landing depot for small local fishing boats across Kent and Sussex., where fishing boats can land right up to the depot.

Send us your email address and we will keep you updated with details of boat landings and any special offers

Rye Fish Market

Specialists in Local fish and seafood

The Fishmarket is open to the trade and public  from 8am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and 10-4pm on Sundays.  You will always find a large selection of fish and seafood, along with a ready to eat deli counter.

A large proportion of the fish is from our small fleet of local day boats. The harbour in Rye is tidal, so our fishermen go out to sea on one tide, spend just 12 hours at sea and then return on the next high tide. This means that our fish is caught with sustainable methods and is always wonderfully fresh. 

We have our own lobster tanks in the shop and cook, pick and prepare our local lobsters, crabs and whelks.

Come along to the shop to see what has come off the boats today - and the team is always on hand to fillet and prepare your fish for you, and offer cooking tips and advice. We are also happy to vacuum pack fish for your freezer.

The seafood bar

The Seafood Bar opened in June 2023.

We have incredible fish landed in Rye evey day, so opening the Seafood Bar is the perfect opportunity for us to share even more of our local produce with both locals and the many visitors to Rye.

The small menu focuses on local fish and often includes  lobster rolls on speciality brioche rolls and local crab  on sourdough  made especially for us at. And of course, always plenty of delicious oysters.

We are often joined by both local and national chefs at The Seafood Bar, who create special dishes based on what has been landed by our boats that day.

The bar is fully licensed,  so come along and explore our  extensive wine and beer menu..


Working with local schools

We are proud to  work with local schools,  supporting their work on sustainability.  The sessions are great fun for the students, who get the chance to practice their fish filleting and cooking skills.

How to Find Us

We are just a few minutes walk from the town centre.

You will find us tucked away on Simmons Quay,  Rock Channel,  next to the Rye fishing boats. 

Just google our post code - TN31 7HJ

Either walk along  Past Pizza Italia and along Bridge Point and Rock Channel, or from the High Street, head to the Ypres Castle and pub, walk down the steps and across the road by the chair Doctor. 

Look out for our flag on Fish Market Road

We look forward to meeting you at The Rye Fish Market & Seafood Bar soon.