About Us

Established over 50 years ago we have become renowned across Devon and Cornwall for supplying the hospitality industry with the finest seafood in the South West. As part of a Taste of the West award winning group including our wholesalers and retail shops, we pride our business on supplying the best fresh and frozen fish and shellfish to our trade clients across the region.

The South West's Fish Wholesale Supplier of Choice

We supply many of the leading eateries across the region and we go the extra mile to bring our clients both superior products and value for money. We know that taste is everything and that is why we only supply the highest quality produce to ensure complete client satisfaction.

With a wide range of produce from the famous Salcombe Smokies to our divine squid, lobster and lemon sole, we have something to suit all tastes.

Our History

Rex Down Wholesale Fish Merchants is a family run business that was established in 1971 by Rex Down. He opened his Fish Merchants on the Fish Quay that was situated on The Barbican in Plymouth, supplying the local restaurants, hotels and the community of Plymouth.

In the mid 1990’s the Fish Quay was moved across to Sutton Harbour, Plymouth to where it is still based.

Rex’s son Rikki Down followed his parents into the business and continues to work with Plymouth Trawler Agents, buying the freshest fish to supply to his customers, along with a huge array of frozen fish products.

Rikki will source fish from local suppliers as well as further afield to provide a vast variety of fresh and frozen fish to all his customers. The Rex Down Company is proud to supply excellent quality fish to many businesses in Plymouth, Cornwall and Devon and we would love to become a supplier to your business too. Rikki is happy to come visit you and discuss how he can work with you in more detail should you require.

Locally Caught Fresh Seafood

There is nothing like fresh seafood! Much of our produce is freshly caught off the Devon and Cornwall coastline. From seafaring vessel to fork, you can delight your guests with the very best seafood that money can buy.

Frozen Range

In addition to our fresh produce, we also sell a wide range of freshly frozen fish and shellfish professionally prepared for you to cook and serve.

Contact Rex Down Wholesale Fish Merchants

If your business needs a reliable supply of quality seafood, then please get in touch or visit our wholesalers at Unit 4, Fish Quay, Plymouth. Alternatively, call us on 01752 220293.

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