The Fishwife Traditional Fishmongers is a family business run by the Atkinson family. The traditional smokehouses of the factory are over one hundred years old and are some of the oldest in Grimsby. The Atkinson family have been producing smoked fish since the 1930s, ensuring the continuity of traditional smoking methods.

The Fishwife embrace traditional curing techniques and are committed to providing you with the best available products.

David Atkinson presents Archbishop Rowan Williams with a box of Grimsby Traditional Smoked Fish.

Producing Grimsby’s signature product, Grimsby Traditional Smoked Fish, remains a core aspect of the business, with fish sourced from sustainable stocks in the North Atlantic. The Fishwife supplies wholesalers and van salesmen throughout the United Kingdom.

The Fishwife is to be found across the road from Lock Hill. It is situated behind the Custom House, one of Grimsby’s grandest Victorian buildings. (see map below)

The Fishwife

44a Cleethorpe Road


DN31 3LB

Contact us for opening hours

Telephone: 01472 35 23 35