Lunch@The Severn & Wye Smokery

An astonishing display of fresh fish and shellfish really ignited our interest in dining at the Severn & Wye Smokery. This smokery supplies some of the finest chefs and food halls in the UK and they have a small restaurant in one corner of their own foodstore.

Before sitting down we have already had a good look at the beers and wines in stock and at all the dishes listed on a variety of boards and slates. I order a bottle of Butty Bach from the Wye Valley Brewery – it is a good choice.

The menu consists entirely of fresh fish, smoked fish and shellfish.  Rock has the grilled John Dory fillets with a fennel & citrus salad and salsa verde. She loves it. I have the oven-baked Brixham brill with white bean, coriander, chilli & lime mash and a crispy salad. The brill is absolutely superb – crispy, glowing skin and beautiful white flesh that simply falls off the bone. I’m glad the tasty, exotic mash isn’t too fiery but disappointed that it is intentionally served cold. I would have preferred the mash to be heated and I wanted more of it.


We decide not to delay further but stock up on a number of important essentials from the Smokery foodstore – this is the sort of shopping that I love. Today’s visit has kindled a burning desire in both of us…..we want to be shopping (and eating) here again soon.


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

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