The story of jenkins & Son
We are 4th generation supplier of fish and game in Deal on the East Kent coast. Now the only wet fish shop in Deal, Jenkins & Son supplies the public and trade across Kent and the South East.
Current owner Darren Jenkins started working in the shop after school at the tender age of eight. Darren follows in the footsteps of his father Steve, grandfather Charlie and great-grandfather, also named Charlie, who started the business from a cart and horse in the 1940s.
We are committed to providing fresh, local, sustainable, line-caught and day-boat fish and seafood, which means it is caught and landed by fishing boats on the same day, rather than by trawlers out dredging the seabed destroying all in their path for months on end.
We source locally farmed and wild game from British countryside, and wherever possible from the Kent countryside around our hometown of Deal.
Our hometown of Deal, on the Kent coast between Dover and Sandwich, has made its living from the sea throughout its history. Deal was a thriving port without a harbour in the sixteenth century with a busy trade from the ships that anchored within the protection of the Goodwin Sands, as well as a notorious smuggling trade.
Fishing boats still ply their trade from our long shingle beaches supplying us with the freshest local fish, as do the local line fishermen catching fish from Deal pier.