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Whitby 'Choccie Box' Style 11/14

LIke most seaside resorts with harbours Whitby has plenty of things stacked up on the quaysides for the entertainment of photographers such as this pile of Crab pots.

 

Whitby has a fish market on the quayside which operates as need arises.  The ready supply of fresh fish has resulted in an abundance of "chippies" in the town, including the Magpie Cafe which Rick Stein has described as the best fish and chip shop in Britain.

 

I must admit that our hotel included evening meals so we didn't get the opportunity to see whether Rick Stein was correct in his recommendation.

Whitby 'Choccie Box' Style 11/14

LIke most seaside resorts with harbours Whitby has plenty of things stacked up on the quaysides for the entertainment of photographers such as this pile of Crab pots.

 

Whitby has a fish market on the quayside which operates as need arises.  The ready supply of fresh fish has resulted in an abundance of "chippies" in the town, including the Magpie Cafe which Rick Stein has described as the best fish and chip shop in Britain.

 

I must admit that our hotel included evening meals so we didn't get the opportunity to see whether Rick Stein was correct in his recommendation.

comments (16)

Ah the ubiquitous crab pot, I've taken many pictures of these things but never seemed to find the right picture.
Brian Walbey: I know what you mean Les, I always think there must be a picture there somewhere but never quite get it.
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 11 Aug 2011, 00:55
I think I might like to sample the wares of the Magpie Cafe.
Brian Walbey: So would I to be honest Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Aug 2011, 07:34
Nice to know they still harvest the sea in Whitby. I would have been down to the Magpie in a flash!
Brian Walbey: I think the fishing trade is a lot smaller than it was Chris, but that's the same all round our coast isn't it.
I can't remember the name of the chippy we went to but I know it was good! There is a chippy in Filey which I reckon is the best one I have ever been to.
Brian Walbey: I'm told they are all good in Whitby. We had a holiday in Filey many years ago, another lovely little place.
nearly getting to the end, with number 11
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chantal, but on Monday I'm starting a series of the "odd" things I saw round and about Whitby, I hope you will all be suitable entertained.
Wharves are the same everywhere, piled with traps.
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Mary, one wonders if they ever get used.
My kind of picture Brian. I love seeing fishing nets and traps like these.
Brian Walbey: Yes so do I Frances, thanks very much.
I've never had better than at Craster - http://www.kipper.co.uk/ - not even at Heston Blumenthal's pub in Bray!
Brian Walbey: Let's be honest Tom there are lots of great Fish and Chip shops about, the one in our small town is as good as any.
I can't walk past a pile of crab pots without taking a picture. This one is very nice Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes one feels there is always a picture there somewhere.
Great photos. Fishing quays are always good for photos, whatever the weather.
Brian Walbey: Yes they are Sheila, plenty to keep the camera working, especially if the fishermen are busy working.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 11 Aug 2011, 18:21
You will have to go back and try the Fish and chips Brian.
Brian Walbey: What a very good idea Chad.
A very artistic shot of these crab pots! Love it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Aug 2011, 20:00
I think he would have a fight on his hands with the chippie in Newquay South Wales Lol smile
Brian Walbey: I think there are lots of really good chippies all over the place to honest Linda, our local one is pretty good.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Aug 2011, 20:45
Interesting to hear about Rick Stein's recommendation; does he not own his own chippie in Padstow? Somehow fish and chips seems just right in a location such as this - stuff the fat!
Brian Walbey: Next time we go to Whitby we will have to try the one everybody raves over.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Aug 2011, 20:49
Oh, this is a lovely feature of the baskets and the fish market atmosphere -and I can smell the fish (and chips) and hear crying the sea-gulls that may have a life of Riley in such a successful fish business town. The view of the church and the Abbey ruins on the hill is lovely. Whitby is a special English town!
Rick Stein has also a seafood restaurant in St. Ives if I remember correctly.
Brian Walbey: Yes Whitby is a lovely town Philine, and I believe you are right about Rick Stein.
Lots to see Brian, love the smells and sounds of fishing ports as well.
Brian Walbey: Yes there is John, I should get that trip up to Whitby under-way as soon as you can if I were you.

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