Where to Buy Lobster in Northumberland

This post has been published by Steve. Please always check with venues direct for the most up to date information when making plans. 

For most people (myself included), Lobster is a very occasional treat and something to save for really special occasions. The odd time we do order lobster, it does feel super special.

Where to Buy Lobster in Northumberland

Over the years, we have tried lobster from a few places in Northumberland when out celebrating special occasions and we thought we'd put together and post sharing some of our favourite spots and the best places to buy this luxurious crustacean. 

I personally love it when my lobster turns up with a lobster crack and pick so I can really get in there and get every little piece. More often than not though, the restaurant has done all of the hard work for you and I have found lobster to generally be served ready to eat. 

Please note, Lobster something that is subject to availability and won't always be available. If you are desperate to order lobster, I'd recommend phoning ahead to check supplies are plentiful on the day of your visit. 

Northumberland Restaurants & Beach Shacks Serving Lobster 

The Old Boat House, Amble 

The Old Boat House is on the harbour in Amble and serves really great food using high quality local produce. The view of the harbour is fantastic (perfect for people watching if you sit outside) and the food is even better. The chips are unreal.

Where to Buy Lobster in Northumberland - Lobster from The Old Boat House Amble

Creel and Reel, Bamburgh

Creel and Reel are a little seafood trailer in the car park on Links Road in Bamburgh. We haven't been here yet but have only heard good things and having a look at the pics on their facebook page and it all looks amazing.  We'll be visiting this summer so watch this space. 

The Potted Lobster, Bamburgh 

The Potted Lobster is a fancy yet relaxed restaurant in Bamburgh using fresh locally sourced seafood and ingredients from around the coastline. The menu is packed with amazing dishes and they also have gluten-free, dairy-free and childrens menu. The daily specials are also worth looking out for. 

Where to Buy Lobster in Northumberland - Lobster with Garlic and Parsley Butter from The Potter Lobster Bamburgh

Where to Buy Lobster in Northumberland - Lobster Thermidor from The Potter Lobster Bamburgh

Bait at Beadnell

Bait is a seafood shack just as you enter the beach from the car park at Beadnell. You might want to get there for them opening as I have heard of them selling out fairly quickly, which is a pretty good indicator of how good their food is.

Where to Buy Lobster in Northumberland - Bait at Beadnell

Lewis' Fish Bar, Seahouses 

Lewis' Fish Bar is a restaurant and Takeaway in Seahouses that serves all the classics from a fish and chip shop as well as something a little different with their specials. 

On our last visit we had these deep fried lobster bites and they were incredible with the garlic mayo. Best enjoyed on these seats overlooking the harbour but watch out for the seagulls.  

Where to Buy Lobster in Northumberland - Deep Fried Lobster Bites from Lewis' Fish Bar Seahouses

The Whittling House, Alnmouth 

The Whittling House is a country restaurant in Alnmouth. You can also stay over as they have 10 bedrooms available. Local, fresh high quality Northumbrian produce is handpicked by their Head Chef. 

The entire menus sounds excellent but I can't wait to try the Lobster Grilled with Truffle and Parmesan Crumb.

Where to Buy Lobster in Northumberland - Lobster Grilled with Garlic and Parsley Butter from The Whittling House in Alnmouth

Where to Buy Lobster to Cook at Home 

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Northumberland Seafood Centre is a fishmonger attached to the Lobster Hatchery in Amble. They get their produce from local fishermen who target different types of fish depending on seasonality so check the website for details. 

Blyth Fish Ltd sell fresh fish directly from the fishing boats at Blyth. You will also find them at Prime Cut Butchers at Seaton Delaval. Their Produce varies depending on the catch so check with their website/FB page if you want something in particular.

Swallow Fish Seahouses are based in The Fishermans Kitchen in Seahouses and have original smokehouses dating bac to 1843. They sometimes have Lobster available as a special but not always so check their website for making a trip there.

The Berwick Shellfish Co. are located on Dock Road on the banks of the River Tweed in Berwick. They say lobster is their speciality and they have plenty to choose from on their website as well as Crab, Clams, Fish and Squid amoungst others.

Ridleys Fish and Game are in Acomb Industrial Estate near Hexham. All of the products they sell are prepared in house. They have a huge selection of Live, Fresh and Frozen fish and shellfish as well as a large game inventory. You can order via email, phone (and Fax) or visit them at the outlet shop. 

Lobster Hatchery Tour 

Where to buy lobster in Northumberland - Lobster Hatchery Tour

If you're interested in lobsters and their sustainability, it might be worth heading down to the Lobster Hatchery at Seafood Centre in Amble (just next to the Harbour Pods). They are usually open from 10am-4pm each day and you don't need to book - simply pop in. 

We visited a few times before Covid and there was a small charge to visit (around £10 per family). A few people have mentioned to me that this charge has now been removed and it's completely free to visit now - just walk in. 

Anyway, the hatchery is really informative. It is crazy to think that a female lobster can carry up to 20,000 eggs at once and from these, only one egg will survive to adulthood! 

The hatchery aims to give them a helping hand and protects the baby lobsters in tanks until they are a few weeks old, less vulnerable to predators and safe to return to the sea. 

The hatchery is engaging with interactive displays and information. You can learn about the lobster's journey from birth to adulthood and see them in their special tanks too. 

The hatchery is an important project hoping to ensure sustainable local fishing stocks for the future. At the moment they only help lobsters but hope to help crabs and langoustines in the future too. 

If you fast forward the video below to around 20 seconds, you can see some footage from our trip a few years ago: 

Where is your favourite place for lobster in Northumberland? 

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