About Taylor Foods
Experts in fresh fish and seafood, Taylor Foods have been in the fishmonger business since for over 85 years!
Established as a fishmongers, family run business in 1926 linked to a Newcastle based fishmongers. Taylors went it alone, running their fishmonger business from along the key-side in North Sheilds. In 1989 Taylor Foods was established and a purpose built depot was set up in order to serve restaurants, hotels and bars in the local North East region.
These many years of experience in the fish and seafood industry along with our commitment to service, has built Taylor Foods business to give a local reputation as the best fresh fish wholesaler in the region. We may have grown as a business however our heritage remains as we continue to focus on freshness and quality of products.
We deliver fresh fish and seafood, along with frozen products, fresh meats and produce; daily, to restaurants, hotels and bars throughout the North East, Northumberland and North Yorkshire.
Our team at Taylor Foods is small but very efficient; with a family feel, we care about one another, we care about the product we are supplying and most of all we care about our customers.
Darren Leason and Phil Coltherd make an excellent partnership in running Taylor Foods. They may have different skills and preferences on fish but one thing they share is their passion for Taylor Foods and providing top quality fish to their customers. Phil and Darren get involved in all areas of the business, from going to the market to buy the fish, to preparing it, selling it and even delivering when required.
Taylor Foods not only have a depot where the wholesale business is based, we also have a fishmongers at the quayside in North Shields. The fishmongers is open to the general public and is staffed by a friendly and knowledgeable team with years of experience, on hand to offer advice and information on all the fish and seafood available.
The Taylor name is well known in the North East area, a major buyer at North Shields auctions, with over 85 years’ experience in fresh fish, Taylor Foods is also the largest employer in the fishing industry in the North East. Although we are experts in the fish business, through our parent company ‘Bidfresh Ltd’, we are also able to source quality fresh meat and produce enabling us to offer a full range of fresh ingredients to chefs in the area which we deliver daily.
We are an MSC approved supplier and we work closely with relevant non government organisations such as MSC to maintain high standards within our industry.
Taylor Foods became part of Direct Seafoods in 2007, offering financial support and fantastic links to ports around the UK