insideKENT Magazine Issue 63 - June 2017 - Page 63

Hales & Moore // Rainham Ever since 1984, Hales & Moore have been supplying perfect fresh fish from their fishmongers in Rainham. The family started as fishermen and freemen of the River Medway (meaning they were officially allowed to fish there), bringing in eels, Dover sole and brown shrimp. This soon graduated into fishmongery and after over 30 years Hales & Moore are still highly respected, with customers travelling from miles around to buy their fish. Chapmans of Sevenoaks // Borough Green Calling themselves a local company with a national infrastructure, Chapmans of Sevenoaks ensures that every single morsel of fish that comes to them is sourced responsibly and as locally as possible using fishing boats across both Kent and Sussex. The state-of-the-art processing facility in Borough Green means that Chapmans of Sevenoaks can receive fish in and send it back out – fully prepared – quickly, so it stays fresh for as long as possible. Customers of Chapmans include a variety of high-end restaurants all around the M25 and London itself. In fact, Chapmans are so proud of their fish that they even have their very own brasserie. 63