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Fish still on the menu at White Row

White Row farm is taking over the fishmongers and fish and chip takeaway at their farm in Beckington from Garry Rosser’s Scallop Shell business. 

The Scallop Shell, recently opened in Bath city centre, will continue in Bath where they have proved very successful.

Garry joined White Row and set up the fishmongers in 2008 and then the fish and chip takeaway in 2012 at White Row and has always been keen to run his own business and build on the great success of The Scallop Shell.

White Row farmer and owner, Steve Tucker said, “We are so pleased that Kevin is staying and will be heading up the fishmongers; there are exciting times ahead for the development of the food offering here at White Row. We are sad to see Garry go but know that he will continue to enjoy great success with his business elsewhere.”

White Row are planning a few offers in November to reach out to locals and thank them for their incredible support. Owner Heather Tucker said, “We are always overwhelmed at the support we receive at the farm and shop with everything we do, the local people around Beckington are immensely loyal and interested in what we are doing, it makes our work so worthwhile.”

Heather and Steve Tucker have continued to grow their business sustainably over the years with additions and updates to their offering in response to customers and with their own initiatives. They have added a large outdoor play area, an ice cream shack and extended the gift shop and added the extended deli counter.

They specialise in White Row pork from pigs farmed there, and rear only enough to supply the farm shop and restaurant, rather than expanding to supply supermarkets and further afield. It is a business strategy that has paid off.

Steve said, “We aren’t looking to dominate in supermarkets and overproduce, we want our business to remain sustainable and local, whilst continuing to grow and develop.

“Having made it through recessionary years and constantly having to deal with the vagaries of the weather are enough of a challenge. We’re really happy with what we’ve achieved, and winning Best Farm Shop in the South West in the Taste of the West awards this month was a really nice vote of confidence in what we do.”