Mitch Tonks and his Rockfish restaurants are at the heart of bringing to a life the vision of England’s Seafood Coast. The vision was simple, that in Devon, we have the best fish in the world caught off this coastline and that Torbay is the firm capital of this Seafood coast with best fishing port in the country central to it, at Brixham. The vision has been supported by English Riviera tourism and Visit England who have pledged funding and launched a project to help establish and kick off this major project.
As part of the vision Mitch has created a craft beer called the “Seafood Coast Ale” to celebrate all that is great about the coast. It has been developed by Mitch local brewer Tom Maderious at his new brewery, Salcombe Brewery, which overlooks the sea. The beer contains citra, chinook, Amarillo and challenger hops along with Devon spring water. Mitch describes it as the perfect thirst quencher and just hoppy enough to really bring out the best in plate of the amazing seafood available here.
Mitch Tonks commented “I’ve always wanted a beer of our own and I really believe in the vision for establishing England’s Seafood Coast as a destination. When you get to Devon the first thing you need is an ice-cold beer before a plate of the finest local seafood in the world overlooking some of the most wonderful views in the world, you put all that together and you can’t help feeling good about life! It is great to be working with local breweries, local fishermen and the local tourism industry to make the Seafood Coast vision take shape.”