Owner, Ben Squire, opened The Boathouse Cafe, founded on a life-long passion for fishing. At the age of 21, with the help of a £1000 grant from The Princes Trust, Ben purchased a fishing boat and started a small business taking the first mackerel and deep-sea fishing trips in Plymouth.
Since then, the business has flourished and he now owns a fleet of cruise boats, fishing boats and ferries, connecting Devon and Cornwall.
Ben’s love of fishing and food, inspired him to open The Boathouse, within the arches that were once his fisherman’s stores. Now, lovingly renovatedby a team of craftsmen, headed up by Mike Peonides, an expert wooden boat builder, the stores have been transformed. The Boathouse now houses, a beautiful handcrafted wooden bar, restaurant, takeaway and, The Scallop Shack and Fishmongers – a fish lover’s dream!