A destination

Artisanal food is a fast-growing trend and a sector we are keen to see develop as the Kasbah comes back into its own.

In line with the future of this historic area, we hope that the Kasbah will prove to be the go-to destination for producers, suppliers, and consumers looking to experience something new and exciting.

Seafood selection

An opportunity

Not only is this historic commercial area close to main roads into the port and chilled transportation services, it is also a stone’s throw away from the booming renewables and fish processing industries which employ thousands of staff between them and regularly host visitors from overseas.

Grimsby’s night-life happens elsewhere in the town, and we’re not looking to compete. But if you want to open a lunchtime cafe, a small food business, or a brewery, the Kasbah is the ideal place for your venture.  Pictured is Coffee on the Docks on Auckland Road.

Traditional skills

Of course, artisanal food in Great Grimsby is nothing new – smoked fish has been synonymous with the town for more than 150 years.

Grimsby Traditional Smoked Fish has unique PGI status and is a favourite of high-profile chefs such as Rick Stein, and Marco Pierre White who was first welcomed to the area by Pat Salmon of Alfred Enderby.

The Kasbah and neighbouring streets encompass the largest concentration of fish curing houses in the United Kingdom, most of which are listed buildings although not all are operating.

Grimsby smoked fish old photo
Alfred Enderby Logo
Grimsby smoked fish
Grimsby smoked fish building

Renovation project

This includes the Grade II Listed ‘Peterson’s’ which can be found on Henderson Street in the Kasbah.

This small but perfectly formed slice of Grimsby history is currently under renovation by the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust and will be available to rent for operation as a smokehouse and retail outlet early 2024. It is intended that the project will promote this type of food production to the wider Grimsby community, passing on the skills to current and future generations. Take a look at the Kasbah’s property page for more information if you are interested in this rare opportunity.

Docks Beers exterior
Docks Beers cans
Docks Beers interior

Heritage Premises

Just outside of the dock area, situated in a renovated church, inspirational Grimsby brand Docks Beers is putting the town on the map for craft beverages.

The idea of innovative, artisanal producers within historic local buildings is certainly a template for the future and could be used by businesses wishing to start up in the Kasbah.

Stand out from the crowd with your sweet treats, spicy chutneys, delicious drinks or specialist food products; the Kasbah is where it’s happening!

For examples of the type of buildings you can rent, including funding and rent relief information, visit the property page.