Purveyors of finest quality Seafood since 1879

Purveyors of finest quality Seafood since 1879

Purveyors of finest quality Seafood since 1879 Purveyors of finest quality Seafood since 1879

About Us


Seafood Heritage

Cavners was founded in 1879 by George Cavner and has been serving Leicestershire and Rutland ever since.

Current boss Neil took over from his father, also Neil in 2000. Neil Jnr had started helping out at 12 years old and left school to join the family business at 16.

In 2010 Neil was joined by his son Alex, closely followed by his younger brother Dan.

Neils mother, Polly still likes to be kept regularly informed on the day to day running of the business even at 83!

Alex and Dan are the sixth generation in a real family business.


Freshest Supplies

Over the years Cavners has established close links with their suppliers, in some cases the previous generation Cavner dealing with the previous generation supplier!

Supplies are delivered daily from all over the UK from Newlyn in the South, to Aberdeen in the North!

Fresh fish from further a field is delivered twice a week direct from Rungis Market just outside Paris.


Five Generations of Expertise Plus Modern Ideas

Times have changed since 1879, and Cavners has changed too.

We still specialise in finest quality fresh fish expertly prepared using traditional methods handed down from one generation to the next, but over the years have also added more prepared and easy cook options including handmade fish pies, bbq kebabs, fresh fish cakes and boneless easy carve game roasts.

We offer cooking instructions, recipes and personal advice to ensure complete satisfaction.


Cavner's Shop

Cavner's Seafood Emporium

Our latest project has been the total refurbishment of our premises on Leicester Road, Melton Mowbray. New purpose built walk in chiller and freezer have been added, along with a new mezzanine floor, ceilings and wall linings.

A retail area has been added enabling customers to collect orders placed on line or by phone or email.

A full retail and wholesale shop open 5 days a week will be operational by the Summer 2019. 

Exciting times!


Online Store

Browse all of our products at your convenience.

Get them delivered straight to your door or pick up from our shop or one of our market stall locations.

Delivery Information




Your order will be vacuum packed and dispatched in a specially insulated carton containing chilled gel packs to keep it cold and ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.




Delivery is available to all UK Postal codes with the following exceptions: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of White, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, all Scottish Islands, highlands & North of Falkirk.

Lead Times


Lead Times

You can choose your delivery date at the check out.

As the majority of our products are fresh they are all subject to availability. Orders are usually dispatched the next day although same day dispatch is sometimes possible.



Lead Times

Standard delivery is £4.95 for each order up to £50 with a maximum weight of 10kg.

Guaranteed next day delivery is £8.95

Saturday & Sunday delivery is £9.95

Orders over £75.00 are FREE on Standard delivery.




All our deliveries are handled by DPD which offer the following features:

1.Predict service which gives our customers a 1 hour delivery window notified by SMS.

2.Request delivery to a neighbour or left somewhere safe

3.Re-route to 1 of 2500 pick up shops

4.Downloadable App to check delivery etc

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Need Advice or Help ordering?

If you need any help ordering, or deciding what to order, don't hesitate to get in touch! We are always delighted to hear from Customers old and new. Whether it's help with cooking times, advice on what's at it's best or preparation  methods available, whatever you need, its no problem.

Contact us by Email or if you want a more personal touch call us, it's free!!!

Neil Cavner & Son Seafoods

20A Pate Road, Leicester Road Ind Estate, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0RG

0800 634 8382