Our Story

At a scenic location overlooking Nudd's Landing, a quiet corner of Hampton welcomes you. Our riverfront home and business is the oldest lobster pound in town; open every year since 1981. The Tilton family has been a part of the Seacoast since the 1600's.




           Defiant Lobster Company was established in 1981 by Peter, Joan and Peter Tilton, Jr. 

    During the 1980's, both Petes  fished for lobsters aboard the DEFIANT and later SEA EAGLE,

     while Joan ran the business ashore. As the business grew too busy for one person to operate, 

     it was decided to sell the big boat in 1990. Pete Sr. has a smaller boat now and runs a modest

      string of traps, while Joan and Pete Jr. manage the business on shore. We buy our lobsters 

          from local New Hampshire fishermen and some from Maine when demand dictates.            

                    If you want to do some fishing, we have a fully stocked bait and tackle shop.

                            We sell and rent clam forks  if you want to dig your own clams.

             We sell our own vegetables in season as well as Christmas trees; cut your own.