Poole Oysters and Cornish Oysters

Poole Oysters and Cornish Oysters
Poole Oysters and Cornish Oysters Poole Oysters and Cornish Oysters Poole Oysters and Cornish Oysters Poole Oysters and Cornish Oysters Poole Oysters and Cornish Oysters Poole Oysters and Cornish Oysters Poole Oysters and Cornish Oysters Poole Oysters and Cornish Oysters Poole Oysters and Cornish Oysters
Photo Main: Cornish Native Oysters from the River Fal

Line 1: Poole Pacific Oysters

Line 2: Cornish Native Oysters from the River Fal

Line 3: Cornish Mussels, Palourde Clams

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 Poole Pacific Oysters from Poole Harbour
Poole Pacific (Rock) Oysters are from Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset, England. These oysters are harvested from oyster beds off Brownsea Island in the heart of Poole Harbour.

 Cornish Native Oysters from the River Fal
Cornish Native (European or Flat) Oysters are from the River Fal, Falmouth, Cornwall, England. Governed by ancient laws, these oysters are harvested from the River Fal between October and March by licensed fishermen, who must haul their catch in by hand or winch, and use sail and oar vessels. No motor or mechanical power is allowed.

Cornish Mussels and Palourde Clams
Cornish Mussels and Palourde Clams are sold live in their shells. Note: Only sold with orders for Poole Pacific Oysters and/or Cornish Native Oysters.

Freshness, quality and safety
Once ashore, the oysters, mussels and clams are cleaned, sorted, and purified in natural seawater at licensed depuration facilities, in accordance with UK and EU food, health and safety laws. After that, the oysters, mussels and clams are packed fresh to order and dispatched the same day (Monday to Thursday), for next day courier delivery to addresses in mainland UK. How to store oysters

Minimum order 12 oysters. The total price below includes courier delivery.
At the latest, please order by 9am the day prior to your selected delivery date

Our taste review
Poole Pacific (Rock) Oysters
Grown and harvested from: Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset, England.
Available: All year.
Texture: Plump, soft, chewy.
Flavour: Initially fresh clean sea. Then cut grass and cucumber. A sweet melon finish.

Cornish Native (European or Flat) Oysters
Grown and harvested from: River Fal, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.
Available: Seasonal - October to March.
Texture: Plump, firm, chewy.
Flavour: Initially mild sea salt. Then melon, lettuce and cucumber. A copper and tin finish.

Our taste reviews are based upon our own experience and opinions. Note: Each oyster is unique with flavour influenced by local waters, temperatures and climates.

Related: Taste Reviews on all UK Oysters 

Minimum order 12 oysters. The total price below includes courier delivery.
At the latest, please order by 9am the day prior to your selected delivery date

Did you know...
Poole Oysters
Established in 1986, and family owned and operated, Poole Pacific (Rock) Oysters are responsibly and sustainably harvested from around 125 acres of oyster beds to the north and west of Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset, England. These oysters benefit from nutrient rich waters from four rivers (the Frome, the Piddle, the Corfe and the Sherford) that flow into Poole Harbour from the west. Poole Pacific Oysters only take 18 months to reach market size.

The area of Poole Harbour is around 8,900 acres. A short distance from the oyster beds is Brownlea Island, which is located at the heart of Poole Harbour, and opposite the town of Poole. Brownsea Island, the largest of the eight islands in Poole Harbour, and the county of Dorset. Brownsea Island is owned and operated by the National Trust. The island is accessable by ferry or private boat. Most of the island is open to the public. The open water, mudflats, marshes, reedbanks and lagoon provides important habitats for wildlife and birds.

Poole Pacific Oysters are featured on menus at top restaurants and oyster bars on the south coast, and London. For example, HIX Oyster and Fish House, Shell Bay Seafood Restaurant.
 
Hix Oyster and Fish House  Shell Bay Restaurant
 
Photos (L to R): 1: HIX Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England. 2: Shell Bay Seafood Restaurant, Studland, Dorset, England. 

Cornish Oysters
Grown naturally on the sea and river beds, Cornish Native (European or Flat) Oysters have been harvested from the River Fal since Roman times. The River Fal catchment area can be described as the Truro Port Fishery, which covers an area of 2,721 acres, and includes all parts of Truro and Falmouth Harbours and the bed of Truro, Fal and Tresillian rivers.

Governed by ancient laws to ensure the sustainability of Native Oyster stocks; Native Oysters from The Truro Port Fishery may only be harvested at certain times of the day, between 1 October and 31 March, by licensed fishermen (licences are valid for one season only) who must haul their catch in by hand or winch, and use sail and oar vessels. No motor or mechanical power is allowed. This is the only oyster fishery in Europe, and possibly the world, where such traditional methods are used. Fishermen must rely on the winds and tides; tow their small oyster dredges across the seabed under sail or oar; haul their catch aboard by hand or hand winch; sort their catch; and finally, pack the oysters of market size in mesh nets aboard their boats.
 
Native Oysters from the Fal River are featured on menus at top restaurants and oyster bars in the South West, London and the rest of the UK.

Since 1996, in October each year, the Fal Oyster Festival is held in the seaside town of Falmouth to welcome the start of the Native Oyster season. This popular festival attracts tens of thousands of people who enjoy oysters, local food and drink, live music, entertainment and activities. In 2016, the Fal Oyster Festival celebrates 20 years.
 
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Photos (L to R): 1: River Fal Estuary, Falmouth, Cornwall, England. Photo courtesy of Fal River Cornwall. 2: Cornish Native Oyster from River Fal on simplyshuck Oyster Tray 3. Photo by Simply Oysters. 3: Oyster boat "Zona", built 1910. Photo courtesy of S Lill. 4: Falmouth Oyster Festival Logo 2016. Image courtesy of Falmouth Oyster Festival.
 
Minimum order 12 oysters. The total price below includes courier delivery.
At the latest, please order by 9am the day prior to your selected delivery date
 
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Poole Pacific Oysters - M (80-120g) :

Cornish Native Oysters - S to M (70-90g):

Cornish Native Oysters - M to L (80-135g):

Cornish Mussels (sold as part of oyster order):

Palourde Clams (sold as part of oyster order):