West Mersea, Jersey, Guernsey, Orford, Kyle of Tongue, Loch Ryan Oysters

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Photo Main: Jersey Pacific Oysters

Line 1: West Mersea Pacific Oysters

Line 2: Jersey Pacific Oysters

Line 3: Guernsey Pacific Oysters

Line 4: Orford Pacific Oysters

Line 5: Kyle of Tongue Pacific Oysters

Line 6: Loch Ryan Native Oysters

 West Mersea Pacific Oysters from the River Blackwater
West Mersea Pacific (Rock) Oysters are from the River Blackwater, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, England. These oysters are from traditional oyster beds that date back to Roman times.

 Jersey Pacific Oysters from Royal Bay of Grouville
Jersey Pacific (Rock) Oysters are from the Royal Bay of Grouville, Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands. These oysters are from oyster beds that benefit from the third largest tidal range in the world (up to 12 metres). At low tide, the land increases by 40%.

 Orford Pacific Oysters from Butley River
Orford Pacific (Rock) Oysters are from Butley River, Orford, Suffolk, England. These oysters are from oyster beds in the Butley River, which is a tributary of the River Ore and is within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 Loch Ryan Native Oysters from Loch Ryan
Loch Ryan Native (European or Flat) Oysters are from Loch Ryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Established under Royal Charter in 1701, these oysters are from the Loch Ryan Oyster Fishery, which is the oldest and only commercial wild native oyster fishery in Scotland.

Freshness, quality and safety
Once ashore, these oysters are cleaned, sorted and purifed in natural seawater at licensed depuration facilities, in accordance with UK and EU food, health and safety laws. After that, oysters 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 11am the day prior to your selected delivery date

Our taste review
West Mersea Pacific (Rock) Oysters
Grown and harvested from: River Blackwater, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, England
Available: All year.
Texture: Plump and soft.
Flavour: Initially seaweed. Then lettuce, cucumber and earthy soil. A sharp metalic finish.

Jersey Pacific (Rock) Oysters
Grown and harvested from: Royal Bay of Grouville, Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands.
Available: All year.
Texture: Plump and silky.
Flavour: Initially briny. Then cut grass, followed by sweet red apple. A cucumber finish.

Guernsey Pacific (Rock) Oysters
Grown and harvested from: Herm Island, Guernsey, Channel Islands.
Available: All year.
Texture: Soft and silky.
Flavour: Initially sea salt. Then cut grass, followed by subtle lettuce. A light cucumber finish.

Orford Pacific (Rock) Oysters
Grown and harvested from: Butley River, Orford, Suffolk, England.
Available: All year.
Texture: Plump and silky.
Flavour: Initially briny. Then creamy butter, followed by melon. A cucumber finish.

Kyle of Tongue Pacific (Rock) Oysters
Grown and harvested from: Kyle of Tongue, Northwest Highlands, Scotland.
Available: All year.
Texture: Silky.
Flavour: Initially fresh sea. Then cucumber, followed by watermelon. A cut grass finish.

Loch Ryan Native (European or Flat) Oysters
Grown and harvested from: Loch Ryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Available: September to April.
Texture: Plump and juicy.
Flavour: Initially briny. Then woody and nutty, followed by lemon and citrus. A dull metalic 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 11am the day prior to your selected delivery date
 
Did you know...
West Mersea Oysters

Established in 1943, and family owned and operated, West Mersea Pacific (Rock) Oysters are responsibly and sustainably harvested from the River Blackwater, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, England.

West Mersea Pacific Oysters are featured on menus at top restaurants and oyster bars in the UK. For example, Wilton's Oyster Bar and Restaurant, and J Sheekey Oyster Bar.
 
West Mersea Oysters by Simply Oysters  Wiltons  J Sheekey Oyster Bar London

Photos (L to R): 1: West Mersea Pacific Oysters. 2: Wilton's Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Photos by Simply Oysters. 3: J Sheekey Oyster Bar, London, England. Photo courtesy of J Sheekey.
 
Jersey Oysters
Established in 1973, and family owned and operated, Jersey Pacific (Rock) Oysters are responsibly and sustainably harvested from over 35 hectares in the Royal Bay of Grouville, on the south east coast of the Island of Jersey, Channel Islands.

Jersey Pacific Oysters only take about two years to reach market size, compared to about three years for most other types of UK Pacific Oysters. Jersey Oysters is the largest producer of Pacific Oysters in the UK, with over 700 tonnes in 2016.

The Island of Jersey experiences some of the fastest and largest tidal ranges in the world. At low tide on the south east coast of Jersey, the sea retreats up to 17.5km to reveal various habitats: reefs, boulder fields, rock pools, shallow tidal lagoons, seagrass beds, wave-cut rock platforms, and soft substrate gullies. Due to these very fast tides, and currents of nutrient-rich waters, Jersey Pacific Oysters take 18 to 24 months to reach market size. The south east coast of the Island of Jersey is classified as a Wetland of International Importance (under the Ramsar Convention 2000).

Jersey Oysters are featured on menus at top restaurants and oyster bars in the UK. For example, Scott's Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Photo courtesy of Scott's.
 
Jersey Oyster Farm, Jersey, Channel Islands  Jersey Pacific Oyster on simplyshuck Oyster Tray 3  Scott's Restaurant and Oyster Bar, London

Photos (L to R): 1: Jersey Pacific Oysters are harvested from Royal Bay of Grouville, Grouville, Jersey, Channel Island. Photo courtesy of Jersey Tourism. 2: Jersey Pacific Oyster on simplyshuck Oyster Tray 3. Photo by Simply Oysters. 3: Scott's Restaurant and Oyster Bar, London, England. Photo courtesy of Scott's.

Guernsey Oysters
Under new ownership since March 2016, and family owned and operated, Guernsey Pacific (Rock) Oysters are responsibly and sustainably harvested from Herm Island, which is located in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Channel Isalnds.

Herm Island is 2 kilometres (.77 miles) square and has a population of 60. Herm lsland - only three miles from Guernsey - attracts many tourists from April to September each year. Guernsey is 65 kilometres (or 25 miles) square and has a population of 63,000. Guernsey attracts over 100,000 visitors each year. Guernsey Pacific Oysters are popular and feature at many restaurants on Guernsey.
 
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Photos (L to R): 1: Herm Island (2km square). 2: Beaches on Herm Island. 3: Guernsey Oysters, Herm Island, on Guernsey Post stamps to celebrate Herm Island as a Ramsar site under the Convention of Wetlands. Photos courtesy of Guernsey Oysters.

Orford Oysters
Established in the late 1940s, and family owned and operated, Orford Pacific (Rock) Oysters are responsibly and sustainably harvested from Butley River, which is a tributary of the River Ore, in the county of Suffolk. Orford Pacific Oysters have distinctive shells, with an excellent meat to shell ratio.

The River Ore is the name of the final section of about 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) of the River Alde from just above Orford to the sea. The tidal reaches (below Snape Bridge) are within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation, and a Special Protection Area. Boyton Marshes - situated between Butley River and the River Ore - is a RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) reserve.
 
Orford Oysters  Orford-Pacific-Oysters  Butley-River-Suffolk

Photos (L to R): 1: Orford Pacific Oysters. 2: Butley River, Suffolk. Photos by Simply Oysters.

Kyle of Tongue Oysters
Established in 2004, and under new ownership (family owned and operated) since 2013 to date, Kyle of Tongue Pacific (Rock) Oysters are responsibly and sustainably harvested from the Kyle of Tongue, an area of shallow tidal seabanks on the northern coast of Scotland, east of Cape Wrath. The Kyle of Tongue's mouth is at Tongue Bay, which has a northerly aspect and opens on to the North Atlantic.

Kyle of Tongue oyster farm has 25 to 30 million oysters in stock with plans to expand to 40 million in the future. Kyle of Tongue is the most northern oyster farm in the UK.
 
Kyle of Tongue Oysters are featured on menus at top restaurants and oyster bars in the UK. Most of these oysters are exported to France.

Kyle of Tongue Oyster Farm  Kyle of Tongue Oyster Farm Northwest Highlands Scotland  Kyle of Tongue Oysters Highlands Scotland

Photos (L to R): 1 & 2: Kyle of Tongue, Northwest Highlands, Scotland. Photos courtesy of Georgesons. 3: Kyle of Tongue Pacific Oysters. Photo by Simply Oysters.
 
Loch Ryan Oysters
In 1701, the rights to fish oysters from the whole of Loch Ryan (a natural and sheltered harbour in south west Scotland) was bestowed to the Wallace family by King William III. This royal charter has been retained by the Wallace family ever since.

Loch Ryan Native (European or Flat) Oysters are responsibly and sustainably harvested from Loch Ryan (about 13km in length and 4.8km in width) by the Loch Ryan Oyster Fishery, which is the oldest and only commercial wild native oyster fishery in Scotland. The Loch Ryan Oyster Fishery harvested about 40 tonnes of Loch Ryan Native Oysters in 2015.

The Loch Ryan Oyster Fishery is also responsible for the continued management and repopulation Native Oysters in Loch Ryan. As a result of these careful repopulation practices, Loch Ryan Native Oyster stocks have increased from 1 million in 1996 to 60 million in 2015. At the Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards in 2013, Loch Ryan Oyster Fishery won the Stewardship Award, "For the Repopulation of the Loch Ryan Oyster Beds for the Next Generation”.

Loch Ryan Native Oysters won the Best Native Oyster Award at the Scottish Shellfish Growers Conference in 2016-2017. Loch Ryan Native Oysters won the Best Native Oyster Award at the British Oyster Championships 2015. Four Native Oyster producers from Great Britain and Ireland competed for the title, which was decided by expert judges who carried out blind taste tests and rated the oysters on appearance, meat-to-shell ratio, and flavour.
 
Loch Ryan Oyster are featured on menus at top restaurants and oyster bars in the UK. For example, Wilton's Restaurant and Oyster Bar, and Bentley's Oyster Bar.
 
Loch Ryan Native Oyster on simplyshuck Oyster Tray 3  Wilton's Oyster Bar  Bentley's Oyster Bar London

Photos (L to R): 1. Loch Ryan Native Oyster on simplyshuck Oyster Tray 3. Photo by Simply Oysters. 2: Wilton's Oyster Bar, London, England. Photo courtesy of Wilton's. 3: Bentley's Oyster Bar, London, England. Photo courtesy of Bentley's.

Minimum order 12 oysters. The total price below includes courier delivery.
At the latest, please order by 11am the day prior to your selected delivery date

 

 
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West Mersea Pacific Oysters - M (80-110g):

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Jersey Pacific Oysters - M (80-110g):

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Orford Pacific Oysters - M (80-110g):

Kyle of Tongue Pacific Oysters - M (80-110g):

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