We deliver to addresses in mainland UK Tuesday to Friday. Our next delivery date is Thursday 23 September onwards.

West Mersea Wild Pacific Oysters (S-L)

West Mersea Wild Pacific Oysters (S-L)

West Mersea Wild Pacific Oysters (sometimes referred to as Mersea Oysters or Colchester Oysters) are wild and sustainably fished from traditional oyster beds in inter-tidal waters of the River Blackwater Estuary, Mersea Island, Colchester, Essex, England.

West Mersea Wild Pacific Oysters are distinctive in appearance with ripple-like fluted and thick shells.

Oysters have been harvested from waters around Mersea Island since Roman times to date.

Available: All year.

In Stock: Yes.

Sizes: Small (60-80g approx), Medium (80-110g approx), Large (110-180g approx).

Freshest oysters possible
West Mersea Wild Pacific Oysters develop from seed to market size in creeks off the River Blackwater near West Mersea, Mersea Island (takes 2 to 3 years).

Once harvested, these oysters are cleaned, purified in natural seawater from the River Blackwater, and packed live to order in boxes at the oyster farm (Monday to Thursday) for next day courier delivery to our clients' addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday to Friday).

Store and consume
For the freshest and best flavour, store Pacific Oysters in the fridge and consume within 4-5 days from delivery. Oysters can be consumed raw or cooked.

How to Store Oysters & Best Before Guide

Ingredients: Oysters (molluscs).

One Courier Fee applies for this Product and 'Other Products' shown below.

West Mersea Wild Pacific Oyster

 

Brininess: 6/10.

Meat to shell ratio: 9/10.

Meat: Plump, firm.

 

Succession of flavour notes:

1. Fresh subtle seaweed.

2. Lettuce, cucumber.

3. Earthy.

 

Disclaimer. This taste review is our own opinion. Each oyster is unique with flavour influences by its waters, climates and seasons.

 

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One Courier Fee applies for this product and 'Other Products' shown below.

West Mersea oyster fishery covers an area of inter-tidal waters at the River Blackwater Estuary, near the small town of West Mersea, Mersea Island, Colchester, Essex, England.

 

West Mersea contains areas of inter-tidal mudflats, wide areas of saltmarsh, shingle banks and sand flats. The foreshore area is designated under the Essex Estuaries Special Area of Conservation, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Protected Area and is located within the Colne Ramsar site.

 

Oysters have been fished from the Blackwater Estuary at Mersea Island, near the town of Colchester since Roman times. It is well documented that Romans consumed vast quantities of oysters, and tonnes of oyster shells have been excavated from ancient sites in and around Colchester. The town of Colchester was the capital of Roman Britain, and remains the oldest recorded town in Britain.

 

West Mersea Wild Pacific Oysters are featured on menus at a top oyster bars, restaurants and hotels in the UK.

 

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One Courier Fee applies for this product and 'Other Products' shown below.

West Mersea Wild Pacific Oysters from River Blackwater Estuary, Essex, England.

 

Maps by Simply Oysters. Circles indicate approximate locations; not to scale.

 

Google Map of 51.863195,+-1.489692


Google Map of 51.837629, 0.993910

 

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One Courier Fee applies for this product and 'Other Products' shown below.

To order seafood under ONE COURIER FEE, scroll to the BOTTOM of THIS PAGE to see Other Products available from this producer or dispatch centre.

In Stock. Delivery to addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). Choose delivery date at checkout. At the latest, order by 9am for next day delivery.

Prices are per Oyster. Minimum order is 12 Oysters for this product alone; or 6 Oysters when combined with Other Products shown at the BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

 

  • Brand: West Mersea
  • Product Code: MERS
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £0.99
  • 24 or more £0.97
  • 36 or more £0.95

Available Options

This product has a minimum quantity of 6