Porlock Bay Pacific Oysters (M)

Porlock Bay Pacific Oysters (M)

Porlock Bay Pacific Oysters are cultivated and sustainably harvested by hand in inter-tidal waters at Porlock Bay, Somerset, England.

In the 1830's, Native Oysters were fished from Porlock Bay. Then, in the 1890's, Native Oysters were over-fished and believed to be extinct. In 2013, Porlock Parish Council established an Oyster Community Project to introduce Pacific Oysters in Porlock Bay. Since 2014 to date, Porlock Bay Pacific Oysters have been harvested from Porlock Bay for the local market.

Available: All year.

In Stock: Yes. 

Size: Medium (80-110g approx).

Freshest oysters possible
Porlock Bay Pacific Oysters develop from seed to market size at the River Avon (near Bantham, Devon) and then at waters at Porlock Bay (takes about 3 years).

Once harvested from Porlock Bay, these oysters are cleaned and purified in filtered natural seawater, packed live to order in boxes, and dispatched by the oyster farm's depuration and dispatch centre (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).

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Porlock Bay Pacific Oyster

 

Shells: Elongated, fluted.

 

Shell cup depth: Medium.

 

Brininess: 5/10.

 

Meat to shell ratio: 8/10.

 

Meat: Plump, silky.

 

Succession of flavour notes:

1. Fresh clean sea.

2. Cucumber.

3. Honeydew melon.

 

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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A map dated 1710 shows an oyster bed in Porlock Bay, Sommerset, England.

 

From the 1830's Porlock Bay Native Oysters were known to be fished from oyster beds in Porlock Bay. In the 1890's, Porlock Bay Native Oysters were overfished and are belived to be extinct.

 

In 2013, Porlock Parish Council established an Oyster Community Project in an attempt to revive Porlock Bay Oysters, as well as provide employment opportunities and promote tourism for the village of Porlock. In 2014, Porlock Bay Oysters (a Community Interest Company) was established, and after several successful trials, Porlock Bay Pacific Oysters became established in Porlock Bay. In July 2019, the Porlock Bay Oyster business was sold to a local investment company who works with the current team and provides local employment for the community of Porlock.

 

Porlock Bay Pacific Oysters develop from seed to market size at the Porlock Bay Oysters' nursery bed at River Avon (near the coastal village of Bantham, South Devon, England) and then at waters at Porlock Bay, near the coastal village of Porlock, Somerset, England. Once harvested from Porlock Bay, Porlock Bay Pacific Oysters are sold to local restuarants in the area.

 

Porlock Bay is located on the Bristol Channel between Hulstone Point and Porlock Weir. Porlock Bay lies within the Exmoor National Park and the coastline forms part of the South West Coast Path.

 

The village of Porlock adjoins the Porlock Ridge and Saltmarsh Nature Reserve, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

 

Porlock Bay Pacific Oysters are featured on menus at local restaurants in the village of Porlock and the town of Taunton, Somerset, England.

 

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Porlock Bay Pacific Oysters from Porlock Bay, Somerset, England.

 

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

 

Google Map of 50.513824,+-3.279636


Google Map of 51.199774, -3.615887

 

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In Stock. Delivery to addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday to Friday). Choose delivery date at checkout. At the latest, order three days in advance of delivery.

Prices are per Oyster. Minimum order for this Product is 24 Oysters.

  • Brand: Porlock Bay
  • Product Code: PORLK
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £1.09
  • Ex Tax: £1.09
  • 36 or more £1.07
  • 48 or more £1.05
  • 60 or more £1.03
This product has a minimum quantity of 24