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From Sea to Plate

We own 14 acres of oyster beds where we grow and cultivate our award winning Mersea oysters. It is not simply about catching oysters, but working the land, and moving the oysters, to ensure sustainability and the very best product.

Our Mersea rock oysters grow wild, the only ones to do so in the UK. Early in the morning we go out and dredge our rock and, when in season, native oysters from the seabed, picking the best to land later that day.

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Mersea oysters in purification tanks

Once graded, we take the oysters to our depuration tanks where they spend 42 hours being purified in the same sea water they grow in, filtered through ultraviolet light, ensuring they are safe to eat and maintain the unique and remarkable flavour our Mersea oysters are famous for.

The oysters are then packed in our eco-friendly boxes, delivered to and enjoyed in homes, restaurants and businesses, here in the UK and around the world.