Brancaster harbour's creeks and channels offer the ideal conditions needed for growing oysters and mussels. The mussels are laid down in the channels as seeds and over a period of 2 years they are nurtured until they are ready for harvesting. Tom Large comes from a long line of Brancaster fishermen who have supplied the area with excellent quality shellfish for generations. Between September and April Tom brings in daily deliveries of his live mussels.
Our Oysters are cultivated by Richard Loose not far from Scolt Head Island. They are introduced at thumbnail size and after eighteen months they are harvested. Unlike the native oyster they are available throughout the year. Come to our shop and we'll open one up for you to taste.