Bigbury Bay Oysters is a small family run business established in 2005 producing the finest pacific oysters (crassostrea gigas). Our oysters are farmed on the river Avon in the South Hams, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The River Avon is flushed twice daily by the nutrient rich waters of Bigbury Bay combined with the constant flow of cool clean fresh water from Dartmoor. This creates a perfect estuarine environment for the cultivation of the finest quality oysters.

 Bigbury Bay Oysters grow as nature intended feeding on the naturally occuring phytoplankton and organic detritus from this unique combination of salt and fresh water. The Avon Estuary is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas in the South West and this is reflected in the quality and excellent flavour of our oysters.

Low tide oyster beds exposed

Our Pacific Oysters are introduced to the estuary at fingernail size and placed in fine mesh bags, as they grow they are hand turned and graded into larger mesh bags. They reach maturity between 2 and 4 years when they are hand picked and cleaned before going through a depuration process for 42 hours. This process uses ultra violet light to kill any bacteria or viruses that may have been present within the oyster.

 We supply oysters locally to hotels and restaurants, as well as a next day courier service to restaurants in London and throughout the United Kingdom and are always looking for new outlets. Trade enquiries are always welcome. {Contact Details}

We are registered with CEFAS, REGISTRATION No. ESS000236.
Our depuration Approval No. T0 026.

We are also members of the following:

The Shellfish Association of Great Britain,

The National Federation of Fishmongers,

Food and Drink Devon,

Taste of the West,

The Aune Conservation Society




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