Rewind 30 years and The Shack actually housed an oyster farm...
Bursting with row upon row of oyster purification tanks, the oysters would be cleansed after maturing in the River Avon and oyster lovers would arrive in droves to buy their fresh molluscs, bringing with them a packed lunch, shucking their own oysters and tucking in with some crusty bread and a bottle of wine (or two).
People would pitch up their own deckchairs and while away an afternoon in the peace and quiet of the Avon Valley. Thus in a (quite literally) organic way, The Oyster Shack was born. Keeping this ethos alive, we have extended on to the concrete patch and house a restaurant both inside and outside - winters are rustic and cosy inside by our roaring fire whilst Summertime is enjoyed al fresco outdoors.
When you visit The Oyster Shack, you will see donation envelopes on the tables. Your generous donations all go to The Fishermen's Mission who provide support to Fishermen and their Families, without whom we wouldn't have the wonderful experiences we enjoy so much today.
We support two charities which are close to our hearts - The Fishermen's Mission who care for hard working fishermen who do an extremely dangerous job for our benefit and The National Lobster Hatchery who ensure the survival of baby lobsters in the wild in order to protect numbers of this commercial species
We support The National Lobster Hatchery based in Padstow, Cornwall by buying our Lobsters from S&J Fisheries Limited who are part of the Buy One, Set One Free Campaign. So every time we buy a Lobster, The Oyster Shack makes a donation which is matched by S&J Fisheries and paid into the campaign.