Have you ever wondered how you grow oysters or how you harvest oysters from the sea? 

We are opening the Fishery doors on Sunday 9th June and inviting you to come to East Mersea and learn all about oysters, lobsters and the other delicious seafood that comes from our rivers.

Fishery Tours

We are afraid that all the spaces on the Fishery Tours have been booked, but you are more than welcome to come along to the Fishery on Sunday 9th June. Whilst you might not get to look inside the Fishery this time, you will still get a good understanding of what we do here. After all, our farm is out in the river and you will have a great view of that on the day.

Our oyster boat will be moored up to our quay, with our friendly oysterman onboard to tell you how the boat works and how we grow oysters here at the Fishery.

Food and Drinks on The Terrace

The Long Room and Terrace will be open with incredible views over Pyefleet Creek and the River Colne. Our kitchen will be open serving a range of seafood and sandwiches and the bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks.

If you would like to make the most of the day, we suggest pre-ordering a Seafood Platter to enjoy on the terrace, take a look here to see our available platters. When ordering, select to collect your platter on Sunday the 9th June and we will have it ready for you.

Activities for Children

We will have a shark themed bouncy castle, competitions and activities to keep children entertained.

Free entry, paid bar and cafe.

Please note: Not suitable for dogs. Only food and drink purchased at the Fishery may be consumed on site. Limited access for disabled people within the working parts of the Fishery, although we do have a lift access to the Long Room and Deck where refreshments will be served.

If you have a food allergy, please contact us in advance to see what we can do.


All the tickets for the Fishery tours have gone. You are welcome to come along to the Fishery to enjoy the Open Day without booking onto one of the tours. We have a waiting list below should any of the tickets come available.