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The Oyster Shack

Milburn Orchard Farm | Stakes Hill, Bigbury TQ7 4BE, England
+44 1548 810876
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (206 reviews)
“crab” (90 reviews)
“whitebait” (39 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 3:00 pmAll hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Milburn Orchard Farm | Stakes Hill, Bigbury TQ7 4BE, England
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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Booking worked a treat. Glad we did. Lovely location. Attentive service, but not exceptionally so. They have a good stem of asking you twice if everything is to your satisfaction and then they remove a wooden seagull marker from your table and you are not...More

Thank David C
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited with a party of friends to discover that despite booking the table was not set for our group and we had to wait for a lot of table moving so I regret I have downgraded my previous reviews. Food is always very good and...More

Thank Alan M
TheOysterShack, Manager at The Oyster Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2016

Dear Alan, Thank you for your recent review. I'm sorry to hear that having to wait for a table to become clear impacted your experience but thank you for your comments regarding the consistently high standards of the food and service and we all very...More

Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, very relaxed and welcoming. My lobster thermidor was amazing as was the chocolate torte to follow. Will definitely be back to check it was really that good!!!

Thank Carole D
Reviewed June 29, 2016

We live locally and having visited occasionally over the years and been uninspired thought we would give it another go last evening. This will be our last visit. Table booked for a Tuesday evening, place half full. Staff not really motivated or interested, appeared to...More

2  Thank ClanCharteris
TheOysterShack, Manager at The Oyster Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2016

Dear ClanCharteris, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Shack. I'm sorry to hear that you have uninspired in the past. As we have a large restaurant (85+ covers) Tuesday evenings out of season are very rarely full. I'm...More

Reviewed June 28, 2016

A super place for a lazy Sunday lunch with friends. After a lovely crab gratin,I've decided I have to go back for the half a crab! My friends had the seafood pasta, which went down very well, as did the sea bass, sole and lobster....More

Thank Caz E
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Restaurant quirky and deffinately worth the out of the way jaunt. Food impeccable and the chef was kind enough to cook something not on the menu for me. Fish and shellfish a speciality however the staff were so friendly and obliging. Would recommend to all...More

Thank niki_billing
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I booked this table over 2 months ago because we ate here last year and we booked a holiday let close to the Oyster Shack because we had a good experience in 2015. The establishment were aware it was a family 40th Birthday. The food...More

1  Thank sharon c
TheOysterShack, Manager at The Oyster Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2016

Dear Sharon, I'm aware that you had wisely booked in advance for a special celebration and please accept my apologies that it was overshadowed by what you saw as a lack of communication. I'm sorry to hear that the food did not live up to...More

Reviewed June 26, 2016

We had booked this restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday while on holiday with our family of four adult children, partners and three grandchildren. The experience was perfect: great fresh sea food, excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank thamemarilyn
Reviewed June 26, 2016

Really dissapointed as first time at Oyster shack, very exspensive for what it is the cheapest main £14.00 for a vegetarian dish and from £17.00 for fish and extra for sides. The service is really slow i know it is cooked fresh but 3hrs to...More

1  Thank sweetie7
TheOysterShack, Manager at The Oyster Shack, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2016

Dear sweetie7, I'm sorry to hear of your disappointment on your first visit to The Oyster Shack. We believe that our prices are an accurate reflection of the quality and freshness of all our locally caught fish and shellfish. All of our menu choices are...More

Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband said he fancied some oysters, so I googled where to go and The Oyster Shack popped up. After a drive along winding lanes we found this half open air restaurant. No real view as such, but still a lovely setting and well worth...More

Thank Sue B
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Gordon E
August 2, 2017|
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Response from TheOysterShack | Property representative |
Hi Gordan, In the early days of the Oyster Shack, locals would turn up with their own bread and wine and enjoy the fresh oysters and mussels that were available here. We honour tradition today as you can bring your own wine... More
Laura B
July 19, 2017|
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Response from TheOysterShack | Property representative |
Hi Laura, Thanks for the question, and thanks too to all of you who have replied to the question and for your compliments. As everyone rightly points out it is definitely advisable to book, especially during our busy... More
April 23, 2017|
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Response from TheOysterShack | Property representative |
Hi, We love dogs and are more than happy for you to bring your furry friend with you to enjoy some lunch or dinner. We have a covered outside area of the restaurant, which we use when the weather is nice during the day, but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milburn Orchard Farm | Stakes Hill, Bigbury TQ7 4BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Bigbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 810876
  • E-mail
Nestled into the Avon Valley, Award Winning restaurant The Oyster Shack – aka “Seafood Paradise” serves an array of mouth-watering catch of the day seafood and shellfish, depending on what’s been landed daily and what’s in season on the land.

With eclectic, rustic decor its as cosy in the wintertime as it is virbrant and al fresco in the summer. A must visit year round.

In true "shack" nature you can pop in for light nibbles and coffee with friends at lunchtime through to an extravagant Lobster lunch or whole catch of the day - always with incredibly friendly and welcoming service.
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