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Address: Coast Road | West Mersea, Colchester, England

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You need to visit only when the weather is good, otherwise you may be disappointed. A glimpse of local fishing history, but not to much to see. The boat trip out and back to the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2016
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Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

You have to book the venue for a function. You have to travel by boat so don't dress up. Very rustic. Nice views. Nothing special.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The packing shed is just a short boat trip from the hard, with lovely views. regular cream tea open days are offered, these are cheap and a fundraiser, making a lovely afternoon on the island, with talks on the oyster history etc it can be informative. take a picninc and a blanket and enjoy the lovely views. Dont get confused... More 

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Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

You need to visit only when the weather is good, otherwise you may be disappointed. A glimpse of local fishing history, but not to much to see. The boat trip out and back to the packing shed is interesting. Good place to hire for a private party, but the weather is important.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

So good that you'll have to wait to get in at busy times as they do not take booking. You can take your own bread and wine if you wish. The fish and seafood could not be fresher.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Had lunch with 2 friends. As prescribed took a baguette and butter, we also took our own wine but there are local wines available at very reasonable prices. We had a big variety of sharing dishes including their beautiful oysters. Sadly a dish of mussels were overcooked and inedible. We sat next to the door which people had trouble closing... More 

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