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The Oyster Shack

Milburn Orchard Farm | Stakes Hill, Bigbury TQ7 4BE, England
+44 1548 810876
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (453 reviews)
“crab” (107 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (37 reviews)
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Milburn Orchard Farm | Stakes Hill, Bigbury TQ7 4BE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my second visit to the shack and it did not disappoint! The delicious and fresh seafood we had was out of this world. Such helpful and friendly staff and some great dairy & gluten free options! Would recommend the Sea Bream and the...More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best seafood I have had. The battered oysters were absolutely delicious. Could have eaten them all night. Same for the scallops. It was all amazing. Casual, relaxed atmosphere, excellent service and good value for money. Loved it all. You have got to go there...More

1  Thank GT1975
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were given a gift voucher last Christmas and finally got around to using it and what a treat we had! A wonderful selection of starters, finally opting for the scallops and the smoked venison. Husband had whole crab for main and loved it! Brought...More

1  Thank sassycat60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely dinner - excellent seafood as you would expect. Desserts weren’t as good as the starters/mains but were ok. Possibly an area for them work on. Surprisingly good choice of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Quirky venue, lots to look at. Dog friendly, lovely doggy...More

1  Thank SarahWag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having wanted to visit the Oyster Shack for a long while, it’s beyond fair to say that I wasn’t disappointed upon our visit. Although a little off the beaten track, this charming little restaurant is a definite must for those that love fresh (and well...More

Thank TAJoll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, popped here once before last year for lunch, but visited three times in quick succession. Staff are fabulous, attentive to dogs too! The food is divine, and the wines chilled to perfection. I look forward to the next visit! This must be one of...More

Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a relief that one place locally offers consistent great food and excellent attentive service. Always welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Offering BYO as well makes it better value than not. Keep up the good work.

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, fresh seafood and fish. Great value for money, friendly and efficient service, warm and comfortable atmosphere. Our favourite restaurant in South Hams. 👌

Thank 4Careys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took friends to celebrate what south hams does well, seafood. A real shame there were no crabs due to weather but no body’s fault A lovely atmosphere, pleasant staff and a unique decor that never fails to impress visitors and the food was great...More

Thank sjascanlon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting the Oyster Shack for many years when we are in the area, usually October half/term and this year we have visited twice. The oysters were superb on both occasions, as was the rest of the meal. The staff are friendly and...More

Thank Julian H
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Questions & Answers
Gordon E
2 August 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
19 July 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
23 April 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
US$ 18 - US$ 39
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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
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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