#ShellfishBRUT - Crinnis, Carlyon Beach, St Austell - Summer 2015 May 21 2015

2nd #PopUp stays at #Crinnis for the summer... OSTRACA.co.uk


The second ‘pop up’ experience arrives at Carlyon Bay this weekend (Sat May 23rd) with Pop Up Gatherings setting up an oyster shack and wine bar on Crinnis Beach.

The fully licensed restaurant and bar Ostraca will be open for a week from Saturday for the bank holiday and school half term with seating for eight inside which can be reserved (www.ostraca.co.uk) or alternatively, visitors can pop up and eat and drink al fresco on the decking or at the large tables facing the bay.

Director of Fal Oyster Ltd, Chris Ranger, said he was excited about being the first 2015 Carlyon pop up, following the return of the popular venue Sam’s @ The Bay who arrived on site last year. 

“It’s a stunning location and we hope that lots of people will come down to sample our menu,” he said.  “We know every producer we work with personally and will be offering a selection of local goodies including Porthilly Rock oysters, Cornish sardines, Cornish scallops, Cornish crab and Cornish salad, Baker Tom cakes, Tregothnan teas, Fal Oyster Stout, beers ciders and as the 1st Official Camel Valley Wine Bar the solar powered fridge will be stocked with 'Cornish Champagne' see #ShellfishBRUT 

“If it’s successful, we would love to return for the summer season and be part of this fantastic development.”

Cornish Native Oysters was set up in 2009 and evolved in to Fal Oyster Ltd, which was launched in 2012, by local fisherman Chris Ranger. Ranger bought the Alf Smythers in 2008 and decided there was a future in the sustainable gathering of the wild native oysters found on the riverbed of the Fal Estuary - famed for their distinctive sweet, fresh and delicate flavour.  The Fal Oysters have been harvested in the same highly sustainable fashion without the use of mechanical power for more than 500 years, but sadly natives are only available September to April so we source the best farmed oysters 'Porthilly Rocks' during the summer.

Jacky Swain, site manager for Commercial Estates Group, said: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome the first of what we expect will be many other attractions to our site.  I hope everyone will come down and try some of the delights on offer. We are currently talking to a number of other organisations with the aim of creating a hub of activity down here for local people and holidaymakers to enjoy.”



For further information, please contact Michelle Sammons, Communications Consultant, Tel 07767 810481 or email michelle.sammons@carlyonbeach.com