Pop Up Gatherings - since October 2009

Celebrating 10 Years of Pop Up Gatherings - Last Weekend of March 2020 January 27 2020

Pop Up Gatherings 10th Birthday Bash
& "Saving Ester" CrowdFund Raiser at
Skinners Brewery Tap - the Old Ale House Truro

12 noon - 10pm Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th March 2020

So, in October 2019 we celebrated 10 years of Pop Up Gatherings and its Fal Oyster Wink's at The 'Front on Custom House Quay Falmouth as this was actually our first 'pop up oyster bar'. However, in 2010 we actually started our own 'Oyster Gatherings' where we invited chefs and artisan producers to show off our seafood and their skills and ingredients...

Steve Skinner & Goemon @ Pop Up Gatherings 2014
Steve & Goemon @PopUpGatherings 2014

Skinners Brewery Tap - Having been the main sponsor for all the early Pop Up Gatherings at Mylor Yacht Harbour, Flushing Quay, Prince of Wales Pier and Custom House Quay Falmouth, it is a great honour to announce Steve Skinner has provided us with our first indoor venue upstairs at the Old Ale House Truro, so we don't have to rely on the weather!

Dinings Japanese Tapas - Another major sponsor over the past 9 years has been Dinings Harcourt Street Restaurant in London (W1H 4HH) and many a plate of sashimi and sushi has been devoured at our end of native oyster season celebrations. Goemon San studied under the sushi Jedi Masaki San at Dinings, then went on to Claridges and then on to a brand new restaurant as head chef at Parsons. In just 9 months Goemon San achieved Hardens Best Fish Restaurant of the Year 2018, now he is back with Fuku San at Dinings Harcourt Street...

As always he is taking a busman's holiday to prepare a truly stunning menu as the Head Chef throughout the 4 day Pop Up Gathering.

Goemon - Hardens Best Fish Restaurant 2018
Goemon claiming the very prestigious Hardens Best Fish Restaurant Prize 2018

Lunch bookings all 4 days are available but some are already reserved for our "Saving Ester" Crowdfunder Patrons (see link) - then in the evening it will be a much more informal Japanese Tapas experience, sushi, sashimi, cooked oysters etc etc where we hope you will gather and mingle around the bars and tables as you would at our outdoor feasts & gatherings...

...There will be a dedicated Cornish Native Fal Oyster Bar downstairs and much more to shout about soon too...

Steve Skinner & Goemon @ Port Eliot Festival 2017 (Copyright CJ Ranger)

Steve Skinner & Goemon @ Port Eliot Festival 2017

Steve and Goemon (our resident head chef) have enjoyed a long friendship, with Goemon serving Steve platters of his favourite Japanese Tapas and Steve pouring many many pints of Goemon's favourite tipple - Betty Stoggs


Friday evenings live music will be provide by: the Cornish Male Voice Choir

Saturday evenings band are Newquay's: Ferris Wheel Junkies

Sunday afternoons British Summer Time Session Special: Rosie Crow

'Fish & Ships' 28-30th March, Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth March 09 2014



Welcome back to the weekend of British Summer Time, Mother's Day and celebrations of the harvest of the Fal Oyster!



The Fal Oyster Gathering is held this year on Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth, Cornwall

FalRiver.co.uk for Fal River Information

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th March 2014

We've moved again from our previous venues to Falmouth where there's enough space for an Aussie Marquee and Skinners Bar and large enough to keep everyone warm and dry inside. We're open 10 till 10!



Celebrate the unique Fal Oyster and its new Protected Food Name, and enjoy fish and shellfish landed by local fishermen using traditional and sustainable methods.


Come and enjoy recipes and menus created with local produce by top chefs, both local and from exclusive London restaurants, Dale McIntosh from Merchants Manor and Mark Apsey from Idle Rocks then from Marylebone in London Masaki Sugisaki and his sushi masters at Dinings whose contemporary Japanese tapas combine traditional Japanese and modern European cuisine.



The Local Producers Market lets you see (and buy) the produce that these renowned chefs will turn into their delicious recipes for you to eat all weekend.


The Little Yellow House Studios are hosting the Artists & Makers tent so you will find nautical and local artists selling their best...


The second Fal Oyster Race from the Fal Oyster Fishery to the Fal Oyster Gathering starts again at 1300 Mylor Harbour, this year Hannah Batstone Contemporary Jewellery has been commissioned by Fal Oyster to cast a Pewter Fal Oyster for the trophy... Prize giving by Betty Stogs... if its sunny... :)


Not forgetting live music on Miss Peapods Stage: Shanties on Friday, bands on Saturday including headline act Lightknife Band at 2030, but Sunday its a Mother's Day so a Camel Valley special.

We will also be proud to showcase our new venture OSTRACA and introduce the
Fal Mussel at the inaugural Fal Mussel Festival...


all gatherings of friends are free!



Thanks MC!