A fun-filled weekend of delicious riverside feasting

This year, due to the weather the majority of stalls at the festival itself will be indoors, with just the larger exhibits outside.

Woodbridge shuck mission statement

The Woodbridge Shellfish Festival, the Woodbridge Shuck, is an annual event held in Woodbridge in the autumn. It was first held in 2012 and this year it will run from 22nd September until 23rd September 2018. It is organised by the Woodbridge Shuck Festival Ltd , which is a not-for-profit organisation solely for the intention of:-

  1. Promoting and encouraging the consumption of genuine local seafood as close to its point of production as possible (local seafood being fish and shellfish from the River Deben and the East Anglian coast line from Kings Lynn to Leigh-on-Sea)
  2. Educating the general public and the catering industry as to what is genuinely in season, local and where it can be sourced from
  3. Encouraging local shops and businesses to support local seafood producers

Prime examples of local seafood are:

  • Deben oysters
  • Deben mussels
  • Deben and other local whelks
  • Lobsters from Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwold etc
  • Skate
  • Bass
  • Whiting
  • Dover sole
  • Dogfish, often referred to as rock eel
  • Flounders
  • Crab from Aldeburgh, Southwold, Cromer etc
  • Herring, both fresh and kippers
  • Cockles from Leigh-on-Sea or Kings Lynn

The organizers of the event will liaise with stallholders, pubs and restaurants participating in the Woodbridge Shuck to ensure adequate quantities of local fish and shellfish is available. This will ensure visitors to the Shuck will experience genuine local produce.

Contact Us

The Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival 2018


07837 639191 | (01394) 411025

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