Cromer Beach, Norfolk

Brancaster Mussels in Season

Bancaster Mussels


September usually marks the start of Mussel season which can be enjoyed until around April. These delicious morsels were once regarded as the poor relation of the shellfish family because of their small size and relative abundance. Today mussels are now very popular no doubt because they are delicious, easy to prepare and fairly cheap to purchase. Enjoy your sustainable Mussels completely guilt free! We love them steamed with garlic, butter and white wine with a squeeze of lemon (and maybe some chips on the side!).

Where to Buy


For the freshest mussels you can purchase Brancaster mussels directly from fisherman on the North Norfolk coastal road (A149). You can also purchase mussels when in season from The Crab Hut or The Fish Shed on Brancaster Staithe, Gurneys Fish Shop at Burnham Market and Farm to Fork and Fish in Horstead. Take them home and cook up a feast! Need for inspiration? Click below for Jamie Oliver mussel recipes!

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Restaurants serving Brancaster Mussels

Prepared mussels
Alternatively leave it to the experts and head to one of the fine establishments on the North Norfolk coast to enjoy freshly prepared mussels. We recommend The White Horse, The Jollys Sailors or The Ship Hotel .

Can't get to the coast...

The Belgian Monk

If you're in the region but can't get up to the North Norfolk Coast, don't panic! You can also enjoy Brancaster mussels in Norwich. Try The Belgian Monk who sell over a 1/4 tonne of mussels every week!

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