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Lonely Planet review

It's a simple idea: bring your own bread and wine, perch on one of the seats inside this seaside shack, and tuck into the mussels, Colchester oysters, prawns and smoked fish, courtesy of the Howard family – eighth-generation oyster- men. The seafood platter (£11.95) lets you sample a good cross-section. West Mersea is on Mersea Island, 9 miles south of town.