Sligo Oyster Experience

At WB’s Coffee House

Indulge in Sligo Bay Oysters at WB’S Coffee House while you are guided by owner Aisling through the history and current farming methods of harvesting oysters on the Wild Atlantic Way.

You will be thought how oysters are harvested and learn the tricks of the trade with an oyster shucking demonstration. Then it’s time to relax with a selection of naked and dressed Oysters with a glass of carefully selection wine to compliment the oysters. We also have a selection of Sligo Craft Beer and our full Cafe menu available.

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Taste The Island

Taste the Island is a new Fáilte Ireland programme which celebrates the very best of Ireland’s food and drink culture. It is a great opportunity to showcase the high-quality produce and seasonal ingredients that we are lucky to have on our doorstep. Sligo Food Trail will spearhead the programme in Sligo and we are delighted to host events to celebrate Taste the Island.

Taste The Island Experiences

Beekeeping, Honey Tasting and Candle Making Demonstration

Saturday, 12th October from 5-7pm.
€25

During the afternoon you will learn all about bee keeping, how you can help, taste the honey and see a demonstration on how to make a bees wax candle. Enjoy a glass of wine and taste delicious Sligo Oysters freshly shucked in front of you. Book Now >>

 

Butter Making Demonstration and Workshop

Saturday, 26th October from 2-4pm.
€25

Watch Violet churn cream into delicious country butter before enjoying it with homemade brown bread. Enjoy baked oysters and learn about Sligo’s oyster history dating back 6000 years. Take home freshly churned butter for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Book Now >>

Wild Atlantic Oysters from Sligo Bay

We source our Oysters from the Wild Atlantic Oyster company, which represents the oyster producers in Sligo Bay, on Ireland’s North West coast.

Sligo Bay has numerous inlets with ideal conditions for the cultivation of oysters, and has a history of oyster cultivation over two centuries.

The producers specialise in the cultivation of the Pacific oyster species Crassostrea Gigas, which they source from their own shellfish hatchery on the shores of Sligo Bay. The Producers comprise a shellfish hatchery company, located on the shores of Sligo Bay at Lissadell, and three shellfish farming companies.

Our experience is based at WB’s Coffee House, Stephen Street in Sligo Town.
Our Oyster menu is available Thursday to Saturday 3-6 p.m. No Booking Required.
The guided experience can be booked for Thursday, Friday and Saturday and
departs the Sligo Tourist Office, O’Connell Street at 4 p.m.
Additional times can be booked by appointment.

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Meet Aisling Kelly

Sometimes life takes you on a journey that brings you neatly back where you started, seemly immune to ‘the best laid plans’ as the poet Burns put it. This has been the case for Aisling Kelly who after years studying and working abroad, finds herself back in the premises she lived above as a child, running a café in what was for years the family pub, The Punchbowl…Read Aisling’s Story

Visit WB’s Coffee House, Sligo

The coffee house and artisan craft shop are open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 6pm Saturday. It is located at 11 Stephen Street, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo Town.

The coffee house opened its door in 2014 and has grown over the last 4 years into a successful business and is now the platform on which Aisling is now going to expand her offering. The coffee house opens Monday to Saturday and offering deli counter, takeaway and sit in. New to the menu is a selection of wine and craft beer, our artisan craft shop and Sligo Oyster Experience.