Our Story

Shucker Club is the incarnation of two great friends and oyster lovers, Bobby Groves and Tobyn Cleeves.

Both passionate about good honest food and the coastal communities of the UK, they have combined forces to bring you Shucker Club.

The pair first met on the UK festival circuit in 2010. Bobby stumbled across Tobyn's Hotel Bell Tent camps in various fields around the UK whilst on tour, playing the banjo with Beans on Toast and other bands. They instantly bonded over a shared love of food, camping, motorcycles, and music and ended up working together in events for over half a decade.

When the time came for Bobby to follow his oyster dream full time, the two remained great friends and Tobyn would always contact Bobby for the best oysters and seasonal fish, often resulting in a clandestine meeting somewhere to hand over the goods.

Bobby started his oyster journey working on the oyster beds during his school holidays and has continued to hone his knowledge and shucking skills during his 18 years in the shellfish industry.

Constantly looking to improve his knowledge, he persuaded Triumph to lend him a motorbike that he used to ride the length and breadth of the UK and Southern Ireland, visiting all the best oyster farmers and producers. One book deal later and 'Oyster Isles' by Bobby Groves is a top-selling shellfish title on Amazon.

Fast forward to 2019 and Bobby's wedding in the remains of a castle above Malaga.

While celebrating into the wee hours, the two decide they want to work together again. This time, they wanted to bring the freshest and best quality oysters directly from the producer to the client's door. This "tide to your table" approach utilises Bobby's knowledge and personal producer contacts to support a sustainable industry that has been nobbled by Brexit and enables oyster lovers to order the best.

Join us on our mission and welcome to the club.