Whelks in Shell




Whelks are sea snails that are found all over the world and are abundant around the UK.

They can grow up to a couple of inches long and have a briny, sweet flavour and pleasant but chewy texture that’s not dissimilar to that of a clam.

Whelks are popular in the UK and remind many of us of childhood trips to the seaside.

How to Cook

Whelks can be treated in a similar fashion to how you would make escargot with their land-loving snail cousins.

After giving your whelks a good clean, simply boil for around 4 minutes, being careful not to overdo it as they become tough and unpleasant to eat when overcooked.

Place in a serving dish, spoon over a generous amount of melted garlic and parsley butter, and serve with a chunk of crusty bread.

What to Drink

New World Chardonnay is an excellent match for whelks.


All our fresh and frozen fish and seafood arrives at your door vacuum packed. This helps to ensure that it stays fresh and is easy to store in your fridge or freezer.


All fresh fish and seafood should be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature of between 1 and 4°C and consumed by the date given on its packaging.


All orders will arrive within 1-2 working days, except for some local deliveries within Sussex which are shipped the same day via our own transport.

All deliveries will arrive before 5.30 pm.

We offer free delivery to all UK postcodes on orders over £40.

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