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Our mission at the Weald Smokery has remained true from the very first day we opened – to produce delicious smoked products with passion, pride and care.

With dedication to our craft and maintaining our traditional methods we have become known as one of the best artisan food producers operating in the UK today, helping us to achieve our most recent award of Best Artisan Producer by Gourmet Britain.

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The Weald Smokery has been a family run business for 30 years.

Recognising the huge potential for a truly authentic smokery, Andrew bought the business in 1990 and, with an absolute passion for authenticity, taste and perfection has been responsible, along with his wife Corinne, for creating the multi-award winning business it is today.

In 1999 we opened our new shop, which has been hugely successful, allowing us to work with numerous local suppliers and making fine food easily accessible to the local area. Following this, in 2003, we built our new smokehouse and food preparation rooms, allowing us to expand the business and comply with modern hygiene requirements.

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We’ve grown from a husband-and-wife team to around 25 people, all of whom live locally.

We always put quality above quantity and understand that the true pleasure in food lies in savouring something properly crafted and full of flavour.

We have deliberately stayed small to maintain our high standards and remain close to our suppliers. We always know where every single fish, cut of meat and round of cheese comes from and we are naturally very selective. It also means we know our customers – many of them by name – and can deliver the choice, quality, taste and service they demand and deserve.

We’ve continued to produce our smoked products using traditional techniques, which ensures our products retain their truly authentic taste and texture. At the same time, our preparation areas are all state of the art, guaranteeing our products maintain their quality, from kiln to customer.

Whatever else happens, we’ll stay true to the values that have sustained us since we began: to love our work, do it right, serve our customers – and put taste above everything else.

We have some exciting plans in hand to develop the shopping and tasting experience, so please keep in touch, or sign up to our newsletter to keep informed of developments and, of course, latest offers!