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Fortunes Smokehouse & Shop


Fortunes Kippers, from the only traditional Smokehouse in the famous historic port of Whitby in North Yorkshire is famous locally and world-wide for excellent, high quality kippers.

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DJ & BW Brown
01947 601659
22 Henrietta Street
North Yorkshire
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Fortunes Smokehouse nestles beneath Whitby’s ancient cliffs, under the gaze of St. Mary’s Church. The Smokehouse & Kipper Shop can be found down Henrietta Street, the pretty cobbled street which is just to the left of the famous 199 steps that lead up to St. Mary’s Church and Whitby Abbey.

Fortunes Kippers are family owned, have been trading since 1872 and have been smoking kippers for over 140 years. The Smokehouse was originally founded by William Fortune who passed the Smokehouse down to his son Martin, who in turn passed the Smokehouse on through the family, so that now the fifth generation of the Fortune family are running the Smokehouse, which is still in its original Henrietta Street location and is the original and oldest Smokehouse in Whitby.

As well as location, also what’s not changed are the flavours, tastes and smells which remain exactly the same from long ago.

Fortunes Kippers are also world-wide known and even members of the Royal Family have enjoyed Fortunes Kippers. HRH Princess Anne wrote to the family, informing them of how much she has enjoyed their kippers.

Open 9am – 3pm Monday – Saturday and on Sundays opening at 10am until the kippers have been sold out.

  • Enjoy quality kippers from Whitby’s oldest and original Smokehouse
  • Royal stamp of approval – supplies to the Royal Family
  • Recommended in many Good Food Guides for their superior taste and flavour
  • Many awards won for quality smoked produce. Filmed by many TV Chefs including Rick Stein, Gary Rhodes, James Martin, Brian Turner, Two Fat Ladies and many more, which has spread the name of Fortunes Kippers world-wide, to Australia, New Zealand and Canada
  • Visit the Shop and take home excellent quality kippers from Whitby’s original Smokehouse.
  • Fortune's Kippers Posting service available

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