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Address: 22 Henrietta Street, Whitby YO22 4DW, England
Phone Number: 01947 601659
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Simple and traditional.

What can say? They take herring, and smoke them in the small smokehouse, and sell them from the small shop attached to it down a Whitby backstreet. It's nothing grand, but if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
James E
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What can say? They take herring, and smoke them in the small smokehouse, and sell them from the small shop attached to it down a Whitby backstreet. It's nothing grand, but if you like good quality kippers (as opposed to those wet orange things you get in supermarkets) then it's well worth a visit. If you are down wind of... More 

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Berkshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited here in February, in the middle of a snow storm! Fascinating shop, not anywhere near the size that is indicated on their web-site, and the smell of the kippers is just awesome! One tip for any potential visitors, make sure you take a cheque book or cash as they don't take cards. We didn't know this, and the owner... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great kippers and kipper pate , you won't get this quality kipper pate in London so head for Whitby , I stayed right next to Fortunes in a self catering cottage in Henrietta street,one minute away , breakfast sorted ! If you want to avoid the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey , there is another path that is less steep... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place is just amazing. It is the holy grail for kipper lovers! We tracked it down on an evening walk in Whitby. You can follow the signs from the bottom of the Abbey steps to Henrietta Street, or just follow your nose. We found the tiny little shop amongst houses and sure enough the kippers were being smoked overnight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Can't remember when I last visited Whitby but we always bought Kippers for tea from Fortunes. I live in Spain now (9 years) and back to visit family. Went to Whitby for the day yesterday and yes....We bought Kippers for tea. Absolutely wonderful. Just as I remember them. In fact that good we had them for breakfast as well. Well... More 

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sheffield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

If you like kippers - you have to try some freshly smoked herrings, straight out of their smoke-house. If you've never tried kippers - try Fortune's just to know you've had the very best. They are succulent, fresh, and beautiful” That wonderful smell of the Smoked kippers is in the air as you walk up towards the kipper house. If... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We love Whitby and almost everything about the place. The accommodation, the chippies, the harbour etc, etc, etc When we found the kippers just imagine our excitement... But boy oh boy what a miserable reception we got, the kippers were poor, the customer service was bad and we will not be calling again... My suggestion to others is: go to... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Visited Whitby on several occasions but never seen Fortune's Kippers before. Tiny establishment with smokery and shop. Worth a visit for kippers, kipper pate and smoked bacon.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I am eating one of them now. Truely incredible flavour from a plump smoked herring. I live in London and made a special trip to Whitby for two things: the Whitby Magpie Cafe and the Forune's smokery. (The Church is OK as well of course!)

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Whitbys last remaining Smokehouse. Only3 products for sale, their wonderful freshly smoked kippers, available in S,M and L sizes, wonderful kipper pate and the best smoked bacon I have ever tasted. The Smokehouse is next door to the shop.

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