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Fortune's Kippers

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

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Better than Best - a treat indeed. Nothing else comes close...

Been shopping here for over 30 years whenever I get to Whitby. In all that time the consistency of flavour draws me back as often as I can. A real gem of a place and I hope it can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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English first
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Been shopping here for over 30 years whenever I get to Whitby. In all that time the consistency of flavour draws me back as often as I can. A real gem of a place and I hope it can go on forever. It will be a sad day if it ever closes.

Thank lmorgan2015
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Walking around Whitby last sunday morning I saw that Fortunes were open. It has been a long time since I last had a Kipper so I had to go into the shop and buy some kippers to take home. I purchased Kipper fillets. They were perfect, I will be back into this smokery very soon for another couple of pairs.... More 

1 Thank Stewart W
Durham, UK
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Buy kippers freshly and traditionally smoked from a long standing family business. No nonsense shop serving newspaper wrapped kippers, crab pate etc - great to buy in bulk to take home and freeze or buy small quantities for breakfast in holiday let. Try and see inside the smokehouse - generations of tar cover the interior and the smell is pungent... More 

Thank Dave_E
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80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Always go when we visit the town and always buy the Kipper pate and smoked mackerel pate. Best ever pate imho and great for a late supper on some some toast. The shed has never changed and all still wrapped in newspaper

Thank nigel1096
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113 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Still going strong after all these years oak smoked Kippers the best of taste. Many people take a box home with them and they freeze as well.

Thank Norman P
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Whilst in Whitby on Monday the 14th September, we happened upon this Kipper Shop. I saw the owner cleaning his yard and thought I would engage in interesting and polite conversation with him before buying a kipper or two, after all surely he would be keen to tell me about the art of kippers. I waited a moment for him... More 

5 Thank David P
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Real smoked kippers.Thats whats advertised and thats definitelywhat you get.Beautifully freshly smoked delicious fitted or full kippers.Every time I go to Whitby Fortunes is a must and always take £30 of kippers home.They are so delicious.They. also freeze and will keep well if wrapped separately in cling film.Go early as they soon sell out. Also order if you want a... More 

Thank gregor w
Royston, Barnsley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

No visit to Whitby is complete without a visit to the smokey heaven that is Fortunes! It's not visually the most gob-smacking sight, nor will the architecture, the decorative state or the height of the technology grab you, but once breathed, the smokey aromas that emanate from a freshly stocked shop or newly opened smoke-house will haunt your sense of... More 

Thank Philmoco2013
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Every visit to whitby isn't complete without picking up some tasty kippers! Well worth a try! Also the pate is beautiful so if you like them smokey get stuck in!! It's reasonably priced and oozing character and charm! The kippers are great grilled, microwaved or even on the bbqs! Or try them jugged! Boiled under cover for around 7 minutes... More 

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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Best kippers I have ever eaten. We literally followed our nose, the smoke helped too, along the small street at the base of the steps up to the Abbey and found Fortunes Smokery. Several pairs of kippers were purchased, and consumed eagerly with the traditional bread and butter, heaven on a plate. Their smoked bacon is great too slapped between... More 

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