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Fortune's Kippers

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We really look forward to buying kippers and smoked bacon when visiting Whitby. Their kippers are... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
David S
A repeat visit from 35 years ago

For many years I have wanted to pop back in here, as a child I fondly remember my late grandfather... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Stephen G
Leeds, UK
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22 Henrietta Street, Whitby YO22 4DW, England
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

I walked up to buy some kippers before I went home and although the sign said open Monday to Friday from 9 to 3pm or something like that I couldn't get in at 10.30am!! No body around and no back in 5 mins if that...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2018

We really look forward to buying kippers and smoked bacon when visiting Whitby. Their kippers are sold according to size. Both the kippers and bacon are very tasty.

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

For many years I have wanted to pop back in here, as a child I fondly remember my late grandfather buying kippers from here back in the 80s and so yesterday we popped back in. They had just taken a delivery and so busy but...More

1  Thank Stephen G
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

I can’t imagine there are many places like this! Tucked away in the back streets of Whitby near the foot of the 199 steps to the Abbey. The smokehouse doesn’t look like it has changed for years, just like the counter. We bought a pair...More

Thank woody_clare
Reviewed May 12, 2018

These are good sized kippers, unlike the horrid sardine sized things in supermarkets. Well smoked and tasty. You can smell Fortunes a long way off and if they are currently smoking & the wind is in the right direction you can smell them across the...More

2  Thank 1777NT
Reviewed April 4, 2018

A friend at work used to live in Whitby and said you must try the kippers. A short walk from the bottom if the 199 steps is well worth we'll. if you are lucky enough to look into the smoke house it's fascinating. The kippers...More

Thank BigShrub
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

The kippers are famous in whitby,but seem to be a bit of a secret to everyone else. The building is really special (and you feel like you are back in time).I bought two pairs and they were truely delicious. I cannot wait to go back...More

Thank tonyfluff
Reviewed February 14, 2018

This place is worth seeking out just to see the building the kippers are smoked and sold from. It is tucked away on a narrow street with fisherman's cottages. Mostly now made into holiday accommodation. It really is a step back in time.

1  Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed January 2, 2018

Been to whitby a few times before I even knew about this place. The last time it was closed but this time I manged to buy. I bought a pair of kippers, some kipper pate and some bacon, which is sold in cafes around whitby....More

Thank scott j
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Whitby is such an interesting place. If you’re travelling from the South it’s perhaps not the easiest place to find. But if you do make the effort make sure you take a moment to buy some kippers or smoked salmon from Fortunes. We always make...More

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