The Holy Smokery is an artisan smokehouse based on the Kilnsey Estate, surrounded by woodlands and rare wildflowers. We’re inspired by the pristine landscape and its rich history. The Holy Smokery reconnects with the simple, pure and sustainable artisan techniques of the original pioneering monks who lived and worked at Kilnsey Estate from 1151 – combining the finest local produce of fish, game and meats with distinctive herbs and spices such as Long Pepper (once more valuable than gold) and Verjus.
Four decades ago the Roberts family rekindled the 850-year-old tradition of rearing and smoking fish at Kilnsey Estate. Today award-winning chef Jake Buchan continues this tradition still using the Kilnsey springwater-reared rainbow trout along with other fresh local produce creating by hand, small-batch wonderfully tasting, artisanal smoked foods. Jake uses techniques with natural wood smoke, ensuring there is depth in every single mouth-watering bite.
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