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As specialists, we stock a complete range of most of the well known names in pipes and tobacco.

In the unlikely event of not finding what you’re after, we should be able to obtain it for you, as long as it’s available in the UK.

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Martin's answers

  • Someone asked:
    Can I get sobranie cocktail cigarettes
    • Becky Howe replied:
      Unfortunately Sobranie's are no longer available in this country and haven't been for a couple of years now. They were discontinued after the legislation came in banning flavoured handrolling tobaccos and flavoured/coloured cigarettes. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
  • Someone asked:
    Hi Martin, can i still purchase old port cigars in the U.K.? am trying to find some so i can share an old port with my son for the first time this xmas. followed by a delight full single malt!
    • Becky Howe replied:
      Hello. The Old Port Cigars have been discontinued unfortunately. However, Vasco Da Gama do a good alternative, which you can find here: https://www.the-tobacconist.co.uk/product/cigars/vasco-da-gama-oporto-port-single/ Hope this helps, enjoy your Christmas and your single malt (is there another way to spend christmas?!)
  • Someone asked:
    Is it really true that Dunhill tobaccos are now discontinued?
    • Becky Howe replied:
      Hello, Sadly it is true, the Dunhill tobaccos have now been discontinued. You can read about this on our blog: https://www.the-tobacconist.co.uk/blog/news/the-end-of-an-era-bye-bye-dunhill-tobacco/ We do have some stock remaining of some of the Dunhill tobacco. We do know that replicas of some of the Dunhill tobaccos will be produced, with one of them being exactly the same, under a new name. We will release details on that as soon as we have them - keep watching our blog and look out for our newsletters if you have signed up to them. Thanks
  • Someone asked:
    hi Martin. I'm researching a tobacco on behalf of a friend. it was called windmill aromatic, and was available in bulk, can you remember this tobacco and if so can you remember what it contained and what it was flavoured with. I know it is discontinued and I would like to find a suitable replacement. thank you.
    • Becky Howe replied:
      Hi there. Windmill aromatic is not one we've heard of I'm afraid. We have racked our brains and the only thing we can think of is maybe our Widecombe Aromatic? If so, the link for this is here: https://www.the-tobacconist.co.uk/product/tobacco/loose/loose-pipe-tobacco/widecombe-aromatic-loose-pipe-tobacco/ Sorry we couldn't be of more help. If you're looking for aromatic tobacco the Widecombe would be a good place to start, but we have lots of aromatic tobaccos in our pipe selections.
  • Someone asked:
    Hi there, I’m looking to get hold of 2 white owl cigars, can you help. Regards Teresa
    • Becky Howe replied:
      Hi Teresa. Unfortunately White Owl Cigars are not available in this country. The only Cigar we have from the USA is the King Edward: https://www.the-tobacconist.co.uk/product/cigars/king-edward-imperial-5-pack/ Hope this helps. Becky
  • Someone asked:
    Greetings------Is there a way that United Kingdom tobacco dealers can ship me pipe tobacco to the United States? I understand That your credit card clearing house will not approve cards from the U S A.
    • Becky Howe replied:
      Hello. Under some circumstances we can accept a BACs transfer from the USA, this is very much dependant on the order and where we are shipping to. Please do drop us an email on mcm@the-tobacconist.co.uk to discuss further. Please note that whilst every effort is made to comply with customs regulations, we cannot guarantee that customs will not seize your parcel. In addition, the customer is solely responsible for any import fees, customs duty and credit card surcharges imposed by the card issuer or their national law. I hope this helps to answer your question.
  • Someone asked:
    hello. i was wondering if you ship to ireland or would customs seize it?
    • Becky Howe replied:
      Good Morning. We can ship to Ireland. However, whilst every effort is made to comply with customs regulations, we cannot guarantee that customs will not seize your parcel. In addition, the customer is solely responsible for any import fees, customs duty and credit card surcharges imposed by the card issuer or their national law. I hope this helps to answer your question.
  • Someone asked:
    Hi Martin, I would like to buy a Wet Stone for my tobacco, I can not find one on your website.
    • Becky Howe replied:
      Good Afternoon, We do not currently have our wet stones listed on the website individually. They are available for free if you buy 2x30g (or more) of Pueblo classic or blue. Alternatively if you are local and can pop into the shop we have them for sale here. We will hopefully have them listed on our website soon. Thanks
  • Someone asked:
    CAN I STILL GET ST.JULIAN TOBACCO
    • Becky Howe replied:
      Hello, Unfortunately St Julian has been discontinued in the UK. We would recommend Kendal's Mixed as the closest match we can find - available in our loose broader cut range. Thanks
  • Someone asked:
    Good Morning Martin, Are you able to get hold of the any of the esoterica line of tobacco? Kind regards Steve Eddison
    • Martin replied:
      Sorry none of this range is available here. Regards Martin.