Where to get snuff
Wilsons, Sheffield McChrystals, Leicester Toque Snuff, Berwisk-on-Tweed Martin McGahey, Exeter Greens of Leeds UK Smokers, Milton Keynes Samuel Gawith, Kendal Lewis Darbey & Co., Cardiff Smith's Snuff Shop, London Frederick Tranter: Bath, Oxford, Cambridge Manufacturers
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I have no commercial interest whatever in maintaining this site, nor any interest in any reward from those mentioned above.
However my hope is that they will be fruitful and multipy and replenish the earth
with a good and wide choice of snuffs.
I shall be happy to include any other retailers with a geographical address, who send details to my Guestboos, for the benefit of snuff takers
Wilsons&Co. (Sharrow) Ltd, P.O.Box 32, Sharrow Mills, Sheffield S11 8PL. Tel (UK)0114 2662677.
A great national institution, since 1737.
Turn off a somewhat - to put it mildly - undistinguished street in Sharrow, Sheffield, down a lane, and suddenly you are back in the 18th Century. There, alongside the little river Porter, is the Sharrow Mills and its water wheel. In fact steam power was introduced in 1797, and the whole operation has been mechanized since, but the snuff produced is still among the best in the world.
Wilsons is a family business, and doesn't seem concerned with commercial exploitation.They produce 50 odd varieties of snuffs , as well as having bought the secret recipes of 12 varieties on the sad demise of Friboug & Treyer.
(see the list at the end of Varieties of Snuffs).
They have a daft motto (utterly silly in itself, but crazy for a business that makes its most of its money selling snuff): "Smoke when you can, snuff when you can't".
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Samuel Gawith & Co. Ltd, The "Kendal Brown" House, Canal Head, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7BY
Tel (UK)01539 720117 Fax:01539 734327
Another distinguished snuff manufacturer, founded in 1792
when they bought the 50-yr old mills which had been used to make "Scotch" snuff.
They originated Kendal Brown and still market it in its original form.
They produce about 50 varieties of snuff.
Their Irish "D" Light (nb:Light) is the genuine Irish High Dry Toast.
McGahey The Tobacconist,
245 High St., Exeter, Devon EX4 3NZ
Tel (UK): 01392 496111 Fax: 01392 496113
Est. 1880: Retails a wide variety of various makers' snuffs and will order others not in stock.
He has an "on-line" shop, and is very helpful to overseas buyers.
A bowl of snuff is kept in the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster
for the use of Members of Parliament.
Made to a secret recipe, it is called "English Rose".
Mr McGahey is the appointed supplier.
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Greens of Leeds, 37 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PU
Tel (UK) 0113 2444895 Fax:+44(0) 1132 444895
Retails a wide selection of Gawith's and Wilsons' snuffs.
McChrystals (Leicester) Ltd., Morris Rd., Leicester LE2 6BR
Tel (UK) 0116 270 7230 Fax: 0116 270 4748
Recently introduced a new version called "S'nuff" (a run of -the-mill SP)
Smith's Snuff Shop, 74 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0BG.
Tel (UK) 0171 836 7422
Est. 1869 (but recently changed hands).
Lewis Darbey & Co., 12-16 Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff, South Wales.
Tel (UK) 1222 233443
A good old-fashioned tobacco shop
It has seen better days; but still stocks a good variety of snuffs -- and a bear.
UK Smokers : Oxford Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK2 2UA.
Tel (UK) 01908 644477 Fax: 01908 395424
Retails a selection of Gawith Hoggarth, Pöschl & Wilsons
Toque Snuff The Merchant's House, Palace Rd., Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2HA
Tel.(UK) 0800 345 7488
Fredrick Tranter Bath, Oxford, and Cambridge
Addresses and `phone numbers given on site
Est. (Bath) 1898
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There are it seems only (???) 5 manufacturers of snuff left in Britain: Wilsons&Co.(Sharrow)Ltd Samuel Gawith & Co. Ltd, McChrystals Imperial Tobacco (???) Smiths
(they can't or won't say where they manufacture, though they claim George IV is made on the premises in London)