Smokehouse Tours – Forman & Field

Smokehouse Tours

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Please see our upcoming tour dates for 2024 below:

  • Friday 26th July 2024
  • Saturday 21st September 2024
  • Friday 15th November 2024

Join us for an afternoon filled with fun, exceptional food and stories from our 115 year old fish-story.

“We had a lovely warm welcoming experience. The live demonstration of the different cuts of fish was very informative as well as entertaining. Each person had a very generous and delicious sampling platter. Would recommend a visit!”

Smoked salmon is serious business at H. Forman & Son, the East End’s last smokehouse, founded by Harry Forman in Stepney in 1905 and run today by his great-grandson Lance Forman at Fish Island in Hackney Wick.  We are offering you the opportunity to enjoy a unique tour and salmon tasting at our famous smokehouse, including a fascinating carving demonstration. Purchase for yourself or as a GIFT VOUCHER and let your recipient choose their own date.  We will mail you a salmon themed voucher so you can delight your recipient with a gift experience they will not forget.

The tour begins with a talk by Lance Forman on the history of H. Forman & Son which goes back over a hundred years. Following on from this you will kit up in all the protective gear to descend into Forman’s famous London smokehouse where we will show you the process of producing the world’s finest smoked Scottish salmon including a smoked salmon carving demonstration on the factory floor by the Guinness World Record Holder, who previously won a carving competition against Gordon Ramsay. Afterwards, you will take a seat in Forman’s, the onsite riverside Restaurant and Bar which has an incredible view of the Olympic Stadium and a viewing gallery into the smokehouse. It is here where you will enjoy a smoked salmon tasting platter, accompanied by a bottle of still or sparkling water.

We’ve recently introduced a new GIFT WRAPPED option, which you can choose to send with or without an added pack of salmon to whet their taste buds. Our gift wrapped options will be sent with decorative straw, and more importantly we’ll send the package with DHL so that you have a reliable delivery date! Please add a gift wrapped item into your trolley if you’d like to choose this option.

Please note all packages sent as standard will be sent via Royal Mail and could take up to 5 working days to arrive

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For directions to the Smokehouse follow this link

Cost is £52.00 per person.  The tour runs from 11am to 2pm