Visitor Info

Visit Craster & Our Shop

A beautiful harbour village quite unlike any other, steeped in tradition and history.
Nestled in a coastal haven amongst the rugged rocks of Northumberland’s stunning coastline, Craster affords all who visit a most memorable experience.

Experience The Tradition First-Hand

The traditional smokehouse, located with minimal and understated signage overlooks the harbour. Directly next door, the shop is a bustling hive of activity for locals and visitors alike.

Follow your nose; for the scent of wood smoke will draw you towards the courtyard where the famous herring are transformed to legendary kipper status by the Robson family.

The Craster Restaurant serves up some tasty and delightful dishes both to savour and enjoy, over a leisurely lunch, or to re-fuel you for a day ahead, exploring all that the stunning Northumberland coastline has to offer.

The shop at L. Robson & Son is open daily for you to take your smoked beauties home.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 16:30
Thursday 09:00 16:30
Friday 09:00 16:30
Saturday 09:00 16:30
Sunday 11:00 16:00

Why Not Visit Our Shop?

Buy from the home of the smokery direct and try some fantastic recipes from their Inspiration page or quite simply, serve some passionately oak smoked kippers atop lightly toasted Northumberland bread, a perfectly poached egg, maybe some lightly steamed spinach and a touch of rich creamy hollandaise?

Heaven re-created, after your visit to Northumberland, Craster and The Robson Family’s Famous Smokehouse. .

If you fancy something else then Robsons Smoked Salmon is a must. Other delights include smoked salmon fishcakes, kipper fishcakes, kipper pate, smoked haddock and cod. The shop also offers a wide variety of fresh fish, brought in daily.

Craster and the surrounding area boasts some of the most amazing coastline and countryside. With a vast array of warm and welcoming places to stay and visit, Northumberland is a tourist destination whether your choice is to relax or be active.

Dunstanburgh Castle and the local villages of Warkworth and Rennignton are within a stone’s throw. Walking, golfing, cycling and family days out are all a part of an enjoyable way to take in all that Northumberland has to offer.

Catch some crabs or simply stroll along the front by the sea at Craster.

You can't come to Craster without visiting L Robson and Son's shop, situated right beside their smokeries of the famous Craster kippers, in my view the best kipper in the world! Yesterday i bought three Craster kippers for £4.10. An old fashioned kipper at an old fashioned price! Wonderful poached, jugged or grilled. A real taste of Northumberland to take home with you!

Robin H, Durham

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2015-04-20T12:27:23+00:00

Robin H, Durham

You can’t come to Craster without visiting L Robson and Son’s shop, situated right beside their smokeries of the famous Craster kippers, in my view the best kipper in the world! Yesterday i bought three Craster kippers for £4.10. An old fashioned kipper at an old fashioned price! Wonderful poached, jugged or grilled. A real View Full →
Tucked away in the centre of Craster is this world famous smoke house. If it’s from the sea and can be smoked , they do it here. The kippers are legendary, as is the kipper pate, scallops, smoked salmon, crab.... I could go on. Totally delicious. Also you can drive right up to the door, as they have a small car park, so don't need to use the public car park seen as you arrive in Craster.

H Cotts, Halifax

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2015-04-24T11:04:46+00:00

H Cotts, Halifax

Tucked away in the centre of Craster is this world famous smoke house. If it’s from the sea and can be smoked , they do it here. The kippers are legendary, as is the kipper pate, scallops, smoked salmon, crab…. I could go on. Totally delicious. Also you can drive right up to the door, View Full →
Brilliant never tasted such perfect seafood in years so fresh and definitely the best haddock I've ever tasted the most delicious fish and chips. Better than any others in the area.

Sandra R, Alnwick

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2015-04-24T11:02:58+00:00

Sandra R, Alnwick

Brilliant never tasted such perfect seafood in years so fresh and definitely the best haddock I’ve ever tasted the most delicious fish and chips. Better than any others in the area.
You can't come to Craster and leave without buying their delicious smoked kippers. The smoked haddock is another favourite.

MasBelle, France

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2015-04-24T11:03:55+00:00

MasBelle, France

You can’t come to Craster and leave without buying their delicious smoked kippers. The smoked haddock is another favourite.
"The Craster kipper is one of my favourite fish and one the finest that anyone could eat: succulent. smoky and with a warm, golden colour that only comes from at least 14 hour in a Traditional smoke house and and I'm proud that we can offer this fish to all our customers throughout the UK"

Jeremy Ryland Langley, Aquaculture and Fisheries Manager, Waitrose

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2015-04-20T11:56:12+00:00

Jeremy Ryland Langley, Aquaculture and Fisheries Manager, Waitrose

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“The Craster kipper is one of my favourite fish and one the finest that anyone could eat: succulent. smoky and with a warm, golden colour that only comes from at least 14 hour in a Traditional smoke house and and I’m proud that we can offer this fish to all our customers throughout the UK”