Gawith Hoggarth & Co. prefers to keep with tradition when it comes to pipe tobacco. This tradition dates back to 1792 and Thomas Harrison. Harrison was a notable maker of snuff, the popular style of tobacco at the time. Later on, Harrison's daughter Jane eloped to Samuel Gawith in 1838. After Harrison died in 1841, Jane and Samuel took over the business, which continued to flourish.
Unfortunately, Gawith passed away in 1865, at the young age of 48. His eldest son was still too young to fully take charge of the company, so it was instead left in the hands of three trustees. This brought Henry Hoggarth into the fold, who helped the company grow even further.
Around 1878, Samuel Jr and his younger brother, John Edward Gawith, split up to form two separate Gawith firms. They did this in order to specialize in different forms of tobacco, as the brothers preferred different styles.
The Gawith Hoggarth Company is the brainchild of the youngest Gawith, William Henry, and Henry Hoggarth Junior. This new business was officially founded in 1887, taking over the original location of the company that was formed almost 100 years prior.
In 2015, Gawith Hoggarth & Co. reunited with Samuel Gawith & Co., bringing the brothers back together again after 137 years apart. Both companies still operate independently, and you can still get both brands, but they work under the same roof.
Traditionalists at heart, the company is still using the same production equipment they've used for over a century. Their expertise and commitment to careful production show through in their popular blends. We offer you more than seventy different tobaccos from Gawith Hoggarth & Co, so you should easily be able to find something you love. Whether you're smoking one of their famous Kendals or a traditional rope, you're sure to taste the difference with every puff.