About Upton Smokery

Located just outside Burford in the rolling Cotswold countryside, Upton Smokery specialize in Smoked Meats, Smoked Fish, Biltong and Seasonings of the highest quality.

Smoking meat and fish is a method of preparing meat and fish which originates in prehistory. The purpose was to preserve these protein-rich foods for long periods . There are two mechanisms for this preservation: dehydration and the antibacterial properties of phenols and in the absorbed smoke. 

Nowadays smoking is more about adding flavour and, much like cooking, the art is finding the right balance between the smoke, salt and meat flavours whereby no one part overpowers the others.

Our process may be relatively simple but we believe that our products are.......seriously good !


At Upton Smokery we have over 14 years' experience in smoking meat, fish and seasonings and are always looking for new ways to enhance the flavour of our products.

We are all passionate about what we do and ensure we keep a close relationship with our customers to provide the best service possible.

James (far right) heads up our finance team and is always on the lookout for new products and suppliers. He joined the business following his passion for smoked meat and after having fallen in love with our smoked duck.

Next to James is Justin who oversees the operations of the business, you will find him ensuring the smooth flow of works (and perhaps overdoing the taste tests).

Peter (on the left) is our Head Smoker, who always enjoys trying new products to smoke. His attention to detail ensures our very high quality standards.

Anna is our bookkeeper and looks after our office (and also kicks the men into shape). You are most likely to encounter Anna when phoning the Smokery with questions and orders.

Together we create a great team who are always happy to go that extra mile to provide you with the best quality smoked foods.