“Wow! Of all the shops I went into at Hastings today, this was the best customer service I had received. I wanted to buy my partner a special cigar for his 28th Birthday. Not knowing anything about cigars, I went into the shop completely clueless. David talked me through the wide range of cigars available in a way that I understood. I went for the cigar of the week - the Mancanudo 1968 Rothschild. David and Mike made my purchase extra special by also providing a gift box and cigar cutter. Both David and Mike were as friendly and helpful as they were knowledgeable. Highly recommended! Thank you so much :)”
“Delightful! Super-friendly and knowledgeable staff (thank you David!), charming displays and amazing variety on offer - I went in to maybe buy a cigar and came out a pipe smoker. Excellent service and a great old-fashioned shopping experience. Well worth a look and a chat with David even if you don't smoke!”
“This place is a true gem for the pipe fanatics out there. Nice selection of loose shop own blends. Can recommend the o'hara and aromatic rum. Tastes amazing all the way down the bowl. Very little moisture left. Which was a surprise for aromatics. And the shop keeper David. An amazing compliment to the shop. Very helpful. Very knowledgeable and always seemed happy to chew the fat. Made me a regular customer. Even if its through the mail order they offer"
I discovered this incredible cigar shop whilst on a trip from Australia back to my old hometown of Hastings. Having visited cigar shops in Sydney, London, Budapest, Stockholm and many others I can confirm that this absolute gem is undoubtedly the best shop for cigars I have ever visited. An incredible selection, shown to you by true cigar aficionados - David being especially helpful and knowledgeable, going above and beyond on the numerous occasions I returned to the store for more cigars to smoke (or to bring back to Australia with me). Beyond the great selection and knowledgeable staff, the store itself and its decor is like a wonderful step back in time that will be interesting to anyone with even just a passing interest in cigars. You really can’t go wrong with this cigar merchant; ask for David and you’ll get all your cigar smoking needs tended to. Next time I make the trip from Sydney to Hastings this shop will undoubtedly be one of my first priorities!