Awards and Achievements

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Irish Food Writers Guild Awards Winners (2018)

Connemara Smokehouse Smoked Mackerel winner at the Irish Food Writers Guild Award. We are absolutely thrilled with the award, it’s so nice to get this recognition from such a respected organisation. Thank you also for the

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Petit Futé Award (2016 – 2020)

French travel guides broadly equivalent to the Lonely Planet series in English. This salmon smokehouse is known worldwide for its ancestral know-how, transmitted from generation to generation in the Roberts family.

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International Coq d’Or Award for Connemara Smokehouse (2014 – 2020)

International Coq d’Or Award for Connemara Smokehouse (2014-2020) The multi award-winning Connemara Smokehouse has received a Coq d’Or (Golden Roaster) Award from the Guides des Gourmands in France. The Guides des Gourmands is a guide for both professionals and private food enthusiasts all over France. Each year it awards 12 Coq d’Or Awards to producers, restaurateurs and top food delicatessens for ‘exceptional quality and in recognition of complete dedication to perfection’. The awards are usually issued within France, but very occasionally there is an International Coq d’Or – and the Connemara Smokehouse received one of only two international awards this Read more

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Georgina Campbell Guide Award (2014 – 2020)

One of the best fish smokers in the west of Ireland is Graham Roberts of Connemara Smokehouse, and visitors to Connemara are in for a treat when they see the smokehouse signed between Clifden and Ballyconneely – it’s well worth allowing time to call in and see

Seafood Circle Award (2007-2012)

Seafood Circle Award (2007-2012) The Connemara Smokehouse has been awarded the prestigious Seafood Circle Award for 2007 under the Retail Section as a Seafood Specialist. The Seafood Circle identifies the Connemara Smokehouse as consistently delivering excellent quality seafood and service to their customers. This is an important achievement for the Connemara Smokehouse as it highlights the constant “Passion for Perfection.

Great Taste Awards (2005)

Great Taste Awards (2005) Connemara Smokehouse wins at Great Taste Awards from The Guild of Fine Food 2005 for their Smoked Plain Mackerel. Irish Seafood Company Collect Medal at ‘Great Taste Awards’ in UK organised by the Guild of Fine Food Retailers, the Awards have carved a reputation over the last decade as the single most sought after seal of real quality in speciality food and drink. The Awards judging criteria are tough but scrupulously fair. The initial stages took place over six days in London at the end of July, when every entry, nearly 4,000, in 186 different Read more

Favourite Specialty Producer (2004)

Favourite Specialty Producer (2004) Winners of the Favourite Specialty Producer at the BBC Good Food Show 2004. The Connemara Smokehouse has picked up the BBC Food Show Award for Favourite Speciality Producer as voted by visitors to the show. The BBC Good Food Show and the Festive BBC Good Food Show attracted 164,OO0 visitors and offered evidence that consumers are increasingly interested in small, local producers.

B.I.M. Best New Seafood Product (2003)

BIM Product Innovation Awards (2003) ISE ‘03 was also the launch platform for BIM’s first-ever Seafood Product Innovation Award with Graham Roberts of Connemara Smokehouse becoming the Award’s first overall winner with his company’s Organic Honey Roast Salmon. The Award highlights the quality and range of products being produced by the Irish seafood sector. It was adjudicated by an independent judging panel who assessed entrants on the basis of the quality of seafood used, product creativity, aroma, taste, texture, packaging, artwork, storage instructions, portion size and value for money. Award, Connemara Smokehouse are also entitled to display the BIM Read more

Super Food Heroes (2003)

Super Food Heroes (2003 & 2005) Connemara Smokehouse Smoked Tuna featured in both editions of Rick Stein’s ‘Food Heroes’ books, but he also carried it on his menu at his famous Cornish restaurant, Seafood Restaurant, in Padstow. “Food Heroes” Recommended by Rick Stein in both editions of his book “Guide to Food Heroes” as “Food Heroes”! (1st edition) promoted to Super Food Hero in (2nd edition) Connemara Smokehouse as “Food Heroes” (1st edition) “The Connemara Smoke House has won a prestigious Bridgestone Guide Award for its mouthwatering specialist products, namely, smoked salmon, tuna and gravadlax. Only natural ingredients are Read more

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John & Sally McKennas Awards (2002-2024)

John and Sally McKennas’ books bring you straight to the heart and soul of Ireland, with the latest 2024 edition of Wild Atlantic Way: Where to Eat & Stay The Connemara Smokehouse is recommended in the Best of Bridgestone Guide / McKennas Guide and has been awarded the Bridgestone/McKennas Award 2002 – 2024 All the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places. To the west of Graham Robert's Connemara Smokehouse, housed in a fine stone building at the edge of Bunowen Pier, in West Connemara, there lies the Atlantic Ocean, and Read more