Chistmas Frequently Asked Question's


Here are some answers to questions that might be on your mind:

Q: When can I order my Christmas smoked fish from you?
A: From, Saturday 17th of November at 12noon our order book opens. Exclusively online only. Last year we sold out a week before Christmas.

Q: What's the shelf life of the smoked salmon, smoked trout & hot-smoked salmon?
A: 20 days for each.

Q: What date will my Christmas order be sent?
A: It will be sent on Tuesday 18th of December, arriving the next day. It's an extremely busy time of year so please be patient with the carrier. We use ParcelForce24 service which can sometimes take 48hrs.

Q: What's the latest date I can place an order to be SENT to me?
A: Monday 17th of December by 12noon. You can however use 'click & collect' up until Sunday 23rd of Dec 4pm.

Q: Where do you deliver to?
A: UK mainland only. If you live in the Highlands of Scotland then please be aware orders take an extra day to reach you.

Q: What courier do you use?
A: We use ParcelForce. All orders are sent next-day delivery using their ParcelForce24 service. 99% of the time they arrive the next day. However ParcelForce do say the 24 service may take up to 48hrs.

Q: Why do I need to give both my email & mobile number at checkout?
A: It's really important you provide a valid email & mobile number so that ParcelForce can send you the tracking number.

Q: What if I'm out when my order is delivered?
A: If you are not in to receive your order please leave a note for the postman to let them know of a safe place/trusted neighbour to leave the parcel with. ParcelForce will then attempt to leave the order in that safe place. However we can't guarantee this and if there is no safe place for the parcel it will be taken to your local depot. 

Q: What packaging do you use?
A: We use very special insulated packaging made from sheeps wool that we pack with ice-packs to ensure maximum freshness. Woolcool liners are produced using 100% pure wool. They have a proven track record within the food industry as the trusted performance insulated packaging solution that delivers perishable goods in perfect condition up to 48hrs. RE-USE AND RECYCLE. It's insulated packaging that can be re-used and recycled, please do. For more information [click here].

Q: Will I receive order confirmation?
A: Yes. You will be emailed as soon as the order has been processed. Please read carefully incase there are any specific instructions that apply to your order.

Q: Can I order multiple items to be sent to different shipping addresses?
A: Currently our website doesn't allow this function. That said, if you wish to send multiple items to different addresses then please reply to the 'order confirmation' email stating an item, address, email & mobile number for each. An extra postage charge will apply per address if under £50.

Q: Can I 'Click & Collect' from Secret Smokehouse?
A: Yes. At checkout select the 'click & collect' option. When your order confirmation is emailed to you please 'reply' stating when you will be collecting your order. Last day you can collect from us is Sunday 23rd of Dec 4pm.

Q: Are you closed over the festive period?
A: Yes. We're closed from 24th December until 15th of January. There will be no orders sent out between these dates.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to email: orders@secretsmokehouse.co.uk