Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: UK Pipe Show 2019

  1. #1
    Moderator jimbo44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    North Yorkshire, UK
    Pipe smoker since
    1960
    Posts
    11,774


    10 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    UK Pipe Show 2019

    Work is the curse of the smoking classes

  2. #2
    Moderator Brooklin Bill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Pickering, Ont. Canada
    Real Name
    Bill
    Pipe smoker since
    1970
    Posts
    8,649


    7 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    Glad you can keep this up year after year Jim. Wish we had something like that locally. Question .GQ Tobacco is still a going concern? I thought he was going to leave the business.
    "The box with the least amount of matches makes the most noise." MWB

  3. #3
    PSU Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Corfu Greece
    Real Name
    Paul
    Pipe smoker since
    first attempt 1987 disaster,stopped until Aug 2015
    Posts
    1,324


    7 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    Glad you can keep this up year after year Jim. Wish we had something like that locally. Question .GQ Tobacco is still a going concern? I thought he was going to leave the business.
    yes they are still a going concern Bill.
    Glen sold the up,but they are still trading.Some of Glens bespoke blends are still available as a kit .Jim will probably chime in with more info

  4. #4
    Moderator jimbo44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    North Yorkshire, UK
    Pipe smoker since
    1960
    Posts
    11,774


    9 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    It's as Paul says: Glynn sold out to an established retailer and the GQ business is now run by Sam Brammer.

    The reason he got out was the need (and cost) to register his own blends and these were discontinued; some have been resurrected as a kit of components to blend your own. Bearing in mind that most of Glynn's blends were created by mixing (mainly) GH&Co. tobacco's, re-registration was avoided. Glynn said he couldn't have made a living e-selling just proprietary blends against the larger competition. We still keep in touch but Glynn has stopped smoking pipes and sold his own ones.

    Sam has joined Facebook sites and has turned out to be a great young man and a first rate e-tailer.

    https://www.gqtobaccos.com/
    Last edited by jimbo44; 03-04-2019 at 15:41.
    Work is the curse of the smoking classes

  5. #5
    Moderator Brooklin Bill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Pickering, Ont. Canada
    Real Name
    Bill
    Pipe smoker since
    1970
    Posts
    8,649


    5 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    Oh okay business friendly red tape, yes I forgot. Shame I guess but if he himself gave up pipes then certainly a severe response!
    "The box with the least amount of matches makes the most noise." MWB

  6. #6
    Moderator jimbo44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    North Yorkshire, UK
    Pipe smoker since
    1960
    Posts
    11,774


    7 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    He was always a RYO smoker though.
    Work is the curse of the smoking classes

  7. #7
    PSU Member Scottishgaucho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Provincia de Buenos Aires
    Real Name
    Crawford
    Pipe smoker since
    Off and on since 1972
    Posts
    3,195


    7 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    I watched the video of last years event on You Tube last night....sure I watched it before but it was good to see it again. There did seem to be a very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere about the place.
    Shame the sale of tobacco is not allowed though.

  8. #8
    Moderator Markus1970's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Oberhausen, Germany
    Real Name
    Markus Wischermann
    Pipe smoker since
    First pipe smoked in autumn 1996, regular smoker since spring 1997.
    Posts
    1,911


    7 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    Hello,

    Pleased to say that I'll be attending this year's show again after missing it last year. I booked the hotel and flights this afternoon. Will go to Jim on Friday before the show and then travel to Nottingham with him. Afterwards I'll have till the next Friday to spend in Newcastle and the wider area. Well trodden paths for me up there in the north east of England by now, but I always look forward to it when in get the chance to visit.

    Best wishes
    Markus

  9. #9


    6 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    Hi,
    I hope that all those people going to the UK Pipe Show this Sunday have a great time.
    Hopefully, if there is another one next year, I will be able to get along there.
    Incidentally do pipe smokers attending this event generally stay overnight at a suitable hotel near the venue. If so, are there any hotels in the area recommended?
    Best wishes, Marc

  10. #10
    PSU Member Scottishgaucho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Provincia de Buenos Aires
    Real Name
    Crawford
    Pipe smoker since
    Off and on since 1972
    Posts
    3,195


    3 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcbriar View Post
    Hi,
    I hope that all those people going to the UK Pipe Show this Sunday have a great time.
    Hopefully, if there is another one next year, I will be able to get along there.
    Incidentally do pipe smokers attending this event generally stay overnight at a suitable hotel near the venue. If so, are there any hotels in the area recommended?
    Best wishes, Marc
    Ditto Marc.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •