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Smoky Jo's is based at Castle Court near Shap in Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District National Park.

You can find Castle Court just 5 minutes from junction 39 of the M6.

For further information please contact:

Jo Hampson

Castle Court



CA10 3LG

Phone:  01931 716 638


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"Sunday the 28th as I set off in rain, I had put a spare set of clothes in the car to change into after the course, not sure how wet I would get. The Lake District doesn't have lakes by magic, it is probably due to the rain. Smoky Jo's is on the borders of it !
As I passed over the Pennines the distant weather in the west became visible and had blue sky patches in it, the weather got better and better as I approached Shap and it was glorious sunshine at Smokey Jo's.

That was the glorious start to the glorious day that only seemed to last for 10mins (that's my excuse for not remembering everything) !
The course ran from 10am to 4pm and every minute was solidly filled.
So many tastings, so much to prepare, smoke and eat.

I now have two of the books recommended on the course notes, although they are very detailed, they cannot start the replace the hands-on experience of the course.

Excellent course, Glorious day, Enthusiastic knowledgeable people, what more can I say "?
Highly recommended!

Colin Turner -June 09



At Smoky Jo's we smoke on lots of different types of smoker. 

All that remains after tasting a wonderfully smoked Windermere char (like a trout) on this small smoker.




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