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Surrey entrepreneur's salmon smokehouse cooking up a feast for Queen's Coronation festival 2013

PUBLISHED: 14:29 11 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:29 20 February 2013

Surrey entrepreneur's salmon smokehouse cooking up a feast for Queen's Coronation festival 2013

Surrey entrepreneur's salmon smokehouse cooking up a feast for Queen's Coronation festival 2013

Founded by West Clandon businessman, Andrew Leigh, the John Ross Jr (Aberdeen) Ltd smokehouse will be gracing the Royal gardens of Buckingham Palace next summer as part of the Queen's Coronation festival.

Founded by West Clandon businessman, Andrew Leigh, the John Ross Jr (Aberdeen) Ltd smokehouse will be gracing the Royal gardens of Buckingham Palace next summer as part of the Queens Coronation festival.


It will join other prestigious Best of British brands, including Bentley, John Lewis and jewellers Mappin & Webb, at the four-day gathering of selected Royal Warrant Holders in July.


As part of the festival celebrations, the fish merchants and curers to Her Majesty will build a replica of its traditional kilns in the Royal grounds, to provide visitors with a snapshot of the craft that goes into the traditional salmon smoking process.


A selection of prominent UK chefs will be on hand to provide smoked salmon carving masterclasses and demonstrate how smoked salmon can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from blinis to bakes.


Established in 1987, John Ross Jr has gained a following for producing smoked Scottish salmon using traditional red brick kilns dating back to 1857.


John Ross Jr has been supplying the royal network of kitchens for over 22 years and, in addition to celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee earlier this year, celebrated its own 25th anniversary.


Whilst the smokehouse is still based in Aberdeen, its head office is located at Hatchlands Park in East Clandon.



  • Tickets for the Queens Coronation festival 2013 are released on Sunday December 16 and range from 30 for daytime tickets to 90 for the evening gala tickets. To book, visit www.coronationfestival.com.



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