In 2007 I left my job as an engineer to run The Chocolate Box in Bungay with my wife Angela (www.chocolateboxbungay.co.uk). After a chance meeting with a tobacco representative I realised that although we already sold tobacco that there was a call for a much wider range of cigars, pipe tobacco and pipes and so I began my research into this most fascinating of hobbies.
I discovered that there was definitely an opening in the market for an independent tobacconist as many of the local bricks & mortar stores were closing down due to being totally reliant on one revenue stream. As I mentioned previously we had the added benefit of an existing and well run business that already provided Angela (Mrs Pipe Man!) and myself a fair living so in 2011 I opened our new business and branded it 'The Cigar Box' and joined the A.I.T.S.
I find the world of tobacco fascinating and am constantly looking to learn more about the blending processes, the manufacturing of pipes and the preparation of Cigar leafs and the overall history of the Gentleman's past time. I have been fortunate enough to meet a large variety of interesting and pleasant people who visit me at my Bungay shop with whom I enjoy discussing their needs and providing them with the wherewithal to pursue their hobby. I am regularly researching how to evolve our business and how to introduce the newest and best stock to my client base. As such we are investing in the launch of this website to offer New, Estate & Artisan pipes, loose and tinned tobacco including some long lost blends and various items of Tobbaciana and accoutrements all at extremely competitive prices and some exclusive to members of our Tobacco club. * please feel free to join and get our regular news updates by clicking the button below.
I look forward to helping you in whatever way I can.