An award-winning smokehouse and farm shop is upping its game with a fully sustainable redevelopment of its current site.  

The Cheshire Smokehouse has been trading at Vost Farm, Morley Green, for 30 years, where visitors can buy the full range of their home-produced smoked foods, as well as visit their onsite butcher and in-house bakery as well as charcuterie, cheese and wine shops.  

The new development of the site will include a new, much larger smokehouse and food production unit, with a viewing area so the public can watch the products being made, as well as a new, fully accessible café with extensive indoor and outdoor seating.

The grounds will also be landscaped to improve customer parking, accessibility, biodiversity, and views out on to the surrounding Cheshire countryside.

Knutsford Guardian: 'The Barn' has a viewing area so visitors can see the good being produced (Cheshire Smokehouse)'The Barn' has a viewing area so visitors can see the good being produced (Cheshire Smokehouse) (Image: Cheshire Smokehouse)

Cheshire Smokehouse owner, Darren Wright, said: “Our improvement plans give us the opportunity to bring back a new and improved, fully accessible café which is requested by our customers on a daily basis.

“Visitors will be able to watch the smoking process in our new food production facility and get an insight into the way we work.”

“Sustainability is at the heart of the improvement plans, from solar panels and cycle facilities to creating a new, fully landscaped car park area with tree planting and green space.”

Darren is the fifth generation of his family to run the business, which works with local farmers and other producers to supply retail customers, local shops, cafes and restaurants across Cheshire and beyond.

“Our business dates back to 1907 when my great grandfather, John Ward, opened a bacon smoking business in Cheetham Hill, Manchester after returning from Canada where he learnt how to smoke food.  

“In 1992, we opened our site in Morley Green which has gone from strength to strength. 

"We now employ 36 members of staff and support a wide variety of local businesses and farmers.”