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'Game over' for Island smokehouse

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Moore's Smokehouse in Peel to close its doors for good

One of the Island's most iconic food producers is set to close its doors.

Moore's Smokehouse in Peel, which has been operating for more than 140 years, will shut this weekend.

One of Peel's most iconic landmarks, the smokehouse is the last traditional Manx kipper yard, smoking the same way since it was built in 1882.

In a lengthy social media post, the current tenants, who've been running it for the last six years, announced they can no longer run the operation.

Darren says he and Jen 'tried to turn around a dinosaur', but that it's now 'game over'.

He adds that they're 'tapped out', and can't do anything else to save the 'most iconic food/kipper producing/amazing smokehouse the Isle of Man has to offer'. 

They say they're now raising cash to clear their final debts and have cancelled any Manx National Heritage tours booked.

They'll be hosting a closing down sale this weekend to sell any remaining kippers, as well as kitchen equipment and other items, before closing their doors for good on Sunday 1 October.

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