Simon Selkin founder of Robusto House Ltd

Our Story

I have enjoyed the Goodwood Revival since its inception. It’s a place where you can relax into the ‘magical step back in time’ that The Revival has become famous for.

Goodwood revival winners podium smoking celebration cigars from Robusto House cigar store

It must have been in 2006 that I was enjoying a good cigar on the Veuve Clicquot lawn when I had the idea of selling cigars at the Revival. So many fellow enthusiasts had asked me where I had bought my cigar that it occurred to me that a cigar shack would be great fit at this wonderful event, and I know you wont judge me too harshly if it also occurred to me that there might be a spare pass or two and a cigar as well as somewhere to hang one’s hat and coat at my favourite weekend of the year.

I am delighted to say that our loyal visitors to our cigar shack think that it has become part of the fabric of The Revival and we consider them friends.

And the great news is that we see nearly every one of them at least two events a year whether it be at Royal Ascot, Henley festival or any number of the fabulous events where we sell cigars.

Whether I personally serve you or you choose a cigar from one of our knowledgeable and elegant ‘cigar girls’ it is important to us that you receive the best possible service from us.

Cigar Sommelier - selling Robusto House Cuban cigars at Royal Ascot