Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Questions for the residents, services, suppliers, shops and businesses, get quick answers from the people that live here. The Hua Hin Business Directory has listings of local shops and services.
SPONSORS: Expat Hua Hin : Siam Old Teak
Post Reply
User avatar
PeteB
Professional
Professional
Posts: 322
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:14 am
Location: Divided Kingdom

Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by PeteB » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:31 pm

Hi Guys,

I don't post very frequently these days, but would appreciate some advice regarding availability and cost of King Edward Cigars - both Imperial and Coronets please. I will be back in HH in just under 2 weeks (Yes, U/S, I know it's less than 2 months since I came back to UK).

Thanks for your help

Peter
If a Yorkshireman puts his hand in his pocket - fret not!
He'll just be checking his ferret.

User avatar
migrant
Rock Star
Rock Star
Posts: 3637
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:15 am
Location: California is now in the past hello Thailand!!

Re: Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by migrant » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:54 am

Don't know that particular brand but the store on the road towards the beach, same road that the police station is on, carries many cigar brands. The store is a few doors up from the intersection where the Centara is.

Sorry don't know the names, perhaps someone else does, but the store carries a decent selection of Falang oriented items
The essence of life lies with the dispensing with of formalities

User avatar
PeteB
Professional
Professional
Posts: 322
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:14 am
Location: Divided Kingdom

Re: Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by PeteB » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:10 pm

Thanks migrant,

I think that you mean mean the "Supermarket" on the RH side heading for Centara corner from the Police Station.

Yes they do stock cigars, but King Edward are always a problem.................

Cheers
Peter
If a Yorkshireman puts his hand in his pocket - fret not!
He'll just be checking his ferret.

User avatar
migrant
Rock Star
Rock Star
Posts: 3637
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:15 am
Location: California is now in the past hello Thailand!!

Re: Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by migrant » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:05 pm

That's the market! Thought I saw them last time in, but not my brand so didn't pay much attention. Back in the states for a while so can't help, sorry!
The essence of life lies with the dispensing with of formalities

User avatar
hhfarang
Hero
Hero
Posts: 10766
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:27 am
Location: North Carolina

Re: Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by hhfarang » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:39 am

The intercontinental used to have a cigar shop that sold many different brands including Cuban cigars.
My brain is like an Internet browser; 12 tabs are open and 5 of them are not responding, there's a GIF playing in an endless loop,... and where is that annoying music coming from?

User avatar
PeteB
Professional
Professional
Posts: 322
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:14 am
Location: Divided Kingdom

Re: Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by PeteB » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:43 am

Thanks for the hint hhfarang. I've never been inside the Intercontinental - perhaps this will persuade me to do so!

I always think of grossly inflated prices for stuff bought inside a major hotel though.....

Cheers
Peter
If a Yorkshireman puts his hand in his pocket - fret not!
He'll just be checking his ferret.

User avatar
migrant
Rock Star
Rock Star
Posts: 3637
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:15 am
Location: California is now in the past hello Thailand!!

Re: Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by migrant » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:51 am

PeteB wrote:Thanks for the hint hhfarang. I've never been inside the Intercontinental - perhaps this will persuade me to do so!

I always think of grossly inflated prices for stuff bought inside a major hotel though.....

Cheers
Peter
I've bought cigars in the major hotels, not Intercontinental. and they do tend to charge a premium for them, but all cigars in Thailand are expensive!! Good luck, let us know what you find :cheers:
The essence of life lies with the dispensing with of formalities

hhinner
Ace
Ace
Posts: 1154
Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by hhinner » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:19 pm

I think I've seen King Edward cigars in the old Hua Hin shopping mall supermarket opposite Wat Hua Hin. I don't smoke so don't know what variety they would be.

User avatar
prcscct
Hero
Hero
Posts: 19882
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:58 am
Location: All Blacks training camp

Re: Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by prcscct » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:49 am

king-edward-imperial.jpg
king-edward-imperial.jpg (27.82 KiB) Viewed 1992 times
“If you take motorcycles out of the equation, Thailand’s roads will be as safe as those in Switzerland, the United States and the United Kingdom.” World Health Organization (WHO)

User avatar
PeteB
Professional
Professional
Posts: 322
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:14 am
Location: Divided Kingdom

Re: Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by PeteB » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:51 am

I'll have a look when I get back next week - thanks hhinner

Pete - do you have any idea of price - box of 50 preferred
IMG_0421.JPG
IMG_0421.JPG (34.07 KiB) Viewed 1964 times
Cheers Peter
If a Yorkshireman puts his hand in his pocket - fret not!
He'll just be checking his ferret.

User avatar
prcscct
Hero
Hero
Posts: 19882
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:58 am
Location: All Blacks training camp

Re: Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by prcscct » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:00 am

^ No sorry. I just picked up the photo off the internet to give people an idea if they should spot a cigar place while out and about. All I've ever seen here in the East are Cubans and Belgians.

Somewhere on here is a cigar thread where I think people had their brand mailed in. That may be your only option, or spend a day searching Bangkok, or head for Hong Kong. Pete :cheers:
“If you take motorcycles out of the equation, Thailand’s roads will be as safe as those in Switzerland, the United States and the United Kingdom.” World Health Organization (WHO)

User avatar
PeteB
Professional
Professional
Posts: 322
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:14 am
Location: Divided Kingdom

Re: Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by PeteB » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:10 am

Hi Pete

Thanks.. I will be flying back from UK next weekend. Can always buy at LHR, but looking (as always) to save a few pounds/baht - especially with the crap exchange rate. :wink:

Cheers

Peter
If a Yorkshireman puts his hand in his pocket - fret not!
He'll just be checking his ferret.

User avatar
PeteB
Professional
Professional
Posts: 322
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:14 am
Location: Divided Kingdom

Re: Buying Cigars in Hua Hin

Post by PeteB » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:46 am

Just to wrap up the topic, you can indeed obtain King Edward cigars at the supermarket just up from Hagi corner. Believe it or not I was unable to buy at London Heathrow. Thanks for those who offered help and tips. Now to enjoy some RnR in Hua Hin.
Cheers
Peter
If a Yorkshireman puts his hand in his pocket - fret not!
He'll just be checking his ferret.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests