Importers & Distributors of the Finest Cigars
About Us

Established in 1790, Hunters & Frankau has imported Havanas into the United Kingdom since cigar smoking was first enjoyed in Britain.


Over the years we have been involved in many aspects of the Havana cigar trade. We once owned the H.Upmann and the Ramon Allones cigar factories as well as the brand rights worldwide. We also played a central role in the design and launch in the 1930’s of Montecristo – now the world’s best selling Havana brand.



In 1990, we were appointed by Habanos S.A. as their Exclusive Distributor for all Havana brands in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Gibraltar and the Channel Islands. Habanos SA is the Cuban company solely responsible for marketing and distributing Havanas throughout the world.


Along with our Cuban partners, we offer British cigar smokers the widest choice of the finest quality cigars to suit all tastes and pockets.  Other cigar brands we proudly represent on an exclusive basis in Britain include La Invicta from Honduras and Nicaragua, Don Ramos from Honduras, Villiger from Switzerland and Agio from Holland. We are also the official distributors in the UK for Colibri lighters and accessories.


Based at Hurlingham in South West London, we are the leading independent cigar importer in Britain and employ over 40 people, split between our head office, national salesforce and our own bonded warehouse.



Members of the Executive Board of Directors of Hunters & Frankau Limited


David Lewis –  Chairman

Jemma Freeman –  Managing Director

Philip Hambidge – Finance Director

Yadira Bulnes – Corporate Director

Sean Croley – Sales & Marketing Director


“Our aim is to combine the traditional qualities our products demand with a thoroughly modern approach to business”