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Hearth & Home Mid-Town Chatham Manor

Hearth & Home Mid-Town series replaced four recently discontinued blends, and Chatham Manor is part of the new affordable lineup. This pipe tobacco is a smooth and mellow blend of white Burley and Virginia with a light, pleasant vanilla/bourbon top note. A less costly alternative to some other favorite blends, Chatham Manor tobacco is a worthy addition. It's enjoyable at any time of day, and its price will make it easy to keep a supply of this satisfying blend on hand. Try the other Mid-Town options including Mid-Town Cherry, Mid-Town Chestnut, and Mid-Town Derby Club Aromatic and enjoy knowing you saved a bundle.

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14 Ounce Can In Stock $38.50
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2 Ounce Pouch In Stock $7.50
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Overall Rating 4.53 out of 5 Based on 30 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Hearth & Home Mid-Town Chatham Manor”

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5 out of 5
Really Good Stuff!
I've been battling a nasty cold lately, and so I couldn't taste Hearth & Home's "Chatham Manor" properly. In fact, I either couldn't taste it at all or it tasted strange or "off" somehow. Typical of my colds. But now (ta-da!), the taste buds and olfactory receptors are pretty much back to normal, and for the past couple of days I've been tasting and enjoying "CM" immensely. I mean, although my tobacco consumption declines during a cold, I still have gone through half a tub (with some help from a friend) during this period. I just couldn't taste or smell it much. So, here is my take on "Chatham Manor": the "tub note" smells fairly strongly of the chocolate or cocoa topping, and that flavor is noticeable the first few puffs after lighting. But then it moderates and I get that nice, nutty flavor we all look for in this kind of blend. The chocolate returns in little hints here and there, but the burley shines throughout the bowl. The Virginia in this blend is noticeable as I'll get sweet notes showing up, too. The smoke also has plenty of body, a nice, smooth mouth feel to it. The tobacco, upon opening, seemed a bit moist, but it didn't seem to affect the mechanics of the smoke. The tobacco packs well, lights easily, and it stays lit. Maybe I'll have to re-light once or twice near the bottom of the bowl, but it generally remains lit through the majority of the smoke. Others tell me the aroma is very nice, too. Now, this blend is supposed to be a "match" with Carter Hall. So, is it? Ehh...not really, in my opinion. I didn't do a side-by-side comparison, but I've smoked a good amount of Carter Hall very recently (pre-cold). I like Carter Hall. I like it more than Half and Half, Granger, Prince Albert or Sir Walter Raleigh. Yet, the topping on Carter Hall tastes differently to me than CM does. CM is definitely more chocolatey. I think these two are absolutely in the same class. But the thing is, while Carter Hall is good, Chatham Manor is BETTER! Perhaps Russ overshot his target to some degree? I think Russ created a winning blend in "Chatham Manor", one that stands all on its own, and at a great price, too. I certainly recommend this blend to everyone. I will be trying H&H's "Chestnut" next. I've never had "Walnut", so "Chestnut" will have to stand on its own, too. Cheers!
3 out of 5
It was ok
The flavor was not quite what I was expecting . Unfortunately it is such a large container , I will have it around a while . My wife has suggested puttig it in a dish and setting out on counter in my man cave room for air freshener. At least won’t be wasted that way .
4 out of 5
Chatham Manor
This claims to be a Carter Hall match. I can see it, but it's not CH. That's not to say it's bad, it isn't. I really like it. At the end of teh day, that's what matters. It's a good, rich tobacco that burns slow and cool and needs minimum relights. It tastes like a good burley; nutty and with a slight chocolate whisper. I'd recommend it.
4 out of 5
New Pipe Explorer: MY 1st Tobacco!
This is the very 1st pipe tobacco I've ever smoked. I have smoked cigars for the past 15 years and have recently entertained smoking pipes. I have to say that I found it enjoyable. This is a good tobacco to start with as it has a mild note of sweetness with good tobacco flavor and no pretense. I will explore other styles/options/flavors, however I am happy to soil my new Peterson Aran xl90 with it. - Life is Good!
5 out of 5
Close but no cigar
In comparing Carter Hall to Chatham Manor,I'd have to give Chatham Manor 5⭐️ to Carter Halls 4⭐️. Reason being that it's got a better aroma and flavor. Both are great,but I'm going to switch to Chatham Manor👍.
5 out of 5
Here we go again.....
It has happened again, our over achieving blender (Russ of course) was tasked to match a blend and in doing so has exceeded and surpassed the original. This has better leaf, packs and burns beautifully and of course tastes delightful. Grandfather would love this blend as I do. Well done Mr "O"......(If you have not tried this yet it is currently on sale....just sayin).
4 out of 5
Close, but not Carter Hall
While this is billed as a Carter Hall clone it is, to my mind rather different from that venerable standby of OTC tobacco. This is by no means a bad thing as I think that I like Chatham Manor rather more than I ever remember liking Carter Hall. Chatham Manor is altogether softer and sweeter smoking with the chocolate top notes and sweetness of the red Virginia more in evidence.
2 out of 5
New Chatham Manor
Ok so I bought 14oz of this because they were conveniently out of the 2oz trial. It is not better than Carter Hall but it is a good smoke. No real reason to reinvent the wheel
5 out of 5
Good Stuff
Very good.Balanced. Great price.This Will be the bulk of my supply!
4 out of 5
Chatham Manor
Good smoke with no bite.
2 out of 5
Was really anxious about trying this after reading all the reviews. Well.... I bought a 14 oz can and will say I am very disappointed. It is NOTHING like Carter Hall. It is NOTHING like Prince Albert (which is like CH only better) What's it like? Nothing I like. It is mild- but hard to keep lit- and the taste is very...... well.... there is none. It would make a good filler or blender, but by itself - boring. NOT FOR ME- sorry.
5 out of 5
Went back to a pipe a couple of years ago and went right back to my favorite codger blends (Granger & PA). But tried CM. Imo much better than CH, lightly sweet, great anytime smoke. Highly recommend if you're a burly fan!
5 out of 5
What a simply enjoyable tobacco.
I have found my all day smoke. What a simply enjoyable tobacco. Chatham Manor smokes cool and dry, to the bottom of the bowl. I have found that it was just slightly dry in the tub, but when packed into my pouch for daily use I just put in a moisture button and it is perfect to pack and smoke every time. It lights quickly, puts out a lot of smoke with little effort, and requires few relights. The flavor is mild, clean tasting, the chocolate/cocoa note is slightly sweet, just enough to be there and make me notice it without being heavy. Room note is light and pleasant, again, lingers with chocolate scent. It mixes well too. I have taken CM one step further and mixed it with Lane BCA 50/50. The CM definitely improves the BCA experience. Together they are a light easy smoking, spouse pleasing blend. Stand alone or blended Chatham Manor is making my piping experience even more enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Mid-Town Chatham Manor
Great to mix in with Captain Black, also add a little Mid-Town Chestnut for an all day smoke. 2 parts Captain Black - 1 part Chestnut - 1 part Chatham Manor. ~ Charles S. Katy, Texas..
3 out of 5
Good enough on its own, but it isn't Carter Hall
This is blended to be a clone of Carter Hall. Chatham Manor tastes good enough on its own but it does not taste like Carter Hall to me. If you are expecting an identical flavor, this isn't it. If you are expecting something in the same vein but not the exact same, this might be for you.
5 out of 5
Dr. Mercy
As good as expected. Average burn with a smooth, not over powering flavor. Will order again.
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5 out of 5
it this good with small size bore,kind a pure straight smoke and it does give you another gear with wide bore pipe,like it.will buy again for sure
5 out of 5
Very satisfying
Great all day smoke.
5 out of 5
Delicious. I like carter hall; but, judge this on its own. I just smoked a bowl on the deck--what a way to welcome spring. This tobacco is easy smoking and smells great. You can not go wrong, if you like slightly aromatic burley blends..with a touch of Virginia...yum.
5 out of 5
Great Service / Great Tobacco
Finally tried Chatham Manor, and it lived up to the claims others have made. Enjoy it -- and the other little "pipe-things" I had in the order. Quick service and everything done right.
5 out of 5
Good easy smoke.
I wasn't real impressed with the first bowl of Chatham Manor. It seemed just kind of so-so. I usually smoke aro blends with more pronounced flavors. But as I smoked the next few bowls it grew on me. Tin note is chocolate/cocoa with what seems like a hint of maple and a pleasant tobacco undertone. It is a mixture of light and dark brown and mahogany color tobaccos. No black tobacco. The flavor of CM is a nutty burley with just a hint of cocoa. I don't detect much Virginia but I'm sure it adds some sweetness. Not a complex smoke but a nice light flavored, bite free, natural smoke. Easy to smoke all day. Room note is a pleasant, slightly sweet but rich tobacco aroma. My wife likes it. I've really come to like it. Never tried Carter Hall so I can't comment on a comparison in flavor. I wanted to try Chatham Manor because I wanted an inexpensive burley blend without a lot of chemical casing. I wanted a blend with higher grade and more natural flavor tobaccos. Chatham Manor is what I was looking for. It's a nice old fashion tobacco. I'm a third generation pipe smoker and CM reminds me of what my Grandfather smoked. He smoked a pouch blend all day long and didn't think about it. Just enjoyed smoking his pipe. Bought the 14oz tub and transferred the tobacco to a tight sealed jar. It's part of my rotation. Also, I have not tried any of the other H&H Mid-Town blends so I can't comment on them. But I would recommend Chatham Manor if your looking for a easy smoking, lightly flavored, inexpensive, American burley blend tobacco.
5 out of 5
new every day smoke
I love this stuff. I tried it because of the price point, but I liked it better than Carter Hall, which had been my all day, daily smoke for quite some time prior to trying the Chatham Manor. It is a fairly close match to CH, but better, in my opinion. This is now my daily, all day smoke, which means usually between 4 and 8 pipes full a day, depending on my schedule. I recommend it to anyone. It has nice flavor and is very smooth and mild, with no bite and enough nicotine to satisfy.
5 out of 5
A new American classic!
This is supposed to be a match for Carter Hall, that most venerable of old-timey drugstore burley blends. It's not a perfect match, per se. But that's not a bad thing! Chatham Manor stands on its own as a fantastic, sweet, mellow, all-day smoke. It's got more of a chocolatey note to it than its putative cousin, Carter Hall. That note, coming through in the aroma and very subtly on the palate, is outstanding. It's basically the only note -- but it's nuanced and full in its own right, and not nearly as boring as a single-note tobacco may sound. Meanwhile, the room note is quite pleasant and may just pass your significant other's smell test. My only complaint is that smoking a few bowls will give me a mild case of dry mouth and leave a cigarette-like aftertaste if not chased down with a sweet, palate-cleansing beverage. But other than that, I have nothing but praise for this affordable, delightful tobacco.
5 out of 5
It's all Uptown for this Mid-Town blend!
Like CH, but better! Much richer with a more pleasant room note. No goop or bite with this tobacco. An all day smoke for sure. Definitely a great blend for an excellent price.
5 out of 5
Chatham Manor
Cool smoking with no bite-possible better than Carter Hall-Very pleased
5 out of 5
Chatham Manor
I've smoked Carter Hall for years, and I can honestly say that Chatham Manor tastes just like it. The family says the aroma is the same as well. And the savings is extra nice. A great product.
5 out of 5
I got my order on time. My Boyfriend enjoys the pipe tobacco! Love the service and the people that work there. They are very friendly!
5 out of 5
Chatham Manor, a definite winner!
Carter Hall, along with SWR have always been a couple of my favorite 'codger' blends, so when I first read a review of Chatham Manor I figured it was worth a try. I'm impressed. It's a very close clone of CH, a nice smooth, nutty burley with a very soft topnote Not only has it become a daily smoke in my rotation, but it's also become my go-to tobacco to blend with something I find too harsh or too highly flavored on its own.
5 out of 5
Quality product
did not know what to expect but like every product I have purchased has been great from Pipes & Cigars
Customer Testimonials
Close but not close enough I will stick with Carter Hall. This has too much cocoa and IMHO is closer to Prince Albert.
I would say that this is Carter Hall filtered through the senses of a boutique blender. While missing the chemical taste that Carter Hall has, it also has less body. If you want an extremely mild all-day burley blend, pick up a canister. You won't be disappointed.
I recently became a serious pipe smoker. After trying a pouch of Carter Hall, I bought a 14 oz. tin of this. I find it very pleasing and will buy it again. Great stuff.
I really like Mid-Town Chatham Manor. It has a really good flavor and easy to smoke. I have smoked Carter Hall off and on from 1964, when I first started smoking a pipe. But, I cannot find it anymore. That's when I started looking for it on line and found Pipes and Cigars had Carter Hall, but also had Mid-Town Chatham Manor and it cost a lot less, So I decided to give it a try, Glad I did! On my next tobacco order, I getting some Carter Hall and compare the two. Will let you know how it turns out.
Cocoa, that's the aroma I get!!! Yum! Make sure you split the tub into two large Ball jars, one to dip into and the other to age. This way the entire 14oz doesn't dry up in the original tub. Gets much better when allowed to dry a bit and has turned into my daily smoke, just wonderful this Chatham Manor!! Purchasing 5 more tubs to cellar...
I had some Carter Hall on hand to compare Chatham Manor to when it arrived. It is a very close match. They did a great job on this one.
JD of Henderson is right on. I too was hesitant to give it a try with the only option being the 14oz tub. Glad I did as well. I heartily concur with the rest of JD's review. Awesome everyday smoke for a great price.
I was very hesitant to try Chatham Manor since I really enjoy Carter Hall and 14 Oz's is a big commitment. Wow I did not need to be in the slightest apprehensive. CM is even more delightful than CH in that I love the slight top note more and the slightly longer ribbons that burn slower. I can distinguish the red Virginia from the burley (try doing that with a cheap OTC blend) and no sticks or twigs present. Flavor is matched to the deliciousness of Carter Hall but I like the aroma better and so does my house mates. 5 stars Russ. I will try all the Mid-Town offerings and suggest you do as well. And hey, I'm saving money here too!!!
Chatham Manor is nutty and round with a topping that enhances and doesn't interfere with the tobacco flavor. Mild to Medium, cool smoking, and consistent all the way down. Very close to Carter Hall, but better in quality and taste. Chatham Manor is mostly burley with a little virginia, and the casing or topping has got that old fashioned plum/cocoa/whiskey/ whatever that gives a pleasant room note. This is a good all day smoke.
Russ- Thank you! When I first started smoking a pipe it was "George Washington" tobacco. It was around $3.00 a can and Lucky Strikes were .45/pack. A buddy let me try his Carter Hall and I was hooked. That was my daily tobacco for many, many years. When the Schip tax kicked in it nearly doubled and I found something else. Chatham Manor is nearly identical to the real thing! I recently bought a pouch of Carter and it tasted nothing like the old stuff? Thanks Russ!!