About Us

In 1895, John A. P. Pitt, opened a small retail store at the corner of Hamilton's Burnaby Hill and Front Street selling tobacco products from around the world. It is in this same location that the Pitt Family continue their commitment to excellence, quality and service. While the world has changed significantly Chatham House has remained true to its roots and continues to offers the “old world” charm, of a truly historic retailer of tobacco products.


Today, Charles William Pitt, great grandson of the founder, can be found behind the scenes at Chatham House, selling the world’s finest cigars and tobacco products at the store's original location at 63 Front Street. Today Havana, Dominican, and Jamaican cigars are the most popular products, proving that little has changed since 1895 when the store specialized in Havana, Jamaica, and Indian cigars as well as English, American, Egyptian cigarettes and Manila cheroots. The store continues to represent a selection of worldly cigar and tobacco brands, smoking requisites including Briar, Meershaum and Clay pipes and numerous tobaccos.

Cuban Cigars have always been a staple at Chatham House since the doors first opened and Chatham House is honored to be an authorized Habanos SA retailer of all Cuban brands of cigars. Favored brands include: Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Punch, Romeo Y Julieta, , Hoyo de Monterrey, H. Upmann. To ensure the integrity of the product, cigars are shipped to Bermuda frequently. Once in Bermuda the cigars are stored and monitored in a custom built climate controlled humidor and delivered to the store weekly. Chatham House is thorough and committed in its rotation and care of product and there is always knowledgeable staff on the floor to assist with purchases.

While Chatham House may be a unique and historic Bermuda landmark the tobacco world considers Chatham House a legendary tribute to the history of smoking and tobacco. Four generations of Pitt Family have ensured that the store showcases a premium collection of tobacco products and accessories. Much has changed in the past century but within the doors of this historic retailer commitment to excellence, quality, service and the enjoyment that comes from good tobacco remains the focus.