in UK since 1949

Since 1949

In 1949, the firm of Rowland Smith & Son, managed by Messrs. R.W. Smith and R.R. Smith, imported various products into Great Britain under their brand Ye Olde Oak. After years of rationing druing World War II, the people started to desire quality and new ideas for meals again. The reputation of Ye Olde Oak grew fast and it became synonymous with products of consistently high quality.

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Our history

It all started way back in 1949 when Rowland Smith & Son first started a canned meat company and launched Ye Olde Oak.

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Jobs at Ye Olde Oak!

We’re always on the search for new talent. Please drop us a note of your skills and we’ll raise your interest with the relevant department.