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The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Open Now: 09:15 - 17:00
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Established in 1854. Grasmere Gingerbread was invented in 1854 by Victorian creator cook Sarah Nelson who mixed and baked her spicy-sweet chewy concoction inside her neat Church Cottage home - now The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop - and sold it to...more
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Church Cottage, Grasmere LA22 9SW, England
+44 15394 35428
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nicest gingerbread I've ever eaten! Well worth a trip. Just out of the centre of Grasmere on main road.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank emmawarby
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am not particularly fond of ginger or gingerbread. My wife however is the opposite. I do have to admit, I am kind of converted as the gingerbread here is excellent. If visiting Grasmere, I am afraid you have to pop in and buy some....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stressedoutdad
Reviewed 3 days ago

We actually knew nothing about the shop until we were passing through and saw the queues out the door. The gingerbread is unlike any gingerbread I've had before! full of flavour and definitely somewhere we'll stop by again on our next visit to the lakes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jimmy-James L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delightful, quaint shop the size of a postage stamp. Entering the shop, you get an immediate waft of the baking. The gingerbread is like none I've had before and quite simply delicious! Pop in early to avoid the queues but if there is a queue,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Louise H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our last morning in Grasmere we popped in after an early morning walk up silver how. There was quite a queue but having tasted my purchases on my return home it was easy to see why. Quaint old shop and staff in period outfits....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NottsPanther
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely shop, And great tasting gingerbread, It is very popular,very busy,but was served quickly, A must visit when in Grasmere

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sharronh857
Reviewed 1 week ago

There can be few greater pleasures in life than visiting the Lake District - Tourists visiting Wordsworth's grave are seduced by glorious aromas created from within 'The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop' - I strongly recommend the purchase of their standard Gingerbread block to add to your...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Howard J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit here every time we are in the Lake District. The shop is quaint and interesting and also smells amazing. Best to go early as queues can be long and the shop is tiny as it is an old building. The gingerbread tastes amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 980amy9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival in Grasmere we could smell the gingerbread straight away. Upon visiting we met a lovely lady who gave us the heads up on what to buy. We got two 6 pieces and some broken bits. They’re incredible and so gooey. Definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MrAddieo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gingerbread was the usual high standard, premises quaint but very clean. Friendly staff in period costume adds to the experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
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12 February 2019|
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Response from Howard J | Reviewed this property |
Minimal free parking in Grasmere, but several 'pay and displays' - One to the rear of the Garden Centre opposite the Churchyard & Gingerbread shop would be the most convenient. Hope that helps. H
27 March 2018|
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Response from CigarCharlie | Reviewed this property |
The opening hours are 9:15 - 5:30 Monday to Saturday and 12:30 - 5:30 on Sunday. If you need bank holiday opening hours or would like to double check call the shop on 015394 35428.
Andrea S
8 January 2018|
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Response from Howard J | Reviewed this property |
A good question to ask within the shop - May be worth looking on their website, or even email - I'm sure they will reply - Always very helpful and personable place to visit.