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Simply the VERY BEST Chocolates you can buy.

The message is simply Forget Thornton’s or Hotel Chocolate. Kennedy’s Chocolates are the best. So... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2019
WoodlandsHall
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Durham, United Kingdom
Lovely!

What a lovely place! Lots to interest any chocoholic in the shop along with many other handmade and... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
leswynm
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

The message is simply Forget Thornton’s or Hotel Chocolate. Kennedy’s Chocolates are the best. So good you want more and more.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

What a lovely place! Lots to interest any chocoholic in the shop along with many other handmade and tasteful gifts. I had Yorkshire fruit cake and Lancashire cheese, my better half ordered lemon cake which came warm with cream and a lovely sharp lemon flavour....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Very cosy tea room, and fantastic food: the chocolate cake (gluten free) is warm and rich; and the pancakes are lovely, and accompanied with maple syrup! The hot chocolate is gorgeous, made with real chocolate, and an absolute must for any trip!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Staying in Orton for the week and we could not miss the chance to visit Kennedy's. The coffee shop has a good range of food an the prices are reasonable: we all had smashing toasted sandwiches and drinks before hitting the chocolate shop! The kids...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ben H
David K, Owner at Kennedys Fine Chocolates, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Many thanks for your kind comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Orton and your visit to our very special chocolate factory!

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Just driving towards Penrith when we spotted Chocolate Shop! Could not resist and glad we did not. Lovely shop, had coffee and cheesey scone, with chutney - the best scone ever!! Would love the recipe! Bought a door stop and lots of chocolate, so glad...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Chocaholics look no further. Situated in the small village of Orton, you can either visit the George Hotel for a beer, have a regular cafe stop in the Orton Scar Cafe or opt for ‘Chocolate Heaven’ in Kennedy’s. We recommend the latter without hesitation. To...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Brigantian1
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

As the title said we found the menu slightly disapointing. From our experience of other chocolate houses we expected a menu full of lovely chocolaty treats. Sadly this wasn't the case. The food was ok and the prices very reasonable. Just not what we were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian P
David K, Owner at Kennedys Fine Chocolates, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Interestingly enough more than 75% of our food sales in our tearoom/coffee house are for non-chocolate items, so perhaps less demand for what you were expecting than you might think. It's a shoe-box of a kitchen here so we are a little limited in what...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Proper hot chocolate and amazing brownie - crispy on the outside and warm and gooey on the inside - perfect!

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Experience757513
Reviewed August 11, 2018

My family and I walked here from Fawcett Mill while on holiday and as a treat the children had a hot chocolate for walking all that way! Was really lovely and we also enjoyed looking around the shop and choosing some choccys!! Very delicious chocolate...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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David K, Owner at Kennedys Fine Chocolates, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Hi Clair, Thank you for your kind comments. So pleased you enjoyed your visit to Orton and our small chocolate factory in the countryside!

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We visited during a bike ride. We ordered coffee and cake. The coffee was luke warm and the chocolate cake was too dry. We were also served a side plate of little chocolates that tasted dull and felt waxy in the mouth. I'd expect better...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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David K, Owner at Kennedys Fine Chocolates, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

A bit odd if you had reason to complain but said nothing whilst you were here. We are always happy to put things right if needs be. Our delicious homemade chocolate cake is made with ground almonds which gives it a slight coarseness which we...More

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Sorry it was a very quiet day during the week when we visited so don t know if dogs allowed
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