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The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Closed Now: 9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
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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
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It was rather busy when we visited, with a queue stretching out of the door. Luckily it moved fast, ginger bread was quite expensive for the amount of product you get, but nevertheless I enjoyed it :) Very gingery :p

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jet535312
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always have to visit when come to Grasmere. Best gingerbread ever and always get extra to bring home for family. Queues outside but soon went down. A must when visiting Grasmere.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cookie89Manchester
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you’ve seen this on the telly or heard about it’s hisotry then it’s a must visit when you’re in Grasmere .It’s absoloutely tiny & the queues can be quite long (we went at 5pm) but it’s worth going just for the smell, it’s divine!!...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MeJones01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like gingerbread you will love this! I take packs home to freeze and for my friends and work colleagues

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 1960TT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place always friendly always value for money and gingerbread is amazing xx when the weather is hot get the ice cream too that is amazing

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank john f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if in Grasmere. You will not regret the great gingerbread😋👍. Would recommend visiting either stay off the day or end to avoid queues, but they are not long.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank chriswR6361MF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best gingerbread ever! My Grandad loves this place to! I love the smell walking in! Really nice staff!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jameslfc2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have never been to Grasmere then you have to visit just to buy gingerbread. You can buy a small or large pack! I would recommend the large pack every time, it won’t last long once you start to eat it!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank andyhG832DB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely afternoon and the queue was 20 deep but moved smartly and what a wee treat it was inside. Very good service. Gorgeous fudge plus the famous gingerbread :)

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Munro4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing reviews on this place on a local Lake District site on Facebook I thought I must try some. Visited on Wednesday and this gingerbread is amazing lovey and soft and the best gingerbread I have ever tasted. Value for money for 6 for...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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February 12, 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
March 27, 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
January 8, 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.