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Address: Harmby Road | Leyburn Business Park, Leyburn DL8 5QA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1969 625288
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

Small factory hand making delicious fancy chocolates, figurines and bars in...

Small factory hand making delicious fancy chocolates, figurines and bars in our purpose built facility. Watch our chocolatiers at work as you walk around with informative notice boards covering everything from the history of chocolate, to where it is grown and how it is made. You can also watch our film showing the bean to bar process.

On site cafe serving premium coffee, homemade cakes and savory light bites (such as quiche, panini's etc). The cafe also has free WiFi for your convenience.

Try your hand at making a chocolate pizza or other seasonal chocolate making workshops suitable for ages 2 - 102! Why not try our on-site quiz too.

Our factory shop is crammed with our chocolate creations for you to browse or indulge. Together with a loose chocolate counter and a selection of giftware and hampers you are sure to find a lovely gift - so long as you have the will power not to eat it yourself!

We have on site free car parking and toilet facilities including baby change and wheelchair access.

Cadbury's World we are not, but hope you will find it is a nice way to fill 30 minutes, or more if you indulge in the cafe or workshops.

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Enjoyable visit

Popped in here as we were passing. Nice little cafe, good coffee. Hot chocolate with real chocolate on a stick was good. It's quite a small place with a great range of chocolate... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2016
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

My kids and I visited the Little Chocolate Shop last summer and although they have a delicious variety of treats there is little else of interest in the place. It would be a little more interesting if they actually did a little tour explaining the chocolate making process.

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1 Thank davemac1973
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Just outside Leyburn on the way towards the East. Friendly staff, daughter spent an age making a chocolate Pizza after watching the ladies making a number of different pieces of Chocolate using molds and a machine for each type of chocolate. Little cafe at the back and a good selection of pieces to buy. A little expensive but the pieces... More 

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Thank Stuart C
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

We went to the little chocolate shop back in October and were greeted by a small and quaint workshop with an Ok cafe, unfortunately overshadowed by the rudeness of the man behind the counter. Making very uncomfortable jokes about how we were southern and had come to see how the poor half of the country lived. Terrible customer service with... More 

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6 Thank Chelsea H
Jim H, Owner at The Little Chocolate Shop, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were unable to appreciate our small chocolate making experience. I am also sorry that you felt I was somewhat rude. As the owner of the business my intention is to engage and hope that everyone enjoys and understands the visit taking in the complication of making quality chocolates made with premium Belgian chocolate. As a... More 

Lancaster
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Popped in here as we were passing. Nice little cafe, good coffee. Hot chocolate with real chocolate on a stick was good. It's quite a small place with a great range of chocolate products (as you would hope) It is more appealing to kids I think and I have to say my son loved making the chocolate pizza, it was... More 

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Thank Dodgyroger
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Not what I expected at all Chocolate didn't taste the best Not even allowed to use toilet unless you use cafe !! Didn't take long to visit

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4 Thank Sian39
Jim H, Owner at The Little Chocolate Shop, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review The Little Chocolate Shop and disappointed that your were unable to appreciate the best Belgian chocolate available however I am glad you took the time to taste it on your quick visit. As a private company toilet use is restricted as we do not have public conveniences and access is currently through... More 

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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Little Chocolate shop as an extended family (4 generations)! as we thought everyone would enjoy it.They did! My grand daughter really enjoyed making a chocolate pizza and the rest of us had lovely hot chocolate while we were watching. The shop sold a really good selection of different chocolates with some imaginative shapes/ moulds. The staff... More 

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Thank Kim V
Jim H, Owner at The Little Chocolate Shop, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review -- it does help In the world of chocolate we are a small private company and try hard to please as many visitors as possible. I often give a small talk on how we make our chocolates and engage with as many visitors as I can . Hope to see you again Many thanks... More 

West Midlands
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Great place for a quick visit the smell is delicious as soon as you walk through the door, the cafe sells lovely food and the shop sells some extraordinary chocolate.

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Thank oscarsnan
Jim H, Owner at The Little Chocolate Shop, responded to this review

Wow thank you very much It means a lot to be appreciated. Kind regards Jim More 

Whitby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

I waited a while before reviewing this place (visited in August) and have been prompted by the accolades for the quality of the chocolate to do so. As an attraction the place is a bit limited and there is nothing once you go inside to suggest what you might do, no sign to say please come this way to see... More 

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5 Thank Suzanne H
Jim H, Owner at The Little Chocolate Shop, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review -- I too have not responded too quickly. I am sorry that our name as The Little Chocolate Shop did not portray the sizing. I shall make our sign bigger that says - pleas come on through to visit our factory and make sure our sign in the entrance still says follow the red floor.... More 

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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

First visit and wasn't disappointed - lovely little choc factory - loads of choice and reasonable prices - friendly staff and total temptation - lovely

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Thank apple21269
Jim H, Owner at The Little Chocolate Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review and glad you were tempted Kind regards Jim Hogg Owner More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 16, 2016

I was determined to visit here. We first spotted it on a road map....I so glad we did.... yippee.... all the staff were helpful, friendly, warm...and patient.... I was creaking with envy, that they worked there! It was fascinating watching the chocolate do its thing. Coffee in the cafe was delicious and both the woman who served me were really... More 

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Thank Nita G
Jim H, Owner at The Little Chocolate Shop, responded to this review

Many thanks for the positive review it is very much appreciated So glad you appreciated our efforts Kind regards Jim Hogg Owner More 

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