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“Excellent chocolate shop - The cafe is not quite so excellent.”

Kennedys Fine Chocolates
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Orton
Certificate of Excellence
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Chaddesley Corbett, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Excellent chocolate shop - The cafe is not quite so excellent.”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

We have visited this chocolate shop on numerous occasions to purchases Kennedy's fine hand made chocolates. Their products rival most fine chocolates produced by the elite chocolatiers. Not surprisingly, they come at a cost but you get what you pay for. They sell a wide range of chocolates and are freshly produced on the premises. The chocolate production which can be seen through a viewing window from the cafe.

The cafe is less impressive although the two free chocolates that came with the bill were a nice touch. The rest of the fair is okay but nothing outstanding. The main big disappointment came with the state of the tables. The cafe was largely empty but nearly all the tables were full of dirty plates and cups left by previous customers. The waiting staff made no effort to clear any of the tables during the entire period of our stay. Service was also very slow.

Visited December 2011
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Dorset
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great things come in small packages”
Reviewed October 10, 2011

Stayed near the Lake District with friends recently in a lovely 5 bedroomed cottage in Maulds Meaburn and found this place practically on our doorstep.
The chocolates are all handmade to the highest standard possible in the tiniest of places. The shop offers 92 different individual chocolates as well as pre-packed selections. There is a small giftshop and a wonderful tea room where the food is just fabulous. I'd recommend almost anything but particularly liked the toasted sandwiches and the milkshake which comes in a chilled glass decorated with dribbles of chocolate on the inside. Yum!!
Special mention has to go to the staff who are very knowledgable and patient as it takes a while to complete a selection from the wonderful choice on offer.
If you're a fan of chocolate this place is definitely worth a visit.

Visited October 2011
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“tiny enterprise in the middle of nowhere - great taste”
Reviewed August 31, 2011

I went thinking I would visit a factory, in fact it is so tiny, that that is impossible. But, they have a very informative film running in the café, although you might have to ask the staff to turn up the volume. You can see people working in the factory through glass windows into the café - the same people will serve you lunch or a coffee or tea and serve you from the chocolate counter. Make sure you have a bit of spending money - the chocolates are up there with fine Champagne and worth every penny, and suddenly you understand why Kennedy's supply Fortnum & Masons in London.
Delicious and well worth the cross-country haul to get there.

Visited July 2011
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