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“Annual visit”

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (Sarah Nelson's)
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Grasmere
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Annual visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

We have just returned from out annual trip to the Lakes and once again the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop was top of the list for a visitation. We love Grasmere and the gingerbread from this shop is synonymous with happy holidays. It's a must for all visitors to Grasmere.

Visited October 2012
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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“Best Gingerbread in Britain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

This is the one place our family insist in going every time we go to Grasmere... the most wonderful gingerbread in Britain. Simple.

We bring it back down south with us, because when our friend hear we are off to the lakes they insist we bring it back - and the whole family love it when I add it to my Key Lime Pie base!

I am amazed how they manage to make it all in such a small house!

Fantastic!

Visited July 2012
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“long life Gingerbread”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Gingerbread - or Biscuit - I'll let you decide. Nearly everytime we visit the Lakes we make a beeline to Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread shop and get a couple of packs. These do keep for a long time [that is if you don't eat them]. A pack has been found at the back of the cupboard several months old but after a bit of a warming [usually dunked in a cup of tea] the flavours come streaming back - along with plans for another return visit.

Visited October 2012
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Tripoli, Libya
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

A tiny little shop near the church, you have to queue patiently to enter but once you're in it's worth it. The scent of delicious ginger fills your lungs and there's a good variety of products available to buy, reasonably priced, and which make good gifts.

Visited October 2012
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Johannesburg South Africa
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61 reviews
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“A must to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

This was a really pleasant experience. Shop which is the smallest I have ever seen, only fits 2 people at a time, only opens at 10am. Do not go till at least 10h45 as there is a queue of people and therefore difficult to 'browse'. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

Visited October 2012
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