The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Grasmere

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Taste famous Grasmere Gingerbread, and ponder the ingredients of its secret recipe at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Catch a whiff of daily fresh-baked gingerbread, as well as the shop's homemade fudges. Soak up a little bit of history in the small shop with a history of famous admirers--among them William Wordsworth, Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman. Beware that imitations are many, and authentic Grasmere Gingerbread can only be bought in-store or online from the store's own website. Our Grasmere online trip itinerary planner makes visiting The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and other Grasmere attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A small old shop with loads of atmosphere - the main product being sold is the unique gingerbread created by Sarah Nelson to a secret recipe. Helpful friendly staff who will advise how to rejuvenate t...  more »
  • There were queues to enter a very small shop. The gingerbread was out of this world ... I wish I had bought larger pack - delicious  more »
  • What more is there to say. Lovely gingerbread from a lovely little shop in a lovely village. Also to liquorice and ginger gummies were delicious.  more »
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  • Absolutely excellent! I'm a local and live about 30 miles away and always take time to go visit here for the famous Grasmere Gingerbread! The staff are dressed in period costume, the smells are amazing of the wares being baked, and the customer service is great considering how small the shop is and how many customers they deal with on a daily basis. Cannot recommend to go highly enough! If you are in the lakes then definitely visit! I guarantee you will be returning on a regular basis!!!!
  • Great gem in Grasmere has tons of traditional charm that even people who don't go for old English culture can enjoy. Friendly staff. Decent prices and selection. And very tasty gingerbread. That's what brought me back after going nearly ten years ago. Layout inside changed slightly bit still small and quaint. Definitely a highlight to go to in Grasmere and also if in the general area in the lakes. Just different and unique to the area. Also the gingerbread makes a great companion to a day on the fells.
  • I remember this gingerbread as a child, my mother being very keen on it, although only bought when on holiday in the Lake District. I have just again found Grasmere Gingerbread and have purchased both Gingerbread and crumbs via the internet. Neither have disappointed, the latter makes an excellent topping to rhubarb crumble among other delicacies. Service is excellent and the company is thoroughly recommended.
  • Yes, the gingerbread was alright, but you would expect it to be amazing when they charge you 55p a piece. I did some quick calculations and worked out that I could get 20 packs of Ginger Nut biscuits for the money I spent on 3 packs of their gingerbread. What would you rather have? Having said all this, I was lucky to get a picture with Sarah Nelson herself, as shown in one of my other photos.
  • I can imagine this place getting very busy with queues going out the door and round the corner. But don't be put off, it's worth the wait. Lovely gingerbread, full of flavour.
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