The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (Sarah Nelson's), Grasmere

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
Taste famous Grasmere Gingerbread, and ponder the ingredients of its secret recipe at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (Sarah Nelson's). 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. Make The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (Sarah Nelson's) a part of your Grasmere vacation plans using our Grasmere trip itinerary builder.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Must do visit in Grasmere. The gingerbread is the best we ever had. It is a tiny store...recommend visitors pick an off-peak time to visit, and buy extra. 
  • Ah what a lovely quaint shop and a must visit the staff are very friendly too went in for some gingerbread came out with loads of other things too it was so tempting A must visit if you go to grasmere 
  • We cannot go to grasmere without getting some gingerbread. there is always a queue but the smell of the lovely gingerbread keeps you going. it is a very small shop but it just adds to the experience. ...  read more »
  • Must-visit super-quaint, and historic little place. I always pop in when I'm in the area. Do read the posters about the history of the shop and the lady who started it, although unfortunately due to its size it's difficult to hang around and it's usually an in-and-out visit, especially in peak season. The gingerbread is of course really tasty - but I'd suggest not over-buying because it's best when it's very fresh and only a day or two old (then it starts going hard). They also have a pretty good selection of other confectionery, much of it ginger flavoured.
  • Lovely tiny place! No space to hang around! Usually long queues so it's worth checking out what you need as you get in the door so you can sort it once at the front of the queue.
  • If the gorgeous aroma of baking gingerbread doesn't get you in then your first taste will, and you'll be forever be coming back for more. No bad thing! A tiny little shop and sometimes the queues are horrendous, but have a stroll around the picturesque village until they go down and you won't be disappointed. It's quite simply the most delicious, gorgeous, moreish gingerbread there has ever been and likely ever will be!
  • One of the smallest shops I've ever seen but the minute you walk through the door the smell of gingerbread hits you in the face. The gingerbread it's self is one of the nicest I've ever tried and finding out you can order online is a bonus
  • A wonderful traditional shop, the queues alone trek you all you need to know! Please don't be put off by them though, you never have to wait for long.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h