The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Grasmere

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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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  • We knew this shop was here when we visited Grasmere for a few hours and even though we'd just had lunch we headed right for it afterwards. We came in the Easter holidays and there was a small queue... 
    We knew this shop was here when we visited Grasmere for a few hours and even though we'd just had lunch we headed right for it afterwards. We came in the Easter holidays and there was a small queue...  more »
  • Visited on the afternoon of 19th April. There was a small queue when we arrived but we only had to wait no more than 10 minutes. The shop itself is very small and there was no opportunity to browse... 
    Visited on the afternoon of 19th April. There was a small queue when we arrived but we only had to wait no more than 10 minutes. The shop itself is very small and there was no opportunity to browse...  more »
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  • I love gingerbread. But any gingerbread I've ever had within my lifetime doesn't come close to the majesty of this gingerbread. The flavour is amazing, with the perfect amount of that sweet and slightly fiery ginger, and the texture is perfect too. Soft and buttery, but still with a crunch. We visited one morning to get a sample, and returned later the same day to stock up before we were leaving Grasmere for home. Don't be put off by the queue - it moves quickly and you won't be disappointed!
  • I love this place so much, I have been coming whenever I am in the Lakes since I was 15 years old. I know I can order it on line but there is something special about going there in person. I also love that the recipe is exactly the same as it’s been for over 150 years, yes that’s right all you 1 star moaners it has butter in, it has ALWAYS had butter in and it will continue to have butter in. Get over yourselves! The shop is tiny and again this is where it has always been sold so you are stepping in to history, Grasmere gingerbread is so much more than a cake it’s living history. It’s all part of the experience and I for one love it.

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