Anyone staying in the Lake District should find time to visit The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop; church cottage built in 1630 originally as the village school. Nestling beside St Oswald’s Churchyard, Grasmere, it was here in 1854 that Victorian cook Sarah Nelson perfected her unique delicacy that is now celebrated all over the world. Still made fresh every day from her exact same recipe, spicy-sweet Grasmere Gingerbread® is a deliciously chewy cross between a biscuit and a cake and proudly celebrated as a Great British Food. You can only buy Grasmere Gingerbread® from the fascinating Grasmere Gingerbread Shop here in the Lakes.
We also stock award-winning Cumberland Rum Butter and a host of unusual ginger-flavoured foodstuffs and ginger-themed gifts, many made in Cumbria.