The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
Cafe and coffee shop in Grasmere
Church Cottage, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SW
Opening hours: 9:15am - 5:30pm (Mon-Sun)
 Vegetarian  Vegan  Open Sunday

Sadly no coffee here, it's all about the gingerbreadk here


The best gingerbread you'll ever taste - we promise!


If ginger is your thing, you'll find everything you can imagine in the quaint shop - ginger chocolate truffles and fudge


It's the main reason I'm sure many tourists flock to the village, therefore don't expect it to be cheap... six pieces are £3.95, twelve £7.50


No storage, but as you're taking out this isn't really applicable


No seating but takeaway and enjoy in the village of Grasmere, service is quick but the queue is often quite large during the summer months


Superb location in the centre of the Lake District, an ideal stopping point when cycling around the lakes of Windermere and Coniston or heading towards the Honister Pass (a steep climb)

Cumbria Lake District
Jump to

A brief history, Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread back in 1854, a unique (nowhere else in the world will you find this), spicy-sweet cross between a biscuit and cake.

As you’ll see from the queues outside the shop (a old school built in 1630, who even saw William Wordsworth), it’s reputation has spread across the world. However it’s certainly worth the wait where you’ll experience what quite possibily is the tastiest gingerbread on the planet – I keep coming back for more!

As you’d expect it’s a takeaway only, therefore whilst enjoying your ginger snacks be sure to checkout the picturesque village of Grasmere.

Good news for those who are vegan, there’s no eggs or any animal derivatives in any of their gingerbread (although do check when there incase this has changed).

Leave a review for The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Cycle routes passing nearby to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Related regions and locations