“Quite simply the best gingerbread in the world” with a statement like that we recommend you try this delicious treat. It was invented in 1854 in the little village of Grasmere by Victorian cook Sarah Nelson. Sarah sold the gingerbread to villagers and tourists from a tree stump just outside her front door. News of this sweet, spicy delight spread far and wide as tourists flocked to the village in search of Grasmere Gingerbread®
Today people from all over the world come to try this unique gingerbread. The business these days is run by third-generation owners Joanne and Andrew Hunter.
The building, which was first built as the village school, is nestled in the beautiful, idyllic village of Grasmere. It’s located between St Oswald’s Churchyard and The Wordsworth Hotel. The shop also sells many other ginger treats such as their award winning rum butter, conserves, fudge and ginger beer to name a few.
Did you know? Ginger is a powerful spice dating back 5000 years. It has many medicinal qualities such as relieving nausea, particularly motion sickness.
We enjoy Grasmere Gingerbread® with a cup of tea in the office!
Hints & Tips: Be prepared to queue at busy times. It’s a popular stopping off point for coaches and larger groups – but trust us, it’s worth the wait! The shop is well worth a visit, but you can also buy their products online. They offer international delivery. For more information visit their fantastic website here.