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Wedding Favours, free entry

Unique Wedding Favours

Unique Wedding Favours


Crafted from a secret 165-year-old recipe, Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread® tastes like nothing on earth. Described by The Daily Telegraph as the 'best gingerbread in the world', this unique Cumbrian delicacy, a cross between biscuit and a cake is truly mouth-watering.

Our special collection of wedding favours, delightful heart-shaped or traditionally styled pieces of Grasmere Gingerbread are perfect for brides to offer as favour gifts whether getting married in Cumbria or further afield.

Medieval knights presented shield-shaped pieces of gingerbread as love gifts to their ladies during jousting tournaments. During the 18thC it was sold in the streets alongside oysters and at some fairs in the north of England gingerbread men were called 'husbands'.

It is not hard to understand why gingerbread won its reputation as an aphrodisiac; a warm and pungent spice, ginger warms the blood, excites the senses and induces passion!

These unique wedding favours can be presented in ways to match themes and colours and are surely a great talking point for any guest. We guarantee they will be eaten and enjoyed. Prices start from just £1.50.

Opening details

Open all year, shorter hours in Winter. Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Free entry


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Group visits are available which include a talk lasting 20-30 mins on the history of Cumbrian food and how Grasmere Gingerbread evolved through the Victorian tourist trail. Fresh Gingerbread is served with tea or coffee and an oatcake with Cumberland Rum Butter. Cost £3.50 for adults and £2.50 per child, coach driver and teachers/guide free. School and Educational groups are also taken, contact the shop directly for prices and further information. Must be pre-booked.


Church Cottage,
LA22 9SW


Plan route to Grasmere Gingerbread® using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 337074  Lat: 54.45764 Long: -3.02418

From M6 jct 36 follow A591 to Ambleside then Grasmere. Next to the Wordsworth Hotel.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Windermere station

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