Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Grasmere Gingerbread Shop is situated next to the churchyard and you will definitely smell it before you see it.

The building was formally the village schoolhouse where Wordsworth taught for a time in 1882.

Gingerbread has been made on the premises since the mid-nineteenth century and the recipe (of Sarah Nelson) is still a closely guarded secret.

As a result, gingerbread is still freshly baked daily to the original recipe.

Consequently, she kept the recipe in a bank vault before passing it on to her niece.

The shop is no longer in the family, but the recipe has been passed down through the generations and gingerbread is still sold today.

As a consequence, celebrities travel here to taste it, brides use it for wedding favours. 

The TV chef – Jamie Oliver, among others, swears it is the best gingerbread he has ever tasted.

Due to the coronavirus, the ‘famous green door’ has closed for the first time in its 166 years in business.

The closure follows government guidelines but online orders are still being taken.