Grasmere Gingerbread

A tiny Lakeland shop in a 1630's school stocking gingerbread, rum butter, fudge and mint cake.

Grasmere-Ginger

Invented by Victorian cook Sarah Nelson in 1985 in the village from where it gets its name, no trip to the Lake District is complete without a stop off at the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop to stock up on one of the Lake District’s most famous exports.

A unique, spicy-sweet cross between a biscuit and cake, its reputation quickly spread and it is now enjoyed by food lovers all over the world. A-list celebrity fans of the crumbly ginger slabs include Renee Zellweger, who visited while filming Miss Potter and Tom Cruise.