A weekend away is just another excuse to seek out some delicious treats whilst in a new location and of course, a weekend camping in the Lake District is no exception.
After tasting it first hand, I’ll go further to say that this is one of the best gingerbreads I have tasted yet. It really deserves to have its own unique category. It is a cross between a biscuit and a cake with a slightly chewy yet crumbly texture. It is definitely worth the long queue out the small shop doorway with the many, many tourists(bus loads!) to get into the tiny shop.
The village itself is also worth a visit with all of its interesting shops and old buildings intermingled along the path. I’m definitely going back to Grasmere in future.
While there, we managed to stumble upon a fantastic little restaurant for lunch. The Jumble Room was just a stone’s throw from the gingerbread shop and had a wonderfully cosy atmosphere with colourful cushions on the seats, children’s artwork and professional paintings of various animals covering the walls.
We ordered the soup of the day, Carrot Orange, which came with two pieces of the most delicious fresh homemade bread (a piece of white and a rustic, nutty brown bread) alongside the bowl. It was just what we needed to refuel for the rest of our afternoon of exploration.
Our next treat came the following day and was a completely random find down a cobblestone alleyway in Kendal.
After learning that the Chocolate House was not open on Sundays(d’oh!) we were keen to locate a suitably quaint & cutesy alternative place to grab something to eat.
Hampers Tearoom: 14 New Shambles, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4TS