Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread Shop
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Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread Shop information
In business since 1854, this famous sweetshop next to the village church makes Grasmere's essential souvenir: traditional gingerbread with a half-biscuity, half-cakey texture, cooked according to the same top-secret recipe. Friendly service by ladies dressed in frilly pinafores and starched bonnets is an added bonus.