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Ye Olde Friars

6-8 Market Square, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
+44 17687 72234
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Chocolate heaven

Everything in this shop is to die for, such unusual things too, great for special occasions... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
beautiful chocolate

We called in on our walk around Keswick and bought some of the lovely chocolates to take home and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Located right in the heart of the Market Square, Ye Olde Friars has long been one of Keswick's iconic shops. Spread across four shop fronts and with over 1000 lines including chocolates, sweets, gifts and preserves, Friars is a must visit.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rum butter” (4 reviews)
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6-8 Market Square, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
+44 17687 72234
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything in this shop is to die for, such unusual things too, great for special occasions. Novelties and traditional are available and also a nice selection of jams and puckles

Thank DoreenBaister
Reviewed 6 days ago

We called in on our walk around Keswick and bought some of the lovely chocolates to take home and they were absolutely gorgeous we will definitely be coming back for more, the salted caramel and coffee are the best that I have tasted.

Thank teresaingham
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great selection of chocolates and sweets, some old fashioned varieties and some new, get in there and have a sugar boost!

Thank don_kiddik
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Recommended by friends to pop in here and try Friars chocolate. A huge variety of both standard and novelty chocolates are available. Felt the prices were pretty expensive. Didn't want to spend so much and discover it not to our tastes, so bought a bag...More

Thank sterwuv
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We always have to calm in here when we're in Keswick. A great selection of sweets at a price range to suit everyone. The staff are always warm and friendly. Oh and the Jelly Belly bean selection is incredible!

Thank Basketcase81
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have visited every Easter, love the Easter eggs , love the chocolate truffles , jelly teddies were always a must with the family . And as I have grown older I lover the jams, spreads, biscuits and mustards. So glad they have an online...More

Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Visited here today with hubby and 7 year old son. Hubby and I have been before but my son was literally in heaven with too many treats to choose from. Son opted for bag of sweets, hubby some kendal mint cake and I bought some...More

Reviewed 16 January 2017

This must be the best and probably the biggest sweet shop in the country! Chocolates, mint cake, fudges, toffees.....all available and irresistable. If that isn't enough, there's a whole section devoted to biscuits, jams, chutneys and the famous Cumberland rum butter. It's impossible to leave...More

Thank Suratrichard
Reviewed 16 January 2017

A word of warning if you're a chocaholic and no will-power - expect to spend a fair bit of money! The various ranges of chocolates that look so mouth-wateringly tempting make it difficult to decide which one's to choose. At £3.99 for 100g it can...More

Thank TheKatLady
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you like a little of the sweet stuff, this is the place to go. A huge selection of chocolate, boiled sweets, fudge, jams and sooooo much more.

Thank SueF2305
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25 October 2016|
Response from Suratrichard | Reviewed this property |
Two very large pay and display car parks. One is down by the lake and the other in the centre. You can also park at Booths supermarket which is also pay and display. The car parks are well sign posted. The one in the centre... More