Our shop opened on June 15th in line with current government guidelines. However, as many other Lake District tourism attractions are still closed with fewer visitors than normal, our opening hours may vary.

At present we are opening 10am – 4.30pm until 4th July when hopefully we will start operating our normal opening hours.

Our shop is operating to strict Covid-19 health & safety rules, and with a one person (or one family) in, one person out policy. During your visit please observe all relevant information on our notice boards and on the pavement. The 2 meter social distancing policy is in force. Please respect other customers and our staff.

Presently we are only accepting card payments.

N.B. We do not have full range of sundry products available for sale in the shop but every product is available from our online store at

Mail Order

Our mail order service – nationally and internationally – is fully operational once again. Our full product range is available online with many new products coming on stream every week. We are observing the strictest Covid-19 health & safety guidelines in our bakery and office and because we are observing government guidelines all administration staff are working off site.

Wedding Favours

As Shirleyann, who deals with wedding favours, is currently furloughed please be patient if you have sent us correspondence. We will get back in touch with you as soon as we can. With regards to cancelled and postponed weddings, we will defer any order for favours to a future date.

Thank you

Finally, on behalf of everyone at Grasmere Gingerbread®, thank you for your continuing custom. During lockdown we have supported NHS carers and other key workers (please click here to see full story).

COVID-19 – Staying Safe company statement

Grasmere Gingerbread Ltd confirm we have complied with the Government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.

Five steps to safer working together;

1.We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work here.

2. We have cleaning, hand washing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance.

3. We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home.

4.We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace

5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk.

Who to contact: Andrew Hunter (Director)

or the Health and Safety Executive at or 0300 003 1647

Employer: Grasmere Gingerbread Ltd Date: 15th June 2020