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Old Bank House Chocolate

Old Bank House Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
+44 15394 32422
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Lovely

The chocolate here is lovely loads to choose from very reasonable very easy to find staff very... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
hotpantswirral
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wirral
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Our favourite chocolate shop!

Of all the chocolate shops we have tried in the Lake District, this one has to be our favourite! We... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
Lauren F
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Malton, United Kingdom
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Handmade chocolates and truffle made on the premises. Chocolate shoes, footballs and many more chocolate novelties come and see how they are made by our excellent chocolatiers. Family run business for over 26 years.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Old Bank House Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0AD, England
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+44 15394 32422
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

The chocolate here is lovely loads to choose from very reasonable very easy to find staff very friendly people

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Michelle F, Owner at Old Bank House Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2018

Thanks for your excellent review 😁 we take pride in our excellent handmade chocolates and great customer service

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Of all the chocolate shops we have tried in the Lake District, this one has to be our favourite! We HIGHLY recommend the chocolate covered marshmallows, I don't know what it is about them but they are incredible and you can't just have one! Will...More

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Michelle F, Owner at Old Bank House Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2018

Thanks for your excellent review 😁 see you soon for more amazing chocolate covered marshmallows

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Love this shop. The chocolate is handmade and tastes gorgeous. Kids love it, something for everyone. Staff are very friendly and informative. You can watch the process in action through the front window.

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Found a fabulous chocolate shop in Ambleside called Old Bank House Chocolate. The chocolates are made on the premises and you can actually watch them being made through a window which looks out onto the street. The chocolates were absolutely delicious. Everything tasted very fresh...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

Raining heavily as we made our way back to the car park and just came across this little gem. Amazing display, lovely lady serving. Trouble is - you choose so many you end up with a huge bill - but of so worth it -...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

This wasn't the first time we've visited - it's a must if you're in the Lakes. The choice is incredible and the quality is the best I've ever experienced. Nothing is too much trouble and no-one so much as blinked when I scooped up the...More

Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here as it was close to where we were staying and I was craving something sweet. Oh how I was so happy to find a really great chocolate place. They make their own chocolates right there and the shop smelled so yummy! I...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

The chocolate macaroons are made on the premises, as are a lot of the chocolate products, and the have the perfect balance of chocolate and coconut chips. They taste fresh, they do not hang around long. They are superior to the version in some other...More

Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed June 10, 2017

We visited this excellent little chocolate shop yesterday on the first day of our latest visit to Ambleside. We went in and had a good browse around all of the lovely goodies, and bought some chocolate peanuts and a chocolate-dipped flake. We would have liked...More

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Michelle F, Owner at Old Bank House Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you for an excellent review. Has a small family run business now celebrating our 25th year in trading we pride ourselves on good friendly service and quality chocolate. Sharon has been with us for the last 3 years and is now part off the...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

This shop set in an old bank (see the old main safe room) sells excellent chocolate in some unusual shapes and flavours. The person making the chocolates can also be seen in the front window.

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Maddy1914
October 31, 2017|
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Response from Michelle F | Property representative |
We are open everyday. Sunday opening hours 10am- 5.30pm
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Joden C
September 2, 2015|
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Response from Michelle F | Property representative |
Hi Jo, Glad you enjoyed the chocolates, although we don't mail order at this present moment we would be happy to send our handmade chocolate through the post. Just give us a call and we can arrange to send them to... More
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