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Ye Olde Friars

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There's something about Ye Olde Friars that brings out the child in me! Chocolate...bags of... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Surat Thani, Thailand
I’m in chocolate heaven

First time here....oh wow! Came out with a treat or two....or three! White chocolate covered... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Norwich, 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.
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6-8 Market Square, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
+44 17687 72234
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

There's something about Ye Olde Friars that brings out the child in me! Chocolate...bags of sweets...biscuits etc etc. I simple cannot walk past this shop and judging by the number of people inside, many other people can't resist either. The speciality chocolates are certainly on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Suratrichard
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

First time here....oh wow! Came out with a treat or two....or three! White chocolate covered marzipan on my goodness....I’m in love!!!! Simply brilliant and I’ve never seen a shop like it!!! I loved this place and prices are really good too.....WOW! This place is just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NorwichSarah
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Absolutely love it......first port of call.....I always come out of the shop with a bag full of goodies. I noticed this time that there weren't the usual sweets on ALL the trinkets as there were in the past...don't know why! Some lovely Halloween gifts on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jan S
Reviewed September 22, 2018

I have been going to Friars on holiday for over 60 years & can confirm its the best sweety shop in Keswick.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Norman W
Reviewed August 25, 2018

I think that no visit to Keswick would be complete without a visit to this shop although I'm sure that dentists across the land would have reservations about people eating too much of what is available to buy. However a little indulgement every so often...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Brucestewart
Reviewed June 13, 2018

If you have a sweet tooth, this is the place to go. They stock a huge variety of unique, handmade chocolates (available in a pick and mix selection box), chocolate bars, sweets and locally made fudge and honey (the vanilla honey is incredible). You’ll also...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank KateW3442
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Having visited at Christmas and brought a box of Fabulously Fruity chocolates as a gift I popped in again for pick up a second box. Unfortunately it's not a standard line in the shop so I couldn't find it, but Carol was able to figure...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Pepjam
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place. Full of lots of lovely things. Too many to choose. Came away with a bag full.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Found this shop on our first visit to Keswick a few months ago, my wife said we had to return before Xmas to do some shopping. Here we duly are and having spent the previous evening on the website writing down what we were to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank lilger
Reviewed November 19, 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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October 24, 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