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Ye Olde Friars

Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Still the best sweet shop in Keswick

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
Norman W
Inverness, United Kingdom
Paradise for lovers of chocolates and sweets

I think that no visit to Keswick would be complete without a visit to this shop although I'm sure... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Livingston, 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 3 days ago

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

Thank Norman W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Thank DoreenBaister
Reviewed November 15, 2017

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 August 9, 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 August 5, 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
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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