Grasmere Gingerbread. One of the true culinary delights of Britain, Grasmere gingerbread even has a good if sad story behind it, made by Sarah Nelson in the second half of the 19th century to support her poor family, she continued making it when her daughters and husband had died leaving her alone.
Still made in Church Cottage by St Oswald’s churchyard, the gingerbread is so far removed from the characterless gingerbread men sold in supermarkets as to be a separate species, indeed Sarah Nelson’s is trademarked to protect it from imitators.This gingerbread is crumbly and moist, with a flavour that lingers warmly in the mouth. The texture is soft enough hardly to need biting. If you visit do not make the mistake of buying just a little and trying it later, it will only mean a return journey if you are still in the area, or bitter regret if you have moved on.- Brian
Forget Tweedies or The Lamb Inn, tucked away on the end of the Wordsworth Hotel is the real locals bar with real people just enjoying a laugh and a quiet drink. This is where the bar staff go to drink,that says it all really !!!!!!! - Bob