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Ye Olde Friars

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Address: 6-8 Market Square, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
Phone Number: +44 17687 72234
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09:30 - 17:30
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Located right in the heart of the Market Square, Ye Olde Friars has long...

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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Heaven!!!!

If you like a little of the sweet stuff, this is the place to go. A huge selection of chocolate, boiled sweets, fudge, jams and sooooo much more.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
SueF2305
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you like a little of the sweet stuff, this is the place to go. A huge selection of chocolate, boiled sweets, fudge, jams and sooooo much more.

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Thank SueF2305
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

After a visit to Friars store in Keswick I found it quickly ruined and left feeling very uncomfortable having witnessed who I can only assume was some form of staff (an older female not in uniform) publicly and very rudely telling off another member of staff. I felt so sorry for the staff member who could only stand there and... More 

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Thank happycustomer573
England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We visit on a regular basis as its only an hour drive from where we live. It has a fantastic range of sweets and chocolate and has something for everyone. There's a lot of interesting gifts and a good selection of sweets. We spend around £30 per visit, the chocolate covered marizipan is a hit with my partner. Definately worth... More 

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Thank carrotcake84
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Loads of interesting gifts, sweets and chocolates. Shop nicely set out, chocolate covered cinder toffee is a big hit ... we have had to go back and buy more after getting some at the start of the week's holiday.

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Thank YorkLemonMeringue
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very good shop in the heart of Keswick. A superb selection of sweets, chocolates and all those things you shouldn't eat but love. Friendly staff and not over priced - visited June 2016 whilst on holiday in The Lake District

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Thank otterman4u
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Helpful and friendly staff and sweets to enjoy. Good selection of gifts for any time of year. Well worth a visit.

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Thank RW123187069
Darlington, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Been coming to this shop for about 40 years and always manage to find something that bit different. Ideal place to buy gifts or just treat your self. Well worth a visit

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Thank ritchie20142015
Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely sweet shop great selection of sweets and chocolates would recommend for anyone to visit well worth a visit

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Thank Jonathan T
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We were on a day visit to Keswick and area to show our relation from Australia the area and popped into the shop to get a few goodies our relation purchased a few items and really loved the shop she could not believe all the different ways chocolate could be presented we purchased our favourite Jelly Belly Beans and will... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

What wonderful displays of chocolate gifts for any age group very spoilt for choice and at very reasonable prices quite a lot of lovely ones for under £5 .

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