Friars Blog


Have A Peek At Christmas; We Won’t Tell If You Don’t

Christmas is our favorite time of the year here at Friars, so we got a bit excited and have only gone and put some products on our website! Here’s a peak at some of our favourites; go on, have a look, we won’t tell if you don’t. Buck’s Fizz Snowball Truffles   Buck’s fizz at Christmas is one of the great traditions, here at Friars we have given it a new lease of life with our buck’s fizz snowball truffles, a must try this Christmas. White Christmas Sloe Gin Gift... Read More


Cool Down With A Bit Of Spice

During these long warm summer days the mind starts to wander and you may start asking yourself strange questions like; why cultures in the hottest locations on earth eat hot and spicy foods? Well it did come up for discussion in at Friars HQ one afternoon. So we decided to put it to the test and eat copious amounts of chocolate from our delightful Chilli Collection. There is some science behind the theory, it’s actually pretty smart when you think about it — spicy foods raises your body temperate, which... Read More


Friars Teams Up With

We have recently started working with, an independent reviews company. They contact customers on our behalf regarding their shopping experience and gather product reviews. All reviews are completely independent so what you see is what you get. We can’t edit or remove reviews so it really is a true reflection on what we offer here at Friars. Here are some of our most recent reviews, we are pretty happy with them! Here are some of our most recent reviews (sometimes it’s good to blow your own trumpet!).


We Have Moved!

After 6 years we have now out grown our current address and have moved our online business to a new warehouse. We have moved into what used to be the ‘cars of the stars’ motor museum situated in the picturesque town of Keswick. So we are not going far! Plus it gives us a lot more room, which we are very excited about!   The Batmobile and Trotter Independent Trading Co. car have been replaced by chocolate games controllers and gin truffles! There is however one relic from its museum... Read More


Chocolate Tasters Now Save 10% When You Buy 3

A sophisticated range of irresistible chocolates for the real enthusiast, the perfect way to try something new and adventurous or get cosy with an old favorite.  Now with 53 different flavours to choose from there really is a fabulous choice. Simply add three taster packs to your shopping basket and 10% will be taken off automatically.  


Our Corporate Gifts Service

Friars has a wealth of experience catering for all kinds of clients from multinational corporations to small hotels. We take pride in offering a highly flexible, professional service and will endeavour to offer solutions to meet all your business needs. We get all kinds of weird and wonderful request from a gin and lemon chocolate (which we now sell) to an energy drink flavoured sweet. All enquiries are handled by a designated corporate manager to ensure a high quality of service. Nothing is impossible, whether it’s a new chocolate flavour,... Read More


Father’s Day Action Plan

Breakfast in Bed Why not wake dad up with a tasty bacon butty and a cup of tea. We would advise against a full English as that could get messy with tomato sauce and egg flying everywhere. Presents Our golden ale gift box is a real winner this year, artisan ale, chocolate, sweets and nuts…..what is there not to love!? Afternoon Now assuming dad conforms to the classic dad clichés then an afternoon watching his chosen sport on TV will be just the ticket. Dads usually are low maintenance so... Read More


Father’s Day Gifts – By ‘Dad Type’

Difficult Dad? Men are notoriously difficult to shop for! Our collection of over 40 Father’s Day gifts should help….we think. Chocolate Dad? Everyone loves chocolate and Dad is no different! With over 60 boxes to choose from you’re sure to find the perfect one.   Sweet Dad? For Dad’s with a sweet tooth we have plenty of ideas, from traditional favourites to scrumptious sweets with a boozy kick.  


Celebrating Our 90th Birthday

Ye Olde Friars has now been trading for 90 years! Founded in 1927 by William Long as ‘The Gift House’ gift shop it soon change its name (1929) to the more recognisable ‘Ye Olde Friars’. It has adapted over the years from a café come chocolate shop to a specialist luxury chocolate shop. The business has been in the Webster family since day one and currently has four family members working in the business. One of the most significant changes came in the late 80’s to early 90s when Gina... Read More


Our Fabulous Summer Windows

We have gone for a teddy bears picnic theme with a picnic basket, cup and saucers and plenty of flowers.   To complement the picnic window we have an outdoor garden theme with table, chairs and washing line (with sweets pegged on…..of course). With falling ladybirds and daisies.