If there was a season of chocolate, it’d been Autumn/Winter. The time of the year when not only do you need to comfort yourself thanks to the ice cold weather, but also stock up on treats in the name of Halloween and Christmas – there’s really no warmer hug than the taste of silky, smooth cocoa.
And now, guests at Bolton Abbey can indulge in just that. Popping up at the Estate just this month, Bolton Abbey has welcomed a brand new cafe called Love Brownies – and it’s a chocolate lover’s paradise.
Stocked to the brim with all things chocolate, the Brownie Barn has a sensational menu for the sweet toothed among us – baking not only an array of different flavoured brownies, but hot chocolates, milkshakes, and a selection of vegan treats, too.
Catering to all brownie lovers, guests will be able to try out flavours including Morello cherry, double chocolate, salted caramel, raspberry, orange, mint, and even red velvet cheesecake.
Announcing the news on social media today, the Bolton Abbey Estate said: “Love Brownies – The newest café on the Estate.
“Situated at the very north end of the Estate along Howgill Lane – we recommend walking to this one so you can justify the overindulgence! Serving fresh brownies daily and thick and delicious hot chocolate. It’s certainly worth putting in a few extra miles to get there!”
Founded by Yorkshire Dales-born Chantal, Love Brownies was born out of a passion for creating top-notch brownies, with Chantal herself actually boasting a background as a professional chef.
“My family has catering roots,” she says. “It’s in my blood. I think a gift of food is one of the few wonderful things you can always offer with pride and accept with pleasure. I’m not really a businesswoman – I just love having the opportunity to make people smile. That’s what matters.”
Now, after five years of success, the business is coming home to the Dales – with a number of other locations to boast in Leeds, Ilkley, Harrogate, London, Grassington, Canterbury and many more.
The Brownie Barn – as Love Brownies has aptly named it – has resided at Bolton Abbey before now, however, has faced a little spruce up ahead of the new season.
The cafe boasts covers for 16 people inside, with outdoor seating, too, and is ideally located for exploring both Burnsall and Bolton Abbey.
There, guests will be able to enjoy hand-crafted brownies, alongside lunch sandwiches, hot chocolates, coffees and more.
Love Brownies is open Monday-Sunday from 9am-5pm at Howgill Barn, Howgill Lane, Barden, BD23 6DJ.