Whether child or adult, you can’t beat a classic sweet shop. And, we aren’t talking about those new American ones with Hershey bars and all that. We are talking bon bons, rhubarb and custards and dolly mix. Yorkshire does ’em well, and the proof is in the pudding as this Yorkshire sweet shop has been named the best in Britain.
Located in Pateley Bridge in the Nidderdale region, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to The Oldest Sweetshop in the England (which is actually is). The survey of 2,000 people was done by Holiday Cottages to celebrate the new Wonka movie starring Timothée Chalamet.
It’s got antique measuring scales, a vintage-style cash register and oil lamps as well as jar upon jar of filled sugary treats with everything from pear drops and dolly mixture, midget gems to fruit bonbons, and all other classic sweets found in a traditional sweet shops.
The traditional shop attracts tourists by the bus-load, with many flocking to Pateley Bridge every single year just to buy a bag of sweets. And luckily for them, the sweets aren’t as old as the shop is – so you don’t have to worry about finding any musty sweets rolled in fur while you’re there.
It wasn’t the only sweet shop to feature in the list as Farrah’s Olde Sweet Shop came fifth in the list as well.
Check out the full list of sweet shops below:
- The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire
- BellyBoos, Norwich, Norfolk
- The Sweet Hut, Isle of Sheppey, Kent
- Gordon & Durward, Crieff, Perth & Kinross
- Farrah’s Olde Sweet Shop, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
- Truly Scrumptious, Poole, Dorset
- Grandad Jim’s, Leyland, Lancashire
Feature Image Credit: The Oldest Sweet Shop In England