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Enjoy Kennedys handmade chocolates at our coffee house in Orton, Cumbria

We moved into The Old School premises in March 1996 and opened a small coffee house serving light snacks and refreshments.

In the next few years as more customers came, we found that the coffee room was not big enough for the demand, so in 2000 work commenced on extending the building with our 40-seater Conservatory Coffee House. This was sympathetically built with the existing window arches and interior stonework being retained as features, and the outside of the building being finished in stonework to match the older part of the building.

Our Conservatory Coffee House, with wait-on service, serves light refreshments. A selection of home baking, homemade soup and our homemade ice creams are available. Our luxury chocolate cake served slightly warmed with our homemade vanilla ice cream and our Kennedys Hot Chocolate are well established favourites. 

Group bookings and coach parties are welcome, but prior notice is requested, if not essential, so that double bookings are avoided.

There are viewing windows in the cafe where you can see our chocolate makers at work, and a short video film shows the various processes. The main making days are Monday to Friday, with less going on in the production room at weekends. (We are sorry, but due to the small space and for health & safety reasons, factory tours are not possible).

Orton Factory Shop & Coffee House Opening Times:

Our Factory Shop is open Monday-Saturday 9am-5.00pm and Sundays (and Public Holidays) 10.00am - 5.00pm.

Our Coffee House is open Monday-Saturday 9am to 4.30pm and Sundays (and Public Holidays) 10am to 4.30pm.  (The Coffee House can seat up to 40. There is wheelchair access and a disabled toilet facility).

We are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, and usually close a little earlier on Christmas Eve & New Years Eve. During the quiet month of January, our shop and coffee house may not open till 10am but please check with us first.

Chocoholics welcome!


Fine Handmade Chocolates

We are now in our 28th year of chocolate making!

So come on in and make your own selection box to sample handmade chocolates at their very very best.

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The Appledore Chocolate Shop

Our shop in the picturesque fishing village of Appledore in North Devon, called "The Appledore Chocolate Shop" is currently closed.

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Have something to celebrate?

Congratulations and Celebrations. Look no further than Kennedys Fine Chocolates for some chocolate inspiration??

Fly the flag and make it special with a box of our scrumptious chocolates!

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Wedding Favour Boxes

The perfect assortment for the very special day.

Take a look at what we can provide for the day that for many, is the best day of their lives.

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Get in touch

Telephone: 015396 24781


UK Delivery Charges

Standard Delivery by Royal Mail 1st Class Post (or Weekday Courier if the parcel weight is over 2kg):  £5.00 (This includes VAT of 20%).

For an ADDITIONAL charge of £6, Royal Mail Special Delivery or our Couriers, APC, will deliver next day on a specified weekday (Monday to Friday); and for Saturday morning delivery, using Royal Mail Special Delivery, there is an extra charge of £9.

Overseas P&P: Airmail Rates. These are calculated at the checkout on weight of goods ordered.


Following my recent order I would like to commend you on the quality of your chocolates. I have tasted many makes of chocolate - but yours are far more superior than any I have tasted.

Jackie D

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