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Festive Opening Hours 2023

Festive Opening Hours

As you prepare for Christmas and the New Year celebrations thereafter, we are busy making sure that we have enough chocolate gifts and sweet treats for you all to gift and enjoy. As usual, we are a popular destination for Christmas gifts, and our team work hard for months in preparation for the Festive Season.[…]

Christmas Postal Ordering Dates 2023

Last Order Dates for Christmas Delivery

I thought it would be wise to just give you some advance notice about posting gifts in the lead up to Christmas. I always want to see all of your gifts arriving in perfect condition and on time, especially for special occasions, such as Christmas. However with delivery networks already super busy, we’re seeing some[…]

The future of Chocolate Fayre

We’re Growing Up (and Out)!

As anyone who has walked along Horsemarket may have noticed, over the past 18 months, we have lost both of our previous neighbours. To one side, Indigo shoes has opened, with owner Monica on hand to help with all of your lady’s footwear needs. But to our other side, the former Wilson’s shop has remained[…]

Celebrating 10 Years at Chocolate Fayre

It’s hard to believe, but on 1st November, it will have been exactly a decade since Sarah and I took the helm at Chocolate Fayre. Our predecessors, Sandra and David Sumner, were planning to retire, but were also very keen to see that Chocolate Fayre was passed on to safe hands, and (along with Christoph,[…]

Have you tried our latest coffee beans?

Our Hill Sixty range of specialty coffee beans have been steadily gaining popularity, building a regular following as well as interest from visitors. So we’ve expanded the range with some new roasts to enjoy as part of your morning brew. After a morning spent with our roasters trying over 20 cups of coffee(!), we have[…]

Thank you for your lovely comments! 🥰

Chocolate Fayre has been part of Barnard Castle’s high street scene for over 36 years, and at the core of what we do, it is all about you – our lovely customers! Whether we see you almost every week, just at Christmas time, when you’re on holiday in our area, as a first time visitor,[…]

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Do you want to work with us in our Customer Service Team?

Chocolate Fayre Customer Service Role – What Is The Job? We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic person to join the customer service team at Chocolate Fayre, Barnard Castle. Hours: Part time (3 x 8 hr days a week, 09:30-17:30, including weekends & school holidays) Renumeration: £10.50/hr plus company pension scheme, 30 minute paid[…]

Sky High Skydiving Durham

The Skies The Limit!

While this post is not related to chocolate, it is all about something we do love as much, and that is helping our community. So I hope that you’ll excuse this diversion from our usual content for a moment, and read on… When our friend Gemma asked if anyone would be able to stand in[…]

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Do you want to work with us as an Assistant Manager?

Chocolate Fayre Assistant Manager Role – What Is The Job? We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced person to join the team at Chocolate Fayre, Barnard Castle as Assistant Manager. Hours: Full time (40 hours, including weekends & school holidays) Renumeration: £25,000 pa, company pension scheme, 30 minute paid lunchbreak every day, in-store discounts, personal[…]

May Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Make The Most of the Bank Holidays

With May crammed with Bank Holidays, half term breaks and Coronation excitement, you’ll be delighted to know that we will be open as usual throughout May, from Mondays to Saturdays, 10am-5pm, including all of the Monday Bank Holidays, and the Coronation day itself. This means that you can get your chocolate treats, Jersey double cream[…]