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Spreading Happiness with Chocolate

35 Years of Chocolate Fayre

May 2022 is a big year for us, as we celebrate our 35th Anniversary! That’s right, Chocolate Fayre has been operating in Barnard Castle for 35 years! In May 1987, a former tobacconist shop situated on the high side of Barnard Castle’s Horsemarket was converted into a new and exciting shop named Chocolate Fayre. Launched[…]

Barnard Castle Rock

Underground Car Park Planned for Barnard Castle

From hidden gem to national fame, nearly two year’s on from hitting the headlines with the infamous eye test trip, the town of Barnard Castle has seen an exponential increase in tourists and visitor numbers. While this has been welcomed by local businesses, it’s not always been a popular change of pace for local residents,[…]

Fathers Day Gifts

Father’s Day – Sunday 20th June

Whether it’s to say Thank’s for being there, or Thanks for believing in me, or Proud to call you my dad, or simply Lots of love, Father’s Day is a the opportunity to say the things which you may not have the chance to say as the everyday things have been mixed up with Covid[…]


Still Stay Safe & Be Kind

With the next big changes in lockdown measures coming next week, there’s a lot to be hopeful for. However we’re seeing a lot of anxiety and just feelings of tiredness, as people adapt to a situation which could cause them stress and worry. What will the new rules mean in practice? Will I still feel[…]

Tea & Pot

Tea – How do you take yours?

Following the popularity of our Hill Sixty coffee beans and grinds, we’re really pleased to announce that our refreshing range of Hill Sixty loose leaf teas are now available for you to brew and enjoy at home now too. We’ve perhaps become used to the ease and convenience of the tea bag. However, made well,[…]

Mango Milk Cup

How To Store Chocolate & Keep It Fresh

I’m sure there will be some of you who have no need to worry about storing your chocolates, as the temptation is so great that they barely last the journey home! However, let’s say you’re super organised and bought someone a lovely gift of a box of chocolates, and their birthday isn’t for a few[…]

Food Stack

Please help…

PLEASE HELP. For those paying attention, you may remember we launched our annual Easter charity raffle a few week’s ago. We had loads of great nominations from some excellent worthy causes. But then coronavirus came and everything got turned upside down. We can’t sell raffle tickets in our usual way from the Chocolate Fayre shop.[…]

Dates for the Diary

With the current coronavirus situation playing havoc with life around the world, we have received written notification from the Ministry of Information in Whitehall that Easter this year will be postponed until after the pandemic has passed, taking place now on December 25th. We are working hard to produce have a range of thermal chocolate[…]

Hill Sixty Coffee Beans

Coffee Now Online

We’ve finally made all of our Hill Sixty coffees available to buy and be posted out online, so that you can still relax and enjoy a wonderful coffee at home. No matter how you brew your coffee at home, we can supply coffee as whole beans for you to grind yourself (if you have a[…]

Easter Eggs 2020

Chocolate Fayre Easter Eggs

(Updated Monday 6th April) LAST DAY FOR ORDERING EASTER EGGS FOR LOCAL DELIVERY – WEDNESDAY 8th APRIL. Our ever popular Easter Eggs have been laid and are ready! As always, our eggs are made up of thick Belgian chocolate shells, with a variety of popular chocolates inside the egg (yes – the proper way!), and[…]