Treat Your Sweet Tooth at the British Lolly Shop

Treat Your Sweet Tooth at the British Lolly Shop

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/10/2016

Reading time: 3 mins

Get your sweet fix at Hunter Valley’s exceptional lolly shop!

The Hunter Valley excels in all things food and drink! Known predominantly as one of the top wine regions of Australia, with award-winning wineries scattered about the lush greenery. However, the food in Hunter Valley has skyrocketed in popularity over the years, tempting many visitors to stay longer with the delicious cafes, award-winning restaurants, and unique shops winning the hearts of any traveller. Its sprawling countryside scenes lend themselves perfectly to gourmet dinners, relaxing wine tasting excursions, and fresh farm shops selling local produce. Amongst all this, you’ll find the British Lolly Shop, a retro-looking shop that features some of the best loved chocolate, sweets, and food from Britain.

The History of the British Lolly Shop

The shop itself was set up by an English owner who wanted to recreate her childhood memories of tuck shops and sweetie stores. The idea was to relive the Friday nights spent rushing to the sweet shop armed with a tiny amount of pocket money to splurge on all the best sweets, chocolate, and goodies.

Sweet shops are a firm favourite tradition in England, where shelves are lined with jars filled with colourful candy in all shapes and sizes. Each time the selection might be a little different than the last, but there would always be one of two sweets that were a regular favourite.

For British people, this shop is a haven away from home that has the power to propel you back in time to easier days when the hardest decision of the week was what sweets you were going to spend your pocket money on. And, for those who are unfamiliar with Britain’s sweet shop obsession, it is a chance to get to know an age-old tradition that involves plenty of delicious food.

What you can Find Here

The British Lolly Shop imports more than 400 different types of British sweets and chocolate and displays them in the traditional way – in jars on shelves. Inside, the owners have gone for a light and breezy atmosphere reminiscent of cheerful childhood memories. Free samples give customers the chance to taste their old favourites that they might not have had in years, or to try something new and unexpected.

As well as a line of sweet treats and chocolates known predominantly in Britain, the British Lolly Shop also stocks a gourmet range of British goods that aren’t necessarily for the sweet-toothed. For example, you can also pick up crisps, biscuits, and other savoury snacks, as well as British dinner staples, like Paxo stuffing and Yorkshire pudding mix. It wouldn’t be a British shop without a strong collection of teas, so you’ll also find numerous different brands and styles to choose from. The shop offers packages for purchase, giving you the perfect gifts for your family friends or a great mix of goodies for the true chocolate and lolly addicts.

Overall a trip to this shop is the perfect dessert to the rest of the Hunter Valley’s gourmet foodie offerings. Nestled within the popular Pokolbin suburb of Hunter Valley, the British Lolly Shop is an easy stop in location to visit during your winery and restaurant hopping adventure.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.