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Supplier Spotlight: Whitakers Chocolate

Today marks World Chocolate Day so what better day to celebrate our fantastic local chocolate supplier, Whitakers Chocolates.

Based in Skipton, Whitakers Chocolates have been making delicious chocolates since 1889 – they are celebrating their 130th anniversary this year! Having started out as a small grocery store in Crosshills near Keighley, they are now a 5th generation chocolatiers employing over 100 staff with a 30,000 sq ft factory in the centre of Skipton where they produce over 10 million chocolates every week.

Here at The Coniston, we have been working with Whitakers Chocolates since the early days, long before the hotel when we first opened as a farm shop over 25 years ago. As a fellow family run business – still owned and run by the Whitaker family – we have developed a fantastic relationship with the team over the years.

They supply us with a range of different products from the chocolate boxes you receive in your bedroom as part of some of our overnight packages to the branded chocolate Neapolitans that we serve with our coffee. In fact, Whitakers Chocolates are ranked the UK’s number 1 supplier of personalised Neapolitan chocolates!

Whitakers Chocolates don’t just supply to the catering market, so you don’t have to visit us to enjoy their delicious chocolate. You can purchase a large range of their products online and have the chocolate delivered to your door. But if you are visiting the hotel, be sure to pick up a Coniston branded Whitakers Chocolates chocolate bar in the Coniston Shop adjacent to reception!

To celebrate World Chocolate Day, you can enjoy our delicious chocolate afternoon tea in your own private dining room for just £20 per person. Perfect for celebrations, from hen parties to birthdays. This offer is available throughout July, for a minimum of 10 guests.

If you would like to book our World Chocolate Day offer, please contact our Celebrations team on 01756 748 080 or via email: