On the 25th May, Roly’s Fudge Tintagel will be opening to the public. Located in the rugged North Cornwall coast, this pantry will be the fourth for Joel and Mary, who already own Roly’s Fudge Padstow, Newquay and Fowey.
Joel is the son of our founder, so has had a fudge-fuelled upbringing. Talking to us about his involvement in the business from an early age, he says “I never thought I would own my own Roly’s Fudge Pantry. In my youth I was never interested in the business (except from eating the fudge…) and it was only in my mid 20s, upon returning from living on the other side of the world, that Mary and I made the decision to get into the fast-paced fudge industry”.
Tintagel appealed to Joel and Mary because of their love of the North Cornwall coastline. They have spent a great deal of time in the area and knew of the many monuments that make Tintagel so mysterious and interesting, such as Tintagel Castle and the Great Halls. The castle is having renovations which will hopefully bring a greater influx of visitors, so it seemed like the perfect time to open a new pantry.
Unlike most of our pantries which are in very old, traditional premises, Roly’s Fudge Tintagel is a brand new building and it is located directly opposite to the castle entrance, so even more people can enjoy our delicious, crumbly fudge when passing by.
The road outside the shop has been used for centuries as the only road into the castle, dating back to King Arthur, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table. We are excited to be placed on a street that is rich with mystery and we hope our store will add even more intrigue to the area.
Joel and Mary add: “we will bring a bit of fun, a fantastic smell and an interesting shop for the town, which tourists who travel from all over the world to see the monuments will find intriguing and enjoy”.
“Our (mostly positive!) experiences with our other shops have taught us many lessons, and we come to this shop with 5 years of experience, ready to face any challenges that may present themselves.”
Like many of our pantries, Roly’s Fudge Tintagel will be collaborating with other local businesses in the town and will also sell a range of great Callestick Farm ice cream to go alongside our fudge.
If you’re dairy-free then we also cater for you as well! There will be at least two flavours of dairy-free fudge which you can enjoy and it really does taste amazing, even if we say so ourselves.
Our Roly’s Five Favourites will also be stocked, alongside other award-winning flavours such as Salted Maple and Pecan, Honeycomb and Ginger. To keep the mystery, we will also be selling a Limited Edition Fudge Flavour which will change weekly.
Joel and Mary’s recommendations?
Joel: “My favourite fudge flavour is Salted Maple and Pecan, although that changes to Christmas Pudding at that time of year.”
Mary: “My favourite fudge is Black Forest Gateau, but it is only made as a limited edition.”
Roly’s Fudge Tintagel opens on the 25th May and will be open 7 days a week. Opening times will be from 10:30am to 5:30pm. Please like our Roly’s Fudge Facebook page to keep up to date with new openings, and view the Tintagel store page on our website for the address and contact details.
We are thrilled to announce our latest opening for Roly’s Fudge – Bath!
Opening Mid May 2019, Roly’s Fudge Pantry Bath will be opening in the heart of the historic city, located on busy Stall Street.
The shop is being opened by Carrie and her children Matt and Dannee – a family trio whose first joint shop was the fudge pantry in St Ives, opened two years ago in 2017.
The three of them also run Roly’s Fudge overall, the franchising company that brings 14 families together as one Roly’s family operating 42 independently run shops across the UK.
Dannee has expressed her excitement about the new shop opening: “The city of Bath has always held a special place in our heart, and we already have a big following of Roly’s Fudge fans in Bath and the surrounding area.
“Ever since our origins making fudge on the table of a humble cottage kitchen, family and community have been the core of our values – so having a chance to bring our family-run fudge making to such a rich heritage city is an extraordinary sensation. We can’t wait to be part of the local community in Bath!”
The shop will be making its traditional flavours plus stocking fudge sauce and vegan fudge. In store, visitors will be able to build their very own box from 3, 4 or even 5 flavours, and take fudge away with them in our luxury black and gold boxes.
Our first limited edition Fudge, which will be freshly made in the shop’s window for you to see, will be in collaboration with Bath Ales. Their hoppy ale will be used to create our award-winning Real Ale Fudge. This will be available for you to buy just in time for Father’s Day and National Fudge Day on the 16th of June. Be sure to come in and try a taster!
Our Pantry will be opening at 11 Stall Street, located in the Retail Quarter in the centre of Bath next to all the main tourist attractions, which are a must when visiting the Roman Town.
The Artisan Quarter – which is the heart of the city’s alternative character – is just a street away, and has been growing into one of the cities main attractions since the 1960s. Here you can immerse yourself in a collection of independent shops and restaurants offering anything from vintage homeware, to exquisite food and beautiful artwork.
However, this historic Roman Town has been known more as a destination of relaxation and wellbeing since Roman times. The gorgeous honey-coloured Georgian architecture which defines Bath is the perfect setting for a relaxing getaway. Many people are drawn to Bath for its water; the ancient Roman Baths and the more modern Thermae Bath Spa. The latter is the only natural thermal hot spring in all of Britain that you can actually bathe in!
Our Pantry is only a short 2 minute walk to the Roman Baths and the Thermae Bath Spa, while only being a 5 minute walk from the Jane Austen Centre, Parade Gardens and the Pulteney Bridge. We are also located near the stunning No. 1 Royal Crescent Heritage Site and the iconic, historic curved townhouses of The Circus.
The shop will be opening on 11 Stall Street so keep an eye out in the coming weeks for the official opening day. Don’t forget to follow Roly’s Fudge Bath on Facebook to keep up to date with our opening day and behind the scenes posts!
by Luana De Giorgio