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Britain’s Best Bean-To-Bar Chocolate Makers

If you are looking for the most flavourful and purest chocolate Britain has to offer, it's the bean-to-bar makers that you need to look at next. The UK has a small but growing group of avid chocolate enthusiasts who pride themselves of crafting exceptional tasting chocolate from scratch.

These chocolate champions do everything in-house from start to finish. They ethically sourcing sustainable cocoa beans, then roast, winnow, and conch the beans into smooth molten chocolate liquor. They temper the chocolate and mould it into bars before sealing them up in their individual packaging. In their spare time, you'll often find these chocolate wizards exhibiting at local food shows around the country.

It's a labour-intensive process but all that love, care, and attention comes out in the incredible flavours these artisan chocolate makers coax out of the beans. If you've never tried craft chocolate, you'll find my latest bean-to-bar chocolate reviews here to help you find the best bar to awaken your senses to how real chocolate ought to taste.

Britain’s Best Bean-To-Bar Chocolate Makers

This list is sorted alphabetically. To find your nearest chocolate shops and brands, click here.

Akesson's Organic

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Akesson's Organic

Notting Hill, Greater London, England

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Anisa & Chocolate

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Anisa & Chocolate

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

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Barbers Bean To Bar

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Barbers Bean To Bar

Kingsteignton, Devon, England

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Bare Bones Chocolate

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Bare Bones Chocolate

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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Bean Craft Chocolate

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Bean Craft Chocolate

Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England

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Beanu Cacao

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Beanu Cacao

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England

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Bullion Chocolate

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Bullion Chocolate

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

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Cacoa Elora

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Cacoa Elora

Alfreton, Derbyshire, England

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Cenu Cacao

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Cenu Cacao

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England

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Chocolarder

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Chocolarder

Falmouth, Cornwall, England

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Chocolat Madagascar

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Chocolat Madagascar°

Bilsborrow, Lancashire, England

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Chocolate Tree

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Chocolate Tree

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland

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Check out the latest Chocolate Tree news and reviews

Coco Caravan

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Coco Caravan

Stroud, Gloucestershire, England

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Cocoa Retreat

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Cocoa Retreat

Penshurst, Kent, England

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Cocoa Social Enterprise CIC

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Cocoa Social Enterprise CIC

Barking, Greater London, England

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Craft House Chocolate

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Craft House Chocolate

Somerton, Somerset, England

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Dapaah Chocolate

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Dapaah Chocolate

South London, Greater London, England

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Dormouse Chocolates

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Dormouse Chocolates

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

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Duffy's

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Duffy's

Humberston, Lincolnshire, England

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Firetree Chocolate

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Firetree Chocolate

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England

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Forever Cacao

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Forever Cacao

Llansanffraid, Powys, Wales

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Frankly Delicious

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Frankly Delicious

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

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Gemini Chocolate

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Gemini Chocolate

Norwood, Greater London, England

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Check out the latest Gemini Chocolate news and reviews

Goldfinch Chocolate

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Goldfinch Chocolate

Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, England

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Green Door Chocolate

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Green Door Chocolate

Timsbury, Somerset, England

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Heist Chocolate

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Heist Chocolate

Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

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Check out the latest Heist Chocolate news and reviews

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel

A Sweet Break For Two at The Chocolate Boutique Hotel°

Enjoy a romantic night for two in Bournemouth's The Chocolate Boutique Hotel, which is a perfect base for exploring the trendy Soho Quarter. Savour delicious Belgian chocolates upon your arrival and spend the night in a chocolate-hued superior double room. There's also a tasty breakfast at the hotel included the following morning.

Shop at Buyagift°

Islands Chocolate

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Islands Chocolate

Ferndale, Greater London, England

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J. Cocoa

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J. Cocoa

Hassocks, West Sussex, England

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Labode Chocolat

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Labode Chocolat

Royal Docks, Greater London, England

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Land Chocolate

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Land Chocolate

Hackney, Greater London, England

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London Chocolate

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London Chocolate

Canary Wharf, Greater London, England

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Lucocoa Chocolate

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Lucocoa Chocolate

Bermondsey, Greater London, England

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Luisa's Vegan Chocolates

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Luisa's Vegan Chocolates

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

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Check out the latest Luisa's Vegan Chocolates news and reviews

ME Chocolate

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ME Chocolate

Warwick, Warwickshire, England

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NearyNógs Stoneground Chocolate

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NearyNógs Stoneground Chocolate

Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Check out the latest NearyNógs Stoneground Chocolate news and reviews

Origin Cacao

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Origin Cacao

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

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Pacari

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Pacari

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

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Check out the latest Pacari news and reviews

Pump Street Chocolate

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Pump Street Chocolate

Orford, Suffolk, England

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Check out the latest Pump Street Chocolate news and reviews

Raw 32

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Raw 32

Shoreditch, Greater London, England

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The Large Chocolatier's Table

Jaw-Dropping Gift Boxes at Hotel Chocolat°

When you need a gift that blows all others out of the water, look no further than the huge gift boxes at Hotel Chocolat. The Large Chocolatier's Table, for instance, contains 1.5kg of quality chocolates made with more cocoa and less sugar. The Signature Chocolate Cabinet is another fabulous gift, boasting over 100 filled chocolates and Nano Slabs.

Shop at Hotel Chocolat°

Rio Nuevo Chocolate

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Rio Nuevo Chocolate

Falmouth, Cornwall, England

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Salcombe Dairy

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Salcombe Dairy

Salcombe, Devon, England

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Sam Joseph

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Sam Joseph

Altrincham , Greater Manchester, England

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Seed Chocolate

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Seed Chocolate

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

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Seven Hills Chocolate

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Seven Hills Chocolate

Newton St Loe, Somerset, England

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Shokoladi Malvern

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Shokoladi Malvern

Malvern, Worcestershire, England

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Solkiki Chocolatemaker

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Solkiki Chocolatemaker

Sherbourne, Dorset, England

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Check out the latest Solkiki Chocolatemaker news and reviews

Table Chocolate

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Table Chocolate

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

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Tempt

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Tempt

York, North Yorkshire, England

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Check out the latest Tempt news and reviews

Terre de Senne Chocolate

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Terre de Senne Chocolate

Worthing, West Sussex, England

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Tosier Chocolate

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Tosier Chocolate

Ipswich, Suffolk, England

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True Indulgence Chocolate

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True Indulgence Chocolate

Chessington, Greater London, England

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Willie's Cacao

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Willie's Cacao°

Uffculme, Devon, England

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Check out the latest Willie's Cacao news and reviews

Wnder Chocolate

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Wnder Chocolate

Thorpe Constantine, Staffordshire, England

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York Cocoa Works

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York Cocoa Works

York, North Yorkshire, England

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Check out the latest York Cocoa Works news and reviews

I've excluded supermarkets and franchise stores from this list. I urge you to support your local chocolate makers as many of them are crafting superb quality chocolate treats and gifts. I've listed bean to bar chocolate makers seperately. If you are a real chocolate fan, try a chocolate bar from your local craft chocolate maker and you'll be blown away by how different it tastes compared to mass-produced chocolate. I've also listed national chocolate chains seperately, and have defined a chain as a business that has at least two stores.

Run a chocolate shop but missing from my list? Please get in touch as I'd love to add you to my growing list.

Disclaimer: Distances in this calculator are approximate and are listed as the crow flies (you know, the fastest way to get to chocolate). Online shops are normally open to place orders 24/7, subject to availability. For physical shops, check store opening hours before travelling to avoid disappointment.