Welcome to Gilbert and Swayne

Chocolates from the village of Baltonsborough, Somerset

Handmade Chocolates for all occasions

Our chocolates are made with fresh cream, fresh herbs, spices and both Fairtrade and single origin, organic chocolate. There’s also collection for lifestyle vegans made with organic coconut oil.

Festive Flavours for 2019

Sample our latest seasonal flavours with Gilbert & Swayne’s Christmas Chocolates. Available from the 1st of December.

Chocolate advent Calendars by Gilbert & Swayne

One Day Chocolate Making Courses

The perfect CHRISTMAS gift

Gilbert and Swayne Christmas Chocolate Collection

If you’re looking for a gift that goes beyond the last chocolate in the box, our One Day Chocolate Making Course could be the beginning of a chocolate habit that lasts a lifetime. Gift vouchers for our courses are sent with a complimentary box of Gilbert & Swayne chocolates. For more details on course availability and prices, email Jane for more information.

Count Down till Christmas


Count down the days to Christmas with a limited edition Luxury Advent Calendar from Gilbert & Swayne. Available now in two stylish designs: Art Deco and Regency House.

Reusable chocolate advent calendar

Keep your Luxury Advent Calendar for next year and we will refill at the cost of the chocolates only.

Chocolate artisan advent calendars

Behind each little door, there’s the option of either 1 or 2 artisanal chocolates.
Jane will provide her own handpicked selection or you can choose your favourites.

Gilbert & Swayne visit Downton Abbey


Gilbert & Swayne has always had charitable work at the heart of all it does with 10% of all purchases going to a charity of your choice.

Jane recently made 1200 chocolates for a fundraising event organised by Hugh Bonneville for his favourite charity, Scene & Heard at the Mayfair Curzon.

Jane and Dinah met Hugh and Elizabeth, and were also treated to a pre-screening of the new Downton Abbey film, all in aid of the wonderful work of Scene & Heard.


Dinah, (Jane’s sister-in-law & next door neighbour) is a retired book conservator & creates all the Italian memento boxes in her garden studio at Gilbert’s Corner.

Gilbert and Swayne Christmas Chocolate Collection

Dinah & Jane Swayne with Elizabeth McGovern & Hugh Bonneville.

Scene & Heard is a unique mentoring project that partners the inner-city children of Somers Town, London with volunteer theatre professionals.

Their mentoring scheme and theatrical performances help to build children’s aspirations and boosts their self-esteem. Your support is invaluable and a small donation can go a long way to engendering future change.

Find out more about the valuable work of Scene & Heard here