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.

Extra Special Easter

Make Easter extra special with a box of Jane’s artisan chocolates with mini filled chocolate eggs. Handmade from Fairtrade, organic and single-origin chocolate.

Flavours include Gilbert & Swayne classics: Passion Fruit & Champagne, Raspberry, Mint & Liqueur and Coffee & Somerset Cider Brandy. All perfectly packaged in elegant handcrafted boxes.

Gilbert and Swayne Mini Filled Easter Eggs

COVID-19 Update from Gilbert & Swayne

I am very fortunate in working alone in a converted barn next to my home and being able to still fulfil online orders. I have been in contact with the local Environmental Health team for current advice for small food businesses &, given the precautions I have put in place, they are very happy for me to continue supplying local delis & online customers.

I am reviewing the advice on a daily basis & plan to continue making chocolates for the foreseeable future – both for sale to customers & to give to food banks & local community groups supporting elderly & vulnerable people.

I wish you all the best of health.

Jane Swayne

One Day Chocolate Making Courses

The perfect 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.

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