Dorsets renowned luxury chocolatier

Are you looking for a chocolate shop that offers delicious handmade chocolates? Inspired by the modernism movement of artists and their use of colour and form, John Tyldesley, founded Chocolate Arthouse in Sturminster Newton, Dorset. 
Johns bespoke luxury chocolate gifts can be delivered to any lucky recipient in the UK and worldwide.
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Delicious Gourmet Chocolates in Dorset, UK

My fascination with the fashion designers’ use of textures and form has led me to create the chocolate equivalent of the high fashion houses. As a chocolatier, this influence is reflected in my spectacular cake creations designed as show stopping centrepieces. For special occasions, my chocolate shoes and handbags make unusual gifts that will guarantee a smile. Hand-painting using brushes and airbrushing techniques, I create miniature works of art. The coloured cocoa butters I use give a wonderful glossy, vibrant finish making each chocolate distinct.


Using hand-picked fresh fruits and aromatic plants, I craft mouth-watering ganaches with pure fruit purees and the best chocolates. This technique allows the key nuances of different chocolates to shine through, while retaining all the brightness of the fruit without the use of artificial preservatives. My range of chocolates includes classic flavours with a modern twist.


I love to create customised chocolate centrepieces and patisserie for all types of events and special occasions. With paramount importance on flavour, I will personally create chocolates that look and taste magnificent. I can also make chocolates. For special occasions like weddings that require something a little more extraordinary, why not contact me directly about the possibilities? I can create chocolates in your company colours to be served at the end of a meal or as complimentary gifts that will leave a lasting impression. 

Chocolate Arthouse was founded on 3 abiding principles:- 
  • Chocolate must be made using the finest quality ingredients and must taste delicious
  • Chocolate should be visually beautiful and express my love of art and design
  • Chocolate should amuse you, make you smile and lift your heart
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The finest chocolates

I can make chocolate shoes, bags and more that make for unique gifts. Express your love for a special someone with  exotic chocolates
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Upcoming events

You can meet me in person, taste my exquisite chocolates and go home with mouth-watering delights. Take a look at my schedule for details. 
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Get in touch

I am based in Sturminster Newton, but serve clients in Dorset, Somerset, UK and around the world. Place an order online today. 
Visit our chocolate shop in Sturminster Newton, Dorset or
call Chocolate Arthouse to order bespoke chocolates to be delivered anywhere within the world. 
07980 627 725
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