Cadbury Cottage is named for the beautiful, idyllic village countryside in Somerset England which also shares a name with the famous chocolatier. The name Cadbury means Cada's fort and refers to Cadbury Castle, thought by some to be King Arthur's Camelot.
John Cadbury (12 August 1801 – 11 May 1889), was proprietor of a small chocolate business in Birmingham, England, that later became part of Cadbury, one of the world's largest chocolate producers. Cadbury was influenced in his choice of trade by his temperance beliefs – he felt alcohol was a major cause of poverty and other social ills, and saw cocoa and chocolate as alternatives. As a social reformer, he also led a campaign to ban the use of boy chimney sweeps and campaigned against animal cruelty, forming the Animals Friend Society. The family rapidly developed the Cadbury's factory, and it remains a key site of Cadbury. The district around the factory has been 'dry' for over 100 years, with no alcohol being sold in pubs, bars or shops. Residents have fought to maintain this, winning a court battle in March 2007 with Britain's biggest supermarket chain, to prevent it selling alcohol in its local outlet.