Riverside House Hotel

Ashford-in-the-Water, Bakewell, DE45 1QF, United Kingdom
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dog friendly pubs / other eateries

by fizzb

Wonder if anyone can help....we're heading to Bakewell for the weekend, and need somewhere to eat (well, ideally two places, one for Friday, one for Sat!) that will let us take a well behaved dog in with us.

Any ideas? Central Bakewell preferred (so no-one has to drive!), but we can travel a few miles if necessary.

Thanks in advance.

RE: dog friendly pubs / other eateries

by superowl

A query about my home town that I can answer!

To be honest at the weekend most of the pubs in town can get pretty busy and I am not sure any are particularly dog friendly. One option is to try the Peacock on the market square,ask Craig the Landlord nicely and he may find you room at at the back of the pub where you can keep the dog at your feet or let it sit in the garden outside.

Better by far is the Lathkil Hotel at Over Haddon, 1.5 miles up the hill from town (my main hostelry of choice). This places loves dogs, especially in the small public bar. Great views, nice fire and the food is usually pretty reasonable. Nice 15 roll back down the hill into town.

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Travel Tips for Bakewell

The possible real home of Bakewell Pudding

by Britannia2

Bloomers is at Water Street in Bakewell - it is piled to its low beams with local pies, cheeses and meats and its Bakewell puds are wonderful: light short pastry, long almondy flavour and perfect with a pot of tea.
There are three establishments in the town claiming to be the home of the original pudding but I think this shop really is the one. Although these are traditionally called puddings they are in fact open tarts. The examples sold here being made of natural ingredients and you can post one home if you so wish.
We did not sample the cafe upstairs. For this reason I have put it in this category.

The Bakewell Pudding - How it came to be!

by suvanki

Although many people will have heard of Bakewell Tart, Bakewell Pudding is a different delicacy!

Many shops in Bakewell serve this treat, each claiming to be the original recipe, to eat hot or cold.

The pudding was invented by accident, over 200 years ago

Apparently Mrs Greaves, Landlady of The White Lion Inn in 1860, (Now the site of The Rutland Arms ) asked one of her kitchen maids to make a strawberry tart. Some articles describe the maid as being inexperienced, others describe the incident as occuring as a drunken mistake!

The maid, instead of making a sweet pastry base, omitted to add the eggs and sugar, instead, the plain pastry case was filled with an egg and sugar mixture and poured over a strawberry jam coated pastry. As expected, there was also reported to be a 'secret ingredient'!

There doesn't seem to be a record of the maids name, so Mrs Greaves takes the credit for inventing the dish!

Mrs Greaves left the recipe to a Mr Radford, who in turn passed the 'secret recipe' to a Mr Bloomer.

You can buy Bakewell Puddings at 'Bloomers' , Water Street, Bakewell.
Telephone 01629 814844

Hope to have an appropiate photo soon!

Trout Fishing (or at least spotting)

by raquelitalarga

The chalk rivers of Derbyshire are full of wild rainbow and brownies. In Bakewell itself they are enormous (bloated on the bread and chips from tourists) who often only seem to notice the ducks and swans and not these monsters of the deep! Signs everywhere along the Lathkill and Wye warn that it's private fishing, therefore fishing permits are difficult to get hold of, and very expensive if you do. Whilst on our many river walks in May and in August we only saw a total of 4 or 5 anglers. However it was great fun hunting these shy fish with our cameras.

Amazing stone carvings

by raquelitalarga

The church is not exactly out of the way but it is up the hill, so some tourists may think 'seen one church seen them all'. The entrance to the church is what makes it so fascinating....stones piled on top of one another , some clearly sarcophogi. I haven't yet researched when they date from but they must be saxon or celtic and many have a key symbol. The churchyard also has 2 ancient crosses with beautiful intricate patterns and some gravestones dating from the 17th century.


by Arm-Chair-Hero

One of the biggest pleasures of being in this area is the scenic drives that you will have whilst travelling around......ok we are not talking mountains or grand canyons, but the views are quite something and have a rugged feel to them. Some times it can be a little difficult to pull in and take in the views.....but there are places and chances to do this........when you can take them.


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Address: Ashford-in-the-Water, Bakewell, DE45 1QF, United Kingdom