Bakewell puddings were originally made by accident. Instead of making a strawberry tart the cook of the White Horse poured the egg mixture onto the pastry instead of mixing it into the pastry. The customer thought it was delicious and the Bakewell pudding was born.
This shop dates back to the 17th century. It was originally a candle shop but the owner, Mrs Wilson, bought the recipe from the owner of the White Horse and opened a pudding shop which it still is today. The puddings today are made by hand and shipped to customers all over the world.
The old question “Bakewell tart or pudding” which would you choose.
I would definitely choose tart.
The pudding I tried was very nice but I am a tart at heart. The ingredients of the pudding and tart are the essentially the same but the pudding looks a bit more rustic and it isn’t as tasty.
Favorite Dish: I also had hot chocolate with cream
We only called in to The Peacock for a drink, It is situated on Market St and has a nice beer garden with lots of flowers overflowing from pots and troughs, The interior is nice with a bar and a seating area, they serve food all day and the menu looks really nice with a lot of variety although it is priced on the high side. As I said we only had drinks on this occasion, I had a Pint of Peronni Nastro Azuro and Vicky had a soda water, these came to £5.70!
Well this was a surprise!! An authentic Austrian coffeeshop and sausage importer in the centre of a Derbyshire town.
Outside is a small garden area, attractively decorated. I'm sure it's nice to sit out here in the summer.
Downstairs is a shop selling imported Austrian goodies-- sausages, coffee, mustards, soup mixes, gluewein etc.
Up the stairs are wooden tables. Walls decorated with Austrian nick nacks etc. Low Eaves at one end, so can feel a bit cramped, and can get busy!
An extensive menu of sausages, soups, sandwiches etc. with a wide variety of coffees, teas, juices etc.
Real Austrian Sausages direct from Vienna! Wiener Wurstel, Kasekreiner, Waldviertler, Debreciner, Grammelschmaltz, Speck, Landjager and more to order says the blurb!
Looking forward to my next visit to try some of these Austrian delicacies!
Favorite Dish: I had the goulash soup , which was excellent! hot, spicy and filling!! (I was suffering from a heavy cold at the time, so this was very welcome!)
My Mum had a vegetable soup, and my Dad had frankfurters, served with bread and mustard. Which they both really enjoyed!!
We drank apple juice, saltzburg coffee and hot chocolate with whipped cream. Mmmmmm!
Ideal for a cold winters day!
This restaurant offers a good menu with a selection of dishes, many of which have ingredients sourced within the local area. The exstensive menu offers an exciting range of dishes which include steak pie and locally sourced half roast chicken - there's also an ever-changing daily specials board; vegetarian dishes are also offered.
Favorite Dish: The Sunday carvery is delicious - with a good selection of meats and vegetables - very reasonably priced at £6.99.
Not a restaurant, it's a take-away bakery. The pork pies from Bloomers in Bakewell, a lovely town in the Peak District of Derbyshire, are sensational and worth driving the length of the country for!
The bakery is a small very old shop with low beams, packed with many different kinds of mouthwatering fresh pastries and pies, plus meats & cheeses.
Bloomers claim to be the inventors of the famous Bakewell Pudding, first made by accident in the 1860's. Theirs is lighter than many others, with a beautiful almond flavour.
Typical English cafe that is well placed in the pedestrian area in the main street - one of the three establishments in Bakewell that claim to be the original home of the Bakewell pudding. Very busy on market day and the seating is a little too compact to be comfortable but the service is good and food delivered to the tables quickly. One of those places no one really lingers in after eating. Clean and food is well served.
Good disabled access although toilets are not really possible in a wheelchair.
Favorite Dish: Basic English food ranging from steak pies to fish and chips but afternoon tea is worth visiting for .Everything is baked freshly on the premises seven days a week. The bakery supplies the shop with bread, all the home-made cakes and the famous Bakewell puddings and tarts. You can have a pudding mailed to you anywhere in the world and the web site has details.
The Castle Inn is a 300 year old Coaching House with oak beams, a stone floor, and a great looking menu. It is named after nearby Castle Hill, which does not seem to have ever had a castle! The menu looks great and is a proper restaurant rather than ‘pub grub’.
Sited over The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, the reataurant serves three course meals, or just tea and cakes.
Favorite Dish: What else but the original Bakewll pudding, served in its traditional form , hot with custard.
Ok here is a photo taken of an afternoon tea at the Bakewell Pudding Shop, in Bakewell. As mention in other pages for this destination, the shop is quite famous. On the ground level there is the shop side of things where you can buy many different types of pastries, the main one being the Bakewell Pudding. Also you can purchase various gifts from postcards to pottery...the shop is quite small but adequate for most peoples needs.
Upstairs is the tea room, it has a licence to sell liquor but most people that visit here will choose one of the many soft drinks and teas on the menus, you are able to simply have an afternoon tea or opt for a meal. The price is what to be expected for this type of thing, not cheap but neither a rip off too.
Favorite Dish: The Pudding is the obvious choice here, you will find that having the pleasure of eating inside does inflate the cost of the pudding considerably when you compare how much it is to buy the same size pudding downstairs in the shop, but to eat outside or at home.