While staying at Anroach Farm, we were in a good position to visit Bakewell, a small market town famous for its Bakewell Puddings. In my 10 years in England I never tried a real one and I always associated Bakewell puddings with Mr Kipling’s confectionary (which I was never a fan of), but now I know, they are tarts and not puddings. It’s important not to mistake a Bakewell Pudding for a Bakewell Tart!
This is the famous Bakewell Pudding and it was delicious!
It’s a charming little place and indeed very touristy. The Bakewell puddings seemed to attract a lot of visitors. I loved the fact that most of the visitors were equipped with hiking boots and nordic walking sticks. I was slightly jealous of those visitors browsing the stunning valleys of the Peak District National Park.
There are lots of little coffee houses where you can enjoy the famous pastry puddings, but only 3 shops claim to be baking the original Bakewell Pudding. We popped into the Bloomers of Bakewell, tiny shop for a treat and enjoyed our pudding by the river.
Puddings eaten, time for a stroll. All Saints Church, located on the hill, can be seen from the street level. It’s a Grade I listed church, built in 920, during Saxon era.
Following Charlie’s navigation, we had a lovely and peaceful stroll along the river Wye, away from all the tourists.
After the sunny stroll we drove to The Knights Table at the Travellers Rest located just outside Buxton for Sunday lunch where we enjoyed our meal in the medieval setting.