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Bakewell

The small Derbyshire town of Bakewell would be unremarkable were it not for the famous invention of a classic British Pudding - the Bakewell Tart.
 
It was invented by accident in 1820, when the landlady of the White Horse Inn left instructions for her cook to make a jam tart. Instead of stiring an egg and almond paste mixture into the pastry, she spread it on top of the jam.
 
The resulting tart, or pudding, bacame a popular dish, and was named by a customer who decided it was 'baked well,' so the Inn named it their 'Bakewell Tart,' a pun on the town of Bakewell and a well baked tart.
 
Today there are two shops in Bakewell offering what they claim to be the original recipe, The Original Bakewell Pudding Shop and The Bakewell Tart Shop and Coffee House.
 
Why not try them both? 

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop Address:
The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop
The Square
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1BT
England, UK

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop Opening Times: 
Shop
Monday to Saturday 8.30 am to 6.00 pm, Sunday 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
 
Restaurant 
Monday to Sunday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm.
 
Delicatessen
Monday to Sunday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.   
 
The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop Admission:
Free 
 
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The Bakewell Tart Shop and Coffe House Address:
The Bakewell Tart Shop
Matlock Street
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1EE 
 
The Bakewell Tart Shop and Coffe House Opening Times:
Please phone for details. 
 
The Bakewell Tart Shop and Coffe House Admission:
Free 
 
T +44 (0)1629 814692 
 
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