I love regional food, and I also love tasting it in its home town where lets face it there is always passion for their own produce. So whilst in Derbyshire I couldn’t say no to heading to Bakewell to pick up, well a Bakewell Pudding.
Whilst spoilt for choice in the goergous quintessential town full of local charm I came across Bloomers.
No visit to Bakewell is complete without a Bakewell Pudding and at Bloomers we make our puddings to the original recipe, so secret that it’s kept under lock and key in a safe!
The recipe for this famous delicacy was first discovered over one hundred years ago by the cook from the White Horse, it was handed down to our Great Grandad in 1889 and that is why our Bakewell Puddings are “truly original” and as good as they have always been! Six generations later people still visit Bakewell just to sample our delicious puddings.
But it’s not just puddings we sell here, we have our own bakery in town supplying fantastic cakes, pasties, biscuits, and even fresh yeast! Along with drinks and cheese all of the highest order. With friendly and helpful staff Bloomers is an unmissable Bakewell experience.
Quaint cute and full of baking heritage, how could I say no? With its old painted sign and attractive windows I was immediately sucked into the building, where there is a tiny little shop heaving with local and not so local delicacies, jams, chutneys, cheeses, black pudding, dips and spices galore including some not so local tinned escargots!
More importantly the home of the traditional (and un-iced!) Bakewell Pudding, the staff were chatty and friendly, I ended up buying Goats Cheese making kit from there, for a very reasonable price too. I can imagine the place as a complete tourist trap in the summer, and with its charm of a bygone era, why not?
And definitely the best Bakewell Pudding I’ve ever tasted. A must visit if ever in the area and looking to soak up some quintessential English charm,