Home of the original Bakewell Pudding

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop is steeped in history, with the first Bakewell Pudding being sold here in the heart of Bakewell way back in 1860! This charming 17th century shop, deli and restaurant is now a haven for all things delicious. Step inside to discover a feast of freshly baked delights with their shelves brimming with breads, cakes, savoury pastries, and of course their legendary Bakewell Puddings. There’s also an array of tempting jams and chutneys, local wines, beers and spirits, together with an amazing selection of beautiful homewares, gifts and unique merchandise. With a great choice of tasty treats and gifts for both adults and children alike, The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop welcomes all the family to experience this wonderful shop!

Whilst dogs aren’t allowed in the shop and restaurant, they are more than welcome in both the outside courtyard and inside the warm deli area on the ground floor.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it in person, their online shop offers a delightful range of gifts, including their special “Post a Pudding” service, allowing you to send a taste of Bakewell magic straight to your loved ones’ doors.  

The Bakewell Pudding

The Pudding Shop and Online Store – Post a Pudding!

Open from 8.30am-6.00pm Monday to Saturday & 9.00am-6.00pm on Sundays

With a treasure trove of delights, The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop’s expansive lower floor takes you on a delicious adventure where the aroma of freshly baked bread mingles with the scent of sweet treats. 

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop welcomes you every day of the week, ensuring a constant supply of fresh, handmade bread, made just a stone’s throw away at The Bakewell Bakery. The bakery counter has a wonderful selection of treats, including traditional Derbyshire Oatcakes, golden-crusted breads, savoury pies and pastries, indulgent cakes and moreish tray bakes. But of course, no visit is complete without experiencing the legendary Bakewell Pudding, a Great Taste Award winner and the star of the show! 

Venture further into the shop and discover charming Bakewell Pudding Shop merchandise, including plates, mugs and tea towels, the perfect keepsakes to commemorate your visit, or a lovely gift for family and friends. 

Here you’ll also find jams, chutneys and locally sourced beers, wines and spirits, providing the opportunity to create your own gourmet hamper to enjoy during your stay in the Peak District National Park, or to take home as a memento.

But that’s not all, The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop also has the most amazing collection of homeware and giftware!  Choose from divinely scented candles, decorative accessories, stylish mugs, jugs and planters, cuddly toys and so much more! It really is an Aladdin’s cave just waiting to be discovered!

If you can’t visit in person why not visit their online shop?! Offering a wonderful range of gifts, hampers, vouchers and their special “Post a Pudding” service, you can send a taste of Bakewell magic straight to your friends’ doors – or even your own door once a month!  

Visit the online shop here!

Delightful Restaurant & Afternoon Teas

The restaurant is open from 9am-5pm daily

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop’s first-floor, 80 seater restaurant is steeped in history and charm with original wooden beams and exposed brickwork, proving an inviting, cosy space to enjoy a delightful meal or casual coffee. Likewise, meals and drinks can also be enjoyed in the ground floor deli or lovely courtyard, both of which are dog friendly.

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The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop isn’t just about the namesake treat! Whether you’re hungry for a delicious breakfast, a hearty meal, a delightful afternoon tea, or simply a quick cuppa and a slice of cake, the restaurant at The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop is a wonderful experience for all the family.

Kickstart your day in charming Bakewell with breakfast at The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, served daily from 9am to 11.45am. Choose from a full Bakewell or Vegetarian breakfast, or something lighter like the smoked salmon, smashed avocado, or breakfast sandwiches served on freshly baked Bakewell Bakery bread. Children will love the yummy waffles and other child-friendly options, ensuring the perfect start to their day!

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Lunch and dinner are served daily from 12pm to 5pm, starting with lighter options such as jacket potatoes, flavoursome quiche of the day, steaming bowls of seasonal soup, delicious paninis, the ever-popular fish finger sandwich and much more! If you’re looking for a substantial meal, why not try one of their traditional mains such as a hearty Derbyshire steak pie, a juicy burger, or the quintessential Bakewell fish and chips?! Be sure to check out their daily specials board too. The children will be happy with a dedicated children’s menu featuring classics like cheese and tomato pizza and crispy chicken goujons.

If you’re calling in for coffee and cake or a refreshing drink, you won’t be disappointed! There are freshly brewed coffees and speciality teas providing the perfect accompaniment to a slice of cake, together with luxury hot chocolates, the ideal way to warm yourself on a winter day. However, if you’re looking for something cooler, why not treat yourself to a local beer or cider, or a glass of wine or fizz, or even a Bakewell Pudding Gin?!

There are many soft drinks on offer too in a variety of flavours and the most amazing ice-cream milkshakes that both adults and children will love, including the ‘’Freakshakes’’, with flavours of chocolate brownie, Bakewell Pudding and regular monthly specials.

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A Traditional Afternoon Tea at The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop is a real treat and makes the most wonderful present, which can also be gifted as a voucher from the online store. Enjoy sandwiches on soft Bakewell Bakery bread, followed by a delicious range of cakes including macaroons, scones, Mrs Wilson’s fruit cake and, it goes without saying, a mini Bakewell pudding and Bakewell Tart! If you are looking for a small platter, try the All Things Bakewell or a traditional cream tea.

Check out the latest menus here!

Bakewell Pudding or Bakewell Tart??

Let’s answer that all important question! 
What’s the difference between a Bakewell Pudding and a Bakewell Tart? 

The Bakewell Pudding originated in this very shop back in the 1800s when a local cook misunderstood a recipe for a strawberry tart and ended up topping it with soft set almond custard, the recipe still used today! The ‘’pudding’’ has a buttery puff pastry case, coated with a layer of strawberry jam and topped with set custard made with eggs, sugar and almonds. 

The ‘’tart’’ was then created later in the 20th Century as a variation with sweet shortcrust pastry, layered with strawberry jam and finished with a fluffy sponge filling of eggs, almonds and sugar, topped with icing and that all important glazed cherry – often referred to as a ‘’Cherry Bakewell’’. 

So, while both the pudding and the tart are quite different, they can both be enjoyed at The Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, in fact, with an extra twist because here they offer a variety of iced toppings including lemon and chocolate!

The full history of this famous pudding and the original 17th Century building that it is still served at today, can be read here!

Gift a Pudding Making Experience!

Gather your friends and family for a truly unique experience at The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop! With pre-booking required at least two weeks in advance for groups of 15 or more, this fun-filled activity allows you to assemble your very own Bakewell Pudding in their test bakery. Choose from a morning session with coffee and a breakfast sandwich, or a mid-morning or afternoon session with a delicious afternoon tea. The evening option adds a competitive twist with prizes for the best (and worst!) creations, all enjoyed in the privacy of the entire shop with a two-course meal and drinks.

Find out more about the Pudding Making Experience here!

Delightful Market Town of Bakewell

Bakewell is often referred to as the ancient capital of the Peak District, attracting returning visitors time and time again to browse the independent shops and restaurants, and historic buildings, one of which is The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop!

It’s not just about the shops though, this pretty town has old stone cottages, narrow lanes and hidden courtyards with the tranquil River Wye running through it, the ideal place to relax and people-watch with fish and chips or a piece of cake.  

The weekly market is a must-see day out, taking place every Monday from early in the morning, with over 160 stall holders lining the main street. There are also various annual events, such as the Bakewell Carnival and the Bakewell Agricultural Show, held every August, regarded as one of the largest agricultural shows in the UK!

Magnificent Chatsworth House is just a ten-minute drive from Bakewell, and Haddon Hall just five minutes away, so you can easily make a day of your visit, taking in the many nearby villages such as Ashford-in-the-Water, Baslow and Monyash, all of which are less than 10 minutes away.

For those who enjoy walking, Bakewell is surrounded by the most beautiful countryside with so many routes just waiting for you to explore, and the nearby Monsal Trail provides an 8.5 mile traffic-free route ideal for both walkers and cyclists.

There really are so many wonderful things to enjoy in Bakewell, and many glorious nearby places to visit, so be sure to call in to The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop during your visit for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or for picnic treats to enjoy on your travels.  

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The big question! What will you choose, the pudding or the tart?!

Contact The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

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