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Bridges, Bakewell

I have featured Bakewell, Derbyshire before here and here. We passed through it again in September 2018, had a nice walk around and along the River Wye plus a good lunch in one of the caf├ęs.

One footbridge and weir over River Wye:-

Bridge, Bakewell, Derbyshire

A second footbridge:-

Bridge at Bakewell, Derbyshire

Weir and old bridge:-

Old Bridge from Weir, Bakewell

Old bridge:-

Old Bridge, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Fish and Duck:-

Fish and Duck, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Fish (trout?):-

Fish, Bakewell

Bakewell, Derbyshire

We moved on to Bakewell, Derbyshire, where we had sampled the pudding (or tart) in 2011.

There’s a lovely mediaeval bridge there over the River Wye:-

Bakewell, Derbyshire

The river was teeming with what looked like trout the day we were there last May. A small weir just upstream prevented them from getting further I think:-

Bakewell, Fish in River Wye

The War Memorial is placed on what is now a roundabout in the centre of town:-

Bakewell War Memorial

Bakewell. Pudding or Tart?

While our main purpose in travelling to Derbyshire was to go round Chatsworth House, it’s only a few miles from Bakewell and I couldn’t resist the urge to visit there.

It’s a lovely small town with a beautiful tree-lined river, the Wye, and made nicer for most of the buildings being constructed from stone rather than, as is mostly the case in England, brick.

Geese on weir in Bakewell

This is a view from very close to the town centre. Plenty of geese as you can see, but there were also ducks and swans.

There was a second hand book shop at the edge of the town centre but it wasn’t up to much. The antiques centre off a square had prices which were off-putting.

However, you cannot go to Bakewell without being reminded of its contribution to the culinary world.

I present the Original Bakewell Pudding shop.

Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop Sign

I had to cross the road to get the whole shop in.

On the left is a crop of the above photo to show the lettering.

The puddings themselves were displayed in the window on the left of the shop but that’s obscured by the blue car. It has to be said they looked a bit misshapen and amateurish.

That may be to enhance their “home-baked” charm.

But in Bakewell you are spoiled for choice. Trawling further round the town centre I came upon this.

Bakewell Pudding Factory

That doesn’t claim to be the original pudding shop.

But just across the street from it is this:-

First and only Bakewell Pudding Shop

The first and only original Bakewell Pudding Shop.

Well! Someone’s telling porkies. (Which reminds me. Must get to Melton Mowbray sometime.)

The do all share a green colour scheme though, for some reason.

In the end we didn’t sample a pudding from any of those three.

The Bakewell deli features this placard in its window. Spot the huge meringues on the right of the photo.

Pudding or Tart?

Are you a pudding or a tart person?

We opted for a slice each of pudding from here.

Be warned. That stuff is calorific.

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