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Published April 6th 2016
A bank holiday is always the perfect excuse to escape London and set your sights on the English countryside. Head north west to a beautiful little market down in the civil parish of Derbyshire and you will be glad you did. The town is of course Bakewell, made famous by the Bakewell Pudding (often mistaken for the Bakewell Tart).
The Bakewell Pudding is best consumed with a pot of British tea and served with clotted cream (I am thinking Cornish for its really thick texture). The pudding, sometimes referred to as a tart (by tourists) is the stand out town treat. Byways Tearooms is one of many locations in Bakewell that is home to the iconic Bakewell Pudding, but to receive one worthy to talk about Byways Tearooms wins.
Byways Tearooms is located in the heart of Bakewell, and surrounded by other cafes and tearooms. The cosy restaurant does a fantastic high tea with all the trimmings and also caters for breakfast and lunch. Friends and I headed to Byways for loose leaf tea and the famous pud.
We were not disappointed. The Bakewell Pudding, or Bakewell Tart as you may have it, is a beautiful contrast of flavours and textures with crisp pastry, jam and soft almond filling, teamed with a dollop of cream and it is the perfect morning or afternoon tea indulgence.
When you find yourself in Bakewell head over to Byways Tearooms and check out the Town's famous treat for yourself.