The Famous Bakewell Tart
Bakewell Tart Shop, Matlock Street, Bakewell, DE45 1EE. All variants can be found in and around Derbyshire. Take this gastro delight home or devour it there and then. Go in to Bakewell town for the original just a sort drive from the Yurts Knotlow Farm.
A stones throw away from the Knotlow Yurts the creamery in Hartington was first established by the Duke of Devonshire in the 1870’s, and produced the white crumbly Derbyshire cheese until it was partially destroyed by fire in 1894. After standing empty for six years it was taken over and reinstated in 1900 by Thomas Nuttall, a prize-winning Stilton cheese-maker from Melton Mowbray, who began producing Blue Stilton at Hartington, a business which was later carried on and expanded by his son, John M. Nuttall. It was John Nuttall who held a warrant to supply Stilton to King George V, and also during the 1920’s a far-sighted regulation – a Certification Trade Mark – confined the legal production of Blue Stilton to the three neighbouring counties of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Visit the shop and stock up on some local cheeses www.hartingtoncheeseshop.co.uk
Buxton Spring Water
Head into Buxton to explore the history of its fresh water springs and Victorian spa’s set deep in ancient limestone, in the heart of the Peak District.
Rainfall from over 5,000 years ago is forced up through 1,500 metres of British bedrock to emerge crisp and delicious at source at St Ann’s spring. It’s a long and arduous journey that has made Buxton Natural Mineral Water one of the purest natural mineral waters in Europe.
There are currently 11 breweries of Real Ale in Derbyshire, please try the following links for more information and see a few great CAMRA pubs of the year. Here are a few great pubs in the area where you can sample them;
The Old Poets – Based in Ashover S45 0EW -Camra pub of the year 2006 and 2009 and nominated for this year
Princess Victoria – Based in Matlock Bath DE43NR – Camra nominated 2010
The Red Lion – Based in Birchover DE42BN -Camra pub of the year 2010