Bakewell, situated on the river Wye has attractive courtyards, independent shops and cafés. The famous Bakewell tart came about by mistake, when the cook at what is now the Rutland Arms Hotel was making a strawberry tart with a rich egg pastry. She assembled the ingredients incorrectly and poured the egg mixture on top of the strawberry jam, ending up with a barely set gelatinous pudding. Bakewell’s three pudding shops all claim to possess the original (and supposedly secret) recipe!