The world famous Bakewell Pudding can be bought at The Bakewell pudding shop in the town centre. There are many rumours as to how was it invented, but the most widely accepted is that the cook at the Rutland Arms spread the egg mixture on top of the jam instead of stirring it into the pastry, and the result was so delicious that the recipe became popular in the Bakewell area.Bakewell is a wonderful base to tour the peak district