Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Like real bread?

Do you like real bread?

What do I mean by real bread? Bread that's crafted by an artisan baker with individual attention and has a deep full flavour and texture.

If you like real bread then you are in for a treat on the 4th of December at our next Baslow Food Fair nr Chatsworth.

We will have artisan baker Andrew Auld from the Loaf preparing some sumptuous breads for your delight. He is promising to bring along:

Cranberry, oat and apple sourdough
Apricot and walnut sourdough
Stollen with marzipan
Mince pies


For those that like baking their own bread we have treat in the shape of Caudwell's Mill who will be bringing along a selection of their fantastic flour.

Andrew will also be doing several artisan bread baking courses at Hartingtons new cookery school in Bakewell. A bread baking course would make the perfect Christmas Gift so why not check out our gift vouchers.

Hartingtons Cookery School in Bakewell

Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas at Baslow Food and Drink Fair

Looking for a special Christmas Gift for a "foodie"…..well you will certainly be spoilt for choice at Hartingtons Food and Drink Fair at Baslow Village Hall this Sunday.

Here are a few ideas for the perfect gifts for food lovers, all of which are available at the Fair on Sunday.

Peak Ales - gift packs of ales produced on the Chatsworth Estate

Tindalls of Tideswell - hampers with a selection of their most popular Christmas products

Real Fruit and Herb Co - Christmas caramelised red onion marmalade, redcurrant and ginger dressing, cranberry and vanilla dressing and silverskin onions in balsamic vinegar

Domaine du Pyre - add your own personalised label to a bottle of wine; in this case……Beaujolais wine from their family vineyard!

Bradfield Brewery - 3 and 6 bottle gift packs with glasses

The Tea Man - over 30 teas from around the world with tea related gift packs, mugs and cafetieres

Friary Liqueurs - special Christmas liqueur, spiced mead, black cherry vodka and trio gift packs

Hartingtons of Bakewell - gift vouchers for a wide range of cookery courses and unique food events at our Cookery School opening in Bakewell in the New Year.

And all this is in addition to a range of stalls selling fudge, artisan bread, cakes, churros, hot chocolate, xmas puddings, vegetarian food and lots more......

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday

Julie and Chris

Hartingtons Christmas Food and Drink Fair at Baslow Village Hall (opp Il Lupo restaurant and next to the Cavendish Hotel) Sun 4th December from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.


Fantastic Reaction to Cookery School in Bakewell

Julie and I were simply stunned by the enthusiasm for our new cookery school in Bakewell this weekend.

We had a steady stream of curious and enthusiastic foodies coming through the door.

Everybody remarked "What a fabulous space" in response to our converted sawmill.

Having spent almost 9 months fitting it out it was nice to hear that other people appreciated the light, space and views afforded by our beautiful little 'foodie bolt hole' set on the banks of the River Wye.

The local MP Patrick McLoughlin made an appearance on Saturday in an informal capacity and both he and his wife seem keen to perhaps do a course in between their many engagements.

We have already had a flood of bookings with many people booking Christmas Presents for friends or family. How about buying a gift voucher?

If you are interested in having a look at the cookery school we will be having several more open days in the lead up to Christmas so watch this space for dates.

Hartingtons - Courses

Friday, 25 November 2011

World Exclusive - Bakewell Open Weekend

Hartingtons Cookery School in Bakewell is opening its doors to the world for the first time this weekend (26th & 27th November).

Julie and I have been there all day with my parents cleaning tidying and finishing off.

Here are pictures of the finished interior released to the world for the first time and hot off the press.

We are delighted with the results & hope you agree.

Any foodies in Bakewell over the Bakewell Christmas Weekend please pop in and say hello and find out about the massive range of cookery courses and food events that we will be putting on next year.

Chris & Julie

Hartingtons Food Experience

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas comes to Baslow

Anybody who likes to taste 'exceedingly good cakes' wants to come along to our fantastic Christmas Food Fair in Baslow on the 4th December.

How about this for a festive selection from the wonderful Lorna of Heavenlies....definitely NOT Mr Kipling!

"Christmas cakes, mini gingerbread house cookies, lots of seasonal tastes like fresh ginger & spice cake, pecan fudge cake, chocolate chestnut cupcakes and a surprise centrepiece! Angels, stars, glitter and flickering (LED!) candle light will set the mood. We'll also be serving mince pies (I'm hoping they might even be warm!) and cream with our teas and coffees."

Wow! Sounds simply heavenly what do you think?

Hartingtons Christmas Food Fair - Baslow

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Bakewell Christmas Weekend - Cookery School

Hartingtons is really looking forward to being part of the Bakewell Christmas Weekend.

We are excited about opening the doors to our new cookery school in Bakewell for the first time and hope people who are interested in food and cookery courses will take time to pop in.

On the day if you are interested in any courses we will have merchant facilities so you can book there and then with a debit or credit card.

What about buying a gift voucher for a loved one or friend - the perfect Christmas gift. Our website allows you to buy a gift voucher online without leaving the comfort of your own chair!

I'm off to meet an artisan brewer this morning to talk about setting up an exciting range of artisan brewing courses. Fancy making your own beer or cider or what about doing a course to set up your own micro brewery business?

Hartingtons will be developing and extending its range of food and cookery courses over the next few months. If you are interested in food and want to do a course in the Peak District after Christmas we guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

The Bakewell Christmas Weekend. Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November.
Hartingtons open both days from 10am - 4pm - 1st floor Rutland Mill, Rutland Mews.

The Hartingtons Food Experience.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Peak Districts Finest Producers at Baslow Christmas Food and Drink Fair

Chris and I are always looking for the very best producers to come along to our Food Fairs in Baslow and what a line up we have got for you at the Christmas Food and Drink Fair on Sunday 4th December at Baslow Village Hall.

Tindalls of Tideswell, fresh from their tv appearance as part of the Village SOS programme, will return to Baslow with a cornucopia of seasonal treats.

Carol has promised to bring along home made Christmas Cakes, their own recipe Christmas Puddings, mincemeat, seasonal chutneys, their famous pork pies (that sell out at EVERY Food get there early if you want some!), fidgety pasties, tidza puds and if that wasn't enough to tempt you they will also have a selection of small hampers which would make ideal Christmas Presents.

They bake all through the night to bring these fantastic products along to Baslow and are always one of the most popular stalls at every Fair.

Joining Tindalls will be over 20 other artisan food producers from in and around the Peaks. Churros and hot chocolate will be available all day on the forecourt and Dawsons Yard will have a wide range of Christmas Wreaths, Planters and gift ideas.

Seasonal music will add to the shopping experience indoors where stalls will be selling artisan bread, cakes, real ales, vegetarian food, oils and infusions, fudge, locally milled flour, local cheeses, Christmas liqueurs, soups, tray bakes and cupcakes and lots more!

The Christmas Food Fair is at Baslow Village Hall (opposite Il Lupo Italian Restaurant and next door to the Cavendish Hotel) on Sunday 4th December. Doors open from 10.30 to 4.30.

Please do come along!

Full details at

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Bakewell Tart & Tapas

Bakewell we know is world famous for it's Bakewell tart and Bakewell pudding.

We are all familiar with the story behind the origins of the Bakewell pudding. The cook at the White Horse Inn (now Rutland Arms) whose fortuitous mistake led to the creation of one of the worlds most famous desserts.

Hartingtons is happy to be based in a place like Bakewell with such a culinary heritage.

As well as acknowledging Bakewell's great food heritage Hartingtons is keen to push the boundaries of modern cooking.

One of the food events we are setting up in our cookery school in Bakewell is a gourmet supper club. This will involve some of the best and most exciting new chefs and cooks in and around the Peak District being able to showcase a tasting menu for one night only in a similar way that the Loft Project is doing in London. Accompanying the gourmet food will be a range of wines or drinks to compliment perfectly the chefs gourmet creations.

We had a fantastic meeting today in Bakewell at the Lime Lounge Coffee House on Bath Street with David Neville of El Toro in Sheffield. David has agreed not only to take a tapas course teaching students how to prepare some of the best authentic tapas dishes but also to put on a Spanish gourmet night including some dishes derived from the worlds best and most famous restaurant Elbulli.

The Gourmet Supper Club will be a regular monthly feature in Bakewell. With only limited spaces per event they are sure to sell out fast. For more details and to book online go to

Hartingtons Food Experience

Thursday, 10 November 2011

We sell gift vouchers!

Are you struggling to find a suitable Christmas present for friends or family?
Well Hartingtons of Bakewell may have just the answer. We sell a range of gift vouchers through our partner site Paypal ranging from £5 - £500. Just click the graphic LINK BELOW and you will be taken to the Paypal site where you can purchase.

Alternatively, call us on 01629 888 586 or send an email to: with the amount you want and we will sort it out for you.

To see our current range of cookery courses have a look at our website.

We will be releasing many more courses in the coming weeks including these tasty morsels .... so keep watching the website for more details:

1. A beer brewing & beer tasting course
2. Artisan cheese production
3. A weekend Italian bread making course
4. Cup cake making and decorating masterclass
5. Artisan oil and vinaigrette infusion course

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

New Website - cookery courses - technical glitches!

Apologies to anybody who has been trying to access some of the cookery courses on our new website and came across a few little glitches.

We have hopefully now sorted those out. A few loose bolts and bracket. Staff - you just can't get them these days!

If anybody does have any further problems please let us know by emailing us: or call: 01629 888 586

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Mastering Pastry in Bakewell

We often make the joke between ourselves about Hartingtons being able to teach you how to 'Bake Well' in Bakewell. Ha Ha! Not funny I know, but neither is pastry making!

At our most recent food fair in Baslow when chatting to people about our new cookery school, a huge number of people expressed an interest in learning how to make pastry. It seems I'm not the only person who struggles with this mysterious art!

For this reason we are put on our 'Mastering Pastry'. This cookery course aims to provide you with the skills and confidence to make your own pastry as well as creating 5 stunning dishes and 5 different types of pastry.
  • Shortcrust
  • Choux pastry
  • Potato pastry
  • Sweet flan pastry
  • Sweet almond pastry
If you are interested in finding out more about Hartingtons Cookery School and the varied range of courses we are putting on in 2012. Why not come along to our open weekend. Frank Boddy the chef taking the pastry class will be there producing some little canapes for you to sample.

Why not come along on the 26th or 27th November and say hello.

Chris & Julie

Hartingtons Food Experience

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Cookery courses in Bakewell

We have just returned from another fantastic Food Fair in Baslow. Yet again a number of our artisan food stallholders completely sold out including Heavenlies and Halls Home Produce.

Thanks to all the stallholders who were there today and a big thank you to the hundreds of people that came along and sampled, bought and supported the artisan food producers that work and live in and around the Peak District.

We were also overwhelmed by the interest shown in our new cookery school in Bakewell. So many foodies are interested in our cookery courses and coming along to Hartingtons Open Weekend on the 26th and 27th of November that we are bit worried about fitting everybody in! Seriously though....if you are in Bakewell for the Christmas Weekend then please pop in and say 'hello' and meet one of our star chefs, Frank Boddy, who will be preparing a range of canapes during the two day event for you to sample and enjoy.

Really looking forward to meeting you and we can't wait for our final Food Fair of the year in Baslow - the Christmas Food and Drink Fair on the 4th December.

Chris & Julie

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Chatsworth - What's to do?

Chatsworth House is holding it's spectacular bonfire night celebration on the 5th November. It promises to be a great show. For those that have tickets.... enjoy! Sadly if you haven't it's too late as the event is sold out.........but don't despair!

Why not come along on the following day to Hartingtons Food Fair and Bonfire celebration in Baslow. You can still go for a walk in the magnificent grounds of Chatsworth House. We can't give you a bonfire display to rival Chatsworth but we can promise fireworks in the kitchen from some of our great artisan cooks and food producers.

For more information check out the new Hartingtons website.