Pudding maker gives Heritage visitors a taste of Christmas

Pudding maker gives Heritage visitors a taste of Christmas

An artisan pudding maker will be supplying shops across England with luxury Christmas Puddings, after securing a deal with the historical heritage charity.

Burtree Puddings, based at Burtree Gate on the edge of Darlington, was asked by English Heritage to supply shops at selected key sites across the country, including Yorkshire’s Whitby Abbey and Brodsworth Hall, with their range of Christmas puddings.

Their Traditional and Deluxe puddings will be on sale in shops at the sites of Stonehenge, Kenwood House, Dover Castle, Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Audley End House, Kenilworth Castle, Wrest Park, Whitby Abbey and Brodsworth Hall from October.

This is the first deal the pudding specialists, also members of Deliciously Yorkshire and The Guild of Fine Food, have secured on a national scale, said Lea Darling, who runs the family business with husband Robert.

It means their products will be sold in counties as far south as Kent, Wiltshire and Essex; in the capital and in Northumberland and Yorkshire.

"We’re delighted to be supplying these English Heritage sites, and we hope customers will be pleased with our handmade, quality Christmas Puddings.

"One of our aims is to reach out to pudding fans across the nation, as well as grow the online sales for our entire range, so to have our products stocked further afield is a really positive step for us."

Retail buyer of food and drink at English Heritage, Tracy Davoile, said: "The sites we have chosen to stock the Christmas Puddings are our biggest and busiest sites which are open on weekends throughout the Christmas period so we hope as many of our customers as possible will be able to see our Christmas range."