Sticky Toffee Pudding

Despite the many claims and counter-claims, the original Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe was created by Francis Coulson at Sharrow Bay in the 1970s, and it is said that the featherlight sweet figgy sponge drenched in toffee sauce is 'still the finest you will find anywhere in the world'.

Francis Coulson's original, secret recipe is the stuff of culinary legend, anecdotally inspired by Brian Sack's time as an RAF Spitfire pilot, where he saw Canadian RAF Pilots use Maple Syrup. This was pre Food Air Miles, so necessity became the mother of invention!

Staff at Sharrow Bay have signed a secrecy agreement to not disclose the secret recipe that is held in the hotel's vaults, nor must ex-staff ever use the recipe at any other business.

In 2007, an anonymous bidder paid £32,000 to the Children in Need charity in order to stay at Sharrow Bay and be allowed to make the pudding alongside the pastry chef.

The famous and unrivalled ‘Icky Sticky Toffee Pudding’ is served daily on the lunch and dinner menus at Sharrow Bay.

To book a table in our restaurant and to try the famous pudding for yourself, please call +44 (0)1768 486301 or email info@sharrowbay.co.uk.