Taste of Heaven or is it Hell?

The Black Pudding.

There are a many Lancashire stereotypes but black pudding has to be one of the most famous. Made from blood it is also known in certain places as blood pudding. A divisive food for some people, I am a huge fan and love to eat it as part of a full english breakfast or just on its own.

While the nearby town of Bury is historically associated with black pudding, Blackburn is no stranger to the food. The museum has a host of objects which relate to business that existed within the town and we have within our stores the sign from the Blackburn Black Pudding Bar.

Black Pudding anyone?

Situated on Larkhill, next to the Craven Heifer Hotel, as seen in the below picture, it has intrigued me as to what the store actually sold. Could a business survive on selling black pudding alone? Perhaps, the shop sold a larger variety of sausages too?

The Black Pudding Bar is on the right of the picture

I have decided to use this blog to try and get some of your reminiscences. Do you remember the Blackburn Black Pudding Bar? What was it like? and most importantly how good were the black puddings? Let me know in the comment section.

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1 Response to “Taste of Heaven or is it Hell?”


  1. 1 martin.ward@hamnetthayward.co.uk September 4, 2012 at 8:28 am

    I went into the Blacburn Black Pudding bar once. It was actually a fish and chip shop with a very ornate Victorian frying range and counter with a glass front for displaying the food. I just had a portion of chips ehich were covered in little black bits as if the oil hadn’t been changed for ages. This would have been around 1968/9


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