Mytholmroyd World Dock Pudding Competition

Where: Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire at the Community Centre off Caldene Avenue
When: 3rd Sunday in April (or near)
Time: 1 pm


Dock Pudding is a local delicacy little-known outside the Calder Valley area of Yorkshire and the Competition was founded in 1971 to help preserve it. The Pudding is made from the leaves of Polygonum Bistorta (which is not the same as Common Dock ,though they look alike) mixed with nettles, oatmeal, onions and seasoning, and served with bacon and eggs. Competitors cook a whole cooked breakfast including the Dock Pudding and the winner receives a cup; the judging takes place behind closed doors so that the competitors are unknown to the judges, while the audience can watch the cooking on stage in the hall. Expect traditional Yorkshire brass band accompaniment.

Helpful Hints

In 2017 it was held on Sunday 23rd April – 2018 date is yet to be announced.

You can buy samples of Dock Pudding from a stall at the entrance to the event – it’s a bit like spinach (and reminded me also of the flavour of crispy seaweed) – and  plenty of delicious cakes are also on offer. If you can’t make it to the competition, you can also buy Dock Pudding at the Midgley Spaw Sunday walk (see Calderdale Spaw Sunday article).

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Venue contact details:  Telephone 01422 – 883023

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