DEMAND from diners inspired the team at a 15th century restaurant to create a retail range of their puddings.

The Plough Inn in Wombleton has launched Yorkshire Puds as a new venture to make and sell even more of their popular sticky toffee pudding.

After honing the secret recipe over more than 30 years, head chef Geoff Smith and his team developed it to be be made on scale while retaining all of its best features.

The Plough Inn, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, is now selling its range for people to take home or have delivered.

​The restaurant which employs about a dozen staff is working with four local companies on different aspects of the production process.

The products include sticky toffee pudding, sticky toffee sauce, sticky toffee gin, sticky toffee gin truffles and soft caramels.

Simon Baldry, of Yorkshire Puds, said the venture was in response to demand for the Plough’s over-the-bar sales before Christmas from customers who had eaten the pudding in the restaurant.

“It became a ‘must have’ for Christmas and thus we added to the range and took it to a professional, retail level.

“The Yorkshire Puds story, as with all good ideas, began around the fire in the Plough Inn bar,” he said. “During lockdown two, we didn’t want to wait for the world to open up whilst doing nothing so we worked on an idea that started with our famous sticky toffee pudding and sticky toffee sauce being sold over the bar for Christmas presents and carried on from there.”

He added: “We also decided it would be great to have a range of locally-sourced, quality, hand-made products.

“We added a sticky toffee flavoured Yorkshire distilled gin made in the middle of the Yorkshire Wolds.

“We also, from the top of the Yorkshire Moors, have started working with a fantastic chocolatier who has produced for us, by hand, some fabulous gin truffles and soft caramels in the finest Belgian chocolate.

“We now begin our journey of selling our story, and our fantastic range of Yorkshire-made treats, to a wide range of selected stockists in Yorkshire and beyond.

“We pride ourselves on everything being locally made and sourced and will always keep this as part of our vision however far the products travel.”

The products are on sale at and from various stockists.

To become a stockist, email or phone 01751 432 356.