Real Food,
Local Excellence

Located in the heart of West Lancashire, with excellent links to the Northwest and close to some of the best agricultural land in the UK.

Producers and suppliers of artisan bread, pies and cakes. Many of our breads are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Provider of bakery training classes and consultancy services




Our Awards:

Finalist in The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2016 Local Producer category

i-Community August 2016 vote Merlin's Bakery Cafe the Best Cafe in West Lancashire click here for the article

Daily Telegraph Britain's 20 Best Artisan Bakeries January 2016 click here for the article

Lancashire Life Top Ten Artisan Bakers May 2014 click here for the article

Silver Award Winners in The World Bread Awards 2015 and 2016

FINALIST Food Awards England 2015

Many of our breads are suitable for vegetarians and vegans



Bread Making Classes and Baking Classes held at Burscough, West Lancashire. 

Real Bread Making for Beginners  **  Mastering Sourdough  **  World Breads  **  Pizza and Italian Breads  ** Mastering Pies and Savoury

Pastries  **  Croissants, Danish Pastries and Sticky Buns  **  Special Occasion Baking  **  2-day Intensive Bread Class**


Click here for full details on our classes and for our vouchers if you are buying a Christmas, Birthday or special present


For customer feedback on our classes please go to our Facebook page


Customer comments: "a great day"  "fantastic bread"  "well paced"  "so much background detail"  "very intensive and fun" "great lunch and cakes"  "excellent teaching" "we will be back!"



Our products and breads are on sale at Merlin's Bakery Cafe close to our bakery on Merlin Park in Burscough, click here for details.



For wholesale supplies, corporate sales, management away-days or team building please click here and drop us an email with your requirements.



Consultants to:

Sefton MBC in 2013/14 on the set-up of The Bakery concept in The Atkinson Centre, Lord Street, Southport. Click here for details.

Merlin's Bakery Cafe in 2014/15. Click here for details


For our consultancy services please email us.

Our Favourite Items

We support the Real Bread Campaign guaranteeing that our slow fermented artisan breads use only natural ingredients, without additives or processing aids found in "mass-produced" breads.

Not only is seasonality important to us, but we also strive to use the freshest local ingredients. This includes West Lancashire Flour along with various other ingredients in the production of our preserves, confectionery items and biscuits. All of these items are available through our online shop, retail outlet, wholesale and through the local and workplace communities.

Education and training are key to the understanding of our production methods. This is why we offer a range of small and interactive courses including "The Mysteries of Sourdough", European Breads Classes, Croissant, Danish Pastries and Sticky Buns Classes.

With over 60 years of combined experience within food manufacturing, hospitality, catering management and strategic business management we understand the importance of food safety and quality. We are members of Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) assuring you of the highest production standards.

We provide consultancy services and have recently delivered the concept, design, installation management and commissioning of The Bakery at The Atkinson Centre on Lord Street, Southport. and Merlins Bakery Café, Merlin Park, Burscough.

"We have the flexibility to provide bespoke supplies to meet our customer's requirements"

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