Our Story

Our Story

You can access a broad range of Bread, Baking and Cookery classes that prove to be very popular as there is a balanced mix of practical work, background information, great refreshments and lunch. Most importantly you take home all the product you make to impress your friends and family.

You can also visit us for a coffee, snack or meal at Merlin’s Bakery Cafe (four doors from our Bakery) focussing on high quality ingredients freshly prepared to order in quirky surroundings. Merlin’s has been voted as the Best Cafe in West Lancashire in August 2016

If you operate a business you can use our wholesale supply service or our consultancy services.

With over 60 years combined experience within food manufacturing, hospitality, catering management and strategic business planning we understand the importance of food safety and quality. We only use the very best ingredients in our products and listen and act on our customer feedback to ensure we maintain a strong emphasis on continuous development and improvement.

We are pleased to have been listed in the media and awarded significant awards:

Top 10 Artisan Bakeries – Lancashire Life 2014

Siver Award for Fruit Teacakes in The World Bread Awards 2015

Finalist England Food Awards 2015

Listed Top 20 British Artisan Bakeries – Daily Telegraph January 2016

Merlin’s Bakery Cafe – Best Cafe in West Lancs.- iCommunity

Our roots are in rural Lancashire where we can clearly see the excellence of our local suppliers.

We have been beekeepers for many years, producing natural local honey from our own hives. We also grow our own organic vegetables, fruits and herbs.

We actively support the Real Bread Campaign and we have learnt the importance of slow fermentation methods from Andrew Whitley who formerly owned the Village Bakery.

“We bake, we create, we teach, we advise, we give great customer service and we look forward to sharing our experience, expertise and products with you”.