A look at some of Norfolk's finest bakeries
Published date: August 2019
Gone are the days of a bakery in every village, today they are few and far between, not helped by the increasing number of in-store bakeries in many supermarkets. Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked breads, sweet sticky cakes and warm pies and sausage rolls, and the following Norfolk bakeries sell their own unique and delicious varieties.
When you next need some freshly baked and tasty goods, you may want to give the supermarket a swerve and pay a visit to one of these independent artisan bakeries for fresh bread, sweet treats and savoury delights.
Bread Source – Norwich and Aylsham
Bread Source sell a delicious range of breads, pastries, sandwiches and cakes in their 3 Norfolk stores, (2 in Norwich and 1 in Aylsham) and on their stall on Norwich market. Not only can you pick up all your baked goods, lovingly made using traditional techniques and the highest quality ingredients, you can also enjoy a coffee or tea and a chat with friends.
Bread Source also offer baking classes and further details can be found on their website:
Bread Source - 93 Upper St Giles Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AB
Tel: 01603 611526
Bread Source - 20 Bridewell Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AQ
Tel: 01603 621111
Bread Source - 13 Red Lion Street, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6ER
Tel: 01263 733733
Bread Source - Stall 44 & 45 Market Place, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1ND;
Timberhill Bakery - Norwich
Specialising in sourdough loaves like you have never tasted before, Timberhill Bakery is also a café selling a delicious array of sourdough scones, toasties, tartines, cakes and organic tea and coffee. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available, it’s a hidden gem in the centre of Norwich that is worthy of a visit.
Timberhill Bakery - 27-29 Timber Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3LA
Tel: 01603 613172
Dozens Artisan Bakery - Norwich
Baking a wide selection of tasty breads, all-butter croissants, pastries, tarts, sausage rolls, cakes, biscuits and more, there is sure to be something here to tempt even the strongest willed! Located close to the centre of Norwich, on Gloucester Street, the fayre available at Dozens is vast and includes local Norfolk honey, local conserves, chutneys, cheeses, antipasto meats and Norfolk rapeseed oils.
Dozen Artisan Bakery - 107 Gloucester Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2DY
Tel: 01603 764798
Crusty Corner Bakery - Norwich
Crusty Corner Bakery is a long established and family run bakery that produces freshly baked bread daily on its premises, supplying its goods to many local Norfolk businesses. Their shop sells an array of different breads, handmade cakes, cookies, biscuits and sweet and savoury pastries. Celebration cakes are made to order, and buffets and corporate lunches are also available.
Crusty Corner Bakery - 38 Bell Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4RY
Tel: 01603 404997
Pye Baker - Norwich
This artisan bakery supplies freshly baked to order bread, cakes and pastries to pubs, cafés, restaurants and retail outlets and to the general public from their wholesale bakery on Aylsham Road, Norwich. Their goodies can also be bought from farmer’s markets and festivals in Norfolk. To make an order, please visit their website or give them a call.
Pye Baker - Wholesale Bakery, Unit 4, Aylsham Road Business Park, 183 Aylsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 2AD
Tel: 01603 404030
Easters Bakery - Costessey
Traditional bakery selling a wide range of breads, cakes, savoury and sweet pastries, freshly filled sandwiches, cooked meats, cheeses and eggs. Located 3 miles from the centre of Norwich in Costessey, Easters Bakery is a reminder of what most Norfolk villages and towns used to be blessed with, a traditional bakery selling all manner of baked goods.
Easters Bakery - 2D Oval Road, Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 0DE
Tel: 01603 749154
Kelly’s Bakery - Drayton, Lenwade and Horsford
A traditional bakery selling breads, cakes and sweet and savoury pastries. Celebration cakes, freshly prepared sandwiches and hot and cold takeaway drinks are also available. With over 25 years of experience, using traditional methods, Kelly’s Bakery has 3 shops, in Drayton, Lenwade and Horsford.
Kelly’s Bakery - 22 Taverham Road, Drayton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 6RX
Tel: 01603 864868
Kelly’s Bakery - 63A Fakenham Road, Great Witchingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5AE
Tel: 01603 872519
Kelly’s Bakery - 161 Holt Road, Horsford, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 3DN
Tel: 01603 891019
The Tudor Bakehouse - Diss and Harleston
With 3 Norfolk locations, The Tudor Bakehouse creates a range of traditional breads, speciality breads, pastries, freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes and biscuits. Owner Paul Muncila is passionate about his trade and ensures his breads are freshly baked daily using the finest ingredients. Gluten free bread is available to pre-order (minimum 3 loaves). Celebration cakes and outside catering is also available.
15a Market Hill, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4JZ
Tel: 01379 642322
1 The Market Place, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AD
Tel: 01379 854056
The Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AH
Tel: 01379 854855
Wellbread Bakers - Swaffham
Located in the Norfolk market town of Swaffham, Wellbread Bakers is a traditional bakery selling a wide selection of freshly baked breads, cakes, biscuits, freshly prepared sandwiches and sweet and savoury treats. Business lunches and party catering is also provided, and celebration cakes are made to order.
Wellbread Bakers - 39 Market Place, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7LA
Tel: 01760 722707
Krusty Loaf - Holt
With a wholesale bakery in Fakenham, you will find their delicious products in various locations around Norfolk, such as farm shops, delis, and village stores. For exact locations, please visit their website. You can also buy a wide selection of fresh bread, cakes and sweet and savoury pastries from their shop in the popular Norfolk market town of Holt.
Krusty Loaf Wholesale Bakery - 13 Wymans Way, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 8NT
Tel: 01485 533457
Krusty Loaf - 9 Bull Street, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6HR
Tel: 01263 715689
Dudley’s Bakery - Cromer
Situated in the seaside town of Cromer, Dudley’s Bakery sells a vast array of delicious fresh breads, cakes, pies, quiches, sausage rolls, sweet pastries, biscuits and more. Hidden away a bit on Tucker Street, head to the town’s church and you should easily find it.
Dudley’s Bakery - 21 Tucker Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HA
Tel: 01263 519777
The Bakehouse - Sheringham
Located in the heart of Sheringham town centre, The Bakehouse is a traditional bakery serving baked classics including a variety of breads, filled rolls, sweet and savoury pastries, cakes and a very tasty fruit and nut loaf.
The Bakehouse - 29 Station Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RF
Tel: 01263 823132
Craft Bakery - Sheringham
Craft Bakery is on Sheringham High Street and sells a wide selection of breads, cakes, filled rolls, sweet and savoury pastries, cakes and biscuits.
Craft Bakery - 36A High Street, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8DT
Tel: 01263 822736
Arthur Howell Bakery - Wells-next-the-Sea
Located in the popular sea-side destination of Wells-next-the-Sea, Arthur Howell Bakery sell a wide selection of freshly baked breads, cakes, filled sandwiches, sweet and savoury pastries and more.
Arthur Howell Bakery - Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AQ
Tel: 01328 713060
Moss Bakery - Hunstanton
A traditional bakery stocking the usual baked sweet and savoury fayre. The queues that are often out of the door speak for themselves.
Moss Bakery - 18 High Street, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5AF
Tel: 07999 467777
Bircham Windmill - Great Bircham
Located 6 miles from Sandringham and 8 miles from Hunstanton, Bircham Windmill is more than just a bakery. A variety of fresh breads and cakes are made daily and are available to buy from 10am each day through the summer season, Easter to the 30th of September. They also have a tearoom where they sell their freshly baked goods including iced buns, Belgian buns, doughnuts and their very own Bircham buns. Visitors can also bake a loaf from scratch or buy a piece of ready-made dough and make their own loaf, as well as climb the mill and browse their baking shop. To find out more, visit their website.
Bircham Windmill - The Mill, Snettisham Road, Great Bircham, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6SJ
Tel: 01485 578393
Copland Family Bakers - Gorleston
A traditional bakery selling a wide selection of different breads, cakes and pastries, including some very meaty sausage rolls. Celebration cakes are made to order, and you will find their baked goods in many local shops, restaurants and hotels.
Copland Family Bakers - 63 High Street, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6RQ
Tel: 01493 662177
Hingham Bakery - Hingham
This traditional family business of four generations is famous for its freshly baked loaves, cakes, speciality breads and sweet and savoury pastries. Located on the town’s green, in the small market town of Hingham, the bakery creates celebration cakes to order and plenty of seasonal goodies.
Hingham Bakery - 21 Market Place, Hingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 4AF
Tel: 01953 850315
The Bakery - Attleborough
This traditional bakery in Attleborough sells a great selection of breads, cakes, biscuits and sweet and savoury pastries. Celebration cakes are made to order.
The Bakery - 5 College Parade, Church Street, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AH
Tel: 01953 453940
Teles Patisserie - Surlingham
Not officially a ‘bakery’ but Teles Patisserie does sell freshly baked breads as well as some of the finest cakes and pastries in the county! Located in the village of Surlingham, close to the Norfolk Broads, you can sample their delicious cakes and pastries in their delightful café or take them away. Breads are made daily and these can be purchased in the café. Bespoke cakes can be pre-ordered for a special celebration and afternoon tea can be booked to enjoy in their café. Visit their website to find out more.
Teles Patisserie - The Covey, Surlingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7GD
Tel: 07745 181345
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