Some of our favourite bakeries to visit in the Cotswolds
One of the most beautiful places in England, the Cotswolds is home to lush green countryside and a rich history. We are particularly interested in the history of Cotswolds bakeries, which have been around for hundreds of years!
Here are some of our favourite bakeries to visit in the Cotswolds:
Originally established in Burford by Mr Titcombe, bread and cakes were transported by donkey and cart. With a heritage that stretches back to 1890, this family-run craft bakery, in the heart of the Cotsolds, is one our favourites to visit!
Since 1999 this British bakery has been run by the Taee family, holding strong family values for long-term good. In 2021 a state-of-the-art bakery was built with state of the art equipment. They create small batch bakes using time-honoured family recipes.
Source: their website
“Ingredients are sourced locally in the Cotswolds for the highest quality and authenticity”
Huffkins uses local ingredients such as flour from Matthews Cotswold Flour for their bread and sweet treats to maintain the highest quality and authenticity when baking in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside.
Visit their website for more information
MOR, Chipping Norton
MOR is an independent sourdough bakery. This bakery is inspired by Copenhagen, MOR the word for mother in Danish and name of their sourdough starter.
Originally MOR was established in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2020 during the height of the pandemic. Later they expanded and in 2021 their Chipping Norton bakery was born.
To create their best bakes they use traditional techniques and seasonal ingredients. They also use organic ingredients to create
“hand-crafted viennoiserie pastries, sweet treats and savoury offerings” using locally sourced flour from Matthews Cotswold Flour.
Source: their website
Find out about MOR here
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Bakery On The Water, Bourton-on-the-Water
& Bakery On The Hill, Burford
These are two small family-run artisan bakeries cut from the same cloth. It all started with a cake shop called Elisabeth the Chef in 1928 which led to a bakery called Queen of Hearts in 1978. It is with this family knowledge that these two bakeries have opened, capturing the best of this history and experience.
They use traditional artisan methods, this gives the dough a long fermentation process to develop the flavour and crust. Baking with local ingredients throughout the day including flour from Matthews Cotswold Flour creates their mouth watering breads and sweet treats.
“We strive to use simple, clean and locally sourced ingredients”
Source: Trip advisor review
Find both bakeries on Facebook & Instagram too!
Mark’s Cotswold Bakery, Chipping Norton
Source: from website
Mark leads a team of 6 talented bakers in his Chipping Norton Bakery, making the most loved and handmade sourdough breads. It all started when Mark started baking sourdough bread for his family and friends. This led to people wanting ‘Marks yummy bread’ which eventually led to Mark leaving his day job to bake professionally!
“Individually hand-made, not with machines but with love. That’s what we have awards for.”
You can also look out for Mark’s bread on local pub restaurant menus such as the Kingham Plough and in the local village shops such as the Bledington Community Shop and Charlbury Deli!
Mark’s bakery always uses flour ground just a few miles away in the FWP Matthew Cotswolds Mill, at Shipton under Wychwood.
Blake’s Kitchen, Clanfield & Soho Farmhouse
Blake’s kitchen has been an independently run family bakery-cafe, food store and post office since 1963, with three generations to their name they are well respected in the Cotswolds and recently opened Soho Farmhouse in Chipping Norton.
“Everything in our bakery is handmade by us, from scratch. We add no preservatives or artificial flour improvers.”
Source: Blake’s website
Using only the best ingredients for the bread for their sandwiches and whole cakes which are sourced naturally and locally, using Matthews Cotswold Flour.
Otis & Belle, Cheltenham
Otis & Belle is an artisan sourdough bakery and patisserie. Their lovely name was chosen by Will and Leila (the owners) after their children's names, Otis and Annabelle.
Their unique services offer customers a relaxing coffee, a browse of fine foods as well as a croissant for those on their commute. Everything is made by a team of foodies and coffee lovers and their sourdough starter, The Professor, who has been around for 30 years now!
“We are a new breed of high-street bakery, who love and advocate sourdough (the naturally leavened bread of our ancestors) and produce high-end viennoiserie and patisserie.”
Yet again, another bakery home to the Cotswolds which is sourcing its flour locally from us at Matthews Cotswolds Flour!
Source: their website
It is a privilege to see such lovely bakes made with our flour across the Cotswolds and we hope you are able to visit and enjoy these bakeries as much as we do.