There are many independent bakeries in Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds and Forest of Dean. They all bake their own speciality bread, some even bake cakes as well. Bread comes in many forms, from artisan white slice loaves to healthier brown wholegrain loaves or rolls. Some bake seeded batches and also the @aboutglos favourite the malted loaf.
Some bakeries have retail outlets, others sell their baked good through independent shops and farmers’ markets throughout the county.
There are some inspiring bakers who make the most delicious bread in Gloucestershire. This page will list all the good people making excellent bread in the county.
The Authentic Bread Company in Newent
Authentic Bread is an Organic Wholesale Bakery based in Newent in rural Gloucestershire. They use traditional methods and the best organic ingredients to produce a wide variety of bread, cakes, pastries and biscuits. The company has been trading since 1995 and has received many awards and accolades for its products. http://www.authenticbread.co.uk
Salt Bakehouse has a stall at Stroud Farmers’ Market that sells their delicious artisan breads. This includes some fantastic tasting brown and while loaves. Salt Bakehouse is an artisan bakery in the nearby town of Stonehouse. They have won many awards for their breads including at the World Bread Awards. SALT Bakehouse also has stores in Gloucestershire including in Stroud. Their bread can also be purchased from some specialist food shops throughout the county, including the Jolly Nice Farm Shop.
Silesian Food in Gloucester
Silesian Food is a Polish bakery based Eastgate market in Gloucester. They specialise in healthy, organic natural pastries and homemade cakes. Silesian Food also makes cookies, they baked with no preservatives. They also sell croquettes, patties, snacks and homemade pate. https://www.facebook.com/pg/silesianfood/
The Crusty Loaf Bakery in Coleford
The Crusty Loaf Bakery in Coleford is an award-winning baker and is the place to shop if you love bread or cakes. I’ve tried most of their bread rolls, white and brown, during my walking break. However, their brown malted roll was my favourite.
They also have many cakes on offer. All were delicious, including carrot cake and Eccles cakes, to name a few. https://www.facebook.com/pg/thecrustyloafuk/
The Artisan Baker in Stroud a fantastic bakery
The Artisan Baker has a stall at Stroud Farmer’s Market with an interesting range of bread products. They are an award-winning organic micro-bakery from the Cotswolds. Products available include sourdough, rye breads, regular loaves and much more. They also have a shop in the Five Valleys Market in Stroud too. They are considered one of the best bakeries in The Cotswolds.
Bakery Shops Gloucestershire
Independent shops that sell locally made baked goods.
Over Farm Market in Gloucester
The Over Farm Market near Gloucester sells some very nice bread, including some freshly baked baguettes and other artisan loaves. Over Farm also sells a variety of other locally sourced food products to go with your bread.
Bread-Making Course at Graham’s Bakery
Graham’s Bakery is an independent bakery that offers a diverse selection of freshly baked goods. The bakery offers curious clients the chance to get hands on with bread-making courses and is also a supplier to local pizza companies, restaurants and hotels.
There are currently discounts on a bread-making course with lunch at Graham’s Bakery in Quedgeley, Gloucester. This is a full day course and teaches you how to bake many loaves of bread.
Harts Barn Cookery School in The Forest of Dean
In the Forest of Dean is Harts Barn, they do a variety of cookery classes, including the art of bread making. They also host foodie related events, pop-up restaurants and demonstrations. They also do a gluten-free cooking workshop.