There are many independent bakeries in Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds and Forest of Dean. They all bake their own speciality bread some even do cakes also. Bread comes in many forms from artisan white slice loaves to healthier brown wholegrain loaves or rolls. Some bake seeded batches and 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 of the good people making good bread in the county. To suggest your favourite bakery please use the comments form at the bottom of this page.
The Authentic Bread Company
Authentic Bread Wholesale Bakery in Newent is an Organic Wholesale Bakery based in rural Gloucestershire. Using traditional methods and the best organic ingredients they produce a wide variety of bread, cakes, pastries and biscuits. The company has been trading since 1995 and have received many awards and accolades for its products. http://www.authenticbread.co.uk
Silesian Food is a Polish bakery based Eastgate market in Gloucester. They specialise in healthy, organic and natural pastries and homemade cakes and cookies baked without any preservatives. They also sell croquettes, patties, snacks and homemade pate. https://www.facebook.com/pg/silesianfood/
The Crusty Loaf Bakery
The Crusty Loaf Bakery in Coleford is an award-winning baker and is the place to shop if you love bread or cakes. I tried most of their bread rolls, white and brown during my walking break. The 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/
Independent shops that sell locally made baked goods.
Over Farm Market
The Over Farm Market near Gloucester sells some very nice bread, including some freshly baked baguettes and other artisan loaves.
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 is 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 different loaves of bread. ABOUT THE COURSE
Harts Barn Cookery School
Located in the Forest of Dean, Harts Barn offers a variety of cookery classes including the art of bread making. They also host foodie related events, pop-up restaurants and demonstrations.