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- B R E A D -
Handmade overnight using  time honoured techniques  and the quality ingredients.
Delivered fresh each morning from our Farnham Bakehouse.

Wholemeal stoneground,  Multiseeded, White and  Malted (Granary style)

Whether it's hot buttered toast, a bacon doorstep, or an irresistible lunchtime sandwich our classic bread, french sticks and rolls have it covered.

Classic white

Made with high quality flour from the respected Cotswold based Shipton Mill. 

Malted (Granary style)

A delicious blend of malted wheat flakes & malted barley added to wheat flour to give texture & flavour.


For those who love seeds and cereals to be a major part of their diet.  Malted wheat & barley flakes, sundflower seeds, millet & oats combined in a soft nutty textured loaf.

Wholemeal stoneground

Our blend of wholemeal flour (for lightness) & stoneground wholemeal flour (for a 'rustic' texture) make this a light, flavour packed loaf.

S P E C I A L I T Y   B R E A D S

Every day  of the week, to compliment our classic range there is a speciality bread on our shelves.....

Spelt & Honey

Rustic 100% spelt bread with flax and lupin seeds and honey.

Corn bread
Maize and white wheat flours.

Italian 00 grade flour with olive oil and fresh rosemary

A dark and aromatic Bavarian style bread
 Bavarian style dark rye

You can't cheat the process for an authentic sourdough ..... and our Bakehouse sourdough 'geeks' love the challenge each day.

Organic flour, long fermentation and their baking skill and obsession combine to create a truly individual loaf.

Every day of the week, to compliment our classic range, there is a sourdough or speciality bread on the shelves, Saturday brings an array of our most popular sourdoughs, as well as the latest innovations from our baking team.  

A few from our repertoire of over twenty sourdoughs ...

Toasted sesame seeds, white organic flour blened with

dark rye flours, freshly grated carrot and malt.

Fermentation 42 - 50 hours.

Carrot & Sesame sourdough
(yeast free)
Multigrain loaf

Organic white flour with

mature Cheddar cheese, chilli, onion and yeast.

Fermentation 7 hours.

Chilli and Cheddar sourdough
Sweet potato, chilli & kale sourdough
(yeast free)

Organic white wheat, light and dark rye flours with fresh kale, roasted sweet potato and chilli.

A blend of malted wheat flakes, barley, sunflower seeds, millet and oats added to organic white wheat

and dark rye flours.

Fermentation 36 - 40 hours.

Multigrain sourdough
(yeast free)

Organic white flour and

less than 1% yeast.

Fermentation 14 hours.

Grand blanc
(less than 1% yeast)

Organic white flour

blended with light rye and toasted oats.

Fermentation 42 hours. 

Toasted oat sourdough
(yeast free)

Organic white wheat blended with  light and dark rye flours to give extra 'tang' to this very individual flavoured loaf.

Fermentation 15 - 20 hours.

Levain -
the classic french sourdough
(yeast free)

Organic white and

wholemeal flour, malt

and olive oil

Fermentaion 50 hours

Italian table bread
(yeast free)

Organic white spelt flour.  

Less than 1% yeast.

Fermentation 4 hours.

100% white spelt sourdough
(less than 1% yeast)

Malted grain flour and less than 1% yeast.

Fermentation 60 - 64 hours

Granary style sourdough
(less than 1% yeast)

Organic white and dark rye

flours with Hogs Back TEA 

and their barley mash

Fermentation 42 hours.

Beer bread
(yeast free)

What is sourdough?

Sourdough is believed to have first been discovered about 4000 years BC.

Made by the fermentation of the dough using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeasts, the bread should have a mild sour taste and has better keeping qualities than other breads made without additives.

Our sourdough bread has a long, slow organic fermentation process and typically matures for an average of 36 hours before baking.  It is made simply from flour, water and salt. 

In some breads we add seeds, fruit, vegetables, herbs or spices.  Our bread is made from all natural ingredients.

Why sourdough bread is believed to be good for you

The prebiotic element helps support the gut microbiome (our internal eco-system).  Important nutrients such as iron, zinc and magnesium, antioxidants, folic acid and other B vitamins become easier for our bodies to absorb.

Studies have also shown that rye flour added to sourdough can help regulate blood sugar levels which help ward off diabetes.  Diabetics should note that sourdough can produce a lower surge in blood sugar than most other breads.

Why is mass produced factory bread different

Cheap industrially manufactured bread relies on enzymes, preservatives, emulsifiers and improvers to bake bread at speed.  

To get the perfect loaf they add:

- extra yeast

- extra gluten

- fat to improve crumb softness

- reducing agents to help create more stretchy doughs

- soya flour to add volume and softness

- emulsifiers to produce bigger, softer loaves

-retard staling preservatives to extend shelf life

- a wide variety of enzymes, legally defined as 'processing aids' which do not have to be declared on the label

- sugar

These additives can also be to blame for some people's wheat intolerance.

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