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Hello Bridgwater - Our newest store to date!
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Hello Bridgwater – Our newest store to date!

After a hugely successful and busy year to date, we continue our quest for national expansion opening our newest bakery today in Bridgwater.

Established in 1860, our award-winning artisan bakery is delighted to be working in partnership with local businessman James Tucker who has added Warrens Bakery to his portfolio.

As a successful entrepreneur in the area, James was impressed by the quality of our craft bakery premium range, commenting “With Warrens I know where the product comes from – something that is important to me – and I can follow its journey all the way from production to the first delicious bite. Knowing that Warrens still use the same fresh, local ingredients and hand-crafted skills for every product really sets them apart from any other bakery.”

The Mayor of Bridgwater attended our grand opening alongside Franchise Owner James, Andy Hulbert (Head of Corporate Development – Franchise) and Jackie Dillon (Head of Operations – Franchise), both from Warrens Bakery.

Commenting on the opening of the new bakery, our Chairman, Mark Sullivan says: “With the rise in popularity of craft bakery and British baking, we are delighted that we will be able to share our recipes and award-winning sweet and savoury bakes with even more customers in Bridgwater. We are immensely proud of our heritage and it is extremely important to us as we grow to do so with experienced and trusted partners. James is a prime example of that and, with a track record of running and launching several successful businesses in the area, we are looking forward to working with him in expanding our portfolio of stores in the region.”

Franchise Owner James Tucker adds: “I’ve been visiting Warrens stores whilst on holiday in Cornwall for as long as I can remember, so was already familiar with the brand and its premium quality before hearing about the franchise opportunity. With Bridgwater being both my home town and the base of our business, it presented the ideal opportunity for our first store. I believe there is a real gap in the market here for a premium bakery like Warrens – a store that both offers traditional, local quality and, for many in this part of the country, evokes memories of wonderful holidays to Cornwall! Our next store will be Taunton and we are excited to grow the Warrens brand across Somerset.”

With over 150 years of baking experience, Warrens Bakery’s hard work and dedication has seen us receive a long list of accolades for our sweet bakes and pasties. In 2015, we were recognised in the prestigious Craft Business Award in the Baking Industry Awards 2015 and 2016 saw us win a haul of awards at the 2016 British Pie Awards, the World Pasty Championships and claim victory in a number of independent radio polls.

The oldest bakery in Cornwall, our range includes traditional bakes, freshly made sandwiches, savouries, scones, a recently revamped artisan bread range and more. All of our baked goods are crafted with an enormous amount of care and attention to detail and using the finest ingredients. Many of our products are also produced to traditional recipes including our Cornish pasty, we are after all the oldest Cornish pasty maker in the world.

For information on how to find us click here, see you soon!