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Taunton – The Home of Our Newest Franchise Store

We are delighted to announce that Taunton is the next home for our latest franchise store, opening today,  Monday 30th October.

Established in 1860, the new bakery in the county town of Somerset will be the seventh-only franchise store outside of the South West to open since February this year and follows in the footsteps of the recently opened Bridgwater store. With a rich heritage and array of award-winning sweet and savoury bakes and signature Cornish pasties; we have had a busy year of openings and recently celebrated being announced as one of the UK’s top three craft bakeries in the Baking Industry Awards 2017.

With ‘Great British Bake Off’ hitting screens for the eighth year running this September, the love of British baking continues to grow. Local businessman James Tucker has partnered in a franchise venture with Warrens Bakery and commenting ahead of the first store in Bridgwater, he said – “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.”

With the rise in popularity in craft baking, our premium bakery puts a firm focus on provenance, and is recognised as the oldest Cornish pasty maker in the world, an accolade the expert team is proud to uphold. The opening will mean Taunton residents won’t have to travel far to pick up a hand-crimped taste of the iconic pasties, often enjoyed during holidays by the coast. The neighbouring Bridgwater Warrens Bakery took 95% of the predicted first week of sales within the first two days of opening, with almost 600 pasties and savouries sold on the first day alone – so the new bakery in the Somerset town is set to feed growing demand.

Warrens Bakery is set to be the fastest growing franchise brand in the UK this year and the Taunton store will be part of a string of further openings, which include Winchester, Birmingham, Bridgwater and London.

An official opening is planned to mark the arrival of the new bakery which brings 10 job opportunities to the local area. Full store address – 29 Orchard Shopping Centre, Taunton, TA1 3TP.

The ingredients of the UK’s leading craft bakery…

  • A romantic recipe which led to success – The Story of Warrens Bakery began back in 1860 when the original shop was opened. At its heart lies a romance between two local families, the Harvey’s and the Warrens. Miss Harvey, the daughter of the local St. Just baker, met Master Warren, the farmer’s son. While the local Warrens farm provided the ingredients fresh from the fields, the Harvey’s made the pastry and baked the pasties.
  • The oldest bakery in Cornwall and oldest Cornish pasty maker in the Word – Warrens Bakery range includes traditional bakes, freshly made sandwiches, savouries, scones, a recently revamped artisan bread range and more. We attribute our success not only to the provenance of our ingredients but also to our dedicated team. All of our baked goods are crafted with an enormous amount of care and attention to detail and using the finest ingredients, our iconic pasties are still all individually hand-crimped. Many of our products are produced to traditional recipes including our Cornish pasty – we are, after all, the oldest Cornish pasty maker in the world.
  • 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. We were recognised in the prestigious Craft Business Award in the Baking Industry Awards 2015 and 2017 saw them 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.
  • Continuing to innovate sweet and savoury bakes – Headed up by Master Baker, Jason Jobling (who is also head of the Cornish Pasty Association), the team offer both traditional and innovative bakes. Most recently, we redesigned our 150-year-old Cornish pasty recipe to create a truly authentic vegan experience – with the arrival of the Vegan Original Pasty.