Grand Opening in Bognor Regis
We are delighted to announce Bognor Regis will be the next home for our award-winning traditional bakes. The new bakery, which officially opens on Wednesday 11th April at 10am, is located in The Arcade on the High Street and creates six jobs for local residents. The new store, which is being opened in partnership with local businessman Lee Johnston, will showcase our artisan range of breads, pasties and sweet and savoury treats.
Established in 1860, we are proud to be the oldest bakery in Cornwall and recognised as the World’s oldest Cornish pasty maker. With the rise in popularity of craft baking, we put a firm focus on provenance, hand crafted skill and innovation. The opening will mean residents of Bognor Regis won’t have to travel far to pick up a hand-crimped taste of Warrens Bakery’s iconic pasties, often enjoyed during holidays by the coast.
Commenting on the launch of the new store, Mark Sullivan, Chairman of Warrens Bakery says: “We are thrilled to open in the historic town of Bognor Regis, the first of many new stores anticipated in the South Coast area. We have been inundated with requests to open in West Sussex and the Home Counties, so it’s great to arrive at last, bringing craft bakery and our award-winning products to local customers!”
Local businessman Lee Johnston, who is working in partnership with the Warrens Bakery team to open the new store in Bognor Regis, felt that with the rise in popularity in craft baking, it seemed like the right time to bring a little bit of Cornwall to Bognor Regis: “We love the fact that bringing fresh local ingredients and traditional craft skills involved together, has survived the test of time from the love of a farmer’s son and baker’s daughter. Everyone that has been to Cornwall for holidays will remember their first Cornish Pasty. We’re sure that Warrens Bakery will evoke those memories just like it did with us.”
Local Mayor of Bognor Regis, Councillor Phil Woodall, will be attending the grand opening to be one of the first to try the range of sweet and savoury bakes, commenting ahead of the launch he said: ““I am delighted to be able to welcome such a well-established and award-winning business to the Town. It is fantastic that Warrens Bakery have chosen to come to Bognor Regis, this is what regeneration is all about and a sign we are moving in the right direction. I’m very much looking forward to sampling the Bakery’s famous pasties and am sure this business will be very popular with our townsfolk and visitors alike.”
The opening is part of wider plans for more stores not only in the region but also nationally, as we look to share the best of British craft baking with the nation. Since opening our first franchised store last year, we have experienced rapid growth and plan to open 750 new stores in the next five years.
The arrival of the Bognor Regis store coincides with the launch of the latest spring range of new bakes. Locals can be among the first to try the ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ limited-edition range of delicious pasties and sandwiches; all of which are inspired by family meal-time favourites from around the globe.
With over 150 years of baking experience, our hard work and dedication has seen us acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading craft bakeries. Most recently we were finalists in the prestigious Craft Business Award in the Baking Industry Awards 2015 and 2017 and also won a haul of awards at the 2018 British Pie Awards and World Pasty Championships.
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. Many of our products are still produced using traditional recipes and techniques.
To pick up one of our delicious handcrafted products, find your nearest store here.