Hello Ashford, Launching our First Store in Kent
We are delighted to announce Ashford will be the next home for our award-winning traditional bakes. The new bakery which opens on Wednesday 27th June, is located in the centre of County Square Shopping Centre and creates eight jobs for local residents.
Opening in partnership with local businessman Slawomir Szulc, the store will showcase our famous range of artisan breads, iconic pasties, freshly made sandwiches, sweet treats and speciality Cornish delicacies. It will also offer on the go snacks for shoppers, hot and cold drinks and meal ranges, as well as somewhere comfortable to sit down and relax in the square.
Established in 1860 and with a rich heritage and array of sweet and savoury bakes, 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. All of our baked goods are made with an enormous amount of care and attention to detail with many still produced using traditional recipes and techniques.
Slawomir Szulc, who is working in partnership with Warrens Bakery says about the upcoming opening: “We are looking forward to launching the first Warrens Bakery store in Kent and cannot wait to open its doors in Ashford and welcome the town’s residents. We chose Warrens Bakery as we felt a traditional British craft bakery offering fresh, innovative and exciting products would work really well in the area. With a passion for great customer service and quality products and a varied range, we look forward to serving the people of Ashford and integrating into the local community.”
Carl Mortimer, Franchise Operations Manager at Warrens Bakery, adds: “We’re delighted to be opening a store in the heart of the ‘Garden of England’ as we continue to grow the Warrens Bakery family far and wide across the UK. Warrens Bakery will be a great addition to Ashford’s town centre, allowing us to offer our fantastic products to an ever increasing reach of people.”
The Ashford store is our 20th franchise store to open across Britain and the first in Kent. Since opening our first franchised bakery last year, we have experienced rapid growth and now plan to open 750 new bakeries in the next five years.
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.
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