Brighton-based The Flour Pot Bakery has revealed plans to open two new sites next year, bringing the total number in its portfolio to eight.

The business told British Baker the new shops would also be in East Sussex and based on its bakery/coffee shop model. It follows the recent opening of The Flour Pot Kitchen – a licensed café restaurant on the Brighton seafront.

“We’re always getting asked to open different places in Brighton,” said marketing manager Louise Tamadon-Nejad. “We have two in the pipeline for next year.”

The company currently has shops in Sydney Street, Preston Drove and Elm Grove in Brighton, as well as in First Avenue and Dyke Road in Hove.

Last month it opened its first Flour Pot Kitchen concept, featuring an open kitchen that produces artisanal sourdough pizza made with a 48-hour ferment, for its on-site restaurant, other shops and customers.

In addition, the shop makes handcrafted bread, sandwiches, and pastries, as well as rye bread croutons, crackers and crostini.

The pizzas have proved so popular they are now sold on a Friday as well as a Wednesday, said Tamadon-Nejad.

“We haven’t got around to doing pizza delivery yet, but there’s no reason why not [in the future],” she added.