Gail’s Artisan Bakery, the Luke Johnson-backed bakery chain, has strengthened its regional pipeline by securing a site in Surrey.

The 28-strong group has secured a lease on 3 Castle Street in Farnham, which it plans to open later this year.

The company, which was founded in 2005, made its regional debut in April, in Summertown, Oxford. 

The company is currently considering further locations across the south east including Cambridge, St Albans and Guildford.

Last year, Gail’s founder, Tom Molnar, revealed plans to expand out of the capital, but said the company had turned down opportunities to go into travel locations.