Gail’s Artisan Bakery recently opened a store in Summertown, Oxford, its’ first out-of-London venture. 

Gail’s opened its first outlet in 2005, in Hampstead – it now has 26 stores in London. The new Summertown store will be the company’s first bakery outside the capital.

Tom Molnar, Gail’s founder, said: “We are passionate about making world-class bread, and helping to make it more available. We had the opportunity to open a bakery in Summertown and we are excited to become part of the community.”

Open from 7am, the Summertown bakery will offer a selection of Gail’s most popular breads, alongside pastries, cakes, sandwiches and salads, which will be freshly made each day.

The window displays are made up with loaves including French dark sourdough, mixed olive sourdough, quinoa sourdough and honey & almond sourdough.

The bakery specialises in morning pastries, yogurt pots and toast. Lunch includes seasonal soups, sandwiches and salads, as well as quiches and sausage rolls.

A hot brunch menu is served until 3pm, offering dishes including eggs, French toast and shakshuka. Cakes are served all day, and afternoon tea bakes include brioches and delicate cakes. 

In January, Gail’s produced a special biscuit to celebrate Orchid Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.