French baker Richard Bertinet and wife Jo have opened a new shop in central Bath, replacing their previous site in the town.
previous site in the town.
The couple closed their previous site, which had included a café, due to the rigours of offering foodservice in a grade 2-listed Georgian building.
The new site, which opened last week, is retail only, Jo Bertinet told British Baker. She explained: “It was too difficult to run a café as the buildings in the centre of Bath are tall and narrow with stairs and limited floorspace. You could not change the building in any way - for example by installing a dumb waiter.”
The company has no plans to open any further shops, and is focused on its wholesale business, she added. “We missed not having a shop in central Bath, we are happy to be back.”