The 30 best bakeries in the UK?

The Sunday Times has published what it considers to be the top 30 bakeries in the UK because, as it puts it, “something is changing” in our attitude to bread.

The newspaper said: “We eat a lot of rubbish bread in this country,” then added, “but something is changing.”

It talked about the increasing consumer demand for artisan bread, and acknowledged that the list was made up of bakeries old and new which had one thing in common: “They don’t want us to eat rubbish anymore.”

In no particular order, the top 30 bakeries in the UK according to The Sunday Times are:

Bread Ahead, Borough Market, London
The Little Bread Pedlar, Bermondsey, London
Yeast, Broadway Market, London
Village Bakery, Harefield, Uxbridge
Stoneham Bakehouse, Hove, East Sussex
E5 Bakehouse, Hackney, London
Sugardough, Hove, East Sussex

Hobbs House Bakery, various locations, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
East Bristol Bakery, Bristol
Pinkmans, Bristol
Leakers Bakery, Bridport, Dorset
Town Mill Bakery, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Exploding Bakery, Exeter, Devon
Pullin’s Bakery, Yatton, Somerset

Ma Baker’s, Worcester
Loaf, Birmingham
Trove Café + Bakery, Manchester
Pollen Bakery, Manchester
Merlin’s Bakery Café, Burscough, Lancashire
The Handmade Bakery, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire
Noisette Bakehouse, Leeds
Haxby Bakehouse, Haxby, near York
The Hazelmere Bakery, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
Broughton Village Bakery, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria
Hambleton Bakery, Exton, Rutland

The One Mile Bakery, Cardiff
Bakery47, Glasgow
Bostock Bakery, North Berwick
Ann’s Pantry, Larne, Co Antrim
Tan Lan Bakery, Conwy, Wales

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