Warrens Bakery is continuing its rapid expansion across the UK after announcing it will open a new store at Cornhill in Bridgwater, Somerset.

Opening on 14 August, the franchised site will be operated by local entrepreneur James Tucker.

 “With Bridgwater being both my home town and the base of our business, it presented the ideal opportunity for our first store,” said Tucker. “I believe there is a real gap in the market here for a premium bakery like Warrens.”

Warrens recently opened two new Hampshire sites in Eastleigh and Southampton and said that 2017 was quickly becoming the year of the “Cornish pasty takeover”. 

“We have big expansion plans in the region, with 20 stores over the next five years and can’t wait to build on our partnership and greet customers who may be more used to seeing our stores when holidaying down by the Cornish coast,” said Warrens Bakery chairman Mark Sullivan.

Warrens was recently announced as a finalist in the Baking Industry Awards 2017 in The Craft Business Award category.