Baked goods are a guilty pleasure of many people all over the world, but the South West is home to some of the finest baked goods in the country and some of the best local bakeries that you can find!
So we have worked with our social media following to create a list of the 10 best bakeries in Devon for you to go out and find! Whether its cakes, pasties or scones, there are plenty of bakeries on this list to satisfy your sweet (or savoury) tooth!
Stones Bakery, Falmouth
Stones Bakery in harbour town Falmouth prides itself as being a ‘neighbourhood bakery’, offering a range of artisan breads, cakes, pastries, and savoury tarts as well as their own muesli, biscuits and crackers. They don’t need to use artificial preservatives because their breads keep well naturally. They only add natural ingredients such as nuts, fresh and dried fruit, veg, herbs and spices. You can buy the bread fresh out of the ovens throughout the day so you’ll often find your loaf is still warm. The lunch offerings sound just as delicious catering for vegetarians and also children. There are some tasty sounding bread based meals such as margherita pizza, porchetta roll and cheddar & gruyere toastie with pickles. If that isn’t enough, there are also daily specials on the blackboard! They are open Mon-Sat 0900-1630.
Baker Tom, Truro
Tom’s mission is simple, to make good bread an everyday choice. And it seems he is doing incredibly well in achieving that mission seeing as he has four bakeries under his belt, in Truro, Falmouth, Pool and Wadebridge. They bake fresh, specialty breads, pastries and cakes using traditional baking methods and the finest organic ingredients – what’s not to love! From humble beginnings baking bread during his gap year for the local farm shop as a favour, Tom’s business is going from strength to strength. It seems like Tom has built up quite the reputation throughout the county, and has been recognising for his efforts recently by being name the ‘Best Local Producer in Cornwall” in the 2017 Muddy Awards. Be sure to try his croissants which use 100% Cornish butter and good quality flour, the perfect recipe for a tasty treat.
Find out more at https://www.bakertom.co.uk/
Berrymans Bakery, Redruth
Berrymans Bakery was first started by Mrs Berryman back in the mid 1960’s. She began making pasties for the local mining workers and when popularity grew for her baking, branched out into producing bread and cakes. The mining industry sadly does no longer exist, but pasties are still being produced by local people for local people, as well as visitors to the county. The same family pasty recipe is still used today by the company of third generation family bakers, who use meat and vegetables from local suppliers and finish them off with a handcrimp. Today they have shops at Redruth, Camborne and Perranporth which sell their award winning saffron cake and fudge brownies. The pasties are also available via their website to customers throughout UK.
Portreath Bakery, Portreath
Wishing a pasty drive through was a thing and you could beat the queues? Well you’ll be pleased to here it does exist! Portreath Bakery has ‘’The Worlds First Cornish Pasty Drive Through’’ at their Pool branch, and it’s open 7 days a week! They also have a 100 seat restaurant with a picture window into the bakery. They are classed as one of the counties finest bakers, supplying all types of baked goods such as artisan breads, cherry shortbread, rocky road slice and lamb and mint pasties. They will even bake bespoke products to suit different business needs and have developed a gluten free range. They have three bakeries based in the Redruth area and source their ingredients locally as much as possible.
Prima Bakeries Ltd, Scorrier
Prima Bakeries started out as a pizza base manufacturer but the business quickly evolved into a fully-fledged craft bakery. Today Ross, the third generation of the Buist family to bake at Prima, ensures all of their products are made to the very highest quality and flavor each day. They make of the items you would expect from a Cornish bakery such as Pasties, Saffron Cakes, Hevva Buns and Cream Tea Scones. They also offer Quiches, Paninis and Triple Chocolate Brownies and other delicious savoury pastry such as meat patties and sausage rolls! With over 200 product lines produced daily there will be something to suit the whole family! They supply various retail outlets, pubs and hotels throughout the county, proving that they are well respected and tasty!
It all started in 1948 when Joseph Henry and Magdalene Choak founded JH & M Choak’s bakery in the Wodehouse Bakery found in Mini Place, Falmouth. Their fabulous pasties soon gained a reputation. Their son, Charlie would always be around the shop and he made his first pasty when he was just 6 years old. Fast forward to the present day and Charlie Choak (the pasty bloke) is as passionate and enthusiastic about making pasties as he was when he was a nipper. He’ll make you any pasty you want right in front of your eyes and he’s as happy as Larry teaching you to make your own too at their pasty school. Tasting a Choak’s pasty for the first time is a highlight for many who visit Cornwall.
The Cornish Bakery
The Cornish Bakery’s is where to go for proper local pasties, beautifully buttery French pastries, hand-roasted coffee and specialty breads: all prepared and served with passion, innovation and energy. Their first shop was opened by founder, Steve Grocutt, in Mevagissy and since that day they have continued to grow ever since, delighting and communicating with their customers, and winning awards too. The have even been named the makers of The World’s Best Pasty! The Cornish Bakery team gets up bright and early every day before the seagulls wake so that we can offer you French pastries; at the most they have 5 yummy flavours to choose from and probably the most innovative choice of pasties EVER, anywhere.
Cupcakes & Coffee
Cupcakes & Coffee is owned and run by the lovely Claudia. She has been baking ever since she can remember and develops all of the recipes and flavours at Cupcakes & Coffee, making sure that everything tastes and looks perfect before going out to lovely customers. Their delicious cupcakes are made fresh each time – and from scratch! Their cupcakes are completely unique to anything that Cornwall has seen before. They’re eye catching and beautifully stylish, especially when finished off perfectly with any of their fabulous homemade toppings. You will see Cupcakes & Coffee at local food events, farmers markets, and wedding fayres. They like to be as accessible as possible! You can even order boxes of cupcakes at any time – just head to their website!
Chough Bakery, Padstow
The Chough Bakery is a small family run craft bakery based at the Quayside in Padstow which has been running for nearly 30 years. Their multi award winning pasties are made using locally sourced ingredients and are famous for their extra dollop of “Cornishness” they give them by adding clotted cream. Making everything from artisan breads to homemade cakes their bakery prides itself on their many awards and by sourcing only the highest quality ingredients for their goods. Their “world champion Pasty” is made using a local world champion blue cheese from the Cornish Cheese company from Bodmin moor. The award winning combination of the Cornish blue cheese & Cornish beef skirt has made this one of their customer’s favourites.
Quay Bakery, Fowey
Quay Bakery began when Tom, their baker was a chef at a local restaurant. To save money and improve quality, he began to bake bread for the restaurant. It quickly became apparent that there was a huge demand for traditional ‘old fashioned’ bread. Following the sad demise of the restaurant, Tom decided to open up a bakery instead. Since the beginning it has been a huge success and word has spread through the town. They feel that people deserve real bread baked fresh every day in their own town. They proudly supply many of the local pubs and restaurants, as well as supporting annual events such as The Harbour swim and Mussel Festival.