Five bakeries you should visit to celebrate National Hospitality Day, located in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Lowestoft
Nothing beats a freshly baked loaf of bread or delicious pastry from your local bakery, and Suffolk has plenty of delicious independent bakeries to choose from.
In the run-up to National Hospitality Day, we're paying homage to this high street staple by sharing some of the county's best bakeries that we think you need to visit.
1. Penny Bun Bakehouse - Southwold and Lowestoft
Baking artisan bread and pastries in their Lowestoft bakery, and selling them from their pop-up every Saturday in The Box, Southwold, The Penny Bun Bakehouse is your one-stop shop for all things freshly baked.
Owner Johnny Spillings, who previously worked for Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, attempts to use locally sourced ingredients in his delicious bakes, blending exciting flavours to create new and different treats for his customers.
To grab yourself some tasty bakes, pre-order by 4pm on Thursdays, for collection from Southwold on Saturday.
2. Wooster's - Bury St Edmunds and Bardwell
Wooster's, located in Bardwell and Bury St Edmunds, pride themselves on their traditional breads and treats all of which are handmade from scratch in their bakeries.
Their bakes, most of which look too good to eat, have been fine-tuned over the years since the family-run business began in 1989, and now a colourful array of pastries and cakes are on offer most days in their stores.
Pre-Covid, Wooster's also offered bread-making classes teaching visitors the basic techniques for a multitude of breads.
3. Pump Street Bakery - Orford
Bakers and chocolatiers, Pump Street Bakery, is a family-run business selling breads, cakes and other baked goods alongside its artisan chocolates.
Open Thursday to Sunday, the bakery offers daily-baked sourdough, viennoiserie and pastries, as well as directly traded coffee and tea.
They also have a cosy and welcoming cafe which sells sandwiches made from their fresh bread, as well as treats and snacks.
4. Weston's Bakery - Sudbury
This independent coffee house and bakery in Sudbury, run by husband and wife team Patrick and Chris, boasts a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere making it the perfect place to chill out over a cuppa and a cake.
Offering fresh sandwiches and rolls with various fillings as well as hot pastries such as sausage rolls and pasties, there is something for everyone at Weston's.
5. Two Magpies Bakery - Southwold
With locations in Southwold, Aldeburgh and Darsham, as well as three others in Norfolk, Two Magpies Bakery is renowned for its stunning cakes, pastries and breads.
Visitors can opt to eat in and enjoy topped foccacia, sourdough bagels and delicious filled baguettes as well as stonebaked pizzas served on Friday or Saturday evenings.
Two Magpies also offers a stunning selection of celebration cakes, available to order online.
Have you got a favourite Suffolk bakery? Be sure to pay them a visit this National Hospitality Day.