Woosters to open a shop in Bury St Edmunds selling its tasty bread
Will Wooster is coming to town.
The artisan baker who has created a small bespoke bread making company is opening a shop in Langton Place, Bury St Edmunds, fulfilling an ambition he had when he began making bread at Bardwell Windmill.
The artisan bread took off and Woosters now bakes from an outlet near Knettishall Heath.
Apart from the shop adjoining the mill Will, 28, sells his tasty fare at several farmers' markets.
Woosters is very much a family affair with his brother Joe, 26, making the sweet pastries and running the shop while dad Simon and Mum Sue also help out. Simon began a bakery at Bardwell Mill 25 years ago but it became dormant after a few years,
Four years ago Will decided to reopen the bakery and sells from the Bardwell shop from Wednesdays to Saturdays baking an average of 2,000 loaves.
He aims to open the Bury shop mid to late July and says it will be very much business as usual. "We want to keep to what we know. We want to build on what we've got as we go, that's the best business model."
There are three full-time bakers - Will, Tom West and Sheena Howdle.
Will said: "Everyone is very supportive. We have fantastic people and they really care about the product.
"Dad is crucial in everything that is happening and it was he who taught me about bread making"
Will's bread can be found at farmers' markets in Hadleigh, Wyken Vineyard and Bury St Edmunds as well as the Wednesday Bury St Edmunds market and Garboldisham village shop.
They also run bread making courses at the windmill.
Will has also won best newcomer in the EADT Suffolk Food and Drink awards and supplies a selection of restaurants, cafés, farm shops and specialist retailers.
For more go to www.woostersbakery.co.uk