About us


There is not a thing that is more positive than bread.” 

Fyodor Dostoevsky  


Forge House Bakery is run by Sue Brown, owner and passionate baker with a background in Food Science, and many years experience of working in the Food Industry including running a successful wedding cake business.

In the past village bakeries would have been present in most rural villages but they are now sadly few and far between.  We aim to bring real bread to our local community by offering a delivery service to locals and collection points for those further afield.

We specialise in naturally slow fermented sourdough breads.  Our fundamental belief is that everyone should be able to eat good quality, nutritious and great tasting bread, free from unnecessary additives.  There is a great pleasure in creating something wonderful from just three ingredients: Flour, water, salt.  

We carefully source good quality ingredients and use organic, unbleached and additive free flours milled in the UK.  Where possible we also use local ingredients, including honey, ales, eggs, cheese, and milk.  We also use herbs and vegetables from our garden.   

The process of a long fermentation using wild yeasts not only enhances the flavour and texture of bread but also improves digestibility and produces a loaf that is just better for you.  

Please look through our product pages.  As a small microbakery we love to change our weekly breads regularly, keeping a core selection of the most popular items.  Do contact us if there is something that you would like to see that we are not currently offering, we love a challenge!



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