Your Daily Bread

Were all saddened by the loss of Pye bakery. I especially loved their café on Dereham Road, with a staggering 40 or so cakes, pastry’s, bakes and tarts to choose from. OH Those incredible sarnies, like their buttermilk chicken or their burger with blue. 

But it’s gone now – – and if that wasn’t bad enough so has the bakery.

So – – while we mourn our losses, let’s look at all the other lovely bakery’s around where you can get a loaf of freshly baked bread.

Hold the front page – – –  all is not lost

The Baker from PYE is now working at The Green Grocers knocking out Pye bread – – – YAYYYYYY!!!

Norwich Bakers

Green Grocers– a wholesome deli, supermarket and café. Making great bakes in Norwich. And as you see from above, Pye loaves.

Contact – 01603250000 /

2 – 4 Earlham Shopping Centre, Norwich, NR2 3PD 

Open – Mon – Wed 8am – 7pm, Thur – Sat 8am – 9pm, Sun 9am – 4pm

Bread Source – Artisan Bakery

Steve’s the owner and head baker at his bakery in Aylesham (also a café) with three stores in Norwich. His shop, bread school and café on Upper St Giles, his shop and café on Bridewell Alley with an al fresco courtyard and his Norwich Market Stall, which also has a little seating area.

Bread and pasties are cooked fresh every day at his bakery, using traditional techniques with high quality ingredients, something you can taste in every mouthful like his infamous Cinnamon swirl buns. 

He cooks everything from Danish Ryes to Spelt loaves, ciabattas, French sticks to big old crusty sour doughs.

Contact – 15 Red Lion Street, Aylsham, NR11 6ER

01263 733733

Plus Norwich Market / Upper St Giles & Bridewell Alley

Various opening times in all bakerys.

Timber Hill Bakery– Artisan Bakery

Mike & Natalie run the thriving Timber hill bakery, now only open on a Friday and Saturday for the café or takeaway breads and pastry’s.  

Choose from country sour doughs, pumpkin & sunflower, Chia and Flax amongst other goodies like cakes and bakes. They don’t believe in compromise every loaf has been lovingly made by one of them.

Contact – 27 – 29 Timber Hill, Norwich NR1 3LA / 01603 613172

Open – Fridays 8am – 3pm & Saturdays 8am – 4pm only

Dozens Artisan Bakery–Artisan Bakery

Found on the corner of terrace houses, snuggled in the golden triangle is Dozens. A try artisan bakery – every loaf is hand crafted with organic flour, water, sea salt and yeast. You’ll find all butter croissants, sour dough breads, cakes, biscuits and pastries. 
Contact – 107 Gloucester St, Norwich NR2 2DY / 01603 764798 /                                                                       Open –  Mon-Fri 8am-4pm / Sat 8am-3pm / Closed Sun 

Easters Bakery Ltd –  is a locals bakery, making their own cakes, bakes and bread.

Contact – 2d Oval Road, Norwich NR5ODE / 01603 749154                               

Opens – Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat 7am – 3pm, closed Sun                                                                                                                                  

Crusty Corner Bakery – an independent family run bakery and sarnie shop. Making their own bread, cookies, sweet and savory bakes along with celebration cakes.

Contact – 38 Bell Road, Norwich, NR3 4RY 01603404997 /

Opening Times – Mon – Thur 6am – 30m, Sat 6asm – 12pm, Closed Sun          

Flour and Bean– with coffee shops in various locations across Norfolk Aylsham, Dereham, Norwich, Fakenham, Potter Heigham and Kings Lynn. All the bread and baking produce is made in their Norwich bakery with preservative dough. 

Contact – – Norwich branch = 135 Colman Road, NR47HA

01603250958 /

Linzers –The largest independent bakery in Norfolk. Making trade bread and bakery produce in high yields. Not artisan but your daily loaf. Plus they make celebration cakes and more.

Contact – The Wholesale unit =  3 Albertine Close, Sweetbrier Estate. NR32FA

01603 416888 /

Open – 7am – 3pm Mon-Fri, closed weekends

Ketts Hill Bakery– Also in Bowthorpe shopping centre. A traditional bakery selling sarnies, cakes and bakes.

Contact  – 25 Ketts Hill, Norwich, NR14EX / 01603 746644

Open – Moon – Sat – 7am – 3pm, closed Sundays

Norfolk Bakers

The Tudor Bakehouse– with Norfolk café style bakers in Long Stratton and Diss. Making fresh bread and bakes everyday including rustic, corn, honey and spelt breads.

Contact  –

WellBread Bakers– A bakers and coffee shop in Swaffham. Making everything from pies to lunch platters. 

Contact – Emma or Andy 39 Market Place, Swaffham, PE377LA / 01760722707

Open – Mon – Fri 4am – 3pm & Saturdays 4am – 3pm, closed Sundays

Byfords– A North Norfolk bakers, restaurant, take away and cafe making a plethora of all sorts of goodies in Holt. Where the Brioche, Cinnamon Whirls & focassia bread is baked on the premises.

Contact –  1 – 3 Shirehall Plain, Holt, NR256BG 711400

Open – 7.30am – 11pm every day

Birchham Windmill Bakery– an idyllic setting in an historical windmill in Great Bircham, Norfolk. Using its original baking room to make fresh bread and pastries, for sale or for use in the café.

Contact – The Mill, Snettisham Road, Great Bircham, Kings Lynn, PE316SJ / 01485 578393    

Open – 10am – 5pm every day

By Zena Leech-Calton ©

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