Artisan bakers in Sussex
PUBLISHED: 10:53 21 September 2015 | UPDATED: 15:40 21 February 2018
There is no shortage of artisan bakers here in Sussex all dedicated to hand-making some the finest fresh bread you’ll taste
The Flint Owl in Lewes make their bread from just the finest flours, water and sea salt... and nothing else. With no additives, their breads, along with croissants and other pastries are baked from scratch in the morning and delivered to shops, restaurants and more establishments across the county. Flint Owl have their own café located on Lewes High Street where you can enjoy the artisan produce alongside a nice cup of tea or coffee.
The Hungry Guest (who recently won Delicatessen of the Year) hand make and bake their own bread, pastries, brownies and cakes for their café in Petworth as well as their Food Shop. Like all good artisan bakers, The Hungry Guest use basic ingredients (flour, water, salt and occasionally some yeast) to produce the freshest flavours in their loaves - which are left to naturally ferment, giving them an even longer shelf life. You’ll also find The Hungry Guest selling their breads at farmers’ markets across Sussex (and surrounding counties).
Artisan breads cooked in their very own bakery are just the tip of the iceberg for Rushfields. With a farm shop offering homemade pies, a huge range of sausages, cheese, fruit and veg and locally sourced meats, your search for artisan produce has the potential to turn into a small day trip..! That’s without mentioning the plant centre and café on site too. We also featured Rushfields on our list of favourite Sussex farms shops.
Run by Michael and Phillipa, Bluebell Farm Shop has a passion for locally sourced quality ingredients used to bake their hand-made bread and delicious cakes (amongst more tasty produce).
With recipes made up from scratch, Slindon Bakery use the classic ‘long-dough’ method, which gives their artisan bread more time to mature. Once fresh and ready to go, they retail their bread through delivery to catering customers and at a number of farmers’ markets right across the county. Click here to find out where you’ll find Slindon Bakery and their bread next.
The team at The Hearth Bakehouse prepare and bake all of their bread on site and are well known for their Sourdough, which, as they say, is tastier and better for you. @ChoiceHire gave a rave review on Twitter, telling us: “They’ve grown their own heritage wheat & bake in a wood fired oven. Does it get more artisan?”
Rather than describing themselves as a traditional bakery, Stoneham and their baking is centric to the community. Bread baked by the community, for the community. They use their profit to benefit the people, offering bread making courses for locals. Check Stoneham’s website for all the latest news on where to buy their bread.
With two shops in Brighton (124 Elm Grove and the address above) The Flour Pot have a commitment to all things artisanal. Open 7 days a week, The Flour Pot serve an ever-changing selection of freshly baked bread and other hand-made products. They also supply fresh breads and baked goods to restaurants, hotels and café’s in Sussex.