The West Country is blessed with loads of artisan bakers and cake makers producing great tasting hand-made products from high quality ingredients. Here we've listed some of these artisan cake producers and further down the article some of the best bakeries in the South West of England. If you're looking to buy some artisan cake and biscuit gifts then please take a look at our hampers.
Artisan Cake Producers In Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset
Prima Bakeries, Cornwall
Best known for producing pasties for the wholesale trade which are then sold in shops throughout the West Country, Prima Bakeries also have an extensive range of sweet bakery products including tarts, brownies, flapjack, sponge cakes, scones, danishes and biscuits.
Rolly’s Brownies, Weymouth
Rolly’s Brownies supply Weymouth and surrounding areas with freshly home-made brownies which are produced using free-range eggs and locally sourced ingredients. They produce brownies in a range of flavours from chilli brownies to peppermint and have gluten free varieties.
Sweet Devotion, Plymouth
An independent baker making a range of sweet bakery items such as artisan marshmallows, hot chocolate stirrers and custom Birthday and Wedding cakes.
Taylor’s of Bruton, Bruton, Somerset
Taylor’s of Bruton supply shops, cafés, restaurants and hotels in Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset with bread, rolls, buns, pasties, slices, biscuits and scones.
Wild Flour Cake Co, Bath
Wild Flour Cake Co specialises in traybakes, rounds and muffins, with a focus on gluten-free, vegan and classic cakes to cater for all. They deliver their cakes and bakes locally in Bath and Bristol and use wholesalers to supply shops further afield in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
Bayside Bakery, Dorset
Bayside Bakery is a small artisan bakery set in West Dorset specialising in a variety of award-winning chocolate brownies which are largely sold directly through their online shop.
Crafty Cakes, Exeter
Crafty Cakes produce beautifully designed Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary, Christmas and Valentines cakes from their Exeter workshop.
Truly Treats, Kingsteignton, Devon
Based in Kingsteignton, Devon, Truly Treats are a family run wholesale bakery that supply quality handmade cakes, cupcakes and traybakes to the catering trade.
Foxcombe Bakehouse, Okehampton, Devon
Foxcombe Bakehouse produces award winning cakes, biscuits and sweet snacks, all handmade in their farmyard bakery. They supply many farms shops and retailers around Devon with their cakes and snacks. In recent years they have built a large gluten free offering.
Ryders Bakery, Kenn, Devon
Ryders operate two bakeries in Dawlish and Dawlish Warren but also produce cakes, bread, rolls, slices, etc. for the wholesale trade which feeds other retailers and farm shops in the South West.
Mrs Gills Country Cakes, Tiverton
Mrs Gills use high quality ingredients to produce high end cakes. They bake classic cakes like fruit cake, chocolate fudge cake and lemon drizzle all year round but also do lots of seasonal cakes such as Christmas cake and Simnel cake.
The Exploding Baker, Exeter
The Exploding Baker create a range of beautifully presented artisan traybakes, including baked passion fruit cheesecake, carrot cake and salted caramel brownie. Their products are sold in cafes and shops throughout the UK via national distributors, as well as their Exeter café.
Jessica’s Farmhouse Cakes, Bridport
Jessica’s produce a classic range of handmade cakes, sponges, traybakes, tarts, scones and cookies from their kitchen in Bridport. They supply their cakes directly via their online shop and also have a local delivery service to supply West Country based shops and cafes.
Artisan Bakeries in the West Country
Artisan Bakeries in Dorset and Somerset
Corfe Castle Village Bakery, Dorset
Corfe Castle Village Bakery is a charming little bakery open daily in the centre of Corfe Castle, Dorset.
Thoughtful Bakery, Bath
The Thoughtful Bakery is an award-winning artisan bakery in the centre of Bath with a focus on reducing their impact on the environment. They enjoy excellent TripAdvisor ratings.
Burns the Bread, Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Castle Cary and Somerton
Burns the Bread have seven shops in Somerset, as well as their school of baking. They produce a large variety of breads alongside cakes, pasties, savoury snacks and sandwiches.
Maiseys Bakery, Highbridge, Somerset
Maisey’s Bakery was established in 1885 and has been trading in Highbridge since 1980. They sell a classic selection of bakery items; freshly baked bread and bread rolls, all baked on the premises, plus the finest selection of freshly made cakes, buns, pies and pasties.
Leakers Bakery, Bridport, Dorset
Leakers Bakery is located along Bridport’s high street and they can also be found at markets in Dorset, Somerset and Devon, with their products available at a selection of other local stores. They bake award-winning breads, savouries, cakes, scones and pastries which are hand-made from scratch on the premises and produced without any additives.
Town Mill Bakery, Lyme Regis, Sherborne and Dorchester
Town Mill Bakery are organic artisan bakers with restaurants in Lyme Regis, Sherborne and Dorchester.
Le Petit Prince Patisserie and Café, Bournemouth
Le Petit Prince Patisserie is a family run Patisserie based in Westbourne, Bournemouth. They use local Dorset ingredients to make and supply award winning bread, highly sought after cakes and viennoiserie. Their Bournemouth bakery enjoys an excellent TripAdvisor rating.
New Street Bakery, Dorchester
New Street Bakery in Dorchester town centre bake rye, sourdough, & spelt loaves as well as rolls and delicious Focaccia, along with classic bakery cakes and pastries.
Artisan Bakeries in Devon
Gays Creamery, Dawlish, Devon
As the name suggests Gays Creamery specialises in clotted cream and ice cream but they also freshly bake a range of homemade cakes and sweet treats, along with savoury products like pasties, quiches and sausage rolls.
Ryders Bakery, Dawlish and Dawlish Warren, Devon
Ryders operate two bakeries in Dawlish and Dawlish Warren but also produce cakes, bread, rolls and slices for the wholesale trade which feeds other retailers and farm shops in the South West.
Otterton Mill, Otterton, Devon
On the banks of the River Otter, Otterton Mill consists of a bakery, cafe-restaurant, local food shop and art gallery. It’s somewhere that the ancient traditions of flour milling and bread baking can still be seen, including the working watermill.
Friary Mill, Plymouth & Ivybridge
Friary Mill has ten stores and bakeries across Plymouth and Ivybridge selling handmade Devon pasties, freshly filled rolls, breakfast baps and hand-crafted cakes and sweet treats.
Big Bakes Bakery, Torquay
Big Bakes Bakery make delicious cakes, brownies, biscuits and bakes all of which are handmade in Devon. They sell directly via mail order and also have a bakery in St Mary church Precinct, Torquay.
Jacka Bakery, Plymouth
Jacka Bakery is the oldest working commercial bakery in the UK. It is family run, specialising in sourdough, speciality coffee and great fresh food.
Artisan Bakeries in Cornwall
Clough Bakery, Padstow, Cornwall
Situated in a prime harbourside location in Padstow, Clough bakery is extremely popular and has gained a big reputation, helped by its World Champion pasty status. They sell your usual array of bakery products from artisan breads to homemade cakes.
Polperro Bakery, Polperro, Cornwall
Polperro Bakery is a small bakery and café with terrace seating in the popular Cornish coastal town of Polperro.
Sarah’s Pasty Shop / Sarah’s Cake Shop, Looe, Cornwall
Sarah’s Pasty Shop has a wide range of pasties, pies and other pastry delights. Their pasties are made daily by hand on the premises, using the best quality local produce and homemade pastry. As Sarah’s bakery business grew a separate premises in Looe was required for Sarah’s cakes which now supply’s a huge variety of cakes, traybakes, deserts and celebration cakes.
Little Bakehouse, Launceston
A small bakery and café producing wholesome baked goods daily from Launceston town centre.
Pengenna Pasties, Bude, St Ives and Tintagel
Pengenna Pasties specialise in home-made pasties produced using original family recipes and operates three bakeries open daily in Bude, St Ives and Tintagel.
Lansdowne Bakery, Bude
Lansdowne Bakery is a family-run bakery based in Bude, Cornwall, producing an extensive range of handmade products including speciality breads, cream teas, pasties, muffins, loaf cakes and pastries.
Baker Toms, Falmouth, Penzance, St Austell and Wadebridge
Baker Tom’s has shops in Falmouth, Penzance, St Austell and Wadebridge and their products are also available by wholesale throughout Cornwall and Devon. They specialise in a variety of bread but also have a reputation for quality scones, pastries, cakes, brioche rolls, mince pies and hot cross buns.
Larger Bakery Chains that Originate in Cornwall
The Cornish Bakery
The Cornish Bakery has 45 bakeries across the UK with a strong presence in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. They are the place for proper local pasties, beautifully buttery French pastries, hand-roasted coffee and speciality breads.
Warrens BakeryWarrens Bakery started in St Just in 1860 and now operates more than 80 bakeries, a large proportion of which are in Devon and Cornwall but they also reach as far afield as Belfast and Manchester.