Picnic Season Approaches

With the Picnic Season approaching, we thought you might be interested in getting some ideas for you hamper basket; with a large selection of different types of breads why not try our Muffins, Focaccia, Baguette, Ciabatta or Olive Bread with your fillings; you will be amazed how good they taste.


Mr & Mrs Tim Hart - Open Gardens Sunday 28th April

Mr & Mrs Tim Hart will be opening their gardens to visitors this Sunday 28th April as part of the National Garden Scheme Open Gardens event in aid of charity. 

The Old Hall, Market Overton is set on a southernly ridge overlooking the Catmose Valley, and gardens comprise of a number of stonewalled & yew hedge areas, with herbaceous borders, shrubs, as well as young and mature trees. 

Hambleton Bakery will be providing cakes for this event; whose charities include For Rutland, Mind & Carers Trust. 

All visitors are welcome from 2pm until 5pm


Specially for Easter

As always for this time of year we have our seasonal treats in our Shops: Hot Cross Buns, Jam Tarts, Simnel Tarts and our traditional Simnel Cake - have you put your order in.

Order Deadline: Wednesday 17th April 2pm for Good Friday & Thursday 18th April 2pm for the Weekend.


Author & Real Bread Campaigner Andrew Whitley visits the Bakery - 6th March 2019

What a great day we all had with Bread Matters author and Real Bread Campaigner Andrew Whitley; it was an amazing opportunity to discuss new ideas, tastes and philosophies with one of the founders of the Real Bread revolution. Julian and Scott have long held the Bread Matters Book as a mantra for Hambleton Bakery: believing in long fermentation, local, quality ingredients as well as a passion for making bread in the traditional manner; in so doing producing bread that is full of nutrients, has health benefits and is abundant in flavour.

Our Borodinsky Rye has in fact been developed from Andrew Whitley recipe for Rye Bread.

Discussing the Health Benefits of long fermented breads was high on everyone’s agenda, as we had noticed those with both sugar and wheat intolerance seem to be able to consume our breads with little or no effect. It appears that the long fermentation method changes the Glycaemic Index in the bread; and in so doing reduces the GI content. And with regards to the wheat intolerance, it appeared that those consuming the Sourdough & Rye Breads benefit, as a number of the indigestible bacteria and enzymes had already been broken down during the fermenting process, therefore making these Breads more digestible.

Furthermore the Health Benefits of eating smaller quantities of good quality breads, benefit in two ways, the slow release of energy and the consumer no longer needing to eat piles of toast with butter and jam to satisfy their hunger. Eat Less = Feel Better

There was a lot of talk of ATI - or wheat inhibitor enzymes that are found in modern wheat; but that’s definitely a topic for another post; interesting nevertheless to understand the importance of good wheat selection by farmers; as of course all our Bread starts life in the fields of many parts of the UK & Europe.

All in all a wonderful visit -Thank you Andrew for taking the time to visit us here in Exton.


REAL BREAD WEEK 23rd February - 3rd March 2019

We are delighted, as always, to support Real Bread Week, part of the Real Bread Campaign to promote the importance of traditional artisan breads, made using the best quality ingredients and long fermentation methods, as we do for all of our Breads.

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New for January

Rhubarb & Custard Tart


We have lots of new products coming on this month, our first is the Rhubard & Custard Tart, topped with crushed pistachios; this comes as an individual size as well as whole. For those of you that simply love the custard tart this is still available to order. See attached order form for all our latest products.

Please note that our order forms are subject to seasonal change and will be updated periodically.



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We would like to wish all our customers a very Happy New Year; as is fitting for a new year, will come new products as well as some of your trusted favourites. To make things easy we have added an order form to our website - you can now download the form and send directly to our orders department.

Please note that the products are subject to seasonal change; and the form will be updated periodically.