Our delicious homemade breads and pastries are all created by master baker Ruth. We have over 30 flavours and styles, from traditional white and wholegrains to more exotic treats. We also bake a range of mouth-watering pastries including croissants, pain au chocolate, hot cross buns and panettone.
All of our breads are freshly made – we are early risers – to ensure each bake retains its moist and airy consistency. Each of our traditional recipes have been trialled and tweaked – our Full English Breakfast Roll took months of adjustment before we were satisfied we had achieved the perfect blend of ingredients and texture.
Hunnypot Cottage Bakery is a proud member of The Real Bread Campaign – which means our bread is made without the use of processing aids or any other artificial additives.
We believe in supporting the #BuyLocal campaign. Our fresh baked, healthy recipes use locally sourced ingredients where possible.
Inside the kitchen
We are a family of crafters – it’s been passed down for, well, generations – and believe that learning basic life-skills is not only a necessity, but also a great way to relax and unwind in today’s technologically complicated world.
We aim to keep our food as homemade and healthy as possible – we make our own pasta, bread – even baked beans – using local ingredients whenever possible. Making meals from scratch doesn’t take as long as you might think.
Even Hunnypot Cottage is a fabulous example of crafting techniques. Built in the 1860’s when craftsmen were experimenting with different techniques, the cottage is an example of brick build.
Artisan baker Ruth is helped with baking and crafting by her two children, while husband Ian is more often found running a stall at one of the local craft fairs or delivering bread to homes and farm shops in our local communities of Elford, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield. Ruth is currently the President of Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce, volunteer scout leader and avid networker. She loves Winnie the Pooh, but doesn’t actually like honey.