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Real Bread named Britain's Best Loaf

Real Bread wins in seven of eight national award categories and takes overall prize.

We know: not focaccia and not real.... Credit: Chris Young / CC-BY-SA-4.0

We know: not focaccia and not real.... Credit: Chris Young / CC-BY-SA-4.0

A garlic and rosemary deep pan focaccia has been crowned Britain's Best Loaf 2024. This Real Bread was crafted by 4 Eyes Bakery in Chesterfield.

The bakery told the Campaign that their focaccia is additive-free, adding: 'we strongly believe in this and our head baker Tom will not compromise on this [...] he is a strong advocate for it.'

All but two of the categories in this year’s competition were awarded to Real Bread made by bakers in the Real Bread Campaign’s network.

  • Flavoured sourdough: Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough, made by Seasons Bakery
  • Innovation: Kuschty rye, made by Peter Cooks Bread
  • Plain sourdough: Oxford country loaf, made by Imma The Bakery
  • Seeded sourdough: Uncle Tom cobbler ‘n’all, made by Your Davey Bread
  • White: Pugliese, made by Joe’s Bakery
  • Wholegrain: Wholemeal loaf with bran crust, made by Seasons Bakery

Real Bread Campaign coordinator Chris Young said:

'Congratulations to all of our charity's supporters, and other Real Bread bakers, who won awards or were highly commended. As always, it's great to see skilled, true artisan bakers proving that shunning additives is the route towards making the best bread.'

The full list of winners and runners up can be found on the Britain's Best Loaf website.

Campaign connections

Real Bread Loaf Mark user Peter Cooks Bread is owned by Campaign ambassador and supporter Peter Cook. Campaign supporter Seasons Bakery is co-owned by Campaign ambassador Charlie Nemeth. Imma The Bakery is a Campaign supporter and signed up to The Real Bread Loaf Mark scheme. Your Davey Bread is also a Loaf Mark user, while Joe’s Bakery has listed its details on the Real Bread Map.


The Campaign invites all bakeries that make what we call Real Bread to add their details to the Real Bread Map. We also urge them to help our charity to keep fighting their corner by becoming Campaign supporters.

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Published Thursday 2 May 2024

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