Look for The Loaf Mark at these 101 bakeries.
The Real Bread Campaign encourages shoppers always to read the ingredient list to be sure that no additives, yeast or other raising agents have been added. But what about where there is no ingredients list, such as at a pizzeria or supermarket loaf tanning salon?
Look for The Loaf Mark!
Created in 2011, The Real Bread Loaf Mark scheme helps a bakery or eatery to give customers their own, at-a-glance assurance that bread* is additive-free.** If that Real Bread is leavened only using a live sourdough starter, the business can tag it with The Sourdough Loaf Mark.
*Loaf, bun, baguette, pizza, flatbread, dough ball, bagel etc.
**The only exceptions we make are for so-called 'fortificants' in places where their addition is mandatory - to most UK milled flour, for example.
These are the 101 businesses that have signed up to The Loaf Mark scheme in the past 12 months, updated on 15 September 2022.
The scheme is not any sort of accreditation/certification by the Campaign, nor does it necessarily indicate that a business is a Campaign supporter, though almost all are.
|The Culinary Kiwi Bird||Insch||Aberdeenshire|
|Raised in Rampton||Rampton||Cambridgeshire|
|West Street Bakehouse||Comberton||Cambridgeshire|
|Anuna Craft Bakery||Llandysul||Ceredigion|
|The Avenue Story||Sale||Cheshire|
|The Bread Shed||Tamarisk||Cornwall|
|One Mile Bakery Exeter||Exeter||Devon|
|Winfrith Bakery||Winfrith Newburgh||Dorset|
|The Earth's Crust Bakery||Castle Douglas||Dumfries and Galloway|
|Fermento Bakery||Forest Row||East Sussex|
|Fresh Dough||Crowborough||East Sussex|
|The Little Artisan Bakery||Great Dunmow||Essex|
|Sweet Jane Bakehouse||Glasgow|
|Brook Farm Bakery||Brockweir||Gloucestershire|
|Hobbs House Bakery||Gloucestershire|
|South Downs Sourdough||Alresford||Hampshire|
|The Kitchen Front CIC||Harpenden||Hertfordshire|
|Knead + Desire||Watton at Stone||Hertfordshire|
|Ross Bakery||Ballasalla||Isle of Man|
|Four Artisan Bakery||St. Helier||Jersey|
|Crackle Bread Bakery||Rochester||Kent|
|The Dinky Green Kitchen||Stickney||Lincolnshire|
|The Celtic Bakers||London|
|Four Hundred Rabbits||London|
|Hackney Bread Kitchen||London|
|St JOHN Bakery||London|
|Yule’s…just delicious bread||London|
|The Bakehouse & Findhorn Bakery||Findhorn||Moray|
|Bobs Bread Bakery||North Walsham||Norfolk|
|Bread of Haven||North Walsham||Norfolk|
|Off The Rails||Glaisdale||North Yorkshire|
|Stark Farm Bakery||Tollerton||North Yorkshire|
|London Road Craft Bakery||Kettering||Northamptonshire|
|Forge House Bakery||Lower Heyford||Oxfordshire|
|Carpenter's Cottage||King's Sutton||Oxfordshire|
|Marco Polo Bakery||Wantage||Oxfordshire|
|The Bakery by Knife & Fork||Deddington||Oxfordshire|
|Paindemain Bakehouse||Old Marston||Oxfordshire|
|Imma the Baker||Stoke Row||Oxfordshire|
|Green Park Bakehouse||Tufton||Pembrokeshire|
|Cwrw A Bara at the Bunch of Grapes||Pontypridd||Rhondda Cynon Taff|
|Fountain View Bakery||Rotherham||South Yorkshire|
|La Ficelle||West Byfleet||Surrey|
|The Little Sourdough Bakery||Farnborough||Surrey|
|Blackbirds Microbakery||Birmingham||West Midlands|
|Manila Artisan Breads||Oldbury||West Midlands|
|Baked In Boldmere||Sutton Coldfield||West Midlands|
|South By West||Worthing||West Sussex|
|Crust and Crumb 77||Brighouse||West Yorkshire|
|Rogers Artisan Bakery||Marsden||West Yorkshire|
|Eat Your Crusts||Pershore||Worcestershire|
|Ma Baker||Overton on Dee||Wrexham|
|The Bertinet Bakery||UK wide|
|Britain Loves Baking||UK wide|
|Peters Yard||UK wide|
|T2Pan Sourdough Boutique||Gasparito||Aruba|
|Mad Hatter Bakery||Auckland||New Zealand|
NB All of these bakeries have signed an agreement that they will only use The Loaf Mark to promote Real Bread. Many, though not all, of them make genuine sourdough bread. To be sure, customers should read the label or ask a member of staff.
Voluntary schemes aren’t enough
The Real Bread Campaign continues to lobby for an Honest Crust Act of updated and improved protection for shoppers and business owners.
The call includes mandatory labelling of all additives – including so-called processing aids; mandatory full ingredient labelling/listing at point of sale for bread that is sold unwrapped; legal definition and regulation of use of ‘fresh bread’, ‘freshly baked’, ‘baked in store’ and similar; legal definition and regulation of use of a range of bakery marketing terms, including wholegrain, sourdough, artisan, ancient and heritage.
In the meantime, we urge all bakers and retailers to follow these principles voluntarily and encourage Real Bread bakers to sign up to The Real Bread Loaf Mark scheme.
Published 14 Sep 2022
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