Hobbs House Bakery

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OUR BRAND VALUES*

Hobbs House Bakery was established in the Cotswold's during the 1920’s and are a true family business with five generations of baking experience and a 6th in the making. Their first bakery was opened in Bristol in 1953. Skilled bakers work 6 days a week, so, in the morning they can bring you the freshest handmade bread and patisserie, using only traditional overnight methods to produce real bread, with a difference that you can taste. Hobbs House Bakery's team bring their ingrained passion for baking to work everyday, to continue to be at the cutting edge of product innovation, and ensure that there is a solid future for real bread made by real bakers. The bakery is also home to their 63 year old sourdough that is used to make the award winning sourdoughs. Hobbs House Bakery are soil association accredited and make a fine range of organic breads too.

OUR COMMITMENTS*

Sustainability

Our Business ranges from Sourcing, Producing and Retail and in each case we strive to minimise our impact on the environment. We only source sustainable and traceable ingredients, we deploy efficient and to-order manufacturing techniques to reduce energy usage and product waste. Whilst, in retail we use renewable energy to fuel our Bristol based shops and aim to be single-use plastic free by the end of 2019 across all of our shops. Our shops also repurpose any surplus bread on the menu or within the local community.

Environment

Our Business ranges from Sourcing, Producing and Retail and in each case we strive to minimise our impact on the environment. We only source sustainable and traceable ingredients, we deploy efficient and to-order manufacturing techniques to reduce energy usage and product waste. Whilst, in retail we use renewable energy to fuel our Bristol based shops and aim to be single-use plastic free by the end of 2019 across all of our shops. Our shops also repurpose any surplus bread on the menu or within the local community.

Local Communities

Community is at the heart of everything we do here at Hobbs House Bakery. We source the majority of our inventory from local suppliers; our flour is from Shipton Mill, Coffee from Bristol-based Extract Coffee and all of our other food suppliers are within 25 miles. We also support the local community through partnering with charities such as Feed the Homeless and Community of Purpose. We’ve ‘adopted’ a local school and taught each pupil how to bake. We also support communities further afield, by partnering with Ifakara bakery in Tanzania, donating a loaf for each Gluten Free GiFt loaf we sell.

Packaging & Waste

We use compostable wax bags and Coffee cups and aim for our shops to be single-use plastic free by the end of 2019. We incentivise customers by offering a 10% discount when they present a reusable cup. The majority of our breads are sold unwrapped meaning a lot of purchases involve no single-use packaging. We place emphasis on reducing surplus bread and we have procedures in place to repurpose any surplus that does occur. Our shops repurpose bread on the menu and within their communities through local charities. Where this isn’t possible we supply our bread as animal feed.

Inspiring & Educating

Inspiring and educating is a fundamental part of what we do, we founded our cookery school with the objective of exciting and educating the Public about great food, from Cake baking to Pie making. We deliver Baking Kits nationwide to make home baking more accessible and fun, whilst we develop engaging and informative content online to inspire and guide people across the globe to bake at home. Additionally, we provide work experience opportunities via partnerships with the Charities, Mencap and Ruskin Mill College.

Energy Reduction

Our Shops in Bristol are solely fuelled by Green power, whilst all our retail premises are exclusively lit by energy-efficient LED lights. Our Vans meet the euro-six emission standard and we look to procure the most efficient vehicles possible going forward. We closely monitor the volume of bread we deliver per mile and set ambitious improvements for this year on year. We operate a made-to-order manufacturing process, which reduces energy and water usage and generates less waste.

Nutritional Values

We use traditional techniques, which value time over additives and deliver a wholesome and nutritious loaf. We follow the Real Bread Campaigns ethos of using as few ingredients as possible so some of our loaves contain only 3 ingredients, Flour, Water and Salt. We also cater for specific dietary requirements by offering Wheat and Gluten Free loaves.

Animal Welfare

We source sustainable and high welfare animal products and follow Defra’s guidelines when supplying waste bread as animal feed.

Our ingredient suppliers

What does this mean?
We buy 100% of our Organic Rye Flour, 100% of our Organic White Flour, 100% of our Spelt Flour, 100% of our Five Grain Mix, 100% of our Chopped Wheat, 100% of our Gluten Free Mix, 100% of our Chickpea Flour, 100% of our Flour: White from
Shipton Mill Ltd
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We buy 100% of our Pistachios, 100% of our Organic Poppy Seeds, 100% of our Organic Pumpkin Seeds, 100% of our Organic Sunflower Seeds, 100% of our Millet Grain from
Queenswood

We buy 100% of our Oatflakes, 100% of our Turmeric, 100% of our Organic Black Treacle from
Essential Trading

We buy 100% of our Yeast, 100% of our Demerara Sugar, 100% of our Apricots, 100% of our Ground Almonds, 100% of our Caster Sugar, 100% of our Sunflower Seeds, 100% of our Ground Ginger, 100% of our Golden Syrup, 100% of our Ground Cinnamon, 100% of our Cocoa Powder, 100% of our Bicarbonate of Soda, 100% of our Dates, 100% of our Mixed Spice, 100% of our Cranberries, 100% of our Oil: Olive Oil, 100% of our Icing Sugar, 100% of our Currants, 100% of our Sultanas, 100% of our Baking powder, 100% of our Dark Chocolate, 100% of our White chocolate, 100% of our Cake Margarine, 100% of our Vanilla Flavour, 100% of our Preserves: Jam, 100% of our Light Brown Sugar, 100% of our Pasteurised Egg, 100% of our Gluten Free Oats, 100% of our Sunflower Oil, 100% of our Ginger Shavings from
Bako NW

We buy 100% of our Sundried Tomato: Paste from
Silbury Marketing Ltd

We buy 100% of our Almonds, 100% of our Walnuts, 100% of our Black Pitted Olives from
Kluman & Balter ltd

We buy 100% of our Oranges, 100% of our Carrots from
A David

We buy 100% of our Butter, 100% of our Buttermilk Powder from
County Milk

We buy 100% of our Organic Chilli Flakes from
Spice Root

We buy 100% of our Coffee from
Extract Coffee

Who we supply to on the Happerley Network

What does this mean?

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Certified

Membership: HI4011197

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CONTACT

01454 321629
https://www.hobbshousebakery.co.uk
[email protected]
Hobbs House Bakery, Hatters Lane, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS37 6AA, UK
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OWNING COMPANY

Hobbs House Bakery

01454 321629

ACCREDITATIONS

NV Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA)
NV Soil Association

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