Bristol-based Hobbs House Bakery is owned by the Herbert family which guards the quality of their products fiercely but is happy to share the “secrets” of their success.
It’s why the most recent generation of bread impresarios in the family – Henry and Tom Herbert – have found themselves in demand for television and event appearances. The duo is known as “The Fabulous Baker Brothers”.
Henry and Tom have added butchery prowess the family’s long-standing love affair with bread. They have also authored books aimed at making bread making a national pastime once more.
In fact, the whole team at Hobbs House Bakery “get a rise” out of sharing their passion for baked goods with the general public. Which is why alongside selling breads, pastries, confectionery and butchery items in their growing retail network, they also sell home baking kits.
The company also arranges regular courses in its Chipping Sodbury Cookery School. This includes not only breadmaking insights, but also the skills needed to make perfect BBQ and pies, or mouthwatering cakes and pastries. This family firm is especially keen to inspire new generations to enjoy “real” bread and make their own meals, so Kids’ Classes are also on offer at the Cookery School.
With six stores and all this to manage, Hobbs House Bakery could be excused for “kneading” a rest. However, the team is keen to take its messages and product range out to people across the UK.