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Rising to the occasion: Sherwood bakery shortlisted for best bread award

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A Sherwood-based bakery has secured a place in the finals of the prestigious World Bread Awards.

The Bakehouse, based on Mansfield Road, has made the hotly-contested shortlist for its organic wholemeal loaf.

Owners Craig and Rosie Poynter established the artisan bakery, café and micropub last November and the recognition from the World Bread Awards is the latest achievement by the business. In less than a year, The Bakehouse has won three gongs including a national Great Taste Award.

The Tiptree World Bread Awards celebrate the art of bread making at its most diverse and inspiring. Awards will be presented at the winners’ awards evening in London on Tuesday, October 17 .

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The stellar 2017 judging panel includes star of BBC2’s Victorian Bakers, Duncan Glendinning and John Foster, as well as contestants from the Great British Bake Off, and a host of baking industry legends.

Michelin-trained Craig said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. The World Bread Awards honours the most skilled artisan bakers in the industry, and to be shortlisted in our very first year is incredibly exciting.

“We established The Bakehouse as the first bakery in Nottingham to bake all its bread fresh, from scratch on site each night. Creating real bread, with the best ingredients and using traditional methods are central to our business, and we’ve been exceptionally well received by the local community.

“Having won a Great Taste Award only last month, this shortlisting is a fantastic way to top off a successful first year for The Bakehouse – we have our fingers firmly crossed!”

The finals of the Tiptree World Bread Awards will take place at St John’s Hyde Park, London on Tuesday, October 17. For further information please visit www.worldbreadawards.com

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