Crich opening hours: Monday Closed - Bread available at Crich Butchers. Tuesday - Friday 8am - 5pm. Saturday 8.30am - 4.30pm. Sunday 9am - 4.30pm
Matlock opening hours: Monday Closed. Tuesday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm. Saturday 9am - 4pm. Sunday Closed
Crich telephone: 01773 857074
Matlock telephone: 01629 583332
Rog has stocked the deli shelves with a host of gift ideas and small stocking fillers for you to browse and pick up over the coming weeks. Do come in to Crich or Matlock to have a look. Why not ask a member of staff about putting together a gift basket?
Welcome to the loaf. We are a busy and vibrant artisan bakery, delicatessen and café in Crich and also a branch in Matlock, Derbyshire.
More information about Matlock including location and parking information.
We sell a wide range of specialist bakery products, home made café food and deli-style groceries. We make bread, cakes, pizzas, pies, quiches, salads, hot and cold snacks, soups and a whole load more deliciously irresistible, top-quality goodies. Most of what we serve is made from scratch and contains no additives or preservatives.
As well as being able to visit us in Crich and Matlock, we also regularly attend a number of markets and food fairs. There is a full list of events on the blog and you can also keep up to date with what's coming up for the loaf by looking at the calendar on the news page.
We can't wait for you to try our mince pies and we are really excited about pairing them up with some of Bluebell's delicious icecream in a special 'Dessert Duo' served right through December. If you bring in one of our offer leaflets, we will give you a free coffee or tea when you order the dessert duo. Look out for the leaflet coming through your letter box or download a copy here.
Make sure you check out the extensive range of stocking fillers and gifts Rog has sourced in the deli. There are Dr Roses bath soaks, Collitali pizza, chilli and garlic herb mixes, Kitchen Garden chutneys, mustards and relishes as well as tealight holders, hangover comforters and hot chocolate 'chocshots'.
There are also some more substantial gift ideas like the Brock & Morten kitchen collection of flavoured rapeseed oils or the Baytree preserve collection. Finally, why not put together a hamper or a gift basket. Talk to Rog for more details.
By using your local bakery, and the other businesses close to where you live, you are supporting your local economy, employment and helping to strengthen our community. This is all the more reason for using us regularly for your bread. As a little extra incentive, use our loyalty leaflet to collect stamps from us during December and we will reward your loyalty with a free loaf of your choice. You can download it here or pick up a copy from our market stall. Thank you for your loyalty to a local business, we appreciate it.
You can keep up with the latest news about our business and look at a calendar of events coming up on the news page.
There is also a regularly updated blog and an email newsletter which you can sign up for.
We have now published dates for courses all through next year. All details about the content of the courses and booking information are on the courses page. Including details about buying a voucher to give to a friend or family member as a lovely sustainable gift.
Andrew developed the French baking course to offer alongside yeasted doughs and sour doughs in 2013 but what else would you like to learn in 2014. Please with any ideas you have for new courses you would like to see.
Now that we have a van (pictured), and with the extra space that we have in the bakery, we can attend many more markets and events.
Regularly we are at:
Brampton Food Market, Brampton Road, Chesterfield - first Saturday of the month
Belper Farmers' Market, Market Square, Belper - second Saturday of the month
Matlock Farmers' Market, Hall Leys Park, Matlock - third Saturday of the month
Bakewell Farmers' Market, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell - last Saturday of the month
Mansfield Farmers' Market, Market Place, Mansfield - third Tuesday of the month
Chesterfield Farmers' Market, Marketplace, Chesterfield - second Thursday of the month
Derby Farmers' Market, Marketplace, Derby - third Thursday of the month
Ashbourne Farmers' Market, Marketplace, Ashbourne - fourth Thursday of the month
Tempt your taste buds with a delicious special pizza which changes every week. On Wednesday 4 December it is Caramelised onion, plum, prosciutto crudo and goat's cheese.
I have added some new toppings to the list for the first half of 2013 so check out what I am planning on the pizza menu page. If you have any suggestions, just drop me an email!
We are regularly fully booked, so do phone to reserve your table if you fancy a pleasant evening of good food and convivial company. View the pizza menu here and though we don't have a licence, you are welcome to 'bring your own'. Call 01773 857074 to book a table or order a takeaway pizza.
If you have ever wondered how healthy bread at the loaf is, then I have written this blog entry in response to a recent newspaper article. I aim to highlight just how healthy the bread we bake is. In essence, all you need to know is that our bread is deliciously tasty, very digestible and 100% additive-free.
We are delighted to have signed up to the Real Bread Campaign's 'Loaf Mark' scheme. As a way of making sure that bread-buying customers across the country can identify bakers who are baking real bread - bread made without artificial additives or processing aids - there is now a stamp of assurance, the loaf mark, for you to look out for.
At the loaf, we are proud that every single loaf we produce meets the Real Bread Campaign's definition of 'real bread' so we can use the loaf mark for all the bread we sell. Look out for it at the loaf and in other bakeries across the country.