We are now stocking and using coffee from Buxton Roastery. Iain and his team work directly with their roasters, cutting out the middle man and ensuring that you're getting a top quality product.
The coffee we are currently serving in the cafe is, Blend 47. This is a blend of Thai, Brazilian and Ethiopian which is medium bodied and has a Hazelnut and chocolate finish with a hint of citrus.
Pop in to see at at Crich and let us know what you think!
WINTER WARMER SPECIAL!— the loaf (@theloafltd) December 6, 2018
Come and enjoy our turkey, stuffing and cranberry festive cob, available to eat in or take away 🎄 #festive #christmas #turkey #artisan #realbread @ The Loaf https://t.co/ZRJX9K72Ku
If you hadn’t heard, we’ve added some more dates for our popular bread baking courses for 2019. These will most likely be the very last ones, so make sure you don’t miss out! A brilliant… https://t.co/9eY4988cvH— the loaf (@theloafltd) December 2, 2018
Welcome to the loaf. We are a busy and vibrant artisan bakery, delicatessen and café in Crich, Derbyshire.
We opened way back in October 2008 (oh how the time has flown!) Since then, we have expanded our bakery and supply to over 30 other businesses, attend farmers' and food markets five days a week, run pizza nights every Wednesday evening, run bread baking courses on Sundays and even cater for events such as weddings and birthdays... all this whilst still baking seven days a week, you could say we like to keep ourselves busy.
Just like many other artisan bakeries, we are also proud members of the Real Bread Campaign . We are among of the alliance of bakers whom are committed to producing proper, additive and enhancer free bread at an affordable price.
Look our for the logo below to know you're getting the real stuff !
Tue: 8am - 5pm
Weds: 8am - 5pm : pizza night 6pm - 9pm
Thurs: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 8:30am - 4:30
Sun: 9am - 4pm
21 July 2018
To celebrate to sporting success of France, we’ve shipped in a few of their finest cheeses!
19 July 2018
As members of the real bread campaign, we are very proud to produce proper bread - this means no flavour enhancers or additives.
06 July 2018
The loaf marks its tenth year in Crich by taking part in the 2018 Crich Parish Well Dressing event. In commemoration of the end of World War One, we aim to 'Sow Seeds of Peace'.
Come and enjoy delicious fresh pizzas either in the comfort of the café or to take away. We are open from 6pm until 9pm every Wednesday. Tempt your taste buds with a delicious special pizza which changes every week . On Wednesday May 15, the special pizza will beSautéed fennel, taleggio cheese, pecorino, pine nuts and herbs.
You can see what I have got planned for the weekly special by looking just below at the schedule . If you have any suggestions for new pizzas to try, just drop me an email on email@example.com ! 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 are interested in baking and would like to learn new skills or brush up on what you know already, why not consider a course with Andrew Auld, the loaf's owner and head baker?
Andrew offers a variety of bread baking courses, from 'All about the dough' an introductory course to baking, all the way up to Sourdough and German baking...visit our courses page for more information.
"Excellent course, paced well with clear instruction, support and great breads to take home!" Mo
"Hands on and chance to make different things with the same dough" Gaynor
"Great value for money" Colin
"Hands on involvement at all stages" Chris
"Masses of new knowledge - excellent session" Brenda
From sourdough to soft roll, rye to ricotta bread, this is where you will find out all about the huge range of breads we produce at the loaf.
More about places that you can find us or our bread. We have wholesale outlets across Derbyshire, we attend weekly and monthly markets and there are many businesses that use our bread.
Pizza night, the café, wholesale and catering services... we have you covered.
From where we started to where we are now