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Christmas is here!

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It's that time of the year again when we stack our shelves full of gifts perfect for giving this Christmas !

We have delicious chocolates from I Should Cocoa, Luxury gift sets and hampers and a range of exciting stocking flllers to win you some brownie points this year!

Pop in for a coffee and a browse of our shelves this festive season.

Bread courses for 2019.

If you didn't already know, we have added some 2019 dates for our bread baking courses. 

Check out our bread courses page for more info... they make the perfect gift for your loved one this Christmas!

 

To be kept in the loop about upcoming events and release dates for our bread courses, make sure you sign up to our newsletter.

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welcome to the loaf

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A little bit about us

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 !

 

To keep yourself bang up to date with what we are doing, sign up to our news letter or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Loaf Shop front

Opening hours

Monday: closed

Tue: 8am - 5pm

Weds: 8am - 5pm : pizza night 6pm - 9pm

Thurs: 8am - 5pm

Fri: 8am - 5pm

Sat: 8:30am - 4:30

Sun: 9am - 4pm

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Pizza night

Pizza fresh from the oven

Wednesday night is pizza night

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 December 5 our special pizza is Minced lamb, crushed chickpeas, chard, pecorino cheese, blueberries and fresh mint.


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 enquiries@theloaf.co.uk ! 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
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Pizza Night Specials

January 2019

Bread baking courses

Andrew Auld teaching a bread baking courses

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


 

more about our breads and what we do

Cranberry, Oat and Apple Sourdough bread in basket
  • our breads

    cottage loaves proving

    read more about the breads we bake

    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.

  • where you can find us

    the loaf Crich shopfront

    our location, where we sell and who sells for us

    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.

  • what else do we do

    our menus

    the services we offer

    Pizza night, the café, wholesale and catering services... we have you covered.

  • about us

    the loaf mug in the snow

    history, values, detail

    From where we started to where we are now