Where to Eat: Freshly Baked Bread in Brighton

Maisy Farren

Spotlight on: The Flour Pot
Sydney Street, Elm Grove, Preston Drove, First Avenue, Dyke Road, Kings Road Arches and Portland Road… for full addresses click here
Will we ever get tired of raving about The Flour Pot Bakery? Probably not. What’s more, we can’t think of a better time than Real Bread Week to dip into this ever-popular chain of Brighton bakeries. Before you’ve poured your very first morning coffee, Flour Pot’s expert bakers are up and about, baking the days fresh batch of tasty loaves. The bakery pride themselves on creating naturally leavened loaves, free of additives, making use of stone milled flour, English sea salt and quality butter to achieve the perfect loaf. Nothing is rushed in their expert baking, and each loaf is hand shaped and slow baked for perfect results. 
Nip into any one of their seven Brighton and Hove locations to browse the day’s fresh bakes. Be wary, early bird catches the worm with this one and some of their most popular rolls fly off the shelves like hot cakes. Alternatively – plan ahead and order from their website! From their bread section you can choose from over 20 types of bread, choose a store to pick it up in and give them 48 hours to do their work – ideal for dinner parties or lazy Saturday brunches. 

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Best of the rest: 
Stoneham Bakery
2 Stoneham Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 5HJ
What? Community bakery supporting the Real Bread Campaign for Brighton! 
Where? Adjacent to Stoneham Park in the residential area of Hove! 
Why? This community bakery relies on a small group of volunteers who bake bread Thursday-Saturday, and all profits go back into keeping the bakery up running or into the community. Head down on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for a variety of doughy delights, or join one of their workshops
20-21 York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU
What? Alternative grocery store with the ethos of ‘how it should be’ – sustainable produce, minimal waste, affordable food and fair pay (amongst other things). 
Where? Just opposite St Peters Church. 
Why? If you fancy picking up fresh bread along with all your other weekly groceries, then HISBE is the place to be. Baked in small batches and delivered fresh every day, be sure to pick up a loaf with your locally sourced veg, milk and eggs. Don’t forget your re-usable shopping bag! 
Ravens Bakery
227 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 6JH
What? Local hero with freshly produce that people queue around the block for! 
Where? On an unassuming corner on the residential Ditchling Road. 
Why? Rather than the trendy brunch spots that Brighton is well known for, Ravens Bakery is a true favourite, family-run bakers. You can expect change from a fiver when stocking up on freshly baked bread and be sure to stop by for their famous hot cross buns later in the year! 

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