Cornwall is known for having some of the most amazing pies, pasties and pastries in England, yet each baker has a different recipe. Whilst some aren't so great, typically in Cornwall they are beautifully tasty. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Cornish pasty, or some handmade artisan breads, here are some of the best bakeries that the Cornish coast has to offer.
The Cornish Bakery
Visit their website hereAlthough they now have stores all across England, The Cornish Bakery originated as a small store in Mevagissey. The founder, Steve Grocutt won over the locals with his delicious pasties, which have become a trademark for the store. The bakeries have many different awards, one of the most profound is them being named makers of the “world’s best pasty.” They also bring the french coast to the Cornish coast with their range of croissants, pain au chocolates and various other french treats for you to enjoy.
St Mawes Bakery Shop
Visit their website hereIf you’re a pasty lover you need to get yourself to St Mawes Bakery Shop, their range of savoury pasties is to die for. St Mawes was founded all the way back in 1912 and has been family run ever since. All of their baked goods really are handmade with love, which makes them taste even better.Since Covid-19 hit, the business launched the “Pasty Club'. This is a monthly subscription service which allows you to get pasties delivered straight to your door each month. What more could you want?!
St Ives Bakery
Visit their website hereSt Ives bakery sells a wide variety of hand made freshly baked goods. Not only do they sell traditional Cornish pasties, but they also sell bread, pastries and cakes and anything else you may desire! Just have a walk past and look in the window, you will be greeted by rows of freshly baked meringues, biscuits and the smell of freshly baked bread, that wafts towards you from inside. This independently owned unique bakery will definitely have you drooling and stuck for choice.
Visit their website hereThis bakery has been operating as ‘Pauline's Creamery’ for over 30 years, however, many years ago it operated as the ‘Old Oak Tearoom’, where it was visited by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York. Pauline’s Creamery sells a wide variety of both savoury and sweet treats. They make delicious fresh cream cakes made by hand with fresh cornish clotted cream, as well as gateaux and Cornish cream teas. They also sell the classic cornish pasties because what's a cornish bakery without cornish pasties!
The Baker's Dozen + The Cornish Mill and Bakehouse
Visit their website hereThe Baker's Dozen is another family run business in cornwall. All of their products are handmade and baked in their bakehouse. Their home baked delights range from bread, pasties, cakes and sweet treats that everyone can enjoy. They frequently visit the Truro Farmers Market to sell their goods, so why not shop local, support the local market traders and pick up some delicious baked goods from The Baker's Dozen at the same time. They also donated their products to NHS workers on shift in their local hospital.
Visit their website hereWarren's Bakery is known as the oldest pasty maker in the world. They have been operating for over 120 years, they opened when two families came together in 1860 to combine the freshest local ingredients from a farmer's son with excellent traditional craft bakery skills, from a baker’s daughter.So if you're looking for an authentic traditional Cornish pasty, this is where you need to be. Their recipes have been handed down from generation to generation to ensure their high standards are still stuck to today. They have now branched out and have 40 stores throughout the west country.
Da Bara Bakery
Visit their website hereDa Bara was founded in 2011 by two brothers who are self-proclaimed “long-term Veterans” of the hospitality and catering trade. The bakery started off as just producing home made bread but it didn't take long for one of their wives to get involved in the business and they expanded to cake makers as well. They have one many awards for their fantastic range of unique breads, pastries and preserves. They also compile luxury fresh baked goods as gift hampers for you to give to your loved ones.
Visit their website hereStones bakery is an extremely healthy option for a bakery if you're on a health kick, they do sell pastries and sweet treats, but they also sell healthy biscuits and muesli. They also sell locally sourced groceries such as eggs, milk, and butter. They brand themselves as an artisan bakery which means you know that everything is fresh and handmade to produce the best quality baked goods for their customers.They make their dough with a long fermenting process which will naturally improve the flavour of their bread. This process also helps to improve the longevity of their bread shelf life without having to add any artificial preservatives.So whether you've got a sweet tooth or a craving for a proper cornish pasty, there’s an abundance of local bakeries in Cornwall that can provide you with fresh products that are hand-made with locally sourced ingredients. Which one would you choose, and would you have a traditional pasty or a sweet treat?