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Christmas opening times

We will be open up to and including Saturday 23rd December


The bakery will then be closed for a kitchen refit and will re-open on Tuesday 9th January 2018


We’ll have mince pies, Lebkuchen, spekulaas and all our usual baking including pastries, bread and savouries.  If you are looking for a Christmas cake alternative we have Clementine and chocolate fudge cakes with chocolate ganache and candied orange (Feeds 12-16, £30) .


We recommend pre ordering for Christmas week. Please call the bakery on 0117 9924488




Small is Beautiful – Every Saturday in December


With so many Christmas markets at this time of year, it can all be a bit overwhelming – stall after stall of lovely handcrafted things that you often come away full of cheap mince pies and realise you haven’t actually bought anything.  Sound familiar?


So we’ve done the hard work for you and invited a few of our favourite artists and makers to set up at the bakery each Saturday in December. Each week will have a different small group of carefully selected independent traders. Handmade, thoughtful and special gifts that will be perfect for the impossible to buy for, the person who has everything or maybe just for yourself.


The event will run each Saturday in December from 9am – 2pm.


Saturday 2nd December

BILLING AND BRIGGS – natural and biodynamic wines
LILY VIOLET MAY – wreaths, flowers and festive foliag

MARTHA ANNE – illustrations and gifts



Saturday 9th December

LARCH – jewellery using silver, brass and copper made by Iulia
PEAK – cyclists hats from our very own Fiona the baker
BRISTOL JAM PLAN – delicious preserves from surplus food for a good cause

CARMEL ESKELL – ceramics


Saturday 16th December

TROUBLE[D] MAKERS – Will and Tessa with their pottery, wooden gifts and jewellery
DREAMY OX – curious creations from set designer and model maker Max Dorey

A.APRONS – Fabulous, functional aprons made in Bristol



Saturday 23rd December

LOOF TERRARIUMS – stylish terrariums made in Bristol
LOOP MASSAGE – essential oils, soaps and candles

MAYD – Beautifully designed homeware and make it yourself kits

BILLING AND BRIGGS – natural and biodynamic wines


The bakery will be open as usual and in full swing for Christmas, with mince pies, ginger biscuits, piccalilli, spiced quince Danish and all manner of goodies.  Our spectacular display from Max Dorey will be up from 1st December.


Louise Talbot from Cutting the Curd  will be returning on Sunday 5th November to deliver another one of her excellent cheese making workshops.


This class will explore the early history of cheese, the basic principles of how cheese is made and demonstrate (with your help!) how to produce a range of soft cheeses such as halloumi, mozzarella, mascarpone, salad cheese (feta) and cream cheese using raw farm or supermarket milk and vegetarian rennet. You’ll sample cheese as its made and also take a selection home with you. The class is a good mix of demonstration, hands-on, theory and tasting.


You will leave with course notes and recipes (and the confidence to make many other types of cheese) and the session includes tea and cake with fresh made mascarpone!


Price per person:  £65
Sunday 5th November 2017: 1:30pm to 5:15pm SOLD OUT

NEW DATE ADDED: Sunday 14th January 2018


For more details on how to book please contact Louise




We’re delighted to welcome back Harriet from de Winton Paper Co for another of her popular Modern Calligraphy workshops


In this 3 hour session you will learn basic techniques with a dip pen nib and ink. From there you’ll copy a lower and upper case alphabet, numbers and punctuation. You will learn about how to join up the letters to make words and phrases. The class will finish with each attendee creating a chosen phrase or quote in their own personal free style.


The workshop runs from 10am to 1pm on Sunday 10th September. There will be plenty of baked goodies and hot drinks to keep your creative juices flowing. You will also leave with a kit of modern calligraphy essentials


For bookings and more information

Experienced Baker Required




Full time – 40 – 45 hours a week
5 days a week including Saturdays, earliest start time 4.30am
To start in May or early June


We are looking for an experienced baker to join our small team.  We make a range of sourdough, viennoiserie and cakes.  Using a slow overnight retard for all our bread and pastries we have developed a rhythm that allows for sociable working hours, products fresh from the oven when we open and a connection with customers as they are able to see the whole process.

You should have experience in a similar role with a knowledge and passion for baking artisan bread, pastries and cakes.  You will be familiar with mixing, shaping and baking a range of breads and experience with laminated products.  As a team of just 3 full time bakers, roles are shared and rotated so you need to proficient in all areas but this also means lots of variety of work.

As part of a small team you will need to be able to work independently, efficiently and share responsibility for the smooth running of the bakery.  Quality is at the heart of what we do – you should have great attention to detail and be always striving to improve products and processes.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a young and developing business, already with a strong reputation and customer base in Bristol.  There will be ample opportunity for creative input, developing new products and ideas which will expand our wholesale, retail and café trade.


Salary dependent on experience

Please send a CV and covering letter to



This one-off, staff run event will showcase the hidden (and not so hidden) talents of the Hart’s Bakery team. It’s a chance to meet, chat to and purchase the products that are getting their creative juices flowing and keeping them up at night (despite the early starts). If they’re eating it, making it  and creating it – you better believe you’ll want to know about it too.


From breakfast classics like vegan porridge, iced buns and excellent coffee to brunch-time Hawaiian Poke, bbq chicken wings and the Polish speciality bigos. We’re giving Extract Coffee the day off and barista Sam will be showcasing some exciting espresso from Round Hill. There will be bread and lots of baking too but don’t expect any of our usual fare – this is an opportunity to let our team loose with all the creative ideas we can’t fit in to our normal menu.


It’s not just food, we’ve got talented artists, potters and jewellery makers in our midst so join us for the perfect Sunday market vibe.


We’ll be open from 9am to 3pm. Please note cash only!

Check out @hartsallstars on Instagram for some hints of what everyone is planning

Christmas at the Bakery

It’s our favourite time of year again and on 8th December it will also be our 4th birthday! We’ll be baking our almond crumble mince pies every day until Christmas Eve and look out for other festival specials along the way.

We expect to be very busy on Christmas Eve so get your orders in now – give us a call or email. Or why not beat the rush and pick up on Friday 23rd December?




Christmas opening times
We are open as normal (Tues – Sat from 7am until 3pm) up to and including Saturday 24th December.
We will then be closed for our annual break until Wednesday 4th January.

We will be closed on Tuesday 3rd January.




We are very excited to introduce this festive modern calligraphy workshop from the wonderful de Winton Paper Co. In this Christmas special you will learn basic techniques with a dip pen nib and ink. From there you’ll copy a lower and upper case alphabet, numbers and punctuation. You will learn about how to join up the letters to make words and phrases. We will finish off the class with each attendee creating a chosen phrase or quote in their own personal free style – perfect for Christmas cards or gifts


The workshop runs from 10am to 1pm on Sunday 11th December.  There will be plenty of baked goodies and hot drinks to keep your creative juices flowing. You will also leave with a kit of modern calligraphy essentials and some special hand painted Christmas gift tags.


Limited spaces available – Book now


The Sunday Project – 11th September 2016



With just a few days to go we’re getting very excited about the first ever Sunday Project – a market in around the bakery carefully curated to bring together some of Bristol’s lesser-known independent businesses. Too many to name and we want to keep a few surprises but some of the fantastic stalls you can expect include;


Illustrator & Printmaker Paul Farrell

Lily Violet May Flowers

Little Hollows Fresh Pasta

DeGusta Spanish Produce

Tog Knives

The Bristol Cheesemonger

Zara’s Chocolates

Call of the Brave


There will be music from DJ Harri Pepper and a bar featuring local legends Birch with some of their homemade cider, Dunleavy wine from Somerset and innovators Morewine.  Hot food from Saltbox and Srilicous and plenty more.


The bakery won’t be open in the normal way – we’re handing over the coffee machine to Little and Long Roasters and our talented Hart’s Bakery team will be offering up some of their new creations on their own stalls outside.


We look forward to seeing you from 10am…there are cash machines at the station but it might be a good idea to come prepared as not all stalls will be accepting card payments.