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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



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.


Sunday 11th September – The Sunday Project


When: Sunday 11th September, 10am – 3pm

Where: In and around the bakery…


We’ve long talked about putting the amazing space around the bakery to good use on a Sunday and so here we go!


The Sunday Project aims to bring to Bristol the sort of market that is commonplace in hip cities like Paris and Berlin – a carefully curated mix of Bristol’s undiscovered food, vintage, homewares, flowers, booze and music.


The bakery won’t be open in its usual way – we’re handing over our coffee setup to the capable hands of Little & Long Roasters and the bakery team will be whipping up their own creations for stalls outside.  Look out for the Mini Bakery from our baker Lance or Hawaiian Poke from our chef Simon (you’ll have to come to find out what it is!)


Follow @sundayprojectbr on twitter for hints of who you might find there and we look forwarding to seeing you on Sunday 11th September.

Letterpress Collective – International Festival of Apathy

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Harts Bakery and the Letterpress Collective would like to invite you to join us for letterpress printing, pastry eating and coffee/tea drinking at Harts Bakery.  The event is part of the Letterpress Festival, The International Festival of Apathy.  An apathetic Sunday event, on May 15.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the techniques and philosophy of letterpress from Nick Hand and his team, and for those feeling less apathetic you can get hands on with some of his beautiful printing presses to create your own prints.

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There will be four seatings, with around 20 people per session, one hour each as follows:

Entry on the day, £6 per person, or £15 for a family ticket, printing, pastries and drinks inclusive