Andy’s Bread was born in June 2010 in our small home kitchen. After reading Andrew Whitley’s seminal book, Bread Matters and an inspirational trip to Birmingham to bake with Tom Baker of LOAF, I set up my first (very)micro-bakery, selling a few loaves a week in the local organic fruit & veg shop.
Grappling with the intricacies of an old gas oven in a rented flat, I sold my first couple of loaves and haven’t looked back since. In August 2013 through a crowd-funding initiative and a great amount of local support I took the leap and opened the Andy’s Bread bakery in the kitchens of The Old Mill Bar (A lively cafe-bar in Llanidloes).
In March 2017 we moved to our own proper grown-up bakery on the outskirts of Llanidloes. There is lots of space to bake, teach and create.
As well as buying organic ingredients I try to source locally produced ingredients. I am lucky to have a working watermill some 40 miles away in Llanrhystud, Ceredigion. Anne and Andrew mill British grains and I use their rye, spelt, wholemeal and semolina flours in my bread. Anne and Andrew are hoping to have more Welsh grown organic flour available soon. If you are ever driving South down the Welsh west coast from Aberystwyth, you should stop in Llanrhystud and say hello to them at Felin Ganol mill!
We now bake 5 days a week, producing different breads on different days. Sourdough breads are long fermented and available throughout the week. We also produce 2 different 100% rye sourdough breads.
Bread can be purchased 5 days a week from Great Oak Foods on Great Oak Street in Llanidloes. We also deliver to Newtown on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. Plus selling with Rye & Roses at Machynlleth Market on Wednesday mornings. Plus more places around mid-Wales check out the stockist page.
I also can produce breads in bulk for one off special occasions, please get in touch should you want to find out more about this
Oh and I’m also on instagram as @andysbread – follow us and say Hi.
The Legal Stuff:
Andy’s Bread Ltd. Registered Office Unit 6a, Parc Derwen Fawr, Llanidloes, SY18 6FE. Company Number 09987954. Registered in England & Wales