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5 great bakeries in Hampshire

PUBLISHED: 10:45 10 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:30 10 August 2015

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Baking is big business nowadays (partly down to a certain television show) but not everyone has the time to make that perfect loaf or cake every morning. So we've rounded up a selection of bakeries across Hampshire which will do the job for you!

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LITTLE BEE BAKERY

Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey; facebook.com/Littlebbakery

Making bespoke handmade products including cakes, biscuits and whoopie pies using natural ingredients from local producers, Little Bee Bakery started as a hobby for mumpreneur and avid cook Melissa. However, it now boasts commercial and individual customers across the county!

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THE BAKEHOUSE

45 Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst; bakehousebrockenhurst.co.uk

All cakes, pastries, sausage rolls and breads get freshly made every morning by their bakers. Ingredients for The Bakehouse’s sandwiches and baguettes are all sourced locally. To add to this, The Bakehouse was voted by our readers as the ‘Best Bakery/Patisserie’ in the 2014 Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards. See a video of that award presentation below (skip to 15 minutes and 39 seconds).

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THE HOXTON BAKEHOUSE

Unit 22 , Loverage Lane, Southbrook Road, Southampton; hoxtonbakehouse.co.uk

Southampton based bakery producing a selection of sourdough breads and pastries, all using ingredients sourced locally. Produce can be found at a huge number of Hampshire Farmers’ Markets this year. The Hoxton Bakehouse was a finalist at our 2014 Food & Drink Awards.

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THE ISLAND BAKERS

89 St James Street, Newport, Isle of Wight; www.theislandbakers.com

A selection of bread, brownies and more products handmade on the Isle of Wight using local ingredients whenever possible. You’ll find The Island Bakers at farmers markets every Friday and Saturday in Newport and Ryde respectively. Other stockists are located all across the island.

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ROSIE LEA TEA HOUSE & BAKERY

76 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst; facebook.com/RosieLeaCatering

Locally produced New Forest ingredients used to make a selection of baked goods all produced on site. As you can tell from the name, Rosie Lea isn’t just a bakery; we featured them on our popular ‘12 of the best afternoon teas in Hampshire’ feature.

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