5 of the best bakeries in Sussex

GAIL'S, Hove (Photo: Avi Leigh Bader)

GAIL'S, Hove (Photo: Avi Leigh Bader) - Credit: Avi Leigh Bader

Sussex bakeries have much more to offer than the standard white sliced loaf… We choose our favourites

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The Flour Pot Bakery

After years of working in the catering business, founder Oli Hyde brought his passion for artisan baking to The Flour Pot Bakery. All their Brighton and Hove stores are open seven days a week and you can expect plenty of fresh bread and pastries at the flagship store in Sydney Street. Stop by at lunch for a filled baguette, ciabatta roll or pastrami sandwich.

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40 Sydney St, Brighton BN1 4EP; flour-pot.co.uk

The Pantry Bakery

As soon as you enter this Worthing bakery, you’re greeted with an array of mouthwatering produce on the counter. Expect artisanal breads, pies, cakes and their to-die-for sausage rolls. Open every weekday and Saturday from 8am, The Pantry is a perfect spot for a pre-work snack and lunch stop.

Golden Paws, 40 South Farm Rd, Worthing BN14 7AE; www.facebook.com

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The Artisan Bakehouse

This may not a bakery in the traditional sense, but The Artisan Bakehouse offers courses in Mediterranean breads as well as an introduction to bread-making. They open their bakehouse to the public throughout the year in pop-up form, serving handmade breads, cakes and scones.

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No. 1-3 Horsebridge Cottages, Horsebridge Common, Ashurst BN44 3AL; theartisanbakehouse.com

Gail’s Bakery

Since opening in January 2017, GAIL’s have been providing more than 20 styles of bread ranging from their French dark sourdough to rye loaves and fruit breads. They’re strong believers in helping the local community, donating their surplus food to local charities every day.

157 Church Road, Hove BN3 2AD; gailsbread.co.uk

The Hungry Guest

This award-winning Petworth establishment – opened in 2011 by Danish-born Troels Bendix – make all their breads, pastries and cakes on site by hand. You can also find the slowly fermented breads and patisserie goods on sale at county fairs and events across Sussex.

Lombard Street, Petworth GU28 0AG; thehungryguest.com


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