Craft bakery to open first store in the South West

A craft bakery is to open its first store in the South West.

London firm Gail’s has announced it is opening a shop in Clifton Village later this year.

Gail’s began life as a craft  bakery which has been working with restaurants and food venues for the last 30 years.

In 2005, the business opened its first neighbourhood bakery in London’s Hampstead Village.

Co-founder Tom Molnar said: “Clifton is our first bakery in the South West and I am happy we are a bit closer to some of my favourite growers, millers and food pioneers.

“The UK’s baking and food scene is getting increasingly better and more exciting. Bristol’s progressive spirit and fortunate geography in the middle of some great agricultural land, with a long history of good producers, should continue to nurture and attract new ideas.

“The GAIL’s ‘spirit’ was first set by our rebellious-natured founder Gail Mejia, who felt so passionately about rethinking our relationship with food, for the better, and we work with similar-minded growers and producers to champion the quality ingredients that make this happen.

“We’re looking forward to having a small footprint in a place that we love and admire and are excited to welcome the Bristol community through the doors.”

Gail’s works with several South West producers, including Shipton Mill flour, Quicke’s dairy and biodiversity champions, Wildpress.