Crich opening hours: Monday Closed - Bread available at Crich Butchers. Tuesday - Friday 8am - 5pm. Saturday 8.30am - 4.30pm. Sunday 9am - 4.30pm
Matlock opening hours: Monday Closed. Tuesday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm. Saturday 9am - 4pm. Sunday Closed
Crich telephone: 01773 857074
Matlock telephone: 01629 583332
We are delighted to be supplying a new deli and café in Mickleover, Derby. Gilberts Kitchen and Deli opened early February and have our bread fresh every day from Tuesdays to Saturdays to sell and to use in their café. Do pop in and try them out!
Welcome to the loaf. We are a busy and vibrant artisan bakery, delicatessen and café in Crich and also a branch in Matlock, Derbyshire.
More information about Matlock including location and parking information.
We sell a wide range of specialist bakery products, home made café food and deli-style groceries. We make bread, cakes, pizzas, pies, quiches, salads, hot and cold snacks, soups and a whole load more deliciously irresistible, top-quality goodies. Most of what we serve is made from scratch and contains no additives or preservatives.
As well as being able to visit us in Crich and Matlock, we also regularly attend a number of markets and food fairs. There is a full list of events on the blog and you can also keep up to date with what's coming up for the loaf by looking at the calendar on the news page.
You can keep up with the latest news about our business and look at a calendar of events coming up on the news page.
There is also a regularly updated blog and an email newsletter which you can sign up for.
We have now published dates for courses all through 2014. All details about the content of the courses and booking information are on the courses page. Including details about buying a voucher to give to a friend or family member as a lovely sustainable gift.
Andrew developed the French baking course to offer alongside yeasted doughs and sour doughs in 2013 but what else would you like to learn in 2014. Please with any ideas you have for new courses you would like to see.
Now that we have a van (pictured), and with the extra space that we have in the bakery, we can attend many more markets and events.
Regularly we are at:
Brampton Food Market, Brampton Road, Chesterfield - first Saturday of the month
Belper Farmers' Market, Market Square, Belper - second Saturday of the month
Matlock Farmers' Market, Hall Leys Park, Matlock - third Saturday of the month
Bakewell Farmers' Market, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell - last Saturday of the month
Mansfield Farmers' Market, Market Place, Mansfield - third Tuesday of the month
Chesterfield Farmers' Market, Marketplace, Chesterfield - second Thursday of the month
Derby Farmers' Market, Marketplace, Derby - third Thursday of the month
Ashbourne Farmers' Market, Marketplace, Ashbourne - fourth Thursday of the month
We are having a break from pizza nights for the first part of January. The first pizza night of 2014 is on Wednesday 29 January.
Tempt your taste buds with a delicious special pizza which changes every week. On Wednesday 6 March it is Pizza Bianco & salad - Robiola, Ricotta and Buffalo Mozzarela cheeses, thyme and oregano topped with salad of rocket and cherry tomatoes.
I have added some new toppings to the list for the first half of 2014 so check out what I am planning on the pizza menu page. If you have any suggestions, just drop me an email!
We are regularly fully booked, so do phone to reserve your table if you fancy a pleasant evening of good food and convivial company. View the pizza menu here and though we don't have a licence, you are welcome to 'bring your own'. Call 01773 857074 to book a table or order a takeaway pizza.
If you have ever wondered how healthy bread at the loaf is, then I have written this blog entry in response to a recent newspaper article. I aim to highlight just how healthy the bread we bake is. In essence, all you need to know is that our bread is deliciously tasty, very digestible and 100% additive-free.
We are delighted to have signed up to the Real Bread Campaign's 'Loaf Mark' scheme. As a way of making sure that bread-buying customers across the country can identify bakers who are baking real bread - bread made without artificial additives or processing aids - there is now a stamp of assurance, the loaf mark, for you to look out for.
At the loaf, we are proud that every single loaf we produce meets the Real Bread Campaign's definition of 'real bread' so we can use the loaf mark for all the bread we sell. Look out for it at the loaf and in other bakeries across the country.