Sourdough loaves

what we do

  • baking courses

    wet dough being kneaded

    so, you think you can bake ?

  • pizza night

    the loaf special pizza

    Wednesday night is pizza night!

  • wholesale

    the loaf van in the road

    want us to supply to your business with our bread ?

  • room hire

    the bake house set up for a function

    the ideal location for your next function

  • catering

    salad and a baguette on a plate

    whatever the occasion, we have you covered.

bread baking courses

Bread course items

We are currently in the process of developing bread baking courses - keep your eyes peeled for news!

Wednesday night is pizza night !

Pizza night

Come and enjoy delicious fresh pizzas either in the comfort of the café or to take away. We are open from 6pm until 9pm every Wednesday.Tempt your taste buds with a delicious special pizza which changes every week .

22/01/2020 Beetroot, feta, honey and thyme 
29/01/2020 Quatro formaggi
05/02/2020 Smoked salmon, black olive and mozzerella
12/02/2020 Artichoke hearts, fresh fig and parma ham
19/02/2020 Hoisin duck, sweet pickled cucumber, spring onion and corriander 
26/02/2020 Caramelised onion, goats cheese and chicory
04/03/2020 Chicken, Grilled courgette and Harissa 
11/03/2020 BBQ pulled pork, sweetcorn and jalapeno 
18/03/2020 Buffalo Mozzarella Parma ham and fresh basil.
25/03/2020 Tenderstem broccoli, blue cheese and pine nuts
01/04/2020 King prawn, Chilli, Garlic and Corriander 
08/04/2020 Cajun chicken, jalapenos and mozzerella 
15/04/2020 Smoked streaky bacon, sausage and egg
22/04/2020 Hot smoked salmon, sammphire and ricotta 
29/04/2020 Parma ham, rocket and parmesan 
06/05/2020 Chicken, sundried tomato and pine nut



You can see what I have got planned for the weekly special by looking just below at the schedule . If you have any suggestions for new pizzas to try, just drop me an email on ! 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..


Pizza Night Specials

April 2020


the loaf van

Here at the loaf we often get requests from cafés, delis and pubs asking whether we can supply bread to them... if you would like to make an enquiry, then simply contact us on

Here are a few wholesale FAQs answered to save you some time...

What do we sell? We sell real bread, nothing more nothing less - All of our breads have been fermented from between 4 and 48 hours, giving each loaf a unique flavour as well as tonnes of nutrients.

Is there a minimum order? In order to qualify for free delivery, we ask for a minimum order of £25, anything below that will cost £5 for delivery. Equally you can come and pick your order up from the bakery in Crich for no extra cost.

When do I have to get my order in by? Unfortunatley... we can't make bread appear out of thin air, so you have to give us plenty of notice because we mix our dough way in advance! 24 hours for yeasted breads, 48 hours for non-yeasted (e.g. Sourdough)

Do we do samples? Of course... have a look over our product list and let us know what you'd like to sample and we'll see what we can do...

Any other questions, or if you would like to make an enquiry, then contact us on

who sells our bread for us?

the loaf delivery van on the road!

Places that stock our bread for sale

If you fancy becoming a wholesale customer yourself... check out our FAQs and send us an enquiry

Of course our bread is available from our bakery in Crich every day... however here are other outlets where you can pick up our bread from


  • David Bown Butchers





  • Holbrook village store 


Little Eaton

  • Little Kitchen



room hire

Picture of the bakehouse

At the bakehouse you have access to a multi functional space tailored for your needs. Fully modernised and part of the loaf bakery, cafe and deli, the bakehouse brings you a modern facility in a unique historical location. With you in mind the room is flexible to allow for meetings, training sessions, small conferences, and social groups and functions. The room can be tailored made to suit your requirements from a basic room hire package to a more defined hire including catering provision. Where independent trainers are operating with small groups of candidates (2 to 8 people) please email Roger on to enquire about room hire.

See our rates below


Bakehouse hire rates Price  
Full day £90  
Half Day £50  
Hourly  £18  
Coffee / Tea £3.50 Per person
Mid-morning catering £2.00 Per person
Afternoon catering £2.15 Per person
Lunch catering £7.50 Per person


Salad at the loaf

Whether you're having a birthday party, a wedding, engagement party or just a bit of a knees up... then why not leave the catering to us? We are proud to offer our loaf catering services, our fantastic team are always preparing home made dishes on a daily basis for our café, and we would love to make them part of your event. From Quiches and Salads, to Cake and Coffee - we have you covered ! Contact Roger on for more information and to discuss your request.