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Florence Roberts runs 50 miles in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance

Florence Roberts runs 50 miles in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance

Florence Roberts, gluten free NPD manager at the Village Bakery raised over £3,100 for the Air Ambulance in memory of her father after...

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A Year's Supply of Crumpets Won by Village Lover Lynne!

A Year's Supply of Crumpets Won by Village Lover Lynne!

The Village Bakery launched a competition to find the biggest lover of their delicious sourdough crumpets, with the winning prize being a wh...

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Village Bakery Hereward Wheat

Village Bakery Hereward Wheat

Village Bakery has travelled back in time to produce their very own wheat, Hereward wheat. It is of the highest quality for bread making. T...

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Ash and Rob Complete Anglesey Hike To Raise Money For Nightingale House

Ash and Rob, who both work in Village’s Wrexham Bakery, took on the mammoth challenge to walk the paths of Anglesey’s coastal cl...

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Success of the BIA Awards 2018

  The September 2018 BIA Awards turned out to be a rewarding evening for the Village Bakery. Alan Jones, Chairman of Jones' Village B...

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Hero bakery drivers rewarded with slap-up meal after beating the Beast from the East

Hero bakery drivers rewarded with slap-up meal after beating the Beast from the East

  A team of delivery drivers have been hailed as heroes by a bakery after they braved and beat the Beast from the East. The 29 driv...

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoy a taste of Wales made in Wrexham - Meghan loves Welsh Cakes and Prince Harry puts Marmite on his crumpets!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoy a taste of Wales made in Wrexham - Meghan loves Welsh Cakes and Prince Harry puts Marmite on his crumpets!

A bakery has been flooded with enquiries from America after Meghan Markle raved about their Welsh Cakes – and Prince Harry revealed he...

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Bakery clinches nationwide Waitrose deal…and hat-trick of crumpet awards

Bakery clinches nationwide Waitrose deal…and hat-trick of crumpet awards

A bakery is celebrating after clinching a deal to supply Waitrose supermarkets across the UK…and landing a hat-trick of awards for ...

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The pies the limit for Dean's transfer plans

The pies the limit for Dean's transfer plans

Wrexham FC fans are being urged to "eat all the pies" in a bid to help the club earn promotion. The Dragons have been running a 'Build the B...

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Bakery receives the Quality Food Award!

Bakery receives the Quality Food Award!

 The Village Bakery has continued its superb award winning run by securing a Quality Food Award for our Iceland Luxury Sourdough Crumpe...

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Village Bakery Creates 50 New Jobs!

Village Bakery Creates 50 New Jobs!

We are creating an extra 50 jobs, including a dozen apprenticeships. The positions will be spread across our three bakeries on Wrexham Indus...

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Midnight Walkers Will Be On A Roll!

Midnight Walkers Will Be On A Roll!

Hundreds of women are walking to raise money for a hospice, with an added incentive to finish the course - free sausages roll each at the en...

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Competition Time!

Competition Time!

Have you got the world’s best Dad?! Why not enter our Father’s Day competition to win yourself and your Dad a once in a life tim...

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Bakery pays for staff to join Co-op in a UK first

Bakery pays for staff to join Co-op in a UK first

Village bakery has become the first company in the UK to pay for its entire staff to become members of The Co-op. As a result, the 450-stron...

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Bakers Raise Dough for Hospice

Bakers Raise Dough for Hospice

A group of our big hearted bakers are organising a charity football match to raise some dough for a hospice. The Village Bakery team are in ...

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Big-Hearted Bakery Man Rises To The Challenge To Help Little Oscar

Big-Hearted Bakery Man Rises To The Challenge To Help Little Oscar

A big-hearted bakery warehouseman is going an extra 13 miles to raise money for the little son of a colleague who's battling leukaemia. Jake...

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Crumpet Power Fuels Race Success

Crumpet Power Fuels Race Success

Crumpet power is fuelling the success of the half marathon race that will be the biggest ever this year. A record number of 1,500 entrants w...

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Bakery staff go with the Flo to help shoebox appeal

Bakery staff go with the Flo to help shoebox appeal

A young bakery worker has inspired her workmates to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to children in crisis-hit parts of the world. Florence Ro...

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CRPW Award for Eco Friendly Efforts!

CRPW Award for Eco Friendly Efforts!

We have been honoured for our work in transforming the industrial estate into a haven for wildlife. Village Bakery are the first organisati...

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Forget about bangers and burgers...

Forget about bangers and burgers...

Forget about bangers and burgers, why not try our tasty all butter Welsh Cakes on the BBQ this weekend? A tasty dessert, simply pop on th...

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Celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week!

Celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week!

National Afternoon Tea Week is a celebration of one of Britain’s favorite traditions. Afternoon Tea can be celebrated in the comfort o...

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Walk on the wild side to help save rare butterfly!

Walk on the wild side to help save rare butterfly!

The Village Bakery is helping to transform one of the UK's biggest industrial estates into a haven for wildlife - and halt the decline of a ...

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Good Friday Hot Cross Buns!

Good Friday Hot Cross Buns!

With Good Friday fast approaching, what better day to eat Hot Cross Buns? There have always been many strange stories around Hot Cross Buns,...

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St David's day is fast approaching!

St David's day is fast approaching!

Here at Village Bakery we are ramping up production of Welsh Cakes in time for St David's Day! Our best-selling griddle cakes are current...

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TV baker Beca drops in!

TV baker Beca drops in!

Recently popular TV baker, Beca Lyne-Pirkis visited us at the Village Bakery for a guided tour of our new Bakery Academy & Innovation Ce...

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Village Bakery Bake Off!

Village Bakery Bake Off!

 This week, Village Bakery, have been joined by bakery experts from Rank Hovis our flour supplier and our commercial & administrati...

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Becws is Back!

Becws is Back!

We were excited to tune in for Becws last Friday, which we are thrilled to be sponsoring for its second series. The series follows Great Bri...

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We have Won some Great Taste Awards

We have Won some Great Taste Awards

The Great Taste Awards 2015 are out and we have received the prestigious accolade for two of our products. Which are the village Bakery&rs...

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Problems with our Half-Baked email has now been Resolved

Just so all our Village Bakery customers are aware we have been experiencing technical difficulties with our Half-baked email address, for w...

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Foot-stomping climax to Llangollen Eisteddfod

Foot-stomping climax to Llangollen Eisteddfod

The music legend who formed one of the world’s top reggae bands provided a foot-stomping climax to the Llangollen International Eist...

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Pikelet vs Crumpet, What's the difference?

Pikelet vs Crumpet, What's the difference?

We often get asked what the difference is between a pikelet and a crumpet, so here is a quick explanation. Essentially, the main difference...

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8 Myths about Hot Cross Buns - How many do you believe?

There have always been many strange stories around Hot Cross Buns, we’ve pulled together 8 popular myths, how many do you believe? ...

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The secret to our Welsh Cake success

The secret to our Welsh Cake success

We've been working hard this week to make over 400,000 Welsh Cakes ready for St Davids Day. The secret to the success of our Welsh Cakes ...

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Serving Suggestion: Pikelets with Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese

Serving Suggestion: Pikelets with Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese

Our Pikelets are very versatile and can be used at a number of different meal occasions beyond breakfast as they are typcially consumed. Her...

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As our tagline ‘Great Baking Starts Here’ suggests, we know a thing or two about bread. So, as the first addition to our bakery ...

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Use Your Loaf! Tips for reducing bread waste.

Use Your Loaf! Tips for reducing bread waste.

Did you know, an astonishing 24 million slices of bread are thrown away by UK homes every day?* Our work on improving the shelf life of our...

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A Bakers Dozen...

A Bakers Dozen...

Everyone these days knows that the term ‘baker’s dozen’ means 13 instead of 12 (if you didn’t already, you do now!),...

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Buns, Barms and Bin Lids... What do you call a bread roll?

Buns, Barms and Bin Lids... What do you call a bread roll?

The roll is a small, often round, loaf of bread believed to have been created during the 16th century and is said to have been originally ea...

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Oggie Oggie Oggie

Oggie Oggie Oggie

Go to any Welsh rugby match today and you’ll likely hear the crowd chanting ‘Oggie, Oggie, Oggie’ to the reply ‘Oi, ...

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