History in the Baking since 1947
Bryson’s craft bakery started hand baking bread from locally milled flour over 70 years ago. This was on the same site as the Keswick bakery and shop now stand. A family owned business then as today, we are still baking to the highest standards. Over the years Bryson’s has grown from its modest beginnings and now enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the finest small bakeries in the country, without losing any of its cherished values.
As a member of the Association of Master Bakers, we aim to keep the profession of the craft baker alive and provide the best quality of product of service at an affordable price.
Unusual in these times, Bryson’s believe that fresh hand made products baked with care and skill from the finest ingredients is the only way to achieve real quality and taste for the discerning customer. Starting from scratch every day, the skilled bakers and confectioners prepare and mould bread, rolls and cakes by hand to ensure every loaf and cake gets the care and attention it deserves – baking through the night and fresh in store each morning.
As demand has increased, a wider range of products has been introduced over time which now includes Breads, Morning Goods, Fresh Creams, Award-winning Pies, Pasties, Cakes, Biscuits, Sandwiches, Ice Cream, Jams and Chutneys etc. And of course our team of confectioners can help you design a celebration cake for any occasion.
Local specialities unique to this business include Lakeland Plum Bread, Borrowdale Tea Bread, Westmorland Fruit Cake and Cumbrian Fruit Cake all made to old and secret recipes. Bryson’s also make a rich English fruit cake called Finest Fruit which is sent all over the country and even to other parts of the world, a particular hit at Christmas but popular all year.
We are also delighted to announce the addition of the Appleby Bakery brand to our range of products.
All our ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible, and you can now visit us at our new shop and tearoom in Bowness on Windermere as well as Keswick and Cockermouth. After recently purchasing the Appleby Bakery, we now have shops in Appleby and Kirby Stephen too. We also make all the delicious range of Appleby Bakery cakes and traybakes, which are available in all five shops as well as online.
Our products can also be found in a range of independents who appreciate great tasting products using only the best of ingredients, and of course many items can be bought on line.
All our goods are free from Genetically Modified ingredients and non-hydrogenated fats.