Pocklingtons bakery is a fabulous establishment that has been family run and managed since 1924, started by Cyril Pocklington, the 3rd youngest of 14 children of a Louth Miller, James Pocklington.
At present Cyril’s grandson, Christopher and his wife Tina, run the business.
They have a shop of own in the small market town of Louth and also a well stocked market stall in Top Town Market, Grimsby. They have a modern bakery situated in the small village of Withern, where the family have lived since the mid 1800’s.
Although some products are not available to buy direct from the bakery they supply many businesses right across the county! Their famous Lincolnshire Plumbread is available across the county and also available by mail order plus they can post worldwide if required.
The bakery maintains traditional baking methods, such as, baking fresh crusty bread, sour dough, eccles cake and soft rolls using traditional recipes. They cook all their own meat for pies, pasties and savouries – all sourced from the local butcher or direct from the abattoir and wherever possible they use locally sourced ingredients from locally grown wheat for flour to local eggs for their cakes. Even the Milk for their delicious Egg Custards comes from the local dairy!
PRODUCTS SENT TO TRY
I was gifted six of these fantastic goodies from pocklingtons bakery!
Featured in the photograph are:
- Luxury vegan Plum Bread
- Russian Slab
- Cherry Almond Slices
- Eccles Cake
- Vegan sausage rolls.
Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is ALWAYS cake.
Luxury vegan Plum Bread
The Eccles cakes
Cherry Almond Slices
vegan sausage rolls.
WHAT ELSE DO THEY OFFER?
They offer a fabulous array of delicious treats like Gateauxs and battenbergs, they do savoury like baguettes, sausage rolls, bread, sourdough, Pork Pies, they make special cakes too for events and MUCH much more!
- Apple puffs
- Fresh Cream Eclairs
- Fresh Cream scones
- Banoffee Tarts
- Strawberry Tarts
- Donuts and Sponges!
Hot and cold snacks:
- Sausage Rolls
- Pork pies
- Individual cake slices
Freshly Baked Bread:
They bake and deliver bread daily throughout Lincolnshire and still produce their bread by hand with their own skilled bakers handling every loaf. Tony, the head baker is very skilled and has the highest standards of work producing the best taste, texture and looking bread in the area.
- Speciality loaves – Large and small,
- Spelt & Honey
- White and Brown
Lincolnshire Plum bread:
The Traditional Plumbread is based on the recipe of Myra Pocklington; the wife of the founder.
She baked the Plum bread, allowed it to cool then serve to the farm hands – covered in home churned butter and a slice of thick, cheddar cheese!
They also make:
- Luxury Plumbread – made with added Cherries and Spices – please note it’s the LUXURY plumbread that is vegan and not the Traditional.
- Small Plumbread
The Plumbread has the following qualities:
– Traditional, Family Recipe
– As featured on the BBC’s Hairy Bikers TV program
– Award Winning Plum bread is 46% fruit content and award winning, based on Myra Pocklingtons from the 1920s.
– Full of juicy fruit
– Suitable for Vegans
The Lincolnshire Plumbread company was set up in 2010 to specifically promote Lincolnshire Plum piesbread outside the County of Lincolnshire. They currently post Plumbread all over the world to countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, Spain, Portugal and Holland.
They supply lots of retailers including the Lincolnshire Co-op and choose the finest ingredients for the pies and they use a local brewery for the Ale in the Steak and Ale pie.
They do a great range of fruit and savoury pies, large, small and catering sizes are made to order each day.
- Chicken and Leek Pie
- Beef and Onion Pie
- Steak and Ale Pie
They have three new Traybake flavours:
- Coconut Orange
- Chocolate Fudge
- White Chocolate & Raspberry
- Mint Choc
- Mint choc chip
- Angel cake
- Chocolate fudge
- Chocolate orange
- Coffee and walnut
- Date and walnut
- Lemon bomb
- Double toffee
- Toffee apple
- Victoria sponge
- White chocolate bomb
- Luxury Peanut Butter Gateaux
CELEBRATION CAKE SPECIALISTS:
Bridie is their specialist cake decorator and works full time in the bakery and produces the most magnificent work (they show some examples in the window display!
She’s had many years experience and can produce both Traditional and Bespoke Celebration Cakes!
If you have any enquiries relating to speciality cakes just call 01507 450222, fill out this form or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
WHERE TO BUY
The bakery is located in the Marketplace, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 9NR.
Products retail in Grimsby and Louth but available throughout the county.
Don’t forget – their famous Lincolnshire Plumbread is available across the county and also available by mail order plus they can post worldwide if required.
DID YOU KNOW?…
Their packaging is 100% recyclable, and made from 90% recycled plastics.
Their coffee cups in the shop are also biodegradable!
They installed 600 Solar Panels in 2015, which provide them with 90% of their energy in daylight hours, and 60% of their overall usage.
They’ve taken other steps in recent years to reduce their carbon footprint; from small things like printing on both sides of paper and ensuring their van routes are as efficient as possible, to upgrading to more energy efficient lighting.
Best known for famous Lincolnshire Plum bread – they won awards for their product quality and customer service in their shops – as voted for by the “Tastes of Lincolnshire” judges.
Award winning Lincoln Red Beef Pasties (Cornish pasty by another name) made with the famous Lincoln Red cattle bred and raised on the Lincolnshire Wolds.
They were crowned as the ‘class champion’ in the haslet category, in which they were also the only gold award winners.
I’ve always enjoyed food from Pocklingtons bakery as they make the most yummiest food which I posted on Instagram.
They have great prices, the flavours of each product is fantastic and it’s awesome they source locally and food is fresh.
I think it’s also great they can offer both Vegan and non vegan in today’s society plus according to their website they are working on gluten free too!
Definitely recommend this bakery.