Located on James Street, which was the most fashionable street in Harrogate in the early 1900s, the new bakery will occupy a beautiful 19th century property built by George Dawson. Originally the home of a chemist and later part of the Ogden jewellery store, the new Cornish Bakery has retained some striking original features with gilded columns and stained-glass windows. The original cast iron canopy has been left in its natural black and the Cornish Bakery signage has been designed to match, remaining in keeping with the local conservation area.
Given the company’s Cornish heritage, they always use new bakery opportunities to showcase the products and artworks of the county’s talented makers. The new Harrogate bakery is adorned with lights from Cornwall-based Tom Raffield and Studio Haran and there are also inspirational pieces from South West-based artists Sophie Harding and William Luz.
Cornish Bakery Founder and Owner Steve Grocutt said:
We are delighted to be opening our Cornish Bakery in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. We are on a constant journey to redefine what a bakery is does and what it can be, and we therefore build all our bakeries differently.
We have taken on this historic Harrogate property, uncovering some interesting features within it that will be showcased in the beautiful interior we have created.
We also believe a bakery should be part of the community so our newly employed team will be actively seeking opportunities to work with local organisations in the Harrogate area.
The Harrogate Bakery Manager Stephen and his team will be ready to welcome customers from 8am – 6pm every day of the week after their opening next Monday.