FOUNDED by former chefs and husband-and-wife powerhouse duo Florence Hellier and Darren Bland, Hoxton Bakehouse is an artisan bakery which has been providing goods to top restaurants across the country since 2014.

Alongside this, they have opened three of their own Hampshire coffee shops where pastry-lovers and bread-heads can get a slice of the action direct from the oven.

What started as a small-scale production with nothing but a broken oven and an idea went on to Florence and Darren producing some of the best bread in the UK, and has now expanded to three fantastic bakeries in Winchester, Lymington and Southampton. What’s more, Hoxton Bakehouse supply more than 60 hotels and restaurants including Angela Hartnett’s Lime Wood, Chewton Glen, The Pig, Four Seasons, River Cottage and The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge – who can't get enough of their ‘damn good, no nonsense’ bread.

Their signature sourdough is a hit with all who try it, freshly baked every morning alongside croissants and Viennoiserie, Nordic buns and sandwiches, plus speciality coffee roasted at Winchester-based River Coffee Roasters.

During lockdown, like many other businesses trying to survive, the bakery pivoted to home delivery; the reputation of their exceptional quality and flavour preceded them and the team struggled to keep up with local demand. A ‘Weekend Box’ including a Country loaf, bread, flour, free range eggs, brioche buns and cinnamons buns was added to the home delivery range, as well as the ‘Pastry and Coffee Gift Box’, alongside their popular bread, pastries and larder products.

For those who didn’t quite master sourdough during lockdown, you can now learn from the best with Sourdough Bread Classes at Hoxton Bakehouse. Attendees will learn how to maintain a sourdough starter, make a 2k batch, as well as make and bake a sourdough pizza and more, plus a goodie bag to take home, all for just £95.

New locations are also on the horizon for the Hoxton Bakehouse team who successfully run the three coffee shops in Jewry Street, Winchester, High Street, Lymington and Southampton's Loveridge Lane.

A huge selection of delights like sea salt caramel brownies, caramelised apple buns and lemon and raspberry pastries with lemon curd are available to order online at for local delivery or collection.