English filled muffins, croissants, sourdough bread, focaccias, bruscHettas...
Pop in for a drink and a plate of something delicious!
Early suppers back in March...
We're closing for the evenings in January and February to play with new and exciting stuff for 2020.
In March we'll open longer... Wednesday to Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm.
Keep warm and watch this space!
We converted Langport’s former municipal information centre into The Bridge Bakery and Canteen with the ethos of using what we had... and never buying anything new when we could get it second hand. All the tables and benches, painting and decorating were done with the help of family and friends - to whom we owe much bread!
We try to recycle everything we can and source our products carefully to eliminate any unnecessary packaging. We don’t use cling film and avoid all single use plastic. All of our flour, eggs, milk and most of our other ingredients are free range or organic and are sourced as locally as possible. Our milk now comes in churns from Bruton Dairies (so no more plastic bottles), we compost our own coffee and tea leaves, and our tea bags are plastic free.
We are a hub for ‘Plotgate’ and get a lovely box of their vegetables every week. Customers and friends bring in their ‘glut’ and we are always delighted to make use of it: turning courgettes and fruit into chutneys, freezing the apples for our Bridge Buns and roasting off trays of gorgeous tomatoes with short shelf life for chilli jam to use over the winter. We’ve just made a huge tray of Quince membrillo for out goat’s cheese croissants.
Starting with bread and pastries first thing in the morning, everything is baked in front of you in our big oven.
We are informal and rely on our customers to help themselves as much as possible. There are books to read, papers at the weekend and lovely people sharing tables. We recognise this doesn’t suit everybody but we are really pleased that there are plenty who feel at home with us.
We have chosen not to be on TripAdviser because it feels unreliable and wouldn’t make us happy.
We hope that when we get things wrong our customers will tell us, so that we can put them right there and then or improve things for their next visit. Our best advertising is old school: friends telling friends...
We’re open 8am – 8pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday so you can pop in any time for a snack, a drink or an early supper. If you have a window for kids after school, in between swimming/dancing/judo... or you just need a coffee and a snack somewhere in Langport after 4pm - pop in - we will be delighted to see you.
Our evening meals feel like going over to a friend’s house for supper – a plate of something delicious (it might be burritos, a lovely pie or pasta...) with a glass of wine locally sourced by Smith & Evans.
Our ciders are all single varieties from Perry’s and our beer is courtesy of local legend Pavel from Fine Tuned Brewery. We always cater for veggie and vegans, and there is usually an evening meat option. You can also takeaway anything we make if you’re on the go.
We are open 8am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday and we are available for private functions on a Saturday evening. The Blue Room is also available to reserve for meetings/private parties any time that we are open.