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  • The Power of the Stottie

    Help us provide free baking sessions for children, families and individuals of all ages and provide breakfast bags to schools for local children in food poverty

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Welcome to Big River Bakery

We are a small-batch bakery located in Tyneside specialising in slow ferment, handmade breads and baked goods, made with locally sourced ingredients. We’re also a social enterprise, aiming to embed in the fabric of our area and contribute to the wellbeing of our community in all its facets.

  • Online Shop

    We have some great baking-themed gifts available in our online shop - from baking kits to baking themed children's books. The perfect gifts for all ages.

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  • Baking Courses

    We run a fantastic line up of baking courses. From the poetic and creative aspect of bread making – to the illusive dark art of Sourdough – we have a range of courses to suit all tastes. Make ideal presents! Gift vouchers available.

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  • Wholesale

    We supply wholesale baked goods across Newcastle and the Tyne Valley. Get in touch for more information.

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  • Private Baking Parties

    Have a special occasion coming up and want to celebrate with something a little different? We offer bespoke baking sessions for groups of up to 12 people. From birthday to retirement parties and hen do's - or just family get-togethers.

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  • Corporate Baking Days

    Fancy something a little bit different for your Business Team Build or Corporate entertainment for clients? We offer bespoke sessions - tailored to your individual needs. We also provide corporate hospitality - from business breakfasts and lunches to afternoon tea.

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  • Training

    Are you unemployed and looking to learn new skills and gain confidence? Then look no further than our ‘One Loaf at a Time’ employability accredited programme. 

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