Welcome to Big River Bakery - The home of Scotty the Stottie Cake

We are a small-batch bakery located in the heart of Newcastle 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. We are also famous for our stottie cakes! You can support our work every time you buy products in our bakery shop, attend a baking course or shop online - you can also support us directly via donation- Thank you


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  • Online Shop

    We have some great baking-themed gifts available in our online shop - New - we now have The Stottie - a black & white pen & ink drawing print from the famous North east artist - Bob Olley. We also have stottie baking kits, Sourdough kits, stottie cakes, and even a children's book and cuddly toy - Introducing The Adventures of Scotty the Stottie. The perfect gifts for all ages. You can also buy a 'pay it forward gift card for us to pass on to someone in need to purchase a meal.

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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 for stottie cake making, introduction to bread making and Introduction to Sourdough.

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  • Wholesale

    We supply wholesale baked goods across Newcastle and the Tyne Valley. From stottie cakes to chocolate cakes. 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 10 people. From birthday to retirement parties and hen do's - or just family get-togethers. Stottie cake baking is very popular and a fun way to celebrate.

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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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