• Free Warm Hub Baking Session Tuesday 21st March 10-11:30

    Who doesn't like apple pie! Come along to our free baking session and learn how to make this classic pud. Registration required (free)

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  • You can support our work by donating here - thank you

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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. 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.

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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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