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About Us

At the Cottage Loaf we pride ourselves on the highest quality breads and cakes baked on the premises at our bakery in Fordingbridge

A little history on the Cottage Loaf

The Cottage Loaf has been baking from its High Street premises in Fordingbridge since 19000.

Bread and cakes are still baked in the bakery behind the Fordingbridge shop.

Mike and Paula Penton the current owners, took over the ownership of the Bakery in September 2006.

The Team

Our staff have over 40 years experience in baking breads and cakes.


Baker and Owner, has been a baker for over 20 years. Mike trained as a baker after leaving school; He started out baking bread but quickly developed a flair for making cakes.

Mike has been a bakery manager for several years and it was only natural that his drive and ambition would lead him to owning his own bakery.

Mike's focus is in ensuring that the bread is baked to a consistently high standard and is keen to introduce some new varieties.


Barbera specialises in making all of the cakes and pastries. Like Mike she has been baking for over 20 years. You can smell the wonderful aroma of Barbera's cakes being baked from the shop throughout the day.

A Winning Combination

Mike and Barbera have worked together at the Cottage Loaf before. Back in the 1980's early in their career they were at the top their game.

They successfully secured orders from Harrods to supply gingerbread men.

Contacting The Cottage Loaf

We look forward to receiving feedback and suggestions about how we can improve our products and services.

Please feel free to send us an email from the link below.

Click here to email us

Or you could drop by and see us sometime.

The Cottage Loaf
51-53 High Street

01425 652460

Our Shops

We have shops in Downton and at the Bakery in Fordingbridge.

The Downton shop is situated in the Borough


The Cottage Loaf | 51-53 High Street | Fordingbridge | Hampshire | SP6 1AS | 01425 652460