Our Story

Plymouth’s first and only social enterprise bakery.

Specialising in sourdough and artisan breads, we believe that great quality wholesome bread is something to be enjoyed every day, by everyone.

Produced using fresh, locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, our award-winning breads are baked in-house, with absolutely no nasties.

Being a social enterprise it’s our mission to do more and give back, that’s why we reinvest all profits into providing more opportunities for local people – by way of apprenticeships, jobs and opportunities to gain experience.

Simply put, good bread does good – for you, your family, for everyone.

Now with two stunning locations in Plymouth, you can visit our original Café and kitchen at Devonport Guildhall and our new Café and Stores at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard.


Join the real bread revolution

As Plymouth’s only social enterprise bakery, Column Bakehouse uses the production of delicious, organic, honestly baked bread to support a range of employment and community based projects.

Column Bakehouse bread is locally produced, using organic flour and natural ingredients and is a proud member of the real bread campaign.



Social Enterprise Baking

As a social enterprise Column Bakehouse invests all profits back into offering opportunities for local people and is always open to engaging with more members of our local community to share the health and well-being benefits of baking.

Contact us if we can help bring artisan bread, baking skills or yummy treats to your community, group or event.

Our Awards


– Food Plymouth, Best Local Product 2014

– Western Morning News Best Start-up 2014

– Plymouth Herald Best Start-up 2015

Where it all began

Developed by RIO in 2013 transforming the old Mortuary space in Devonport Guildhall into an artisan kitchen, Column Bakehouse quickly established itself as a destination for lovers of artisan bread and high quality baked goods. The original Café and kitchen in Devonport Guildhall remains popular as ever and was joined by a new Café and Stores at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard in July 2017.


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