Big River Bakery

We have two small-batch bakeries located in Tyneside and Teesside, 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.

You can donate here

You can support our social enterprise by donating here. Thank you

On-Line Shop

We have some great seasonal products available in our on -line shop. Whether its delicious bread, cakes and pies for your festive celebrations or a unique gift – we have something for all ages. Check out our ‘Baking Courses’ tab too – make great gifts.

Baking Courses 2022

We have a fantastic line up of baking courses for 2022.

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.


Birthdays/Corporate Baking Days

Business Breakfasts / Team Building days/Lunch /Buffet / Afternoon tea / Baking themed birthday parties/Hen or Stag baking parties/Catering

Contact us for details.

Training Opportunities

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.