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This weeks lunch!

February 16th, 2015



February 9th, 2015

Hey everyone, this weeks lunches are as follows:

Tuesday: Tarka Daal with Sourdough // Ham and cheese baguettes

Wednesday: Moroccan Chickpea soup with Foccacia // Ham, pickle and mustard baguettes

Thursday: Sourdough pizza! Spicy Salami and Ogleshield // Caramelised leek and cheddar frittata

Friday: Salt Beef challah rolls // Stilton and slaw baguettes

Hope you have and great week, and do pop in!

We’re recruiting!

February 6th, 2015

We’re currently looking for a full time co-op member who can bake real bread and be a good member of our small team. We’re looking for someone with professional baking experience, and who shares the values of Loaf. You can see the whole job advert on our jobs page (click here!) and download the job description. Application deadline is 5pm on Monday 16th February.  Good luck!

Eat well, keep warm.

February 2nd, 2015

Good morning!
Here’s this weeks lunch menu!


We look forward to seeing you!



January 26th, 2015

Hello All, for this weeks lunches we have as follows:

Tuesday: Tarka Daal with Sourdough // Ham and Pickle baguettes

Wednesday: Pea Fritatta with salad // Ham and cheddar baguettes

Thursday: Sourdough Pizza! Meat feast OR Roasted squash, kale and stilton

Friday: Salt Beef on challah buns // Stilton and slaw baguettes

Hope to see you there!

Stirchley-on-Sea part deux, 28th January, 7-9.30pm

January 14th, 2015

After the success of our first Stirchley-on-Sea event in November, we’re at it again at the end of January, taking a distinctly North Atlantic theme this time with some great Scandiwegian dishes on offer. As before it’ll be casual eat-in at the bakery, or takeaway if you prefer (but why not come and enjoy the atmosphere?!). You can bring a bottle too, we recommend Stirchley Wines and Spirits just down the road. Check out the menu below, please feel free to share widely. Thanks once again to Kerry Leslie for a top notch flyer.



January 12th, 2015

For lunch this week:

Tuesday 13th January: Tarka daal with a hunk of bread // Ham and cheddar baguettes

Wednesday 14th: Tomato soup with cheese on toast // Ham, pickle, mustard baguettes

Thursday 15th: Stonebaked sourdough pizza! Mushroom, onion and fresh rocket // Prosciutto and mozzarella

Friday 16th: Salt Beef with mustard // Houmous, carrot and pickle baguette

Look forward to seeing you!

Typical week-day bread selection in the bakery

January 7th, 2015

bread selection circle


January 5th, 2015

Happy New Year!

This weeks lunches are…


Received a Loaf voucher for Christmas?

December 25th, 2014

Lucky you!!

Bread: Back to Basics Course. Photo: Jane BakerWe’re on holidays until the 2nd January, but please browse all our courses in the cookery school shop, make a note of which course you’d like to do, and send us an email (, and we’ll process the booking when we get back. Voucher codes do not work on the online system so you must send us an email to make your booking. We are fairly well sold out January – March, but we are holding places back for voucher holders from April onwards, so do let us know as soon as possible what course you’d like to do.

Here’s some great courses in January, February, and March with spaces (at time of writing), that may take your fancy:

15th January – Flavour Geography: Japan. £60pp. A great evening exploring Japanese home cooking with Lap-fai Lee.

27th January – Butchery: Perfect Poultry. £70pp. Learn the butchery basics and eat six fantastic chicken dishes with organic Bournville butcher Steve Rossiter.

3rd February – Knife Skills and Maintenance. £50pp. Learn how to chop like a pro, keep your knives in great condition, and pare a pair of pears. With Lap-fai Lee.

25th February – Seafood Two: Shellfish. £80pp. Lobster, crabs, razor clams, squid. Need we say more? Another great course with The Foodist – Lap-fai Lee.

7th March – Sweet Breads and Viennoiserie. £110pp. All day hands-on exploration of croissants, pain au raison, pain au chocolat, brioche, chelsea buns and more!

21st or 26th March - Bread: Back to Basics. £110pp. All day course mastering the basics of bread making from white boules to focaccia to brioche. Our most popular course!