Natural Bread is an independent, local, family-run artisan bakery. They make all their own breads, pastries & cakes by hand, from scratch, and fresh every day in their Botley bakery without using any additives or preservatives.
The company was started in 2006 by Claire Véry and her late husband William Black, inspired by a shared love of food. Claire continues to own and run the company today and her passion for natural home-made food and in particular for making bread without anything added remains as strong as ever.
Natural Bread’s signature sourdough breads are made using locally milled flour from Wessex Mill in Wantage, sourdough starter, water, salt and time. While other bakeries might use yeast to get their breads to rise, they use traditional natural leaven, slow fermentation techniques letting the sourdough starter do its job over 48 hours – giving the bread its wonderful texture & depth of
The bakers knead rather than stir the dough (stirring is how most processed breads are made). The kneading takes longer & requires a lot of skill, but it means that many people who have a low tolerance to gluten and high levels of yeast can enjoy the breads, as they are more easily digestible when made in this way.
Where to Buy
It has been our pleasure to offer a free home delivery service to the local community during lockdown, however longer-term, ‘home delivery’ is something that we feel is best done by others and so we will be stopping our own home delivery service on Saturday 30 May.
We recommend instead, that you visit our wonderful home delivery stockist partners on our website, who are still offering contact-free deliveries to doorsteps in Oxfordshire https://www.naturalbreadcompany.co.uk/-where-to-buy-our-bread/stockists.
Botley Bakery Door, Popup Shop – OX2 0LX
Saturday May 30th will be our last Saturday, Bakery Door Popup Shop.
We are however, going to continue this service but move to a Sunday from June 6th at the same time of 10-12:30.
Order & Collect
Please note that our ‘order & collect from us’ service in Woodstock, Botley, Cowley (East Oxford Farmers Market) and Hinksey (South Oxford Farmers Market) will continue & from June 1st will expand to include even more breads and a wider selection of our pastries.
For more information please click here