The Grateful Bread Bakery is a small, family run artisan bakery in the heart of Hexham, Northumberland, specialising in organic sourdough bread. We also sell some of the good stuff that goes with bread, like Ampersand Dairy cultured butter and bags of freshly roasted coffee by Ouseburn Coffee Co.  

important notice:


As some of you may already know, we are due our first baby any minute!

Our last day of trading is THURSDAY 5 AUGUST.

So to outline what will happen with our opening hours: the shop will close fully for a minimum of one week with a sign in the window and an update on social media. Find us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date.

After this the shop will reopen for three weeks on limited hours to give Alan the chance to have some paternity leave. 


These hours will be:

Tues & Wens - CLOSED

Thurs & Fri - 8am until bread runs out

Saturday - 9am until bread runs out


We will be running a limited number of breads and pre-orders on the website will not be available during this time. 


Thanks for your patience and understanding

Alan, Pixie & Bump x



Current Opening Hours: 

Tuesday 08:00 to 14:00

Wednesday 08:00 to 14:00 

Thursday 08:00 to 14:00

Friday 08:00 to 14:00

Saturday 09:00 to 14:00



A huge thank you to everyone who has been ordering bread through our ‘Click & Collect’ service twice a week at the bakery. It’s been great to be baking during this period of uncertainty and we’ve loved seeing so many of you come back time and time again.


As you know, we are a small, open plan bakery, and with that in mind we will be operating with a one in, one out policy. Please queue according to current social distancing guidelines and be respectful of our neighbours, as the Market Street community as a whole is opening back up. Please note we will now only be taking card payments. 

We are going to keep a small percentage of bread available to pre-order on the website. This will be for collection on Wednesdays and Saturdays only , and we would like this to be reserved for those a little further out of Hexham, or those whose circumstances mean they can’t easily pop to the shop for their bread first thing in the morning. Please note that there will be less bread available to click and collect now we are opening up so please shop with consideration avoid 'stockpiling'. If you do want to make a large bread order, please email and talk to Alan directly. Pre-orders to be collected before 12pm.

There will also be some changes to the breads available every day. One or two omissions and one or two new breads, but we will talk about that more later.

Thanks again!

Hexham Sourdough  (Daily)

Shipton Mill Organic No. 4 Flour / Dark Rye Sourdough Starter / Water / Sea Salt

Allergens: Wheat / Rye

£3.80 / 1kg

Seeded Sourdough (Daily) 

Shipton Mill Organic No. 5 / Shipton Mill Organic Three Malt / Malted Wheat / Sunflower Seed / Pumpkin Seed / Linseed / Oats / Barley / Millet / Dark Rye Sourdough Starter / Water / Sea Salt

Allergens: Wheat / Rye 

£4.20 / 1kg

100% Rye Sourdough / Roggenbrot (Wednesday and Saturday)

Shipton Mill Dark Rye / Dark Rye Sourdough Starter / Water / Sea Salt

Allergens: Rye

£2.90 / 700g

Tinned White Duke (Saturday)

Shipton Mill Organic No. 4 Flour / Fresh Yeast / Unsalted Butter / Dark Molasses / Water / Sea Salt

Allergens: Wheat / Dairy

£2.95 / 1kg

Scotch Mist Rolls (Daily)

Shipton Mill Organic No. 4 Flour / Scalded Whole Milk / Fresh Yeast / Unsalted Butter / Dark Molasses / Sea Salt

Allergens: Wheat / Dairy

£0.60 / 100g

Cinnamon buns (Daily)

Shipton Mill Organic No. 4 Flour / Cinnamon / Active dried Yeast / Unsalted Butter / Whole Milk / Dark Molasses / Sea Salt / Vanilla extract / Eggs 

Allergens: Wheat / Dairy / Eggs 


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10 Market Street



NE46 3 EQ