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Artisan bread lovingly made using only
ancient grains and 100% organic ingredients

Freshly baked for you to enjoy

You can buy my bread every TUESDAY at Glastonbury market between 9am and 3pm, and every THURSDAY at Sherborne pannier market between 9am and 3pm. I will also be selling at the Nailsea Farmers Market on the third Saturday of every month, as well as (from July) at the Crewkerne Farmers Market on the fourth Saturday of every month . In addition, I take pre-orders by text or phone for collection anytime after 730am on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS. Frozen loaves (frozen on the day they were baked) are also sometimes available. Just ask. Payment for collections by cash please.


About Baker in a Beanie

I have been baking my own bread ever since moving to Somerset nearly 20 years ago. First in a bread machine and, when that blew up, by hand. I quickly found a real passion for the art of baking, having a go at everything from a traditional farmhouse loaf to Irish soda bread. Then, in May 2023, when my livelihood disappeared overnight with the emergence of AI in the writing world, I turned to my hobby and set up Baker in a Beanie.

Ian Roberts, the Baker in a Beanie

The Breads

Using only the finest ancient grains, and with nothing but 100% organic ingredients, the breads on offer are: The Rustic, a wonderful country loaf made with white spelt and einkorn; The Farmhouse, a delicious tinned loaf made with white spelt and khorasan; The Scandi, a mouthwatering dark rye made with molasses, and The Irish, a traditional yeast-free soda bread made with white spelt and emmer and a vegan buttermilk. I also make Irish soda bread rolls and small loaves of the Rustic, the Scandi, and the Farmhouse. And now I have Baguettes available, too, wonderful French-style loaves but with a soft-crust, made with 100% spelt.

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