Swindon has been selected to be home to a brand new Cornish eating experience.
Proper Cornish Food Company, one of Cornwall’s most respected handmade pasty experts, is bucking the economic trend by choosing to expand its chain of bakery cafés, the latest opened in the Brunel Shopping Centre last week.????
The Little Cornish Bakery will be the second in the UK, following the success of the first bakery café which opened in Taunton in July.
Confident that the economic tide is turning in the region, Proper Cornish Food Company has specifically chosen Swindon as it believes it offers great potential as a retail location. ????
Jane Flowerdew, Marketing Director at Proper Cornish Food Company, said: “We know that Swindon is the right place to set up our second Little Cornish Bakery – and despite the challenging economic climate we believe this is the right time to expand. The Brunel Centre is a popular destination and we think the people of Swindon will love the chance to take time out from their shopping and retreat to a little Cornish haven to recharge their batteries.”??
Proper Cornish Food Company has been making traditional handmade pasties for decades and these will obviously take pride of place in the bakery café. However, along with 12 delicious pasty flavours – all packed with real Cornish ingredients – the new, inviting Proper Cornish bakery café is also set to tempt customers with an array of tasty treats with a Cornish connection. Baguettes sourced from a local artisan baker, will be filled with Cornish ham and free range eggs, while dangerously delicious handmade Cornish cupcakes will be available in strawberry or chocolate varieties.
?Jane Flowerdew adds: “Provenance is one of our core values and we will be sourcing our quality ingredients from trusted suppliers in Cornwall, as well as from local partners around the South West. We’ve even put pictures of our farmers on the shop walls so that customers can see the people who’ve grown the fantastic food that they’re eating.”????
With seating for over 40 people, pasty passionistas can choose whether to enjoy lunch in the bright and airy bakery café, or opt for the convenience of delicious food on the go. The comfortable seating and walnut wood furniture also make it the perfect place for a coffee and a handmade cake or cookie. Customers relaxing in the café’s contemporary, down to earth environment, enjoying wholesome Cornish fare while leafing though Cornish magazines, will almost feel as if they have stepped into Cornwall for a couple of hours!
????Jane Flowerdew said: “We want our new shop to stand out from the crowd with its warm, community feel, top notch customer service and real Cornish food. We are a family business – we started out with our traditional steak pasty which is based on an old family recipe handed down through several generations – and we want our honest, straight forward approach to be reflected in our shop. ????“We never compromise on quality; we know the farmers that supply everything from our potatoes and swedes to our Cornish clotted cream. These days there is so much more focus on real food and where it comes from, and we’re hoping that the people of Swindon will be keen to taste an authentic Cornish pasty.”
????The Little Cornish Bakery is located at the Brunel Shopping Centre, SN1 1LF. It is open seven days a week – Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9am – 5.30pm, Thurs 9am – 6.30 pm, Sun 10.30am – 4.30pm.
For more information visit www.propercornish.co.uk
Pictured: The Little Cornish Bakery in the Brunel Centre and Linden Williams, shop manager.?