A CUMBRIAN bakery is celebrating after being named the county’s best bakery.

The team from Lovingly Artisan, based at Plumgarths, near Kendal, were named alongside 93 other county champions from across the UK in the annual Bakery Business National Bakery awards.

The National Bakery awards are designed to put the finest bakery businesses in the UK in the spotlight, showcasing just how diverse and creative the country’s bakery industry really is.

Each of the winning bakeries have been selected from hundreds of entries based on their commitment to quality, customer service, innovation, and operational best practice across a number of business areas by a team of illustrious baking industry experts.

The winning county bakeries will be officially crowned at a cinema style celebration event with pre-event drinks receptions and canapes to be held at 30 Euston Square, in London, on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

During the evening’s proceedings the Regional Winners will also be announced, alongside the overall National Bakery of the Year winner for 2023.

Husband and wife Aidan Monks and Catherine Connor, owners and bakers at Lovingly Artisan, said: ‘’Being named as the Best Bakery in Cumbria is fabulous news for the whole team.

“It shows that we are on the right track creating the best possible breads and pastries for our customers across the northwest from our Cumbrian bakery HQ.’’