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5 great bakeries in Dorset

PUBLISHED: 16:22 19 August 2015 | UPDATED: 16:22 19 August 2015

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Baking is big business nowadays but not everyone has the time to make that perfect loaf or lemon drizzle cake every morning. So we rounded up a few great bakeries across Dorset which will most definitely do the job for you!

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EVERSHOT VILLAGE BAKERY

18 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorchester, DT2 0JW; www.evershotbakery.com

An artisan baker in the industry for over 150 years with 3 locations across Dorset; a bakery in Evershot, tea shop (complimenting the baked goods) in Chard and a further outlet in Beaminster which focuses on bread, pie, pizza and pasties.

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LEAKERS BAKERY

29 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3JX; www.leakersbakery.co.uk

A range of breads, cakes, biscuits and pastries all hand-made and baked on site at this bakery on West Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. On top of that, Leakers also offer a next-day delivery service to most UK addresses.

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FAMOUS HEDGEHOG BAKERY

Long Crichel, Wimborne, BH21 5JU; famoushedgehogbakery.co.uk

Sourdough, kamut and yeasted breads all baked in the traditional way using quality organic ingredients. Wood for the oven is even sourced locally! The bread is available across a number of locations in Dorset (find a full list here).

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TOWN MILL BAKERY

2 Coombe Street, Lyme Regis; www.ourbakeries.com

They call themselves ‘The mothership’ with more bakeries in Poundbury, Rousdon and Plymouth too. A slightly different concept is on offer here at Town Mill as they run an honesty system, so you pay when you leave. To find out just why they do that, take a look at their blog here.

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LE PETIT PRINCE PATISSERIE

48B Poole Road, Bournemouth; facebook.com/LePetitPrincePatisserie

Patisserie with in-house bakery providing artisan breads, pastries and fresh coffee. One customer says it’s so good she no longer needs to buy supermarket bread!

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