Lovingly Artisan expand with new micro bakery in Altrincham Market

Lovingly Artisan, the artisan bakery based at Plumgarth’s, Kendal, will open their brand new micro-bakery at New Market Square, Altrincham Market this weekend.

Baker and entrepreneur Aidan Monks established a retail unit at the prestigious market site in April 2017, and it has grown from strength to strength, supplying the local community and many of the region’s top restaurants and cafes.

The new Lovingly Artisan micro-bakery called Bread & Fishes, will serve up hand crafted freshly baked Rye and Einkorn sourdough breads. In addition, customers will be able to savour a selection of simple and tasty street food fish dishes, to take away or eat in, all washed down with a glass of something chilled.

The ‘Catch of the Day Menu’ includes tasty treats like Mackerel served with Kalamata olives and salted anchovies, Hake with sweet chillies, garlic and parsley butter, or simple oven roasted prawns all served with scrumptious Lovingly Artisan Sourdough. For vegetarians there’s the totally tasty option of oven roasted sweet tomatoes and garlic bruschetta.

Aidan Monks explains: “Having grown a successful retail and wholesale bakery business from Plumgarth’s we’ve been looking at options for a micro-bakery site to service our burgeoning Altrincham foodie tribe.

“When we set up the Lovingly Artisan unit at Altrincham Market back in 2017, we began to explore how a micro-bakery could work within the market with the mission to support our artisan bread store. We’ve created two additional jobs, which means that we can increase our production and bring more of our hand-crafted artisan breads to our customers across the region.’’

He added: ‘’Not only that our street food menu makes use of fresh fish and seafood provided by local fishmonger Eddie, from Altrincham’s Catch of The Day, which when served alongside our range of hand crafted freshly baked breads, firmly complements the increasingly artisan producer led foodie offer Altrincham is becoming renowned for.’’