Hikers Bar Story

Hikers Bar Story

In the autumn of 1998, we were with all 6 kids on a walking holiday in the Lake District. An important part of our hiking picnic featured a homemade fruit bar, made from our friend Val's recipe.  Hunks of treacly brown bread sandwiches, a handful of watercress, apples, all finished off with the buttery sweet cake, washed down with a thermos of coffee and hot chocolate for the children.  We mulled over the perfection of this confection, with the obvious conclusion that we needed to share it with the world.  Packed full of juicy fruit for a great energy hit right when you need it, this little secret was ready to be released on the world. The name was inspired that day as we looked down from the top of Hallin Fell onto the Howtown Hotel, with its cosy Hiker’s Bar.

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Delivery & Returns


We use Priority Express as our main courier service. For smaller and our through the letterbox range, we use Royal Mail. Our aim is for you to receive your items as safely and securely as possible and we use Priority Express to help us with this.

The couriers deliver anytime between 8.00am and 6.00pm on your chosen delivery date although are generally delivered before 4.00pm. If you supply an email address, you will be able to live track your package via Priority Express' updates. Wednesdays and Fridays as our designated delivery days.

Orders can only be taken up to noon on Monday for Wednesday delivery and noon on Wednesday for Friday delivery, just in time for the weekend.

Delivery is an overnight service, however anything outside of Mainland Scotland will take an additional 1-2 days and may incur an additional charge - for more details please contact us before placing your order. We class Monday - Friday as working days. Saturdays and Sundays are not included in this calculation. 

Please note that we do not supply outside of Mainland UK. 


We will accept any cancelled orders (excluding courses/vouchers) or changes to delivery date if notified by 10.00am the day before delivery is due. Please contact our Sales Team on 01454 321629 or by email sales@hobbshousebakery.co.uk to discuss anything with your order.


We want you to feel totally happy with your goods, so if you have any concerns or queries please get in touch with us. We are happy to replace items broken during transit or if the item does not meet your expectation. We must be notified within 14 days of arrival.