1920, Herbert's Bakery formed in Down Ampney by Thomas and Mabel Herbert, they had six children including David.

1953, David Herbert's first bakery opens in Bristol. The Down Ampney bakery could no longer support such a large and growing family, so David followed his brother Joe to Bristol and opened his own bakery.

David Herbert stuck to his guns and kept making bread the traditional way, keeping miles away from the newly popular Chorleywood process. He went on to run a baking empire in Bristol and Bath with over twenty shops. People always wanted his bread, there was market for it, so he stuck to his ways and expanded.

David always believed that anyone could bake, he would employ ex prisoners and teach them how to bake. In the 1980’s David bought a Mill and grew his own flour on the Cotswolds escarpment to mill for his bakeries.

In 1980, David Herbert bought Chipping Sodbury butchery business from Stuart Hobbs. Trevor and Polly quickly set up their bakery and home here and started to run it as the bakery and butchery it is now. They lived upstairs with the first of their six children Tom, George and Clementine.

In 1985 John, Marjorie and Sam Wells bought Herbert's bakery, Chipping Sodbury from Trevor. Trevor had put the business on the market to return to work at the Mill for his father, David Herbert.

Their sons Clive and Marcus soon joined them to run the renamed Hobbs House Bakery. In 1989 Trevor rejoined the brothers at the bakery in the High Street until, having outgrown the premises in 1992, they moved the bakery production to Hatters Lane where it still is now.

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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.