Our Sourdough Stories

In June 2015 our sourdough celebrated it’s 60th birthday. As custodians of a 60 year old sourdough we need to feed and look after it on a daily basis. As the cornerstone of Hobbs House Bakery’s heritage it’s proved to be a bit of a myth as to where our living entity originated from.

As with all great family stories there’s a little bit of variation on it’s birth; Trevor omits to share that it was necessary to find a new one as Sam regularly killed the previous one. Sam fails to mention this too.

In Tom’s more exaggerated version his Grandfather was involved but this of course is just where the story begins. We have nurtured and grown our sourdough like a small child over the last thirty years. It is this great stuff that has risen millions of our almighty loaves enjoyed by you.

For the last 5 years we have been selling our sourdough starter online so now thousands of you are baking with a little bit of Hobbs House Bakery heritage.

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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.