Tom Herbert

I am a fifth generation baker with hot bread in my genes and a proven ability to share the good bread message,winning people over to the light side.

Fresh out of baking college, I won Young Baker of the Year with an ambition to ‘do for bread, what Rick Stein has done for fish’. With a wealth of artisanal nous and a lively baking and business heritage, Hobbs House Bakery and I have gone on to collect numerous awards, been featured in the aforementioned Rick Stein’s Food Heroes, as a Super Food Hero, and also featured in the Independent’s top 50 food shops.

As a baker, I am passionate about eating, sharing and making bread and I regularly give talks, demonstrations and bread making courses. I’m a baker with a breadth of hands on business experience. I am the eldest of six and daddy to four lush children, Anna and I have been married for 18 years and we live near Stroud. For the last 26 years I’ve worked for my family business Hobbs House Bakery, doing in my time everything from, cleaning to business strategy and planning, product development, innovation, marketing, retail, wholesale and online sales, teaching, and operations. I’m one half of Channel4 and Discovery Networks Baker Brothers. With my brother Henry we’ve published two books and I’m working on my third. I’m an ambassador for the charity Tearfund. My work has taken me all around the globe and up and down the UK. Last year I judged the Golden Fork at the Great Taste Awards, and was listed in the Grocer Magazine’s top 50 influential foodies. I love working with people that are alive with passion and skill for what they do, and helping people to find in themselves the deep embers of passion, that with encouragement and oxygen grow to a life giving fire. 

Tom teaches baking at our Cookery School.

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Delivery & Returns

Update 25.03.2020

We are still baking and our online offering is open for business. Due to the increased demand during this time we have had set up an additional delivery on Thursdays, along with some amended cut off times below:

Thank you for supporting our business and we hope you're all staying safe!

Easter 2020

We are not delivering on Good Friday (10th April), but we have set up a delivery for Thursday 9th April.


We use Priority Express as our main courier service. 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 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.