The Great British Bake Off Newcastle: Seven best city bakeries to mark ‘bread week’

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Patisseries and bakeries scattered around the North East provide some delicate treats and more than a handful of artisan pastries for those hoping to celebrate bread week

As Newcastle-upon-Tyne joins many cities around the country in celebrating bread week, there’s no better time to grab a freshly made loaf.

The North East celebrates a number of excellent bakeries that provide crisp, freshly baked goods, and they all have their very own unique qualities.

The French Oven

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An award-winning artisan bakery based right in the heart of Grainger Market, The French Oven offers much the same as other establishments on this list, quality baked goods.

From specialised Newcastle Brown Ale cookies to impressive pasties and hot cross buns, the establishment offers up the classics any bakery should offer.

Big River Bakery

Croissants, pain au chocolate and a variety of shortbreads are on offer at Big River Bakery for those with a sweet treat on their mind.

The Shieldfield-based property has a slate of positive reviews on Google, with one person writing that the establishment provided “great bread and pastries”.

Pink Lane Bakery

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Another superb independent patisserie, Pink Lane Bakery provides a great selection of freshly baked goods.

With locations in Gosforth, Jesmond and the City Centre, those in the area can enjoy themselves at three separate locations.

PureKnead Bakery

A delicate selection of impressive-looking baked goods marks PureKnead Bakery as a must-visit blend of bakery and patisserie.

Located right on Dean Street, it’s hard not to spot PureKnead Bakery when heading down to the Quayside.

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A variety of breads, baked goods and sweet treats are on offer at the establishment.

Pet Lamb Patisserie

A Grainger Market-based establishment, Pet Lamb Patisserie opens Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a variety of baked goods on offer.

The local patisserie, founded in 2009, was founded by self-taught bakers hoping to provide the North East with their unique take on craft cakes.

Northern Rye

A bit of a walk away from the city centre, but well worth it for a taste of what Northern Rye has to offer.

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Right on Riverside Walk in Byker, Northern Rye offers up quality bread, pastries, sandwiches and coffee.

Kennedy & Rhind

For those in need of a sit down while they eat up some delicious baked goods, then Kennedy & Rhind is the perfect stop.

The Jesmond-based patisserie has a seating area as well as quality baked goods, with artisan sweet treats and a fine selection of pastries.

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