Overlooking the historic market town of Wantage in Oxfordshire
you will find an independently run artisan bakery, passionate about hand crafted bread using age old traditional techniques.
Offering a wide range of artisan breads, specialising in slowly femented sourdoughs, focaccia and the usual favourites. We also offer pastries, sweet treats and savoury pies.
Our highly skilled bakers are passionate about using the best ingredients, including Matthews Cotswold flour. All our eggs are free range. We do not add improvers or chemicals to our breads.
The Heritage Bakery - Handmade Bread!
Our bakery is headed up by esteemed baker Adam Kucinski.
With an impressive background creating superior artisan bread, Adam ensures that our products remain as authentic as possible.
Building on award winning Marco Polo Bakery’s legacy…
The Heritage Bakery was formally known as Marco Polo Bakery, winning numerous Great Taste awards. Gifted baker Peter Towpik set up the Marco Polo Bakery as he recognised the need for high quality locally produced bread, which was not available in the Wantage area.
Over a decade later, his legacy continues under the stewardship of The Heritage Bakery, with the same team of bakers providing premium artisan breads - upholding Peter’s superior craftmanship. Following in Peter’s footsteps, our talented bakery manager Adam Kucinski continues to innovate and is always looking to introduce new products. Making good sourdough requires years of experience, adjusting recipes and experimentation. Our team of bakers have the expertise and insight to consistently deliver every time.
Where to buy?
The Heritage Bakery Shop and Cafe, 20 Wallingford St, OX12 8AX & Kingsgrove Cafe, Elder Way, OX12 7GQ, plus markets as listed below. The Cafes are open Tuesday to Saturday 8am-4pm.
Wholesale Enquiries Welcome
You can also find our bread and cakes in many different farm shops and village shops in Oxfordshire. If you are a wholesaler contact us for more information.
Tuesday- Moreton In Marsh Market
Wednesday- Wantage Market
Witney High St Market,
Saturday- Wantage Market , Marlborough Market, Witney High St Market.
Hand crafted bread & pastries made using traditional techniques
As well as our markets and other outlets, you can enjoy our products with a cup of great tasting coffee and a range of hot and cold meals and snacks in our local cafes. Bread and pastries can be purchased daily Tuesday- Saturday in both our Wallingford Street and Kingsgrove Cafes.