Onion Bhajis

Made in-house using our own blend of spices, Onion Bhajis are delicious with a salad, main dish, or as a snack on their own. 

Onion bhajis are made using gram flour, which is derived from chickpeas; Joe’s bhajis are vegan and contain no declarable allergens.

They are best enjoyed on the day of purchase, or refrigerated and eaten the next day.


BBQ Bread Orders

With the approach of Summer we are taking orders for brioche buns and BBQ rolls – please contact us in the shop for further details.

Summer Lemon Slice

Our Summer Lemon Slice is back!

Part of our Artisan Confectionary Range this is a pastry base with a soft filling made with the zest and juice of fresh lemons.

available for the summer only

Thank You

A big ‘thank you’ to all who joined in the Gloucester Road Central Mayfest at the beginning of the month – the day was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Gingerbread decorating

New Course Dates at Vale House Kitchen

Details of Martin’s popular upcoming courses at Vale House Kitchen are as follows (excluding the 12th May which has been cancelled):

Introduction to Bread Making – 23rd June

Introduction to Bread Making – 18th August

Bread Masterclass (2 day) – 31st August & 1st September

Introduction to Bread Making – 10th November

Introduction to Bread Making – 1st December

For further details and to book please visit the Vale House Kitchen website – https://valehousekitchen.co.uk/courses/category/baking-courses/

Gloucester Road Central’s Mayfest

Come and enjoy this annual May fair from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 4th May along the Gloucester Road from the top of Pigsty Hill to Joe’s Bakery, and on the first section of Bishop Road.

There will be live music, face painting, creative activities, community stalls and food and drink all day.

Jack in the Green and his procession of musicians and dancers will come up the Gloucester Road at 3.45pm to celebrate the arrival of Summer.

We won!




We’re happy to announce that we’ve had another win!

Our City Loaf was awarded White Loaf 2019 at the national Britain’s Best Loaf awards, hosted by British Baker.

The City Loaf is a soft white loaf enriched with milk, butter, and extra virgin olive oil – it’s delicious!

Easter Biscuits and Tsoureki

Our softly baked Easter Biscuits are made with Greek currants and oil of Cassia – the traditional spice used in Bristol baked Easter biscuits.

Tsoureki is a Greek Easter sweet-bread characterised by two particular ingredients – the spice Mahlab which is obtained from the stone of the St Lucie Cherry, originating in the eastern Mediterranean region; and Mastika which comes only from the Greek Island of Chios.

These products are now available in our shops.

Easter Bread & Easter Opening Hours

Last year our Easter Bread won the Innovation Award in the national Britain’s Best Loaf Competition. It is a delicious wheat and rye bread containing cherries, mixed citrus peel, hazelnuts, walnuts, and fresh lemon zest.

The Bread Store will be carrying all of Joe’s Bakery Easter products, as well as our shop at the top of Gloucester Road.

Our Easter opening hours are as follows:

  • Open Good Friday 7am to 5pm in both shops
  • Easter Saturday 7am to 5pm
  • Both shops will be closed on Sunday and Easter Monday

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake is traditionally associated with both Mothering Sunday and Easter. The 11 marzipan balls around the top represent the 12 Apostles minus Judas.

A traditional lightly spiced English fruit cake made with fresh butter, Simnel Cake also contains candied cherries and citrus peel, currants, sultanas, fresh lemon zest and, of course, a layer of marzipan in the middle and on top.

Available from both our shops by the slice or whole cake, our Simnel Cake is suitable for vegetarians, and will keep in a cake tin for up to 3 months.