About Us

About Us

Established in 1983 Burns the Bread has steadily expanded into the successful Family Business you see today with three generations of the Burns family at the helm. With seven shops and our fantastic School of Baking, we are hard at work perfecting our trade and making sure our customers leave our shops a little bit happier than when they came in. Being an integral part of Glastonbury’s rich heritage for over 30 years, we now look forward to where the next 30 years will take us.

Our Products
Bread Bread


Multi-Seed, French Grain, Honey and Spelt Bread, these are just a few of the delicious speciality loaves we make. With carefully selected flour from family-run mills, our bread has people coming from far and wide to sample our perfectly proved loaves.

Traditional White

Our white bread is made using traditional fermentation methods, giving it a good flavour and keeping qualities.

Torganic Wholemeal

Wholemeal bread made using organic ingredients, the flour being grown and milled by our independent millers in the Cotswolds.


A very popular malted grain bread, full of flavour and goodness. (referred to by some as ‘that bread made from horses chaff!!!’)

French Grain

A blend of English and French flours, with the addition of a unique combination of grains that gives this very popular bread a distinctive flavour.


There are multi-seed loaves of bread, and there is Burns The Bread multi-seed bread. What makes ours so distinctive? Perhaps it’s the inclusion of our natural rye sour, that has been gently ‘bubbling away for years – or the slow overnight proving.

Chia Seed

One tablespoon of Chia Seeds contains more calcium than a glass of milk, more omega 3 and more antioxidants than salmon. Chia seeds will give you lots of energy but won’t keep you awake at night.


A bread made from white flour blended with maize and corn niblets creates a delicious loaf with a crunchy corn topping. The perfect bread to compliment any meal.

100% Spelt

Our Spelt Bread and Rolls continue to become increasingly popular especially for those that find they have a wheat intolerance. With an almost nutty flavour, this bread has become a permanent staple of our artisan bread line.

Honey Spelt

Our delicious Spelt Loaf with added Mmmmmmm! This loaf is extremely popular, with added seeds and honey this loaf is a perfect accompaniment for sweet and savoury dishes alike.





Sandwiches Sandwiches


Superior sandwiches made by our superb sandwich ladies! Our range starts from the basic Ham Salad to the quite delicious Egg Mayo & Smoked Salmon on a wide selection of different loaves of bread. Our Luxury Multi-Seed Maxi Rolls are something special with new varieties being regularly introduced.

We provide mouth-watering, freshly prepared buffets for any occasion, including board meetings, weddings, parties, christenings, funerals or any other event that requires high-quality buffet food. Our buffet selection ranges from Sandwiches, Vol-Au-Vents and Mini Savouries to our trays of Petite Confectionery.

Savouries Savouries


Our fantastic range of top quality savoury products delicately developed to achieve maximum flavour we have set ourselves apart from many other bakery outlets. Our range varies from our traditional Sausage Rolls to our ever so tasty Broccoli and Cheese Lattice.

We sell over 10’000 savouries every week, with a third of these being our world famous Glastonbury Pasty, filled with Premium Minced Beef, Potatoes and Vegetables sealed in our signature Rough Puff Pastry – Perfection in Pastry!


Cakes & Pastries
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Cakes & Pastries

Cakes & Pastries

Cake, cake and more cake. Most people can’t resist the temptation of a tasty cake when they come to one of our shops. Starting from the simple Jam Doughnut to our exquisite Fruit, Nut and Seed Flapjack, there’s always something for everyone to enjoy. And for all of those people looking for Gluten Free cakes why not try our amazing Gluten Free Brownie or our tasty Gluten Free Muffins.

If you’re looking for a bit of luxury why not try our ‘Torsy Moorsy Fruit Cake’. Made with good old Somerset Cider and gorgeous Cheddar Cheese, this cake is not to be missed.

Our Shops


14 High Street
01458 831532
Mon – Fri 7AM – 5PM
Sat 6AM – 5PM
Sun 10AM – 4PM

St Dunstan's Car Park

Magdalene Street
01458 832482
Mon – Sat 9AM – 5PM

Unit 12

U12 Adlams Central Park
01458 831645
Mon – Fri 7.30AM – 2.30PM





66 High Street
BA16 0EH
01458 448181
Mon – Sat 8AM – 5PM
Sun 10AM – 4PM

Castle Cary

Fore Street
Castle Cary
01963 350779
Mon – Fri 7.30AM – 4PM
Sat 7AM – 3PM


12 Queen Street
01749 677779
Mon – Sat 8AM – 5PM


1 Lancaster House
West Street
TA11 7PR
01458 274394
Mon – Fri 8AM – 4PM
Sat 8AM – 3PM


U11 Adlams Central Park
01458 831532

School of Baking

Somerset’s famous Master Baker Robert Burns has spent his lifetime making bread, and now he wants to share his passion with you! Perhaps you have never made dough in your life, but want to have a go! With our state of the art School of Baking located on the outskirts of Glastonbury, this could be the ideal course for you!



On our Bread & Bun day, you will learn how to make a superb range of fermented goods ranging from a White Farmhouse Loaf, Mini Loaves, Chelsea Buns and Teacakes among many other delicious products.


On our Bread & Pastry day, we will teach you how to make an outstanding loaf of bread, and a range of sweet, savoury and puff pastries. From the three different pastries, you will produce all butter Eccles Cakes, Somerset Pasties and gorgeous Fruit Pies. You will not be disappointed.

Both our Full day course starts at 9 AM with coffee and danish, and finish at 4 PM, and this includes a full buffet lunch with wine and plenty of coffee to keep you all going!

The School of Baking is located at:

U11 Adlams Central Park Glastonbury Somerset BA6  9XE

Full Day Course: £135

Thursday 20th February 2020 – Bread & Bun

FULLY BOOKED – Saturday 29th February 2020 – Bread & Bun

Thursday 5th March 2020 – Bread & Bun

FULLY BOOKED – Friday 13th March 2020 – Bread & Pastry

Thursday 19th March 2020 – Bread & Bun

FULLY BOOKED – Saturday 28th March 2020 – Bread & Bun

FULLY BOOKED – Wednesday 15th April 2020 –  Bread & Pastry

Friday 24th April 2020 – Bread & Bun

Wednesday 13th May 2020 –  Bread & Bun

Friday 22nd May 2020 – Bread & Pastry

Wednesday 27th May 2020 – Bread & Bun

Saturday 6th June 2020 – Bread & Pastry

Friday 19th June 2020 – Bread & Bun

Tuesday 23rd June 2020 – Bread & Pastry

Terms & Conditions

Special Dietary Requirements

Please notify us of any special dietary requirements that you may have, when confirming your booking. We will do our best to accommodate such instances.

Please note, we cannot guarantee that our courses, or the goods produced, will be suitable for all allergy sufferers.

Minors Attending Classes

It should be noted that our classes are not normally suitable for those under the age of 16.

Course Booking/Cancellation Policy

Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis on receipt of full payment. We regret that no refunds will be given. Amendments to bookings can be made up to 28 days before the start of the course; we will happily swap you to a different date if you change your mind before this time. If you find you are unable to attend a class less than 28 days before the date of the class you are welcome to send someone else in your place. These rules apply equally to gift voucher bookings.

If you  are unable to attend on the day of the course please call us as soon as possible on 01458 831532. No refund will be given for non-attendance due to illness.

We reserve the right to cancel and change dates as necessary.

Job Opportunities

Do you have the drive and determination to join an Award Winning Team and start a career of a lifetime? With 7 locations across Somerset, we could have the perfect opportunity for you!