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 six 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 Bread
Bread

Bread

Multi-Seed, Honey and Spelt Bread, Corn 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.

The White One – Sourdough

Using a white sour starter that has been fermenting away for a little over 2 decades, this is one of the first true Sourdoughs we’ve made using 3 simple ingredients, Flour, Water and Salt.

Traditional White

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

Branary

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

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.

The Baranary One – Sourdough

Our Branary Sourdough, aptly named ‘The Branary One’,  is packed full of flavour with a gentle fermentation process and using 3 simple ingredients, flour, water and salt.

100% Spelt

Our Spelt Bread continues to become increasingly popular especially for those that find they have a wheat intolerance.

Multi-Seed

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.

Corn Bread

Bread made from white flour blended with maize and corn niblets creates a delicious loaf with a crunchy corn topping.

Sandwiches
Sandwiches Sandwiches
Sandwiches

Sandwiches

Superior sandwiches made by our superb sandwich squad! Our range starts from the basic Ham Salad to the quite delicious Spicy Chicken and Mango Chutney all on our luxury Multiseed Bread.

We provide mouth-watering, freshly prepared buffets for any occasion, including board meetings, weddings, parties, 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 Savouries
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
Cakes & Pastries Cakes & Pastries
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.

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

Glastonbury

14 High Street
Glastonbury
BA6 9DU
01458 831532

MON – SAT
7:30am – 5:00pm

SUN
9:00am – 4:00pm

St Dunstan's Car Park

Magdalene Street
Glastonbury
BA6 9EL
01458 832482

MON – SAT
8:30am – 4:30pm

SUN
CLOSED

Unit 12

U12 Adlams Central Park
Glastonbury
BA6 9XE
01458 831645
CLOSED

Street

66 High Street
Street
BA16 0EH
01458 448181

MON – SAT
8:00am – 4:00pm

SUN
9:30am – 3:30pm

Castle Cary

Fore Street
Castle Cary
BA7 7BG
01963 350779

MON – SAT
8:00am – 3:00pm

SUN
CLOSED

Wells

12 Queen Street
Wells
BA5 2DP
01749 677779

MON – SAT
8:00am – 4:00pm

SUN
CLOSED

Somerton

1 Lancaster House
West Street
Somerton
TA11 7PR
01458 274394

MON – SAT
8:00am – 3:30pm

SUN
CLOSED

THE BAKERY SCHOOL

U11 Adlams Central Park
Glastonbury
BA6 9XE
01458 831532

School of Baking

Robert Burns has spent his lifetime making bread and pastries and he now wants to share his passion with you!

Perhaps you have never attempted to make dough before but just want t have a go, or you want to refine your skills to make even better bread and pastries! Our state of the art school, located on the outskirts of Glastonbury, offers two informative fun-filled courses to choose from…

BREAD & BUN DAY

For both beginner and intermediate ‘bakers’

On our Bread & Bun day, ‘Bob the Baker’ will teach you how to make a superb range of fermented goods, even if you have never baked before!

During the morning you will produce white farmhouse loaves, mini loaves, Chelsea buns, and teacakes. And then, just prior to lunch, you will make a bread dough of your choice. Whether it be Stilton & Walnut, Cheddar Cheese, Granary, Spelt, Super Seeded, or your own combination of flavours and flours, you will not be disappointed. While you enjoy your lunch, your dough will gently ferment away, and be ready for you to shape, plait, prove and bake during the afternoon session.

BREAD & PASTRY DAY

For both beginner and intermediate ‘bakers’. 

On our Bread & Pastry day, ‘Bob the Baker’ will teach you how to make a superb loaf of bread, and a range of sweet, savoury and puff pastries. Even if you have never had previous successes with your pastry making, Bob will ‘endeavour’ to point you in the right direction!

From the three pastries you will produce all butter Eccles Cakes, Somerset Pasties, and Fruit Pies.

You will not be disappointed!

Full Day Course: £150 per person

FULLY BOOKED – Friday 19th July 2024 – Bread & Bun

Tuesday 30th July 2024 – Bread and Pastry

Friday 16th August 2024 – Bread & Pastry

FULLY BOOKED – Wednesday 28th August 2024 – Bread & Bun

Friday 6th September 2024 – Bread & Bun

Tuesday 17th September 2024 – Bread & Pastry

FULLY BOOKED – Tuesday 8th October 2024 – Bread & Bun

Wednesday 16th October 2024 – Bread & Pastry

Tuesday 22nd October 2024 – Bread & Bun

Saturday 2nd Novemeber 2024 – Bread & Pastry

Thursday 7th November 2024 – Bread & Pastry

Saturday 16th November 2024 – Bread & Bun

Friday 3rd January 2025 – Bread & Bun

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 6 locations across Somerset we could have the perfect opportunity for you!

    Oh and did we mention the benefits?  A free lunch item for your break, 30% staff discount and a bi-annual profit share to name a few.

    Please look at the jobs we have available below. If you are interested in applying please send your CV to:

    Burns the Bread, 14 High Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9DU

    or email us at office@burnsthebread.co.uk

    Also, don’t forget to tell us which job you are applying for.