For Sale

Award Winning Bakery/Sandwich Shop

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

£489,950 +SAV

Ref: 2670 F

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Hannah Hargreaves


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Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular bakery business, ideally located in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. Who won The Best Bakery & The Best Sourdough for 2017 with the Craft Bakers Association.

The business was established approximately 175 years ago and has been in our client’s careful ownership for 20 years. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our client’s unfortunate health problems and desire for a well-deserved retirement.

Our client offers a wide range of home made goods including speciality breads including tomato, basil and garlic, olive and herb, sour dough, rustic granary, feta and spinach and carrot and fennel, to name a few, as well as hot & cold sandwiches, homemade pies, lasagne, baked potatoes, Paninis, salads, boxed breakfasts and delicious confectionary.

The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality of the goods and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations. The premises benefits from a four bedroom flat to the upper floors, which is currently let out on a short term tenancy generating £500 per month, but could be used as owner’s accommodation, if desired.

We feel there is tremendous scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours, especially in the summer months, to take advantage of the busy tourist season and special events, which are held in the town throughout the year. A new owner could also expand the delivery service, which currently offers the speciality breads to local customers on a daily basis and a large order to a garden centre in Wakefield twice weekly.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Scope to expand:
Could introduce deliveries.
Scope to expand product range.
Occasion cakes



We are advised Freehold.


The business operates:

Monday – Saturday: 7.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday: Closed


The business is owner run and managed with 21 x staff members.

Financial Profile

The turnover is available upon request.


The Old Bridge Bakery occupies substantial three storey premises, ideally located within the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. The business is located within a parade of complimentary shops and businesses and benefits from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The bakery further benefits from on-street parking facilities to the front of the premises.

Holmfirth is a small town in the Holme Valley and is centred upon the confluence of the Holme and Ribble rivers. Holmfirth and the surrounding countryside is the setting for the BBC’s long running comedy series Last of the Summer Wine. Thousands of tourists flock to the area each year to enjoy the scenery and locations familiar from the series, including Nora Batty’s House and Sid’s Café.

The area is served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station is approximately 2½ miles away at Brockholes. The area is also well-served by the A-roads, with the business being located on the A635, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. Huddersfield is approximately 6½ miles away and Wakefield is 17½ miles away.


Substantial three storey premises in a prime trading location, briefly comprising:

Lower ground floor (bakery) with:

Quarry tiled flooring.
Ample work surfaces.
Floor mounted 4 x bag mixer.
One bag mixer.
Hobart mixer.
Upright refrigerator.
2 x gas provers.
Electric prover.
Tom Chandley four deck electric oven.
8 x racks.
Commercial double bowl stainless steel sink unit.
Storeroom/staff room.
Small storeroom with refrigerator and freezers.
Ladies and gents WCs.

Ground floor, fitted to suit the trade with:

Tiled flooring throughout.
Window display shelving.
Refrigerated serve over confectionery counter with hot food display section.
Display shelving worktop with under storage (part mirror backed).
Coffee machine.
Electronic cash register.
2 x upright refrigerators.
2 x upright drinks display chiller units.

Sandwich takeaway section with:

Refrigerated serve over counter.
Hot food display cabinet.
Electronic cash register.
Open plan kitchen with wall and base units, grill, Panini press, 4 x burner gas hob, microwave oven and hand wash basin.

First floor with:

Stone steps leading to entrance with small balcony area to side.
Large lounge.
Fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, dishwasher, tumble dryer, washing machine and 4 x burner gas hob.

Second floor with:

2 x double bedrooms.

Third floor with:

2 x single bedrooms.

External with:

Parking to rear for 1-2 cars.

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