For Sale

Family Run Traditional Bakery

Thornton-cleveleys, Lancashire

£374,995 +SAV

Ref: B05587

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Rebecca Stanworth


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Please quote reference B05587

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market Taylors of Cleveleys, an extremely well-established and popular traditional Bakery.

The bakery was established in 1947 by our clients’ parents, though our clients have thoroughly enjoyed running the business, they are now heading for their well-deserved retirement.

Taylors of Cleveleys operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover of £678,050 per annum, with high gross profit margins. The bakery is well known for the artisan bread, freshly baked from the Macadams oven which was installed in 2016 and featured in an editorial for the Lancashire magazine.

Our clients offer a variety of traditional bakery products including cakes, biscuits, pies and sandwiches.

The premises boast a well-equipped kitchen, service area, cake decoration room, packing area and large preparation area in the out building.

The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality of the products offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

At time of instruction The Bakery holds a 5 star google review rating with customers stating ‘Simply the best bakery, excellent pies and hotpot, catering service and delicious cakes, wouldn’t go anywhere else’ and ‘I got my wedding cake from here, just wanted to say thank you, it looked beautiful and tasted amazing’.

Our clients are offering a handover period to ensure the continued success of the business.

We feel there is scope to increase the turnover. A new owner could increase the wholesale side of the business and embark on a modest marketing campaign to promote the goods offered.

The business has a comprehensive website.

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

Reasons to buy

  • Extremely well established
  • 5-star reputation
  • Low overheads
  • Fully trained, reliable staff
  • Handover period offered
  • Turn key business
  • Scope to expand should the purchaser desire.



We are advised the premises is Freehold.


The business opens

Monday to Saturday 07.30am – 4.30pm

Sunday Closed


The business is owner managed with the help from 4 Bakers, 8 full time and 8 part time staff members.

Financial Profile

The business reports a turnover for 2017 of £678,050.  2018 accounts are being finalised at the moment.

The business benefits from being rates exempt.

Please quote reference B05587


The business is located on Anchorsholme Lane, Thornton-Cleveleys, surrounded by a wealth of shops, schools, and businesses, benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property.

The area is also well served by the A-roads within easy driving distance of the business, which link to the M55 motorway network.


Situated on an arterial main road, with ample free street parking. The building is double fronted, 2 Story with large outbuilding and rear garden area. The space at the front of the shop is used for seating during the warmer months.

Ground floor

  • Service area
  • Till and card reader
  • Large over counter chillers
  • Tall drinks fridge
  • Pie warmers
  • Bread display shelving
  • Window display space
To the rear of the service area is the breakfast preparation area leading the kitchen


  • Spiral Dough Mixer
  • Moulding machine
  • Stainless steel work tops
  • Large prover
  • Ample racking and baking trays
  • Pie blocker
  • Commercial ovens
  • Range oven
  • Meat fridges

Ample stainless steel work stations

Shelving systems

Walk in fridge and freezer

Packing area

1st floor

  • Cake decoration room with ample storage and stainless steel worktops
  • Storage room for packaging
  • Office
  • Bathroom
Current stock at value is circa £40,000.

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