Bloomers have been trading in Bakewell for over 100 years, and over that time we’ve found some of the best local suppliers. In fact, we’re part of the Inspired by the Peak District initiative which aims to promote local businesses – there are so many world class food businesses in the Peak District, why wouldn’t you?
Most of our beef is supplied by Manifold Valley Meats who are also in the Peak District, little more than 20 miles from Bakewell. They either raise their own cattle or use meat from specially selected farms, so we know the meat is free from additives and the stock is mainly grass fed with no hormones used and a minimum of drugs.
Nelstrops have been making the finest quality flours in Cheshire for over 190 years. Now run by the 6th generation of the same family, their award winning flours are one of the fine ingredients that make our pies so special.
We supply our steak and ale pies to a whole range of pubs and shops and use the best local ales which are found within 5 miles of the bakery: Thornbridge and Peak Ales. Both have won numerous national awards.
Grocery items you’ll find in the shop
We stock a whole range of flours supplied by Caudwells Mill, which is also well worth visiting if your anyway near Rowsley. Brock & Moreton have a farm in Ashford-in-the-Water where they grow and produce the finest rapseed oil. We stock a range of biscuits from a few different suppliers, but the most popular (and most local) are made by the Artisan Biscuit Company based in Ashbourne, less than 20 miles south of Bakewell.
Hartington Cheese make a whole range of cheeses, including the only Stilton made in Derbyshire. Yorkshire Crisps are based not far away in Sheffield, and our most popular crisp is made using Henderson’s Relish. A staple in every Midland and Yorkshire household, you’ll also find Henderson’s Relish on our shelves.
Northern Tea Merchants supply us with our own brand of tea and coffee, and we source Derbyshire Oatcakes and free range eggs locally.
As anyone who has run a small business will tell you, you’re only as good as your staff and only as good as your suppliers. We are very fortunate to be able to rely on the services of the following good folk:
Marketing services: Grafika
IT services: Peak Support
Insurance services: Wye Insurance
Plumbing: Elliots of Bakewell
Waste services: Peak Waste