The Art of Bread Since 1938

Willows Bakery

Dedicated to producing the finest range of artisan breads and pastries from the finest ingredients.

Our philosophy

Ever since Peter Emmanuel opened his first shop more than 80 years ago, we have been dedicated to producing the finest products from the best ingredients. Today, Peter’s tradition lives on and since 2003, Willows has baked using only the finest locally sourced organic ingredients. With more than 60 different products baked in-house, Willows has won more than 15 awards for it’s artisan breads.
“Continuing with my grandfather’s philosophy has been the hallmark of Willows”

Bethany Emmanuel

More than 60 products

Our Bakery

From the first bakery – a very simple space measuring no more than 9 square metres, our business has grown to include 6 shops and 4 specialised bakeries. Whilst machines have simplified a lot of the work, many of our products are still made by hand and we pride ourselves as being one of the few bakers that uses organic ingredients an all-wood oven for some of our specialised baked products.

We Do It All

Everything from Scratch

Every stage in the baking process is handled in-house by our master bakers and their experienced team. Every one of our products is made by us ‘from the ground up’ using locally sourced organic ingredients.
New Line

Sicilian Bread Sticks

Since their launch in 2017, our artisan Sicilian breadsticks have proved to be one of our most popular products. Available in two varieties, they are manfactured from the finest wholegrain organic flour.

Other Specialties


We have a large range of tasty deserts which are freshly baked on a daily basis. We also bake some of the finest wedding cakes using organic ingredients and no preservatives.


Our mouth watering patries have been one of our greatest successes over the years. Ideal for a morning coffee snack or afternoon tea. We supply daily to some of the best hotels in the region.


Three of our stores now feature a coffe shop serving the finest roasted blends that superbly compliment our baked products.

What Our Customers Say

A Great Find

“Never tasted finer bread in my life”

– Sullivan

Amazing Service

“The staff are always cheerful and the bakers always ready to advise if you are planning an event”

– Lawson

Always the prefect visit!

“We love the coffeee shop, the profiteroles to die for!”

– Urwa

The Best Bread

“Visiting from the USA – we don’t have anything like this over there. ”

– Patrick

Contact Info

We’re in Harrogate and throughout the North West of England.

Hours: 11am – 8pm everyday

Phone: tbc