Who doesn’t love a good croissant, freshly baked loaf or mince pie? I know I do! If you’re local to Winchester or Southampton, there’s a bakery that you need to know about – Hoxton Bakehouse.
Hoxton Bakehouse was started by Florence & Darren a few years ago, and has since grown to be one of the most popular bakeries in Hampshire. Their skilled bakers create freshly made creations daily, with each loaf of bread taking three days to make – that’s a real labour of love!
We visited the Winchester branch on Jewry Street after visiting the Winchester Christmas market to treat ourselves to some baked goods. I’m a big fan of supporting local independent businesses, and Winchester is full of hidden gems just like this one!
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There’s a fantastic range of freshly baked loaves of bread, proper sandwiches and pastries – all of which are baked daily and they don’t hang around on the shelves for long!
They also serve up hot drinks to wash down your pastries – the perfect place to take a break from shopping and warm up with a coffee.
The chocolate & malt caramel croissant was possibly the most beautiful pastry I’ve ever seen. Just look at it!
We came home with a gingerbread morning bun (basically a cruffin) and a chocolate & orange with gingerbread crumble. Two beautifully festive bakes!
The gingerbread morning bun was incredibly tasty – perfectly flaky, stuffed to the brim with sugary ginger flavour. I could eat them all day long and would really recommend trying one if you find yourself in the bakehouse!
If you’re nearby I’d recommend visiting Hoxton Bakehouse to grab a few freshly baked pastries, a coffee and some bread. Make sure you visit relatively early, otherwise all of the good stuff might be sold out! Find their website here.
Hoxton Bakehouse have branches in Winchester, Southampton and now Lymington. Head to your nearest soon for some baked treats and a strong coffee!
While you’re here, you might also like to read my Hampshire Food Guides – my guides to the best food in in Hampshire!