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Top hotels and restaurants in Yorkshire, and now London
Black Bull,West Tanfield
Coniston Hotel, Skipton
Feversham Arms, Helmsley
Forestside Hotel Grasmere
Lime Kiln House, Malton
Lower Studley Grange, Thirsk
Markington Hall, Markington
Minster Hotel, York
No 21, York
Raithwaite Hall, Sandsend
Swinton Park Hotel, Masham
The Barn, Hutton Le Hole
The Bruce Arms, West Tanfield
The Camberley Hotel, Harrogate
The Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk
The Durham Ox, Crayke
The Grand Hotel,York
The Oak Tree, Helperby
West Acre Lodge, Boltby
West Park Hotel Harrogate
Wynard Hall Hotel, Billingham
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Robin and Nicky Jaques would like to introduce The Sawley Kitchen. We are a independent Yorkshire company specializing in hand crafted delights, baked in the traditional manner, using family recipes some 200 years old.
Nicky Jaques , that’s me! originally trained as a Baker with Bettys in the early 1980’s where I was lucky enough to hold the position of Manager at Bedale Bakery and Assistant Manager at Kings Bakery Ripon. Meanwhile Robin, my husband and business partner was in the hospitality industry, running famous Yorkshire landmarks such as The Bull at Broughton and The Windmill at Linton.
In 2001, ready for a new challenge we bought the closed down Blacksmiths Arms in Husthwaite and created The Roasted Pepper Tapas Bar & Restaurant where we were awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for four consecutive years .
In 2007 we moved to take over the running of the family owned Sawley Arms near Fountains Abbey. This is where the concept of The Sawley Kitchen was born, mainly as a marketing tool to raise the profile of the pub during the recession of 2008/9. However when the pub was sold in 2012 we found ourselves made redundant and without a roof over our heads.
So armed with our passionate belief in our product and the possibility of developing the brand further we took the plunge and on October 15th 2012 we moved into an industrial unit at Sycamore Business Park, Ripon with an oven, a stove and a couple of tables and our Biscuit Bakehouse became a reality. Since then the growth of our business has exceeded all expectations as we expanded our range specializing in the bespoke hotel room biscuit to suit all types of guest accommodation and as demand for space grew we moved in October 2014 into a second unit creating a dedicated office, packing and despatch area.
In January 2016 our son Dan Jaques based in London set up Sawley Kitchen London Ltd enabling the company to develop nationwide.
We are extremely proud of our young dynamic team of 11 who like us are passionate about our handbaked biscuits and we stay true to our ethos of using local suppliers wherever possible. We take great delight in flying the flag of the Yorkshire Artisan Baker.
Well …. that’s our story so far and no doubt there will be more to tell in the near future as we continually explore new ideas and develop new products.
We hope you enjoy eating our biscuits as much as we enjoy baking them!!
Robin and Nicky
Helping the environment and contributing to charity:
Recyclable and environmentally friendly packaging: card product labels, natural raffia ties.
Participating in The Great North Run and the New York, London and Edinburgh marathons,
Raising funds for:
Nicky at the Edinburgh Marathon
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