ABOUT THE SAWLEY KITCHEN

How to find us

Browse our range of handmade biscuits here. Choose one of our Taste Of Yorkshire hampers, or put together your own selection.

 

Find us at:

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

 

And many more...

 

Or visit our stand at one of the many shows and markets we attend.

Welcome to The Sawley Kitchen

SK Biscuits team

 

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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 JaquesNicky 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.

 

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Together  in 1990 we bought The Fauconberg Arms @Coxwold where we were twice runners up in the Yorkshire Dining Pub of the Year with The Yorkshire Life.

 

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.

 

Making meringuesSo 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.


Baking in the SK Biscuits bakehouseWe 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

                                  

SOCIAL/CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

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:

 

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Get Kids Going

Make A Wish

Hope For Children

Jane Tomlinson Appeal

 

Nicky at the Edinburgh Marathon




 

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