The Sawley Kitchen
Yorkshire’s very own award-winning Biscuit Bakehouse.
Firstly let me give you a few crumbs of our history.
Robin Jaques and I became partners both at work & in real life 36 years ago. Rob brought with him a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry including several famous Yorkshire landmarks…
The Windmill at Linton, Bull at Broughton and where we met, The Sawley Arms at Sawley.
Nicky, that’s me, the one with the baking experience. I’d spent a few years working my way up the ladder to Manager within Betty’s of Harrogate, the indisputable leader in confectionery!
The concept of our idea was actually born in the kitchen of The Sawley Arms which we managed as a couple. Hence the name!
"Then when the pub was sold, Rob & I found ourselves homeless & without a job. We had a choice.. sink or swim!"
So, armed with a wealth of experience, bucket loads of passion and an unshakeable belief in ourselves coupled with a commercial oven, we decided to swim.
On October 15th 2012 we proudly threw open the doors of The Sawley Kitchen, a Yorkshire Biscuit Bakehouse at Sycamore Business Park Ripon. Since then the Sawley Kitchen has grown beyond recognition.
We now have a designated bakehouse team & Rob and I were delighted to welcome our son Dan to the family business when he left the parachute regiment 3 years ago.
We provide hotel room biscuits for some of the top 5 star hotels in the realm including
- The Ritz Hotel London
- The Chester Grosvenor
- The Grand Hotel York
We proudly fly the flag of our Yorkshire Heritage as we travel up & down the country, setting up our market stall at numerous events, food shows and festivals.
We also happily deliver to farm shops, delis & cafes nationwide.
But above all, we’d like to say a big thank you to you, our core customers. Your individual purchase is as important to us as any large corporate order.
Sadly, I have to add a little extra note that Robin, my husband & co-founder lost his fight against cancer in March 2020. Rob leaves us his legacy of pride in our baking & his ethos of “never compromising on the quality of your ingredients”.
Dan, Loz and I & our fabulous bakehouse dream team will continue to build on Rob’s legacy. So please stay a little while, visit our shop and scroll through our mouth-watering images.
Make your choice wisely – Whether it be a savoury cracker, a fluffy giant meringue, a delicious cookie or a buttery shortbread finger, we guarantee you will enjoy every single crumb!
Remember to look out for any special offers, Our new monthly subscription biscuit box may appeal. At the same, time keep your eyes posted for a new loyalty card shortly to be launched.
Meanwhile, enjoy dunking and keep spreading the biscuit love.
We are an independent artisan producer and we greatly appreciate your support.
The Jaques family and the rest of The Sawley Kitchen team.